Give to the Rogovoy Report, Win VIP Passes to ‘Made in the Berkshires’ Festival

MITB logoThe Made in the Berkshires Festival is generously offering a pair of VIP passes ($150 value) to a lucky contributor to the Rogovoy Report in support of the Rogovoy Report’s curated e-newsletters and online stories it provides free to all. The festival, featuring cutting-edge theatrical works performed as staged readings, live music, film, short stories and dance, all by Berkshire artists, takes place at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Mass., and the Unicorn Theatre in Stockbridge, Mass., on Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25, 2015.

For every $10 contribution made to the Rogovoy Report between now and Friday, October 16, 2015, at midnight, participants will be enrolled in this thank-you giveaway program. Every $10 increment counts toward another chance to win, e.g., $20 = 2 chances to win; $40 = 4 chances to win.

The 5th annual Made in the Berkshires Festival features new and innovative pieces as well as established work, presented by Berkshire playwrights, actors, directors, musicians and performers. Featured as performance blocks, Made in the Berkshires will allow audiences to enjoy the breadth and depth of the artistic talent that has landed in Berkshire County while celebrating the best in the visual and performing arts.

The festival will once again be curated by Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims; two local artists who have helped create the rich cultural tapestry that permeates the Berkshires.

A contributor will be selected randomly on Monday, October 19, to receive a pair of VIP passes to this exciting benefit event valued at $150. The VIP passes provide VIP Access to all festival events, including the Friday night opening celebration at the Colonial and the Taste of the Berkshires reception; Saturday’s Shorts and Dance extravaganza at the Unicorn and the Colonial; Sunday’s Film and Magic program at the Colonial Theatre; and the closing festival party at Hotel on North in Pittsfield. VIP passes also entitle ticketholders to 20% off of tickets for the run of “The Homecoming” by Berkshire Theatre Group at the Unicorn Theatre through October 25.

All contributions made to the Rogovoy Report between now and October 16, 2015, will count toward the thank-you giveaway. No other enrollment is necessary. As always, those who have set up recurring payments to the Rogovoy Report will automatically be enrolled in the giveaway — set up a recurring donation now to take advantage of more upcoming offers such as this one.

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The complete schedule for the Made in the Berkshires Festival is as follows:

Friday, October 23 at The Colonial Theatre

Opening Night Celebration: $35

6:30 Berkshire Visual Art co-curated by Carrie Wright and Rebecca Weinman (cash bar)

7:30 Opening Night Celebration begins on the Colonial Stage

Joe Wheaton

Nico Wohl and Andy Wrba with Darrow School Music Students

Xfinity Theatre Company

Albany Berkshire Ballet

Poetry Out Loud

Long Journey

Ivan Trabka; Cellist

Xfinity Theatre Company

Ruslan Sprague

Funk Box Studio


Reception: A Taste of the Berkshires featuring farm to table produce and locally crafted foods.

Saturday, October 24 at The Unicorn Theatre

12:30-2:30pm The Shorts: $10

Spell Breaking by Donnaldson Brown

Vulnerabilities by Elizabeth Young

Stone Toss by Rik Barberi

Fifteen Dollar Family by Paul G. O’Connor

Little Dickens scripted for stage and directed by Ralph L. Petillo.


3:30-5:30pm Full length play Hurricane Hotel by Aimee Michel: $10

(7pm The Homecoming by Harold Pinter, directed by Eric Hill: $48, separately ticketed)



Saturday, October 24 at The Colonial Theatre

5-6:30pm Visual Artist Panel and Reception: FREE

7:30pm Dance Extravaganza: $15

Darrell Pucciarello

Dance/Ballets Metropolis

Berkshire Dance Theatre

Albany Berkshire Ballet

Ruslan Sprague

Funk Box Studio

Sunday, October 25 at The Garage and The Colonial Theatre

12pm Sebastian the Magician at The Garage: FREE

1-3pm FILM: “Cherry Cottage,” produced by Hans Morris and directed by Dave Simonds, at The Colonial Theatre (this film is followed by a live performance): $15

3:30-5:30pm FILM: “You Can Call Me Sal” by Eric J. Shepherd: $10

“A Small Good Thing” directed by Pamela Tanner Boll (both at The Colonial)

5:30-7:30pm Meet the Filmmakers Reception and Closing Festival Party at Hotel on North (for passholders and invited guests).



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