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Parties & Openings

Feb. 10 – Hudson
BlkQueer Romantics Reception

Feb. 3 – Hudson
Winter Blast

Jan. 25 – North Adams
The 50 Card Project Reception

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Shakespeare & Company Celebrates the Bard’s Birthday

Rural Intelligence Parties and OpeningsShakespeare & Company celebrated the Bard’s 444th birthday in Lenox on Wednesday night with a party and performance that featured excerpts from the company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which has traveled 20,000 miles this winter to play before more than 40,000 students. There were also scenes from two plays that will premiere this summer: Bad Dates by Theresa Rebeck and The Goatwoman of Corvis County by Christine Whitley.  There was music by a young indie band from Albany, Citizen Genet, that did a rock and roll version of “Willow,” the traditional English song from Othello. And in inimitable and irreverent Shakespeare & Company fashion, managing director Nicholas Puma Jr. led the audience in an old-fashioned-sing along of Cole Porter’s wickedly witty “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” from Kiss Me, Kate.

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Journalist Bess Hochstein with Nicholas Puma Jr, Shakespeare & Company’s managing director; Sophia Garder, the theater company’s manager, wore a costume to sell raffle tickets during the reception.

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Pam Johnson with Christopher Sink, the former managing director of Shakespeare & Company, and John MacClaren, the director of administration and finance for Bard College at Simon’s Rock; Writer Judy Linscott with Sarah O’Connell of Salisbury Bank and Ann Usher of Crane & Co.

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Cooking teacher Pooja Karina with accordionist and clown Heather Fisch; Jean Wolfersteig and Lois Walsh who teaches art at Marist College.

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The BIFFMA Bunch: Gary Hill, the Church Street Gallery’s Denise Ulick, photographer Kevin Sprague and Berkshire International Film Festival founder Kelley Vickery

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