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Will Call #7 — Summer Theatre Picks with Gail and Larry

John Douglas Thompson stars in Lolita Chakrabarti's, Red Velvet, as Ira Aldridge, the first African-American actor to play Othello; photo courtesy Shakespeare & Company
John Douglas Thompson stars in Lolita Chakrabarti's, Red Velvet, as Ira Aldridge, the first African-American actor to play Othello; photo courtesy Shakespeare & Company

PLUS: Music from Lexi Weege and The Sun Parade

John Douglas Thompson stars in Lolita Chakrabarti's "Red Velvet," as Ira Aldridge, the first African-American actor to play Othello; photo courtesy Shakespeare & Company
John Douglas Thompson stars in Lolita Chakrabarti’s “Red Velvet,” as Ira Aldridge, the first African-American actor to play Othello; photo courtesy Shakespeare & Company

This is not your average summer theatre “Best Bets” segment, I promise you. Larry Murray, founder and editor of Berkshire on Stage (among many other cultural connections) and Gail Burns, author of “Gail Sez” (ditto), start out with their forecasts for how the wind will blow across the boards in the Berkshires this season. Then, the conversation bends toward some of the big, really big, issues, affecting the vitality of the arts both at home and across the country. Keep Reading

Will Call #4 — “Inkless” Live Storytelling

Wenzl McGowen, James Muschler and Mike Wilbur of Moon Hooch; photo by Shervin Laine
Wenzl McGowen, Mike Wilbur, and James Muschler of Moon Hooch; photo by Shervin Laine

PLUS: Music from Moon Hooch, Munk Duane, and Wishbone Zoe; AND Tuesday Teas return to Williams College.

Wenzl McGowen, James Muschler and Mike Wilbur of Moon Hooch; photo by Shervin Laine
Wenzl McGowen, Mike Wilbur, and James Muschler of Moon Hooch; photo by Shervin Laine

 

This was a tremendously fun show to put together. Great music from local and reasonably local artists, news of live storytelling later this spring, and a chance to hear Williams College faculty authors discuss their latest works all make this an hour you won’t want to miss. Did we mention zombies and calculus? Check it out and leave us a comment below.

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Will Call #1 — Jim Shaw at MASS MoCA

Wedding of the Ear
Jim Shaw, Wedding of the Ear, 2013; courtesy the artist and MASSMoCA
Wedding of the Ear
Jim Shaw, Wedding of the Ear, 2013; courtesy the artist and MASSMoCA

We are thrilled to be “Entertaining Doubts” here on this, the first episode of “Will Call.” This podcast is a production of the Greylock Glass, and is a media collaboration with the Greylock Independent.

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