Parties & Openings
April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening
April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala
March 31 – Hudson
Lil' Deb's Commitment Ceremony
Clowning Around at the Berkshire Fringe Gala
Summer culture in our region is defined by historic institutions such as Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow and the Berkshire Theatre Festival, which is why the edgy Berkshire Fringe Festival has been embraced by forward-thinking arts enthusiasts of all ages, who attended the opening night “gala” at the Daniel Arts Center on Monday, July 26. Accessible and avant garde, the Berkshire Fringe’s annual residency at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington (July 26 - August 16) is an opportunity to witness the shenanigans of a new generation of performing artists such as Sara Katzoff and Peter Wise (photo) who co-founded the Fringe with Timothy Ryan Olson.
Fringe gala committee members Hilary Somers Deely and Kate Morris; Vicki Bonnington and Carrie Saldo discovered they were both wearing outfits bought in New York’s Nolita from Sohung Designs.
Photographer Abby Webster and actress Emma Dweck, who appeared in Long Way Down on opening night; the Darrow School’s Maisie Deely and Dartmouth senior Mac Morris.
Tyler Parks and Bruce Glaseroff whose Pi Clowns troupe came from San Francisco to participate in the Fringe; they are performing “Slices of All” from July 29 - August 2
Karen Beaumont, head of the theater program at Bard College at Simon’s Rock who performed at the gala, with Adam Medina and Pooja; Heather Fisch who performed “Accordionic Odyssey” on opening night, writer Jeremy Goodwin, the director of communications at the Berkshire Museum, and Ava Dweck.
Strategic governance consultant Phil Deely with his son, Pip Deely; actress/dancer Karen Lee with the Dream Away Lodge’s Daniel Osman and real estate broker Nancy Kalodner.
Technical director Sandy Cleary-Wade with Albany Law School staff attorney Amy Lavine; Mezze Catering’s Nancy Thomas with Chris Amendola, the new chef at Allium.
Andrew P.Quick, Kelsey Custard & Leah Gardner who came from San Francisco with the Pi Clowns to perform “Slices of All” from July 29 - August 2