A Conversation with 'The Puppetmaster' and A Trip to See the Show
At 1 p.m. on Monday, September 10, the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents the program "A Conversation with 'The Puppetmaster'," with Joby Earle, star of the Berkshire Theatre Festival's Unicorn Theatre production of "The Puppetmaster of Lodz," and Kate Maguire, the Artistic Director and CEO of the Berkshire Theatre Group. Open to the public and at a cost of $3, the program will be held at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.
With the play scheduled for its second run of the season, September 13 through October 7, Maguire will discuss her selection of the work and her sense of its contribution to the connection between art and humanity, while Earle will detail how his stint as 'The Puppetmaster' has affected him.
A gripping story of memory and survival, "The Puppetmaster of Lodz" recounts a Jewish man's escape from one of the most notorious concentration camps in Germany only to be "imprisoned" within an imaginary world and how, eventually, both he and the audience must face reality and the question: Will this horrifying war ever end?
On Sunday, September 23, the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires is sponsoring a theatre trip to the Unicorn's production in Stockbridge, with participants meeting at the theatre at 1:30 p.m. to pick up reserved tickets, at $38.50, for the 2 p.m. matinee.
For further information about the talk, or required reservations for the play, please call Nancy Maurice Rogers, Program Director, at 413-442-4360, ext. 15; reservations, which may be paid by check or crecit card, may be made at extension 10.