“Through the Looking Glass” – Berkshire Women Writers muse on desire vs. duty

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Berkshire Theatre Group presents the staged reading, Through The Looking Glass: Musings from the Pens of Berkshire Women Writers at The Unicorn Theatre, Sunday, April 17 at 3pm. Special guest performers include Amber Chand, Hilary Somers Deely, Kate Maguire, Corinna May, Mary Mott and Barbara Sims.

Tickets to Through The Looking Glass: Musings from the Pens of Berkshire Women Writers are $20. Contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444. Tickets can also be bought online at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. The Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain.

Selected readings from writers including Frances Anne Kemble, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Harriett Beecher Stowe, and Edith Wharton will be performed by Amber Chand, Hilary Somers Deely, Kate Maguire, Corinna May, Mary Mott and Barbara Sims. Performers are subject to change.

The Berkshire women being honored exemplify the diversity of women’s writing in the 19th and 20th centuries. The thread that joins these women together is the dilemma of self-realization versus the socially accepted self-sacrifice of the times in which they lived: desire versus duty.

With the Berkshires as their palette, these women filled their journals, letters and stories with their concern for broad cultural and social issues, as well as the issues of particular interest to women. Their individual voices resonate with recognition as we see ourselves in the looking glass of their experience.

There will be a talk back with the cast following the performance. This event is a benefit for The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, part of our Made in the Berkshires Festival, created by Hilary Somers Deely and Barbara Sims.

Event Summary:
Through The Looking Glass: Musings from the Pens of Berkshire Women Writers
at The Unicorn Theatre
83 East Main Street
Stockbridge, MA 01262
Sunday, April 17 at 3pm
Tickets: $20

For more information about Berkshire Theatre Group and our upcoming season, please visit www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org

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