Berkshire Playwrights Lab Celebrates a Decade of Original Plays [Berkshire on Stage]
Berkshire Playwrights Lab is celebrating its tenth anniversary and its new home at Saint James Place in Great Barrington with a celebration today (Friday, June 9). BPL kicked off the year with the Radius Playwrights Festival, which featured new short plays created by six local writers within a 50-mile radius of Great Barrington and filled the new performance space to capacity. BPL will continue its Staged Reading Series on Wednesdays June 28, July 12 & July 26, and will cap off the summer with a full three-week production of Some Old Black Man, a play that began its history with BPL as a Staged Reading in 2015.
Today’s anniversary celebration begins with a 7pm party for Underwriter and Patron ticket holders that includes a silent auction, followed by a performance at 8:30pm (house opens for show-only ticket holders at 8pm), and a reconvening of the gathering for Underwriters and Patron ticket holders post-show. The performance will be a revue of some of the best short plays performed at BPL galas through the years, which have always featured professional stage and screen actors, many very well-known. The cost for the party and performance is $250 per Underwriter ticket; $150 per Patron ticket; and show-only tickets for $50 per person.