WAM’s November Production of “Attic, Pearls and Three Fine Girls” is a Premiere [Berkshire on Stage]

November 2nd, 2011, 3:00 pm by Sara
The Attic, the Pearls, and Three Fine Girls

Thanks to WAM Theatre, in November you are going to have a chance to meet the three Fine sisters (seen above in photo by Enrico Spada) in a whacky and wonderful play with the unwieldy title of The Attic, The Pearls, and Three Fine Girls. (Attic and Pearls for short.) It was workshopped, improvised, and created by a quintet of Canadian writers: Jennifer Brewin, Leah Cherniak, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Alisa Palmer, and Martha Ross.

The production will be the Berkshire Premiere of Attic and Pearls 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 Prevention Initiative. The production will run November 3-20 at Barrington Stage Company Stage 2 in Pittsfield.

A Curious Play

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As critic Russ Hunt noted in his review (link) of an earlier production, we meet “The three Fine sisters, reunited uncomfortably by the death of their father. Excess runs rampant, until by the finish we’re watching a half-clothed lesbian power broker, a nearly psychotic frustrated academic, and a certifiably loony pregnant conceptual artist wrestling over an ancient yellow chiffon dress, a tambourine, and a cake knife in a deserted attic. Excessive? You bet. Funny? For sure. Significant and moving? Well, surprisingly, yes to that too.”

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