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Dancing Lessons

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August 7-24
Tues/Wed at 7pm; Thurs-Sat at 8pm; Sun at 5pm; Wed/Fri matinees at 2pm (excluding Aug. 8 & 13).
Special Autism-Friendly Performance Saturday, August 16 @ 2pm (tickets only by phone or in-person)
Boyd-Quinson Mainstage
Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201, USA

Tickets start at $20; Low Priced Previews Aug. 7-9 are $15 & $20.

By Mark St. Germain
Directed by Julianne Boyd
Starring John Cariani (BSC’s Much Ado About Nothing) & Paige Davis (TLC’s Trading Spaces)

A World Premiere of a New Romantic Comedy.

A young man with Asperger’s seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer, now sidelined with injuries. As their relationship unfolds, they’re caught off-guard by the surprising discoveries – both hilarious and heartwarming – that they make about each other.

Starring John Cariani & Paige Davis 


The Raves are Pouring in for Dancing Lessons!

“an excellent new play…a first-rate production…Laughs abound in this new play and so do those plucked heartstrings…a perfect evening of theatre.” ~Berkshire Bright Focus

“The key thing is how beautifully Cariani and Davis work together….you don’t want it to end.” ~The Boston Globe

“charming and poignant…beautifully staged and acted…see this enjoyable new play while you can” ~CurtainUp

“As beautifully complex a play as one could envision, the world premiere of Dancing Lessons by Mark St. Germain is the must-see production as the Berkshires winds down its terrific summer season.” ~Talkin’ Broadway

“John Cariani is simply brilliant… Davis delivers a delightfully droll performance…With a first rate script…DANCING LESSONS goes beyond the conventions of a romantic comedy to an enthralling evening…totally absorbing…brilliantly conceived…first rate acting.”

“provocative, fresh, and unexpectedly moving…Davis is utterly persuasive…Cariani is nothing short of breathtaking” ~ArtsFuse

“Cariani’s Ever, whom you just want to put your arms around and assure that everything will be fine, and Davis’ spunky, tenacious, giving, sexy, emotionally conflicted and graceful Senga are both characters with whom it is well worth spending an intermissionless 95 minutes” ~The Berkshire Eagle

“insightful, poignant, witty… sidesplittingly hilarious…skillfully directed… some of the best 95 minutes of theatre that one could hope for” ~Berkshire Fine Arts

“a terrific new romantic comedy…frequently and deeply funny…the best play of [Mark St. Germain's] I’ve yet seen.” ~Albany Times Union

“…witty, warm, and entertaining…Mark St. Germain’s luminous “Dancing Lessons” sparkles” ~Berkshire On Stage

Click here to view photos from the production.

Watch video highlights from this critically-acclaimed new production

Go behind the scenes of Dancing Lessons with actors John Cariani and Paige Davis, Director Julianne Boyd and Playwright Mark St. Germain.

John Cariani
Paige Davis

Creative Team
Mark St. Germain
Julianne Boyd
Christine O’Grady
James Fenton
Sara Jean Tosetti
Mary Louise Geiger
Andrew Bauer
Will Pickens
Renee Lutz
Pat McCorkle, CSA

Dancing Lessons marks the eighth world premiere BSC will produce of Associate Artist Mark St. Germain’s work.

For information on the sensory friendly performance of Dancing Lessonsclick here.

Please note: the production contains brief nudity.

Dancing Lessons is sponsored by Sydelle and Lee Blatt & Judith Goldsmith. Dancing Lessons is also sponsored in part by College Internship Program (CIP) and an Art Works Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Dancing Lessons was commissioned through the generosity of Judith Goldsmith and is part of BSC’s New Works Initiative.