The pre-Broadway workshop of FOUND arrives at Berkshire Theatre Group's Colonial Theatre September 21 and September 22.
Based on Davy Rothbart's popular Found magazine comes a new musical comedy about the things we've lost and the ways they bring us together. Tony-nominated book writer Hunter Bell joins composer/lyricist Eli Bolin to create the semi-autobiographical account of Davy's life and loves as he performs around the country and imagines the stories behind the discarded notes, diaries, love letters, to-do lists, photographs -- anything that is a glimpse into someone else's life. Like the highly-lauded magazine and books, this theatrical phenomenon is a one-of-a-kind, multi-media musical experience that is the true embodiment of the adage, "One man's trash is another man's treasure.”
Brought to life by the Story Pirates, one of New York's most critically-acclaimed comedy troupes, and directed by Lee Overtree, FOUND is an original musical set against a backdrop of the hilarious and heart-breaking real notes and letters from the pages of Found magazine, as they come to life on stage. When Davy meets and falls for Kate, a schoolteacher, he is forced to choose between his wild existence on the road and a life with her. FOUND explores not just the things, but the people we find in life and proves we all have stories worth telling.
FOUND has became a worldwide cultural craze that has produced 3 best-selling books, 9 magazines, appearances on The David Letterman Show, a feature on20/20, multiple international tours, CDs and websites. Prior productions of the show have also appeared at The Actors Playhouse (NYC), Ars Nova (NYC), the Bumpershoot Festival (Seattle) and the Williamstown Theatre Festival (Massachusetts). FOUND is produced by Victoria Lang, Benjamin Salka and Eva Price, with set design by David Gallo.
Performances are Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 2pm & 8pm. Tickets are $25 for all performances with a $75 VIP ticket for September 22nd at 8pm, which includes a pre-show reception with Randy Harrison and other Broadway favorites. Tickets for students are $20. Contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South St., Pittsfield, MA by calling 413-997-4444 or the Stockbridge Campus Ticket Office at 83 East Main Street, by calling 413-298-5576. Tickets can also be bought online at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. Ticket Offices are 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.