Parties & Openings
July 7 – Rhinebeck
Wilderstein Summer Party
July 6 – Stockbridge
Multicultural BRIDGE Gala
July 2 – Williamstown
Dance We Must Opening
Shakespeare & Company Honors Michael A. Miller
Amy Krzanik reports from Lenox. Despite the heat on Saturday, June 30, a sold-out crowd gathered at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. for its annual fundraising gala. This year’s event saw the highest attendance yet, as supporters and friends came out to honor longtime board member Michael A. Miller [at left with his wife, actress Annette Miller], who has been a steadfast supporter of the Company for the last 25 years. A cocktail hour was followed by a one-night-only performance featuring music from three members of the Silkroad Ensemble (Shaw Pong Liu, Michi Wiancko and Kaoru Watanabe) and Company actors performing short pieces from some of their most memorable roles. Although the event feted Miller, he was quick to mention, in his post-performance address, that it was really a night to honor the 40 years of hard work by the entire Company. The funds raised go toward education opportunities for children and young adults — reaching more than 50,000 students annually — as well as the Shakespeare in the Courts program for adolescent offenders in Berkshire County, actor training and more.
Steve and Shari Ashman with Artistic Director Allyn Burrows; actors Elizabeth Aspenlieder, Deann Halper and Gus Halper.
Hannah and Yehuda Hanani with Elaine Berger; Dennis Krausnick and Tina Packer.
Andrea and Arthur Waldstein with board member Jeff Friedman and Roberta Friedman.
Bill Pinhas, Anne Lees, Managing Director Adam Davis and Jim Lees; Atalanta Siegel, Tamara Hickey and Cloteal L. Horne.
Actors Deaon Griffin-Pressley and Nehassaiu deGannes flank Woody Exley; Michael Miller’s son, Bruce Miller, and his grandchildren, Loren and Joe.
Corinna May in the evening’s performance; Events kicked off with cocktails in the shade outside the Tina Packer Playhouse.
Nehassaiu deGannes in the evening’s performance.