Sister Comedy Premieres at WAM Theatre in Pittsfield, Mass.

Cast of 'The Attic...' (photo by Enrico Spada)

Cast of 'The Attic...' (photo by Enrico Spada)

PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls, a Canadian comedy collectively written by Jennifer Brewin, Leah Cherniak, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Alisa Palmer and Martha Ross, is receiving its Berkshire premiere this month in a production by WAM Theatre taking place November 3-20 at Barrington Stage Company Stage 2 in Pittsfield. In keeping with WAM’s double philanthropic mission, a portion of proceeds from the production will be donated to the Berkshire United Way Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative.

The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls is a visit with the three Fine sisters. Jojo is a university professor obsessed with Brecht (played by Barbara Cardillo), Jayne is a bi-sexual corporate shark (played by Deann Simmons Halper) and Jelly is an eccentric artist who loves boxes (played by Karen Lee). A poignant romp through the attic in the home of their recently deceased father reminds the Fine sisters of their childhood and forces them to redefine their future together.

“Having Berkshire United Way’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative  (TPPI) as the beneficiary for this production is WAM’s way of supporting the agencies, organizations and volunteers who are working together to address teen pregnancy as part of TPPI,” said Kristen van Ginhoven, WAM Theatre’s Artistic Director.

“WAM’s commitment to organizations that benefit the lives of women and girls in our community is aligned with the mission of the TPPI.  Teen pregnancy prevention obviously isn’t only a women’s issue, but our strategies to improve sexual health information, increase access to contraceptives and help our kids see a bright future will help improve the lives of young women throughout Berkshire County,” adds Kristine Hazzard, president and CEO of Berkshire United Way.

WHERE:

Barrington Stage Company Stage 2
36 Linden Street
Pittsfield, Mass.

WHEN:

Thursday, November 3 @ 8 pm- Preview

Friday, November 4 @ 8 p.m.-Opening Night

Saturday, November 5 @ 8 p.m.

Sunday, November 6 @ 3pm (followed by a talkback)

Friday, November 11 @ 8pm –WAM SLAM*

Saturday, November 12 @ 8pm

Sunday, November 13 @ 3pm (followed by a talkback)

Friday, November 18 @ 8pm

Saturday, November 19 @ 8pm

Sunday, November 20 @ 3pm (followed by a talkback)

 

TICKETS:

$25: Adults

$15: Students

$20: Preview Price-Adults

$12: Preview Price-Students

 

GROUP SALES:

10 tix for $15/each: Adult

10 tix for $10/each: Students

 

*WAM SLAM-This performance will be followed by a raffle/networking event post show with the cast in the Barrington Stage 2 Bar, sponsored by Mission Bar and Tapas. A perfect outing for groups, organizations and businesses. Contact Corissa Bryant at corissa@wamtheatre.com for more info and to book your group tickets.

Call 1.800.838.3006 or go to www.WAMTheatre.com to purchase tickets.

 

CAST:

Barbara Cardillo (Jojo): Ms. Cardillo has been seen on stage at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Boston Playwright’s Theatre, and is a founding member of Royal Berkshire Improvisation Troupe.

Karen Lee (Jelly): Ms. Lee’s Berkshire acting credits include The Wharton Salon, Shakespeare & Company, New Stage Performing Arts Center and Mixed Company.

Deann Simmons Halper (Jayne): Ms. Simmons Halper’s credits include work off Broadway in New York City, as well as locally with Sharon Playhouse and Barrington Stage Company.

 

CREATIVE TEAM:

Kristen van Ginhoven – Director

Corissa Bryant – Associate Producer

Juliana von Haubrich – Scenic Design

Arthur Oliver – Costume Design

Brad Berridge – Sound Design

Jeff Roudabush + Nick Webb – Lighting Design

Ryan Winkles – Fight Choreographer

Christopher Donovan – Stage Manager

Tina Padgett – Assistant Stage Manager

Emily Curro – Assistant Director/Dramaturge

Enrico Spada – Graphic Design

 

ABOUT WAM Theatre:

Inspired by the book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, WAM Theatrewas founded in 2009 by professional theater artists Kristen van Ginhoven and Leigh Strimbeck. WAM’s philanthropic mission is two-fold; first, producing theatrical events for everyone, with a focus on women theatre artists and/or the stories of women and girls; second, to donate a portion of proceeds from those events to organizations that benefit women and girls. WAM Theatre is based in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and the Capital Region of New York State.

 

To learn more about the Berkshire United Way Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative, go to Berkshire United Way.

 

 

 

 

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