Berkshire Theatre Group has announced, in conjunction with "Call Me Melville," a staged reading of Moby Dick Rehearsed by Orson Welles, adapted from Herman Melville, with local actors, in The Garage on Friday, September 28 at 7:30pm.
Tickets to Moby Dick-Rehearsed are $10. Tickets may be purchased at the Colonial Ticket Office. Contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444. Ticket purchases can also be made 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. All plays, schedules, casting and prices are subject to change.
Moby Dick Rehearsed, Orson Welles' play within a play adaptation of Herman Melville's legendary novel, follows the young sailor, Ishmael, on his epic journey sailing across the world under the infamous Captain Ahab in pursuit of Moby Dick, the Great White Whale. Culminating in a colossal battle between man and beast, this staged reading will leave audiences on The Edge of their seats. Presented as a part of "Call Me Melville."
For more information about the performance, visit the website at www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org
The Colonial Theatre, founded in 1903, and Berkshire Theatre Festival, founded in 1928, are two of the oldest cultural organizations in the Berkshires. Having united in November of 2010 under the leadership of Artistic Director and CEO Kate Maguire, these two institutions are providing the Berkshires and beyond with the finest in live theatre, music, dance and the visual arts on five stages in Stockbridge, MA, Pittsfield, MA and Lenox, MA. The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (408 seats), cataloged by the National Register of Historic Places, was originally designed and built by Stanford White as the Stockbridge Casino in 1888. The intimate Unicorn Theatre (122 seats) is a home for emerging artists and new theatrical ideas. The Colonial in Pittsfield (780 seats) re-opened in August of 2006, following a $21 million restoration, and boasts pristine acoustics, classic gilded age architecture and state-of-the-art technical systems. BTG also performs at the newly built outdoor Neil Ellenoff stage at the Mount and at The Garage, a music venue located in the lobby of The Colonial. Together they serve over 100,000 patrons per year and reach over 10,000 students through their educational and outreach programs.
For more information on BTF call (413) 298-5536 and on The Colonial call (413) 448-8084. To purchase tickets, call (413) 997-4444 or (413) 298-5576 or go online to www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org.