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Part 2: Biden or Trump and the Nonprofit Sector NGOs, international nonprofits and social service agencies

The author makes an impassioned case for the nonprofit sector to recognize the dire outcome of another Trump term and to take action.

Bits & Bytes: ‘In the Meantime’; IPPY Award for Bergman; virtual staged reading; young playwrights program

Mac-Haydn Theatre launches ‘In the Meantime’ webcast series Chatham, N.Y. -- Mac-Haydn Theatre has announced the launch of “In the Meantime,” a weekly webcast series...

Bits & Bytes: Community dialogue on racism; Lenox Land Trust conversation; ‘Love Travels Fast’; Berkshire Theatre Awards

During the presentation, Gwendolyn VanSant will address personal identity and bias and their relationship to systemic racism and cultural barriers.

THEATRE REVIEW: Dorset Theatre Festival’s witty and wonderful ‘Slow Food’ keeps you laughing

This is more than a simple comedy. It is about the interpersonal skills that keep a marriage alive and well.

‘Mrs. Christie’ is a brilliant, creative treat

In a letter to the editor, Richard Sherman writes, "The story mixed humor, drama and 'whodunit' perfectly and resulted in a well-deserved and rousing standing ovation."

THEATRE REVIEW: Dorset Theatre Festival’s slightly confusing ‘Mrs. Christie’ misses the mark

Too much has been drawn from Agatha Christie's fiction, forced onto the reality of her life and left to the audience to sort out while the play is going on.

Bits & Bytes: Pleasant Valley celebration; Karen Allen at Dorset Theatre Festival; Andrea Harrington at Becket Arts Center; ‘Make Space for All You Need’;...

Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington will appear Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Becket Arts Center for a frank discussion about issues of criminal justice reform.

THEATRE REVIEW: Dorset Theatre Festival’s intriguing ‘DIG’ a comedy with emotional, tear-jerking scenes

There is an awkward reality on the Dorset stage that feels right, that comes together for the sake of exploring what makes unusual people tick.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Pipeline’ new play series; ‘Networking Victorian-Style’ at Ventfort Hall; ‘Food for Thought’ dinner; Blackstone Valley String Quartet

Though the Penny Post facilitated family ties, promoted business and spread information to an ever-widening postal “network,” it also became a tool for blackmail, slander, unsolicited mass mailings and junk mail.

THEATRE REVIEW: BTG’s ‘Outside Mullingar’ an amusing tale of clashing realities

Karen Allen's direction is straightforward and honest and it works very well—her best work in this area yet.

THEATRE REVIEW: Dorset Theatre Festival’s ‘Private Lives’ is a first-class production

It is always surprising when a play that is now 89 years old still has its get-up-and-go, its gumption, its humor relatively intact and its impact just as imperative as it used to when first seen.

THEATRE REVIEW: Oldcastle Theatre Company’s ‘Red’ brings true humanity, keen realism

The director's work is remarkable but perhaps it is his familiarity with this actor that allows such communication to hold onto the character they have jointly created.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Ann’ moves to Dallas, Washington, D.C.; ch’CHUNK at Dewey Hall; ‘Rip Van Winkle: The Musical’; Amplify 2019 auditions; BagShare Project in...

The BagShare Project uses volunteer labor to create durable shopping bags out of materials that would otherwise be burned or buried.

Business Briefs: WAM makes record donation; Constitution booklets at Kenver; Lauren Clark Fine Art’s ‘Last Waltz’; BHS clothing drive; MMRHS fundraiser

Kenver will be handing out free booklets of the U.S. Constitution to voters who visit the store after casting their ballots. No purchase is necessary.

THEATRE REVIEW: WAM Theatre’s ‘Ann,’ a fascinating portrayal of the notorious Texas governor

Kristen van Ginhoven has delivered a superb two hours of theater with this play by a woman, for a woman and about a woman that pleases women and men alike. Applause to all involved, particularly to Jayne Atkinson for taking on such a bear of a role.

THEATRE REVIEW: DTF’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ fills the stage with delicious portraits of classic romance-novel characters

As good as the script is, the bulk of the awarding here must go to the director for directing this comedy romance in such a clever, swift, well-timed fashion.

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘Skeleton Crew’ creates unique opportunity to learn while appreciating art

The director's sewing machine has created a seamless garment of humanity on the Dorset stage.
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