PITTSFIELD MA - Whitney Center for the Arts announces its dynamic 2019 summer season.
In keeping with the Whit's tradition to present opera, the season opens with Mezzo Soprano Julie Rumbold in The Human Voice or La voix humaine by Francis Poulenc, a sensuous and devastating one-woman opera sung in English with Nathaniel Baker on Piano running June 28th through June 30th. The evening will begin with a brief performance by Emma Pizza, solo violinist.
Next up is New York City's 92nd Street Y favorite Harvey Granat, Live in Concert. Harvey Granat will perform his popular cabaret Birth of the American Songbook, making the American songbook come to life for one-night only at the Whit on Monday, July 1st at 8pm. Working with local actor and Whit favorite, Brittany Nicholson, Monica Bliss will direct Dael Orlandersmith's powerful one-woman play, Until the Flood. Until the Flood explores the social unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager, Michael Brown. Until the Flood runs July 12th through July 21st. In August, the Whit is pleased to present "discontent", a new work by Whit favorite, Caroline Fairweather, which will be produced by Ghostlit Repertory Theatre Company. "discontent", a faced-paced take of beauty and revenge, is a devised riff on Richard III that explores the relationship between women & bodies, children & legacy, and union & loneliness. "discontent" will run for one weekend, August 23rd through the 25th. In September, director Jackie Degiorgis takes on Orion, a beautiful play by Matthew McLachlan which examines those love relationships that end, but never really leave us. Orion runs September 13th through September 22nd. Tickets will be available for sale at www.thewhit.org.
Located at 42 Wendell Avenue in Downtown Pittsfield, the Whitney Center for the Arts, a presenting and producing arts center, has two world-class art galleries and presents Comedies, Dramas, Musicals, Concerts, Opera Nights, Cabarets plus events for teens and children in an intimate performance venue.