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Orpheus in the Berkshires

July 14 - July 17 | Greylock WORKS
2016 Season

By Lucy Thurber
Directed by Laura Savia

A world premiere production made by and for the Berkshires!

This summer, WTF brings together professional theatre artists with Berkshire residents to create and perform new work. Born of the belief that theatre is central to understanding, building and maintaining community, this initiative invites the people of Western Massachusetts to be a part of the Festival’s creative process — not just as audience members, but on stage! Obie Award-winning playwright Lucy Thurber puts a new spin on the Orpheus myth, set in Western Massachusetts. When Orpheus, a teenage girl, realizes that something is amiss in her neighborhood, she embarks on a treacherous journey to save her hometown. Helmed by Festival Associate Director Laura Savia, and developed in collaboration with community partners, this World Premiere features a cast of 75 Berkshire residents performing alongside Festival actors.

YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT! Children of all ages are welcome! Presented free of charge for four nights only! And, to get involved, email

Performances are July 14-16 at 7:30PM and July 17 at 5PM.

Greylock WORKS, 508 State Road, North Adams, MA

Bring your blankets, pillows and a picnic!

Sponsored by

Funding for the research and community engagement for Orpheus in the Berkshires provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Additional support for Orpheus in the Berkshires provided by:

MountainOne Bank

Ellen J. Bernstein

This program is supported in part by grants from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshires and the Pittsfield Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.



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