'The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls' is a comedy collectively written by Martha Ross, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Jennifer Brewin, Alisa Palmer and Leah Cherniak. WAM's production is the Berkshire Premiere of this Canadian play, which the Ottawa Citizen called 'a piece of theatre with warmth, humour and irresistible broadness of heart'. In keeping with WAM's double philanthropic mission, a portion of proceeds from the production will be donated to The Berkshire United Way Teen Pregnancy Initiative. The production will run November 3-20 at Barrington Stage Company Stage 2 in Pittsfield.
The play is a visit with the three Fine sisters. Jojo (Barbara Cardillo) is a university professor obsessed with Brecht, Jayne (Deann Simmons Halpe) is a bi-sexual corporate shark and Jelly (Karen Lee) is an eccentric artist who loves boxes. A poignant romp through the attic in the home of their recently-deceased father reminds the Fine sisters of their childhood and forces them to redefine their future together.
Thursday, November 3 @ 8:00- Preview Friday, November 4 @ 8:00-Opening Night Saturday, November 5 @ 8:00 Sunday, November 6 @ 3pm (followed by a talkback)
Friday, November 11 @ 8pm WAM SLAM* Saturday, November 12 @ 8pm Sunday, November 13 @ 3pm (followed by a talkback)
Friday, November 18 @ 8pm Saturday, November 19 @ 8pm Sunday, November 20 @ 3pm (followed by a talkback)
$25 Adults/$15 Students $20 Adults/$12 Students (November 3 Preview)
GROUP SALES: 10 tix for $15/each: Adult 10 tix for $10/each: Students
*WAM SLAM-This performance will be followed by a raffle/networking event post show with the cast in the Barrington Stage 2 Bar, sponsored by Mission Bar and Tapas. A perfect outing for groups, organizations and businesses. Contact Corissa Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to book your group tickets.
CAST: Barbara Cardillo (Jojo) Ms. Cardillo has been seen on stage at the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Boston Playwright's Theatre, and is a founding member of Royal Berkshire Improvisation Troupe. Karen Lee (Jelly) Ms. Lee's Berkshire acting credits include The Wharton Salon, Shakespeare & Company, New Stage Performing Arts Center and Mixed Company. Deann Simmons Halper (Jayne) Ms. Simmons Halper's credits include work off Broadway in New York City, as well as locally with Sharon Playhouse and Barrington Stage Company.
Kristen van Ginhoven-Director Corissa Bryant-Associate Producer Juliana von Haubrich-Scenic Design Arthur Oliver-Costume Design Brad Berridge-Sound Design Jeff Roudabush + Nick Webb-Lighting Design Ryan Winkles-Fight Choreographer Christopher Donovan-Stage Manager Tina Padgett-Assistant Stage Manager Emily Curro-Assistant Director/Dramaturge Enrico Spada-Graphic Design
ABOUT WAM Theatre:
Inspired by the book 'Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide' by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, WAM Theatre was founded in 2009 by professional theatre artists Kristen van Ginhoven and Leigh Strimbeck. WAM's philanthropic mission is two-fold; first, producing theatrical events for everyone, with a focus on women theatre artists and/or the stories of women and girls; second, to donate a portion of proceeds from those events to organizations that benefit women and girls. WAM Theatre is based in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and the Capital Region of New York State. www.WAMTheatre.com
To learn more about the Berkshire United Way Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative, go to www.berkshireunitedway.org.
Barrington Stage Company Stage 2 (View)
36 Linden Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201