As to playing Prospero? Jolyn Unruh remembers her inner thoughts: “I’m just recovering from cancer treatment, and I’m exhausted and I’m kind of overwhelmed — I’m finishing my master’s degree—but I would never say no to that!”
‘Some Old Black Man’ is, on one level, about the black experience. But the essential concept is universal, one for which any adult who has had to care for an aging parent can easily summon buckets of empathy.
Mary served on many boards and was a member of many organizations in her lifetime including the Berkshire Botanical Garden, Old Curtisville, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Berkshire County Christian School, Hope Church, Berkshire Center for Families and Children, Chesterwood, Lenox Garden Club and others.
To hear Thoreau’s words spoken by David Adkins is revelatory. Adkins is never preachy, always real and confrontational, never violent even with an axe in his hands. His final speech about a vagrant water-lily is as touching a moment as any I’ve seen on a stage in many years.