Parties & Openings
April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening
April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala
March 31 – Hudson
Lil' Deb's Commitment Ceremony
Berkshire Theatre Festival Celebrates at The Mount
The Berkshires’ arts scene depends on volunteers and donations of every type, which was clear at the Berkshire Theatre Festival party at The Mount on July 26 that honored Betsey McKearnan and raised funds for BTF’s education programs. She was serenaded by the cast of Candide and saluted by scores of guests, including the mother/daughter dynamic duo of Jane & Nancy Fitzpatrick (photo left), the indefatigable philanthropists who are as responsible as any two people for the Berkshires’ cultural bounty.
Berkshire Theatre Festival’s commitment to nurturing and training the next generation of theater artists was evident by the dozens of young faces at the gala, including Melanie Siegel, Arne Gjelten, Betsy Lippitt, and Molly Gray.
Hans Broek and Rebecca Carman; Tyler Gutowsky and Elizabeth Ard
Frank Lafrazia, BTF associate producer Liz Zieminski and landscape architect Craig Okerstrom-Lang
Doro Lambert, Jody Moss and Betsy McKearnan; The Mount’s Susan Wissler with WAMC’s Alan Chartock and BTF artistic director and CEO Kate Maguire.
Alex Hill, the son of BTF’s Kate Maguire, with Rob McFadyen, who’s in Candide; actor Jonathan Epstein, who will be in Ibsen’s Ghosts on the Main Stage (August 11 - 29) with his wife, Ariel Bock, BTF’s director of development.
Wendy Philbrick and Edward Baptiste