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.
It was, in fact, the perfect introduction to the story of a woman who asked a simple question: Did the Sheffield Resolves, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts include her?
I am still interested in the documentaries from war-torn areas of our globe and dramas of family strife, but there also needs to be some relief — some comic relief — and I think this festival successfully provides both.
“Mumbet” is the inspirational true story of a woman who could neither read nor write, but whose simple eloquence poses the question of America’s purpose better than anyone. Mumbet was the first enslaved African-American to file and win a freedom suit in Massachusetts
‘Lincoln Speaks’ will feature readings by actors including two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Atkinson, Michel Gill, Shakespeare & Company founding artistic director Tina Packer, Shakespeare & Company director of training Dennis Krausnick and Chris Tucci, who will recite the 16th president’s least- and best-known private and public words about love, life and the country he worked to unite.
Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires (VIM) will hold its gala event, “Knock Three Times and Whisper,” on Thursday, August 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Ski Butternut. The event will feature a Roaring 20s speakeasy theme, live music by the Wanda Houston Band.
I awoke on the morning of January 1, 2013 — New Year’s Day — with what one might consider an unusual question. “What can I do to terrify myself this year?” Within an hour of posing that question to myself, the phone rang. A friend was inviting me to offer an evening talk on my