Tom Stoppard Comedy Headed for Ghent Playhouse as “Heroes” Opens Friday [Berkshire on Stage]

January 22nd, 2015, 1:00 pm by Sara
John Trainor, George Filieau and William Sanderson in “Heroes” (photo: Daniel Region)

John Trainor, George Filieau and William Sanderson in “Heroes” (photo: Daniel Region)

The Ghent Playhouse, off Route 66 in Columbia County, will present Heroes, Tom Stoppard’s translation of Gerald Sibleyras’ play Le Vent de Peupliers, directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher. The comedy opens Friday (January 23) and will play through Sunday, February 8.

The story: In 1959, at a French retirement home for ex-servicemen, three WWI veterans spend their days sharing past glories, irritating each other and gossiping about unbearable fellow “inmates.” Only the genius of Tom Stoppard can take such a bittersweet crawl-to-the-end-of-life scenario and turn it into a hysterical romp, as the Great War heroes plan their escape.

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Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan and Their New Bluegrass Duo Project @ the Colonial on Thursday [Berkshire on Stage]

October 15th, 2014, 11:00 am by Sara

by Larry Murray

When it comes to banjo and fiddle, bluegrass lovers love the old hands the best, but there are some youngsters that are preparing to step into the boots of the great legends. Foremost among them are Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan who have certainly proved themselves in front of audiences all across the country. Now they are on a national tour together, having put together an unusual evening that will hold any music lover spellbound.

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