THEATER: Spend “An Intimate Evening with Death, Herself” [Berkshire on Stage]
Douglass Truth, a well-known painter, performer and former Berkshires resident who was the first artist to join Pittsfield’s Storefront Artist Project, returns to the Berkshires this month for an art show and series of performances at the Dreamaway Lodge in Becket.
“An Intimate Evening with Death, Herself” is a 90-minute one-woman show about a middle-aged waitress who meets Death in a bar, and 49 days later, replaces him. Douglass Truth is Dorothy, a meatloaf-phobic waitress. She goes to a bar after a bad day on the cafeteria line and meets Tod, who turns out to be the Grim Reaper. In the course of an understated, unpretentious, poignant and tender, droll and massively ambitious performance, Dorothy helps her audience relate to death without flinching and with abundant amusement.
“An Intimate Evening with Death, Herself” will be performed Sunday (September 25) at 8pm, at the Dreamaway Lodge, in Becket. There will be a tip jar available for donations to support Dorothy’s work.