Weekend-Long ‘Made in the Berkshires’ Festival Showcases Local Talent

MITB logo(PITTSFIELD and STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – The Made in the Berkshires Festivalfeaturing 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.

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.

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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