Judd Hirsch Stars in World Premiere of ‘The Stone Witch’ at BTG

Judd Hirsch

Judd Hirsch

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass,) – Judd Hirsch stars in the world premiere staging of “The Stone Witch” by Shem Bitterman at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage at Berkshire Theatre Group, running from Thursday, July 21, through Saturday, August 20.

In the play, Peter, an aspiring children’s book author is sent to the cabin of his idol, Simon, a reclusive award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books (played by Hirsch), to help him finish what might be his last book. Desperate to save his own career, Peter hopes to discover the secret of Simon’s genius, but first he must accept the impossible task: helping Simon confront the monsters that populate the woods inside his mind. This darkly humorous play questions the cost of success.

The award-winning cast and crew of this production features Tony-, Golden Globe-, Emmy- and Obie- award-winning actor Judd Hirsch. The play is written by Pen/USA Award-winning playwright Shem Bitterman (Harm’s Way, Open House, Influence; Film: Whitney, The Job) and directed by Drama Desk and Humanities Award-winning director Steve Zuckerman (Broadway: Nuts; TV: Everybody Loves Raymond; Film: Israel Horovitz’s North Shore Fish).

This cast also features Rupak Ginn (TV: Royal Pains; Film: Friends with Benefits, The Namesake) and Drama Desk Award-nominated actress, Kristin Griffith (Broadway: A Texas Trilogy: Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander; Film: Interiors).

Tickets may be purchased in person at the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield; at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage Ticket Office at 83 East Main Street, Stockbridge; by calling (413) 997-4444 or online at Berkshire Theatre Group. Ticket Offices are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain. All plays, schedules, casting and prices are subject to change.


Previews: Thursday, July 21 through Friday, July 22

Press Opening/Opening Night: Saturday, July 23 at 8pm

Talkback: Monday, July 25 after 8pm performance

Closing: Saturday, August 20 at 7pm

Tickets: Preview: $45

Tickets: $62



Performance Dates:


Thursday, July 21 at 7pm (Preview)

Friday, July 22 at 8pm (Preview)

Saturday, July 23 at 2pm and 8pm (Press Opening/Opening Night)

Monday, July 25 at 7pm Talkback

Tuesday, July 26 at 7pm

Wednesday, July 27 at 7pm

Thursday, July 28 at 7pm

Friday, July 29 at 8pm

Saturday, July 30 at 2pm and 8pm

Monday, August 1 at 7pm

Tuesday, August 2 at 7pm

Wednesday, August 3 at 7pm

Thursday, August 4 at 7pm

Friday, August 5 at 8pm

Saturday, August 6 at 2pm and 8pm

Monday, August 8 at 7pm

Tuesday, August 9 at 7pm

Wednesday, August 10 at 7pm

Thursday, August 11 at 7pm

Friday, August 12 at 8pm

Saturday, August 13 at 2pm and 8pm

Monday, August 15 at 7pm

Tuesday, August 16 at 7pm

Wednesday, August 17 at 7pm

Thursday, August 18 at 7pm

Friday, August 19 at 8pm

Saturday, August 20 at 2pm and 8pm (Closing)





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