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By Dean Imperial

Wednesday, July 15th



Harper is a comedy about Glenn & Cindy, a couple living together in NYC, whose relationship is tested when Cindy’s bohemian, on-and-off ex-boyfriend comes to the city for a visit.  Glenn is suspicious, but does his best to welcome Harper and keep an open mind. However, as the night progresses things begin to get complicated. A new comedy with an edge from the playwright of Happy Hour, featured in this year’s Gala.


Readings are free, but reservations are recommended. Reserve your tickets through the Mahaiwe theater:

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

14 Castle Street

Great Barrington , MA 01230

Box Office: 413-528-0100


This season’s free staged reading series continues…

July 29th- Match by Jennifer Maisel

August 12th- Some Old Black Man by James Tyler, starring Roger Robinson

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Our mission is to provide the playwright with space to create. The Berkshire Playwrights Lab provides an opportunity for emerging and established playwrights to find a secure berth where they can develop new work and/or explore new avenues of creativity. Without a commitment to nurturing new voices and new talent, the American theater is losing promising playwrights. The Lab was created to provide playwrights the opportunity to develop their work and more than 30 short and 35 full-length plays have been presented under the BPL banner since its inception in 2007.

Founded by Joe Cacaci, Jim Frangione, Bob Jaffe, and Matthew Penn, the Berkshire Playwrights Lab is the area’s only theater dedicated exclusively to encouraging, developing, and presenting new plays. Through readings, workshops and fully-staged productions, the Lab provides emerging and established writers with a professional and creative environment, while offering audiences the engaging and provocative opportunity to share in the dramatic evolution of premiere works.

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