“Dark” Descends on Great Barrington as the End of the World Play Moves into Mixed Company [Berkshire on Stage]

February 20th, 2014, 1:00 pm by Sara
A cataclysm. Survival. Desperation in the dark. With music and an exercise bike. (photo:  Glenn Koetzner)

A cataclysm. Survival. Desperation in the dark. With music and an exercise bike.
(photo: Glenn Koetzner)

Set in the aftermath of a cataclysmic event, “DARK” chronicles one family‚Äôs attempt to survive in a small cabin atop a lonely mountain. Stylized physical action, dark comedy and hauntingly beautiful songs unravel a story of desperation, resilience and hope.

Building on the original premiere, this new version of “DARK” is from Kickwheel Ensemble Theatre and is directed by Adam Sugarman. It includes architectural adjustments to the script, a heightened sense of style within the piece and the addition of a revised sound score, performed live by Peter Wise.

Conceived and developed by Kickwheel in 2012, “DARK,” written by Timothy Ryan Olson with original music by Peter Wise, received its world premiere at the 8th annual Berkshire Fringe festival. Inspired by audience feedback and ongoing interest in the project, the company has spent the last several months in the lab work-shopping, re-imagining and streamlining the piece with an eye towards a US and UK tour in 2016.

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The Best Dark Beer On Earth

October 26th, 2009, 3:51 pm by Sara

The October issue of Men’s Journal – I know, but Viggo Mortensen was on the cover – chose the top 25 American beers. Taking the top spot for best dark beer was none other than Three Philosophers, from Cooperstown’s Ommegang Brewery, described as:

“a blend of two classic Belgian styles, strong dark ale and cherry lambic, this beer perfectly combines dark warming goodness and hints of chocolate, cherry and coffee, making it the best night-hued ale on Earth.”

I think they liked it.


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