Theater, Comedy, and Music Slated for the Foundry’s Winter-Spring Season

(WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) by Noah Peretz and Seth Rogovoy – Theater, comedy, and an eclectic musical menu are on tap for The Foundry’s winter-spring season, kicking off with a weekend of comic performances featuring New York City comedian Mina Hartong on Friday, February 9, at 1pm, when Hartong, a member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab and a Jerome Arts Grant recipient, will facilitate an “Affairs of the Heart” storytelling workshop. Hartong will headline an evening of stand-up comedy also featuring comic Jaime Machotka on Saturday, February 10, at 7:30pm. Multidisciplinary performer Tom Truss will appear as Tipsy Carol AKA McBoozie, leading a “Valentine Massacre Sing Along,” on Friday, February 9, at 7:30pm. Berkshire standup comedian Eryca Nolan celebrates Black History month with her variety show, Project HERlarious, featuring a troupe of female comedians and storytellers, on Saturday, February 24, at 7:30pm

The Québécois-Irish traditional folk trio Grosse Isle, featuring Sophie Lavoie du Lac-St-Jean (fiddle, piano, vocal), André Marchand (guitar, vocal), and Fiachra O’Regan (pipes, whistle), will perform on Saturday, March 2, at 7:30pm. Berkshire singer-songwriter Rees Shad and the Conversations celebrate the release of their album Galahad Blues — an album that reimagines the Knights of the Round Table recast as gangsters and King Arthur’s Camelot as a 1940s Chicago nightclub — on Friday, March 8, at 7:30pm. Cuarteto Rotterdam, a multinationl tango ensemble, brings its blend of classic and contemporary tango to the Foundry on Friday, March 22, at 7:30pm.

Lady Moon & The Eclipse, a multicultural 7-piece band based in Oakland, will celebrate the rare confluence of lunar and solar eclipses with its self-described cosmic soul on Saturday, April 6, at 7:30pm. Hudson Valley-based jazz fusion quartet Pocket Merchant brings its eclectic, energetic blend of chamber jazz, funk, rock and free jazz on Friday, April 12, at 7:30pm. USA-based Scottish violinist Louise Bichan brings her blend of traditional and classical arrangements to the Foundry on Saturday, May 11, at 7:30pm.

Playwright, actor, and director Jessica Bashline will perform her solo show, Ann and Me: Or The Big Bad Abortion Play, on Thursday, June 6, and Friday, June 7, at 7:30pm.The piece examines the history of abortion in the United States with a humorous angle.

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