(LENOX, Mass.) – WAM Theatre will present the New England premiere of “In Darfur” by Winter Miller at Shakespeare & Company in the Berry Family Studio of the Elayne P. Bernstein Center from Thursday, October 30, through Sunday, November 16, 2014. Each performance of the play is followed by a conversation with a noted expert in the diverse themes presented in the play. The story of “In Darfur” follows an aid worker’s mission to protect lives, a Darfuri woman’s quest for safety and a journalist’s pursuit to deliver a front page story to call world attention to a humanitarian crisis.
(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Camille A. Brown & Dancers perform a new work about black female identity at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, at 8pm. Using Angela Davis’ book “Blues Legacies and Black Feminism” and Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” as inspiration, the multimedia work, performed with live music, examines the politics of pleasure, the concept of patriarchy, and contemporary notions of beauty for black women.
(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Filmmaker Peter Rosen will be on hand to introduce and discuss “Touching the Sound,” his documentary film about extraordinary Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, blind from birth, at the Little Cinema at Berkshire Museum on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at 2pm, as part of the “Conversations With…” series presented by Close Encounters With Music.
(MONTEREY, Mass.) – “Brece Honeycutt: underfoot,” an installation of the Berkshire artist’s handmade sculptural books and prints, opens at Knox Gallery at the Monterey Library on Saturday, November 1, 2014, with an artist’s talk at 6pm and a reception immediately following. The exhibit/installation will be on view during library hours through November 29.
(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Pianist Jeffrey Swann will perform works by Janacek, Prokofiev, Scriabin and Ives in a program titled, “1914: The World on the Brink of the Abyss” in Chapin Hall at Williams College on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 8 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Melora Creager, best known as founder and leader of the historical cello-rock band Rasputina, will be in residence at Club Helsinki Hudson on Mondays in November, in a series called “Mondays with Melora,” featuring her band the Calico Indians plus special guests. The dates are November 3, 10, 17 and 24, at 8pm. Creager, who sings and plays cello and banjo, will be accompanied by Chops LaConte on stand-up bass, Ryder Cooley on musical saw and vocals, and Luis Mojica on piano and vocals and Timothy Oakley on drums. Special guests will include singer-violinist Eszter Balint, Kiki * d, and Wild Boy with Clare Felice.