Parties & Openings
April 22 – E. Chatham
Habitat For Humanity Brunch
April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening
April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala
The Berkshire Fringe Takes Center Stage
On Monday at the Daniel Arts Center of Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, the Berkshire Fringe kicked off its fourth season with “Eating It,” a fundraising party featuring local foods and a performance honoring the tomato that concluded with the serving of a suckling pig onstage by Fire Roasted Catering’s Jeremy Stanton whose children, Maia and Kyle (photo), passed hors d’oeuvres. The festival runs July 16 - August 4, and tickets are just $15 for each event; a season pass for all six live shows is $69.
Fire Roasted Catering chef/proprietor Jeremy Stanton, who roasted a suckling pig from his brother’s North Plain Farm in Great Barrington for the party, with his fiancee, veterinarian Emily Newman; Marguerite De Santis with her daughter Sara Katzoff,one of the co-founders of the Berkshire Fringe.
Berkshire Buzz columnist Bess Hochstein with Great Barrington shopkeeper and Indiana Jones star Karen Allen, who’s on Berkshire Fringe’s Advisory Board.
Actresses Joan Bruemmer and Jessica Cerullo, whose Miracle Tomato, a performance piece, will play at the festival July 16 and 18-20; John & Laurie Coyle with Berkshire Fringe co-counder Peter Wise
Berkshire Fringe co-founder Timothy Ryan Olson with actress Maisie Sedgwick Deely and her father, Phil Deely.
Actress Hilary Deely. who’s on the Berkshire Fringe Advisory Board, and boutique owner and stylist Petria May; Shelly Williams, the chef/owner of the new Haven cafe in Lenox, with Pittsfield lawyer Vicki Bonnington.
Actors Rebecca Weiss and Benjamin Leahy, who performed in a special version of the Miracle Tomato before the party; Judy & George Veale.
Orion magazine publisher Marion Gilliam, Kate Morris and Willie Laidlaw.