Parties & Openings
July 26 - Lenox
Berkshire Film & Media's Posh Picnic
July 25 - Stockbridge
Naumkeag's Summer Cocktail Party
July 25 - Kinderhook
Katchkie Farm's Benefit Dinner
July 25 - Washington
Hollister House's Garden Party
Stargazing in Salisbury: Jill Clayburgh, Ed Herrmann & Co.
For 90 un-airconditioned minutes, Jill Clayburgh and Edward Herrmann showed how great actors perform in a hot, humid New England church for no money: they perform with the same grace and gusto as if it were an opening night on Broadway. Joined onstage by Star Herrmann, Rick Trabucco and Gail Sheehy in Sheehy’s play Chasing the Tiger (based on Passages in Caregiving and directed by Gretchen Cryer), they made the sold-out audience (including Cornwall’s Sam Waterston with Clayburgh, left) laugh, weep and re-think what it means for husbands and wives when one partner gets ill and the other becomes the caregiver. Although a difficult subject, it was an appropriate one for a fundraiser for CMHA Northwest Center for Family Services, which provides mental health services to the community.
Laurie Dunham and literary agent Linda Michaels; CMHA’s Melinda Smolkin and Priscilla McCord.
Edward Herrmann, Star Herrmann and Rick Trabucco, who performed together in Chasing the Tiger.
Terry & Joel Cohen; Neil Humphreys and Mary Oppenheimer.
Nancy Rath, Jack O’Connell and Sharon Doty.
Andy Szymanowicz of Sol Flower Farm, a CSA and farm shop in Ancramdale, and Rick Trabucco; Anita Waxman, Tom Dokton, Susan Gallin.