From Sydney, Australia, Sebastian Smee has been the Boston Globe’s art critic since 2008. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2011 and will examine the complex relationships between artists he describes in his new book.
Heavens to Murgatroyd! With a large, well dressed cast and a full orchestra, Gilbert and Sullivan’s spooky light opera “Ruddigore” arrives at the Academy of Music in Northampton Nov. 11-13 and Nov. 18-20, 2016.
A tale of resilience and adaptation for audiences of all ages, it tells the story of a puppet-maker and recent widower, Geppetto. As things begin to go haywire, Geppetto finds himself desperately improvising to overcome the challenges of performing alone while at the same time scrambling to devise new storylines, new characters, and even new limbs for his puppet hero.
Told largely in the words of young kids fresh out of high school who went from playing basketball to fighting for their lives on the European front, the play is based on interviews by the Bennington Historical Society, and is written by Anthony Marro and Eric Peterson.
In “Othering” art, the subject is the exclusion, marginalization and separation of people because of their race, religion, class, gender, sexuality, age, (dis)ability or neurodivergence. It’s the focus of the Berkshire Art Association’s biennial juried show at the Lichtenstein Center opening Friday, November 4th.
A musical feast to equal Thanksgiving dinner, our hills are alive with the sound of music this November.
Five very different short plays – generously laden with humor and surprise endings – will amuse and delight both actors and audience.