Special Performances

Eleanor: A Virtual Reading of a New Play

Sponsored by Sydelle and Lee Blatt

By MARK ST. GERMAIN
Starring Tony Award-winner HARRIET HARRIS
Directed by HENRY STRAM

Saturday, October 3 & Sunday, October 4 at 7:30pm
Extra dates added due to popular demand!

Eleanor brings to life Eleanor Roosevelt, the most influential First Lady the world has ever seen. From her “Ugly Duckling” upbringing to her unorthodox marriage to Franklin, Eleanor puts her controversial life, loves and passions on the stage. Starring Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris (BSC: The Royal Family of Broadway, Sweeney Todd; Netflix’s Ratched)

The reading was filmed at the Mainstage without an audience, and will be available to stream on October 3 & 4 at 7:30 pm Eastern Time. Please contact the Box Office at 413.236.8888 or BoxOffice@BarringtonStageCo.org to receive more information about viewing the virtual performance. Scroll further down this page for more information and FAQs.

Show run time is approximately one hour and forty minutes.
Tickets

Please purchase your tickets as early as possible. Online sales will shut off promptly at 7:30pm Eastern Time the night of the performance. The Box Office will be available until 8pm Eastern Time both nights for tech support and/or late purchases, but please note if you purchase late you will miss part of the show.

Special FREE Panel Discussion

Go behind the scenes with Barrington Stage Company and the team behind Eleanor, the story of America’s most influential first lady. On Monday, October 5 at 4pm ET, BSC Artistic Director Julianne Boyd will moderate a FREE interactive panel discussion via Zoom, featuring Tony Award-winning actress Harriet Harris, BSC Associate Artist and Eleanor playwright Mark St. Germain, and director Henry Stram. The discussion will center on the creation and development of the play, and its journey from the intended live staged reading to the actual virtual reading, filmed in an empty theatre. Participation is limited. Register today to reserve your spot.

Register for this FREE Panel Discussion

What to Expect

If you purchase your ticket before noon (ET) day of show:

  • You will be immediately sent an automated email receipt from OvationTix when you purchase your ticket — this WILL include your link and password to view Eleanor. 
  • At noon on October 3 or 4 (whichever date you purchased), you’ll receive the link and password again from OvationTix with the subject line “Your unique link to view Eleanor”
  • Eleanor is a livestream and will start at 7:30pm (ET). You are not able to watch it outside of this livestream, so please tune in on time. You technically can log in after 7:30pm, but since it is a livestream and started at 7:30pm (ET), you will not be able to watch the part of the show that has already happened. We highly encourage you to log in early as the show starts promptly at 7:30pm (ET).
  • If you click on the link before the livestream starts, you’ll see a countdown clock and a black video screen. The show will automatically start at 7:30pm (ET) on 10/3 and 10/4.
  • This livestream will require a more robust internet connection than other on-demand streaming services. Please make sure no one else in your house is streaming videos, games, or music at the time you are watching Eleanor.

If you purchase your ticket after noon (ET) day of show:

  • You will be immediately sent an automated email receipt from OvationTix when you purchase your ticket — this WILL include your link and password to view Eleanor. 
  • Eleanor is a livestream and will start at 7:30pm (ET). You are not able to watch it outside of this livestream, so please tune in on time. You technically can log in after 7:30pm, but since it is a livestream and started at 7:30pm (ET), you will not be able to watch the part of the show that has already happened. We highly encourage you to log in early as the show starts promptly at 7:30pm (ET).
  • If you click on the link before the livestream starts, you’ll see a countdown clock and a black video screen. The show will automatically start at 7:30pm (ET) on 10/3 and 10/4.
  • This livestream will require a more robust internet connection than other on-demand streaming services. Please make sure no one else in your house is streaming videos, games, or music at the time you are watching Eleanor.

FAQ

Your link and password will be included in your email receipt from OvationTix. You will receive this email immediately after your purchase. If you purchased before noon on the day of the show, you will also get a second email, from OvationTix, with the link and password the day of the show at noon (ET).

You will be emailed your link and password from OvationTix in your email receipt.

Your email receipt from OvationTix will include your unique link and password to watch. If you can’t find your email or have deleted it, please contact us by emailing BoxOffice@BarringtonStageCo.org.

Twitch is an online livestreaming platform. You will not need to create a Twitch account or download anything to view the performance. You do not need to pay for access to Twitch separately from your ticket purchase.

You can view Eleanor on any PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone that has streaming capabilities. Just click the link and type in the password that was emailed to you.

This show is a livestream that starts at 7:30pm (ET) on Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4. You can watch at either date, but please remember it is live and you must tune in at or before 7:30pm (ET) to catch the whole show.

No, it’s a livestream and can’t be paused and watched later.

Tickets can be purchased by calling our box office (413-236-8888) or by following this link here.

Tickets can be purchased anytime until 7:30PM (ET) on 10/4. Tickets can be purchased by calling our box office (413-236-8888) or by following this link here. Please note that if you purchase at 7:30pm (ET) the show will start immediately, so please head over in order to catch the whole show. If you sign in late, you miss part of the show.

You technically can, but since it is a livestream and started at 7:30pm (ET), you will not be able to watch the part of the show that has already happened. We highly encourage you to log in early as the show starts promptly at 7:30pm (ET).

  • It’s possible your email went to your spam folder. Try searching your inbox for “OvationTix” or “Barrington Stage Company: Order Confirmation” or “Your Unique Link to View Eleanor” 
  • Please ensure that the email address you are checking is the same address you provided at the time of purchase.
  • If you still cannot find this email, please call or email us ASAP. We will make sure to resend your link at that time. Our phone number is (413-236-8888) and our email address is BoxOffice@BarringtonStageCo.Org.

For any questions or concerns, please contact our box office by calling 413-236-8888 or emailing BoxOffice@BarringtonStageCo.Org.

This is likely due to the strength of your internet connection.

  • First, try refreshing your page. 
  • If refreshing does not work, you can try to view from another device OR 
  • Create a wired connection between your viewing device and internet source.
  • If someone else in your household is streaming at the same time, this may slow down your connection.

This is likely due to the strength of your internet connection.

  • First, try refreshing your page. 
  • If refreshing does not work, you can try to view from another device OR 
  • Create a wired connection between your viewing device and internet source.
  • If someone else in your household is streaming at the same time, this may slow down your connection.