Will Eno et al Featured in Barrington Stage Company's 10X10 NORTH PLAY FESTIVAL, 2/16 - 26


Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, will host ten 10-minute plays as part of the 10X10 On North New Play Festival. Performances are February 16 through 26 at BSC Stage 2 (36 Linden Street).

10x10 On North, the Berkshires’ first-ever winter contemporary arts festival, was spearheaded by Barrington Stage in partnership with the City of Pittsfield. The festival will enliven downtown Pittsfield with a dynamic mix of new art, dance, music, theatre, and more, including BSC’s New Play Festival.

“We found ten exciting playwrights and six versatile actors who will create a diverse and lively world of stories in all genres, spinning off the theme of ‘Entrances & Exits’," said Julianne Boyd from her office. “The plays we’re presenting are about people connecting with each other in various ways - funny, sad, cautious, competitive, half-hearted, romantic, and even hostile.”

“God in the Goat” by Suzanne Bradbeer. On a stoop in New York City, a member of the paparazzi starts a conversation with an old girlfriend of the celebrity who recently passed away in the building across the street. With Lily Balsen and Matt Neely; Directed by Frank La Frazia.

“Another Cup of Coffee” by Cait Weisensee. A man cares for his wife, who is suffering from a degenerative brain disease and cannot remember the facts—big or small— from moment to moment. With Robert Zukerman, Peggy Pharr Wilson and Emily Taplin Boyd; Directed by David Sernick.

“Tenderness” by Maureen McGranaghan. A young woman wakes up in the middle of the night, to find the man she had just slept with sneaking away. With Emily Taplin Boyd and Ryland Thomas; Directed by Tom Gladwell.

“The Story” by Mikhail Horowitz. In an absurdist scene, two men in a cave discuss how to tell a good story. With Robert Zukerman and Matt Neely; Directed by Mark St Germain.

“Lannie’s Lament” by Jacqueline Goldfinger. A Southern Gothic tale about Little Lannie and a funeral. With Peggy Pharr Wilson; Directed by Mark St Germain.

“Things I Left on Long Island” by Sara Cooper. A young woman moves back home to Long Island to live with her mother, grandmother and younger brother. With Lily Balsen, Peggy Pharr Wilson, Ryland Thomas, and Robert Zukerman; Directed by Julianne Boyd.

“Lunch with Amanda” by Chris Newbound. A man seeks out a woman at lunch after he accidentally hits her with a softball during a company game. With Lily Balsen and Ryland Thomas; Directed by Frank La Frazia

“Behold the Coach, In a Blazer, Uninsured” by Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Eno. " A sports coach, in a press conference, reckons with winning, losing, and certain areas of the Universe. With Matt Neely; Directed by Mark St. Germain.

“Total Expression” by Marisa Smith. An American woman gets some unexpected advice from a Russian model. With Emily Taplin Boyd, Peggy Pharr Wilson and Robert Zukerman; Directed by Tom Gladwell.

“Fugu” by Laura Shaine. Two couples meet as part of an ongoing culinary rivalry as to which couple can prepare the most obscure haute gourmet dinner. Matt Neely, Lily Balsen, Emily Taplin Boyd, and Ryland Thomas; Directed by Julianne Boyd.

Natasha Sinha is Associate Producer, Jeff Roudabush is lighting designer, Andy Reynolds is sound designer and Michael Andrew Rodgers is production stage manager.

Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are $15 Thursday evening and Saturday/Sunday matinees; $20 Friday and Saturday evening. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Barrington Stage Box Office at 413-236-8888 or visit www.barringtonstageco.org. Barrington Stage Company’s Box Office is located at 30 Union Street in Downtown Pittsfield.

About 10X10 On North
The 10X10 On North festival is a collaborative effort, spearheaded by Barrington Stage Company, with partners the Beacon Cinema, Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF), Downtown Pittsfield Inc., Gallery 25, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts and the City of Pittsfield, Mission Bar + Tapas and Y Bar, New Stage Performing Arts Center, Pittsfield Bra & Girl and Shawn’s Barber Shop, among others. 10X10 on North is generously sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, Berkshire Gas, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Berkshire Eagle is the lead media sponsor. Visit www.discoverpittsfield.com/10x10 or www.facebook.com/10x10 for more information.

About Barrington Stage Company
Barrington Stage Company, a professional award-winning Equity regional theatre located in the heart of the Berkshires, in Pittsfield, MA , was co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. Barrington Stage's mission is three-fold: to present top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways to bringing new audiences into the theatre—especially young people. Barrington Stage garnered national attention in 2004 when it workshopped, and premiered William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin's musical hit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which later transferred to Broadway's Circle-in-the-Square Theatre where it won two Tony Awards and played more than 1,000 performances. In 2009/2010 Barrington Stage produced the world premiere of Mark St. Germain's Freud's Last Session, which later moved Off-Broadway to the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater and then to New World Stages and has played more than 500 performances. Barrington Stage was voted “Best Live Theatre” by The Berkshire Eagle readers in 2011 and was named “Best Theatre Company” in Metroland’s Best of the Capital Region 2009-2011.

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