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| 'CREATED EQUAL'|
Lenox, 7 p.m.
It doesn’t require appreciation of recent events to prove that the promise of the Declaration of Independence has been broken by Americans—often, as history is awash with examples. "Created Equal" is an evening of staged readings of four short plays by Jesse Waldinger, illustrating little-known stories of some victims of oppression. "Created Equal," featuring professional actors directed by Barbara Waldinger, will be staged at Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad St. Admission is $20.
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THE ARTSLAND FESTIVAL
|THURSDAY - AUGUST 24, 2017|
Three directors. Three countries. One Festival. The ArtsLand Foundation, a Boston-based leading producer and promoter of Eastern European and Eurasian theater, brings three preeminent directors from Armenia, Russia, and Uzbekistan to MASS MoCA this August. Distinct in their style and approach to directing, Vahan Badalyan, Lev Erenburg, and Boris Gafurov share a commitment to live theater and a passion for ensemble acting. Each director will workshop one project with American. MASS MoCA
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CELEBRATION OF SHAKESPEARE'S 40TH SEASON
Lenox, 8:30 p.m.
In celebration of the company's 40th Season, Shakespeare & Company presents a special August event series, Storytellers and Songwriters. Each event will explore various characters through solo performances by veteran Company artists, many including live music and original compositions from acclaimed musicians and songwriters, including Michi Wiancko, Kris Delmhorst, and the BSO Tanglewood Music Composer Fellows. All pieces will be performed in the Tina Packer Playhouse and tickets range from $20 to $50.
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JUDITH BLACK AS LUCY STONE, MEET LUCY STONE
|SATURDAY - AUGUST 26, 2017|
Adams, 3 p.m.
Judith Black will portray Lucy Stone in a first person presentation about a renown suffragist and abolitionist. This event will follow the “Anthony Family Reunion BBQ” and the unveiling of “The Hands of Friendship” exhibit. Location: Stay tuned for more information
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BKBX OPEN SHARE STUDIO
Lanesborough, 2 p.m.
Broken Box Mime Theater will be in residence at the Bennington Center for the Arts from August 24th-27th. Winners of the 2016 New York Innovative Theatre Awards for Outstanding Ensemble, Performance Art, and Choreography/Movement, BKBX is back in the studio to create new work that activates the imagination of their audiences, contemporizes the art of mime, and reminds us all of the power of simple storytelling. Join us on Sunday, August 27th at 2pm to learn about contemporary mime, collaborative process, and how simple storytelling can be a vehicle for impactful theater. The Bennington Center for the Arts will be offering a 10% discount on any new memberships or renewals made on this day which, among other benefits, will allow you free access to our galleries and exhibits year round! Located at 44 Gypsy Lane in Bennington, Vermont. www.thebennington.org
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