Crescendo: Prince of Light and Prince of Darkness
Motets and Madrigals by Monteverdi & Gesualdo


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The Art of Costume Design in Opera
Presented by Berkshire Opera Festival

Saturday April 27 | 2:30 p.m.



Costume designer Charles Caine has been bringing opera characters to life through his inspired designs for major opera companies throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, for many years. Join Berkshire Opera Festival as Charles leads us on an exploration of his illustrious career, reflecting on his encounters with some of opera’s greatest directors, singers, and productions. Sketches, projected pictures, and actual costumes and jewelry will offer insight into the important contribution costuming makes to the overall concept and characterization of an opera. Be prepared for an exciting and lively interactive discussion with this amazing creative artist.

Please note that this event takes place in the East Room, as part of ArtWeek: April 26 – May 5.
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TheatreFest at Saint James Place

Thursday – Saturday May 2 – 4 | SUGGESTED $10 DONATION AT DOOR*

Saint James Place, in partnership with Berkshire Playwrights Lab/Berkshire Voices, GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company, and New Stage Performing Arts, are proud to present three exciting days of new. original works and works-in-progress from local playwrights and emerging companies. Each presentation will feature staged readings, followed by interactive Q&A with the creative teams.

All performances to be held in the Great Hall at Saint James Place.

*Tickets are FREE but please note that seating is extremely limited. Tickets may be reserved in advance by following the links below, but attendees MUST be present no later than 30 minutes prior to performance time in order to guarantee a seat.

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Ghostlit Repertory Theatre Company presents “PTERODACTYLS” by Nicky Silver

Thursday May 2 | 7:00 p.m.

An absurdist black comedy about the demise of the Duncan family, and, by extension, the species. Emma Duncan, a hypochondriac with memory problems, and her orphaned fiancé, Tommy, confront her mother, Grace, with the news of their intended marriage.



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Friday May 3 | 7:00 p.m.

New Stage Performing Arts presents “DIAL IT BACK” by Nicki Wilson

A zany farce about a divorcing couple’s rivalry to win control of their failing theatre. Pandemonium ensues when an aspiring actor and a sassy ex-stripper want a piece of the action too!


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Saturday May 4 | 2:00 p.m.

Berkshire Voices (Berkshire Playwrights Lab) presents:

“THE SISTERHOOD” by Anne Undeland

When Candy taps her old friend Cookie to become a middle-aged superhero, a member of “The Sisterhood”, what’s really at stake?

“OUR LADY OF BROAD STREET” by Jane Denitz Smith

Now checking in for an indeterminate stay: The Virgin of Guadalupe. On the eve of an iconic NYC hotel’s grand re-opening, an ambitious young architect discovers what happens when pragmatism collides with blind faith.

“ASKING FOR A FRIEND” by Michelle Joyner

More to be announced!



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Saturday May 4 | 7:00 p.m.

Berkshire Voices (Berkshire Playwrights Lab) presents:

“LUNCH WITH DAD” by Michael Brady

A trip home threatens painful and unexpected consequences for an aspiring singer and her devoted high school music teacher.

“THE SIXTH” by Joshua Briggs

An idealistic, young congressional candidate collides with the calculating, opportunistic, and downright idiotic world of the political establishment. Or maybe a naïve fool must confront the reasoning of seasoned experts. Or maybe no one knows what they are talking about.

“RED DATE, BLUE DATE” by Jessica Provenz

It’s love at first meet for Hannah and Steve. These savvy young daters are in sync on everything from the moment they meet… until they get to their voting records.

“IT’S NOT FUNNY ANYMORE” by Jessica Provenz

A young couple is thoroughly enjoying one another’s company on a first date. But their brand new relationship is tested when Steve shares the news of a recent medical diagnosis.

More to be announced!



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Tested by Michael Brady presented by Berkshire Voices in the Great Hall at Saint James Place. Pictured: KD McTiegue, Ryan Winkles, Anne Undeland, McConnia Chesser, Caitlyn Teeley, and James Occhio.

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Rebels with a Cause: A Provocative Lecture Series
The Great Barrington Historical Society and Saint James Place Saturday Afternoon Lecture Series

Saturday May 11 | 2:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Freeman’s Case for Freedom: The End of Slavery in Massachusetts & the Effects on the Black Community in the Berkshires


For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please call 413-591-8702. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 or on www.gbhistory.org (please indicate series or specific lectures). Programs include lecture, tour of Saint James Place, and refreshments. Free parking available at Berkshire Community College South. Seating is limited.

To reserve seats ($20 per lecture), mail your check, payable to Great Barrington Historical Society with “Rebels with a Cause” and the specific lecture(s) you would like attend in the memo line to:

Great Barrington Historical Society
P.O. Box 1106
Great Barrington, MA 01230


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Crescendo: The Mystical 16
The 1616 Settings of Psalm 116, and Contemporary Versions


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Rebels with a Cause: A Provocative Lecture Series
The Great Barrington Historical Society and Saint James Place Saturday Afternoon Lecture Series

Saturday October 5 | 2:00 p.m.

Shay’s Rebellion in the Berkshires: Enduring Legacies & Questions


For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please call 413-591-8702. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 or on www.gbhistory.org (please indicate series or specific lectures). Programs include lecture, tour of Saint James Place, and refreshments. Free parking available at Berkshire Community College South. Seating is limited.

To reserve seats ($20 per lecture), mail your check, payable to Great Barrington Historical Society with “Rebels with a Cause” and the specific lecture(s) you would like attend in the memo line to:

Great Barrington Historical Society
P.O. Box 1106
Great Barrington, MA 01230


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Rebels with a Cause: A Provocative Lecture Series
The Great Barrington Historical Society and Saint James Place Saturday Afternoon Lecture Series

Saturday November 2 | 2:00 p.m.

Laura Secord: Rebel for the Wrong Cause?


For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please call 413-591-8702. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 or on www.gbhistory.org (please indicate series or specific lectures). Programs include lecture, tour of Saint James Place, and refreshments. Free parking available at Berkshire Community College South. Seating is limited.

To reserve seats ($20 per lecture), mail your check, payable to Great Barrington Historical Society with “Rebels with a Cause” and the specific lecture(s) you would like attend in the memo line to:

Great Barrington Historical Society
P.O. Box 1106
Great Barrington, MA 01230


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