Man of La Mancha

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Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
One of the world’s most popular shows, this Tony-winning “Impossible Dream” musical opens the 2015 Mainstage Season.

Butler

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St. Germain Stage
A sharp witted Civil War comedy about recently promoted Major General Benjamin Butler and Shepard Mallory, an escaped slave who seeks sanctuary at Butler’s Union fort.

2015 Playwright Mentoring Project Benefit

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Special Events
Join us on April 12 to support BSC's award-winning education program for under-served youth

Fiesta Grande 2015

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2015 Gala
Join us on June 13 for a special performance of Man of La Mancha followed by dinner and dancing with a Spanish flair.

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Apr
12
Sun
PMP Benefit @ Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm

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“Through PMP I’ve learned that you can’t change the past, but you can change your future. I learned to stop being scared of everything. That’s the big difference: I believe in myself now.”
– Marcella, PMP Participant 2014

This year Barrington Stage Co. is proud to be honoring Mayor Richard (Dick) J. Alcombright of North Adams, MA. Mayor Alcombright has been a long-time and active supporter of the Playwright Mentoring Project. Through his counsel, advocacy, and passion for helping young people, Mayor Alcombright has provided major contributions to the success of the Playwright Mentoring Project.

Playwright Mentoring Project (PMP) is an intensive, six-month, out-of-school activity that uses theatre as a catalyst to help under-served youth learn valuable life skills that can aid them in developing positive self-images. Teens create an original performance piece based on their own stories in a safe and confidential environment where they can express themselves, develop conflict resolution skills, and together create a supportive community. Currently, PMP serves 70 young people across Berkshire County, including one court-mandated group in association with the Pittsfield Juvenile Court.

All proceeds benefit BSC’s Playwright Mentoring Project for under-served youth.

May
14
Thu
Butler @ Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center
May 14 @ 7:30 pm

By Richard Strand
Directed by Joseph Discher

New England Premiere

Based on actual events that changed the lives of over 10,000 slaves, Butler is the recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. The comedy, set at the beginning of the Civil War, follows Benjamin Butler, a successful Massachusetts lawyer, who has just been promoted to Major General and given command of Fort Monroe in Virginia. The inexperienced but shrewd Butler soon finds himself in the middle of an explosive situation, exacerbated by an equally shrewd runaway slave.

“It’s part comedy, part historical drama and part biography, often all at once, and sometimes none of those…Just call it splendid… exceedingly enjoyable production… In short, it’s a hoot… these men use wordplay that is by turns sarcastic, droll and witty” –The New York Times

“an excellent and engrossing play laced with humor” –CurtainUp

 “a fascinating and entertaining historical play… a very significant piece of theater, a timeless exploration of social conscience and individual responsibility.” –BroadwayWorld

May
15
Fri
Butler @ Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center
May 15 @ 7:30 pm

By Richard Strand
Directed by Joseph Discher

New England Premiere

Based on actual events that changed the lives of over 10,000 slaves, Butler is the recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. The comedy, set at the beginning of the Civil War, follows Benjamin Butler, a successful Massachusetts lawyer, who has just been promoted to Major General and given command of Fort Monroe in Virginia. The inexperienced but shrewd Butler soon finds himself in the middle of an explosive situation, exacerbated by an equally shrewd runaway slave.

“It’s part comedy, part historical drama and part biography, often all at once, and sometimes none of those…Just call it splendid… exceedingly enjoyable production… In short, it’s a hoot… these men use wordplay that is by turns sarcastic, droll and witty” –The New York Times

“an excellent and engrossing play laced with humor” –CurtainUp

 “a fascinating and entertaining historical play… a very significant piece of theater, a timeless exploration of social conscience and individual responsibility.” –BroadwayWorld

May
16
Sat
Butler @ Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center
May 16 @ 7:30 pm

By Richard Strand
Directed by Joseph Discher

New England Premiere

Based on actual events that changed the lives of over 10,000 slaves, Butler is the recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. The comedy, set at the beginning of the Civil War, follows Benjamin Butler, a successful Massachusetts lawyer, who has just been promoted to Major General and given command of Fort Monroe in Virginia. The inexperienced but shrewd Butler soon finds himself in the middle of an explosive situation, exacerbated by an equally shrewd runaway slave.

“It’s part comedy, part historical drama and part biography, often all at once, and sometimes none of those…Just call it splendid… exceedingly enjoyable production… In short, it’s a hoot… these men use wordplay that is by turns sarcastic, droll and witty” –The New York Times

“an excellent and engrossing play laced with humor” –CurtainUp

 “a fascinating and entertaining historical play… a very significant piece of theater, a timeless exploration of social conscience and individual responsibility.” –BroadwayWorld

May
17
Sun
Butler @ Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center
May 17 @ 3:00 pm

By Richard Strand
Directed by Joseph Discher

New England Premiere

Based on actual events that changed the lives of over 10,000 slaves, Butler is the recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. The comedy, set at the beginning of the Civil War, follows Benjamin Butler, a successful Massachusetts lawyer, who has just been promoted to Major General and given command of Fort Monroe in Virginia. The inexperienced but shrewd Butler soon finds himself in the middle of an explosive situation, exacerbated by an equally shrewd runaway slave.

“It’s part comedy, part historical drama and part biography, often all at once, and sometimes none of those…Just call it splendid… exceedingly enjoyable production… In short, it’s a hoot… these men use wordplay that is by turns sarcastic, droll and witty” –The New York Times

“an excellent and engrossing play laced with humor” –CurtainUp

 “a fascinating and entertaining historical play… a very significant piece of theater, a timeless exploration of social conscience and individual responsibility.” –BroadwayWorld

May
19
Tue
Butler @ Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center
May 19 @ 7:30 pm

By Richard Strand
Directed by Joseph Discher

New England Premiere

Based on actual events that changed the lives of over 10,000 slaves, Butler is the recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. The comedy, set at the beginning of the Civil War, follows Benjamin Butler, a successful Massachusetts lawyer, who has just been promoted to Major General and given command of Fort Monroe in Virginia. The inexperienced but shrewd Butler soon finds himself in the middle of an explosive situation, exacerbated by an equally shrewd runaway slave.

“It’s part comedy, part historical drama and part biography, often all at once, and sometimes none of those…Just call it splendid… exceedingly enjoyable production… In short, it’s a hoot… these men use wordplay that is by turns sarcastic, droll and witty” –The New York Times

“an excellent and engrossing play laced with humor” –CurtainUp

 “a fascinating and entertaining historical play… a very significant piece of theater, a timeless exploration of social conscience and individual responsibility.” –BroadwayWorld