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BERKSHIRE GROWN

STAIR GALLERIES

ELYSE HARNEY

Mahaiwe Tent

Parties & Openings


Nov. 18 – Pittsfield
Festival of Trees

Nov. 15 – G. Barrington
Indwe Learning Center Benefit

Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

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Barrington Stage Celebrates Its Possible Dreams

Lisa Green reports from Pittsfield. Last year, Barrington Stage Company celebrated its 20th season, and this year it marks ten years since its move from Sheffield to Pittsfield, turning what some may have deemed impossible into an astonishingly successful venture. With Don Quixote-like spirit, the company’s season opened with “Man of La Mancha,” which served as part one of the June 13th Fiesta Grande gala (preceded with a proclamation read by Pittsfield’s mayor Dan Bianchi deeming it Barrington Stage Day). Guests then followed the red footsteps painted on the sidewalk to the Boys and Girls Club of Pittsfield for a Spanish-themed reception, silent auction and dinner, catered by MAX Ultimate. Above: Artistic Director Julianne Boyd is flanked by Sydelle Blatt and Lee Blatt, patrons who made the purchase of the second stage possible.


“Man of La Mancha” cast members Lyonel Reneau and Chris Ramirez with Matthew Krob, a musical theatre apprentice; Tom Buckley of The Greylock Marketing Group, Joe Scoco, Michelle Denyes and Raya Buckley.


Mary Ann Quinson, Barrington Stage Company’s board chair, with Joshua Taylor, Madeline Hooper and Ian Hooper.


Arlene Schiff of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and Gary Schiff of T.D. Wealth Management; Kathleen Jaffe and Al Jaffe, a former vice president of ESPN.


Brian Prather, set designer and an associate artist for Barrington Stage, Erin Keller and playwright Mark St. Germain; Philip Oppenheimer and Mary Oppenheimer.


State Senator Ben Downing and his wife, Micaelah Morrill, Fiesta Grande’s honorary chairs.


Herman Rotenberg and Gayle Rotenberg, owners of Unusual Wedding Rings and More; David Glodt and Marita Glodt, president of the board of directors.


Susie Hirschfield and Joan Toder; real estate agents Nancy Kalodner of Benchmark Real Estate and Kim Wilder of Barnbrook Realty.


Merry band of Pittsfield residents: Lauren Mangiardi, Michael Cummings, Lisa Cummings, Lucy Krzysztof, Mark Krzysztof, Victoria Cummings, Ray Parrott and Jennifer Parrott.


Gala Chair Debra Miersma and painter Michael Rousseau; novelist and translator Hester Velmans with Joel Millonzi and Kate Millonzi.


Artistic Director Julianne Boyd introduces the principal cast members: Jeff McCarthy (Cervantes/Don Quixote), Felicia Boswell (Aldonza/Dulcenea), Tom Alan Robbins (Sancho Panza) and Todd Horman (Padre); Flamenco artists set the scene at the reception.


Greeting the guests at the gala: a straw Don Quixote created by Michael Melle.

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