This Season's Productions
BCC Boland Theater
Board of Directors
Synopsis of the Show :
The play consists of monologues by women who have learned to cope with change, loss, lack of love and aging in their own unique, unconventional ways. Some face reality squarely and find ways of compensating, while others retreat into fantasy or ritual. Beneath their odd and sometime bizarre behaviors, we catch glimpses of ordinary people whose needs and emotions are not very different from our own, who share in our common humanity.
15 Minutes - An actress describes her experience on stage as a lacerating exposure of her inner self, and ponders turning the tables on the audience.
Scraps - A homemaker copes with her boredom and feeling of insignificance by escaping into the fantasy world of Oz.
Clear Glass Marbles - A young woman gives an emotional account of how her mother dealt with her impending death.
Rodeo - A young woman who grew up riding broncos in the ring laments the commercialization and loss of community in the rodeo.
Twirler - A young girl's enthusiasm for baton twirling becomes an obsession involving a bizarre and dangerous religious ritual.
Lamps - An elderly woman describes the gradual loss of people in her life and the growing importance of certain objects that have meaning for her, especially the lamps she gradually extinguishes.
Handler - A young Southern woman recounts her family's religious practice of handling snakes, its tragic consequences, and her own experience as a snake handler.
Dragons - A woman in labor believes she is giving birth to a dragon.
French Fries - A destitute old woman dreams of being allowed to live at McDonald's.
Marks - A woman who narrowly escaped an attack is "marked", and her life is changed in a surprising way.
Random Pictures from the Production
All pictures, costumes and set designs copyright ©(c)20xx Townplayers of Pittsfield, Inc.
Diedre Bollinger - Fifteen Minutes
Lisa Weinstein - Scraps
Barbara Cardillo - Clear Glass Marbles
Melissa Quirk - Rodeo
Bobbi Greeen - Twirler
Joan Coombs - Lamps
Janna Delgado - Handler
Sarah Cooke - Dragons
Melanie Rivers - FrenchFries
Jennifer Young - Marks
Productions are at Berkshire Community College's Koussevitzky Arts Center
Robert Boland Theater
Berkshire Community College is located at 1350 West Street in Pittsfield
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