BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Oct 28-Nov 1, 2015

MASS MoCA_Keys-to-Open-Doors-scrANOTHER LOOK at WHO KILLED LAURA PALMER at MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — The final days and hours of Laura Palmer, the fictional character whose murder was the central mystery of the original TV series, “Twin Peaks,” created by filmmaker and visionary David Lynch, will be re-explored in “Keys Open Doors: The Hidden Life of Laura Palmer,” a new film collage with live music in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA  on Friday, October 30, at 8pm.

Commissioned by the David Lynch Foundation, “Keys Open Doors: The Hidden Life of Laura Palmer” is a Twin Peaks junkie’s dream: a new edit mashing up the film — and the missing pieces — surrounding the mysterious last moments in the life of Laura Palmer. The live score is by A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, a dark dance-pop band equally inspired by Lynch and Janet Jackson.

The visual piece is a collage of previously deleted and unreleased footage from character Laura Palmer’s final days. More than just the “deleted scenes” feature found on a collector’s box set, these clips provide greater clues into the murder at the center of the television show and accompanying film.

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Amie Lytle plays Abigail in 'Holy Laughter'

Amie Lytle plays Abigail in ‘Holy Laughter’

WAM THEATRE PRESENTS NEW COMEDY ‘HOLY LAUGHTER’ at BARRINGTON STAGE

(LENOX, Mass.) –  The new comedy “Holy Laughter” by Catherine Trieschmann receives its first developmental workshop production by WAM Theatre at Barrington Stage’s Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center from Thursday, October 29, through Sunday, November 22, 2015. “Holy Laughter” is a poignant comedy that follows Abigail, an Episcopal priest who finds that the reality of leading a church is radically and hilariously different than what she learned in seminary.  Hymns, liturgical dance and a wicked tongue lift this antic portrait of a small, struggling congregation to comic heights.

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Brooke Van Poppelen

Brooke Van Poppelen

RISING COMIC BROOKE VAN POPPELEN in COLONIAL’S ‘LAUGH LOUNGE’ SERIES

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Rising comedian Brooke Van Poppelen inaugurates Berkshire Theatre Group’s new Laugh Lounge Series at the Garage in the Colonial Theater on Wednesday, October 28, at 8pm.

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Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra

Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra

FUCHS, ECK and LADIES HEADLINE UKULELE FESTIVAL

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Stuart Fuchs, Michael Eck, and the Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra headline the fifth annual Berkshire County Uke Fest at the Waubeeka Country Club on Sunday, November 1, 2015, from 3pm to 7pm.

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Andrea Gibson

Andrea Gibson

ANDREA GIBSON to BRING FEMINIST SPOKEN-WORD to HELSINKI HUDSON

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Andrea Gibson, the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam, brings her pointed spoken-word poetry to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, October 30, at 9pm. Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality.

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