….love? or hate?
As of March 18th at 8p the Town Players will celebrate their 90th year with the opening of the poignant play STOP KISS written by Diana Son and I’ll be making my “Berkshire Theater” debut in it.
Playing at the Barrington Stage 2 theater space in Pittsfield at 36 Linden St. our cast tells the story of two women in New York City who organically fall in love and suffer a nasty consequence because of it. As I said, this is my first time doing this kind of performance work here, so please, if you are coming…don’t tell me. I might barf.
Directed by John Trainor and Denise Roller (her directing debut), our cast includes the young (and very experienced) lions of the stage Kim Kirchner (Callie), Cody Miller (George), and Jerry Greene (Peter); three newbies, myself as Callie’s love interest Sara, former political figure Denis Guyer as Detective Cole and wordsmith Cheryl Nelsen as the good samaritan Mrs. Winsley; and veteran performer Monica Bliss drops in as the Nurse (she also does the costuming for the show).
In discussion with theater critic Jeffrey Borak yesterday, we discovered that this is possibly the first time Stop Kiss has been produced in this region and it seems to be timely considering the climate of intolerance that is once again before us.
The entire schedule looks like this: MARCH 18, 19, 25 + 26 at 8pm and March 20 and 27 at 2p. Tickets are $15 for reserved seating, with $12 tickets available for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more. A dinner/show option is also available for $37. Dinner at Jae’s Spice will include soup/salad/entree/dessert/wine/tax/tip. To make a reservation for the show, please call Town Players of Pittsfield at (413) 443-9279 or email your request to email@example.com.