Double Take Fringe - online sales are over but tix at the door! Look for Green Tent at Artsblock!
Eggtooth Productions (formerly Old Deerfield) is proud to take over downtown Greenfield for the fifth year in a row with Double Take Fringe! 8 different shows in 8 different venues, twice a night for two nights, all in walking distance! A weekend pass for 20 bucks gets you into everything. Each show is between 30 - 45 minutes long. And times will be announced a bit later. Here's the run down in no particular order:
Staged reading of Breastless by Laurel Turk, directed by Melissa Redwin. One woman's determinedly truthful exploration of body image and sexuality after double mastectomy. Intimate monologues are juxtaposed with wry humor, song, and movement. Anyone with a body will find something to relate to in this piece. (Not recommended for children under 13.) 9 Mill Street
Genuine Cousin of Pearl by Jonathan Caws-Elwitt. A slightly surreal, more than somewhat silly new one-act comedy featuring eccentric cousins, a hereditary ticket booth, and a thoroughly Grouchoesque family lawyer. When the death of an ancient grandmother reunites Pearl with her cousins the family absurdity comes into full flower. 345 Main Street
Innocent Kind of Love by Rachel F. Hirsch, directed by Kathryn McNall. A dark story that explores the expectations and standards we put on love in today's society. Do we choose love or does love choose us? Wheelhouse, 289 Main Street
I'm Herbert by Robert Anderson directed by Chris Rohmann, is about two old, old people sitting on a porch in a pair of rocking chairs and talking. Just talkingand of course they don't know how funny they are. Each has had one or more previous marriages and perhaps a few flings, but they are hazy as to details. In fact, they don't always know which one the other one is. GCTV
John Reese is directing The Sand Box by Edward Albee, Shel Silverstein's The Best Daddy, and The Tarantino Variation, playwright Seth Kramer's tribute to the disturbing spirit of Quentin Tarantino's artistry. Often dark, always funny, and perpetually witty examinations of the human condition performed by nine of the Valley's most talented local actors. 4th Floor Artsblock, 289 Main Street
Silverthorne Theater Two related one-act plays by Jane Anderson. Lynette Has Beautiful Skin and Lynette At 3 A.M. Two dramedies that explore the emotional needs and frustrations, from the title character's perspective, of a contemporary young coupel in a romantic relationship. Studio Seven 229-231 Main Street
The Water Project by Emma Ayers. A curious writer with a tape recorder finds an old woman and preserves her memories of a small town gone, as if in amber. While The Water Project is written about the Quabbin Valley, 1920's-1949's, water has always been a currency used by the rich to control the poor. Artsblock Mainstage. 289 Main Street
Another Chance, Name Tag, and Attention Is Inevitable. Three short one-act plays written, directed and performed by students from the Greenfield Center School 8th Grade co-directed by Bob Strachota. These teens have created a sophisticated and exciting night of theater that are suitable for all audiences. Hope and Olive Upstairs, 44 Hope Street
And for $7 more you can be part of the after party featuring The Butterfly Swing Band! Playing hot classical swing grooves from the 20's 30's & 40's with their unique style of creative improvisation, spontaneous riffing, & sizzling solos.
289 Main Street
Greenfield, MA 01301