Monthly Archives: August 2016

‘Tribes’ at Barrington Stage

They meet at an art opening: a young man who doesn’t know the group and a young woman trying to get away from it. They are talking casually about stilt-walkers, champagne and Che Guevara. He asks her a question, and she moves her hands, the letters imagining the bloom flowering and then wilting. “Fingerspelling,” she says.…

Selected Shorts — stories live

She has worked for 17 years at a small manufacturing firm in Manhattan, and the story begins on the day she is laid off. Her husband is transferred, and the family arrive, dazed, in a small Southern town that seems to have grown out of plastic and asphalt. “People ended up in New Brunswick, North…

‘And No More Shall We Part’

A gas lamp. A cold night in sleeping bags. A pop song. What would you remember in your last hour alive? Australian playwright Tom Holloway sets two people on that outer edge in “And No More Shall We Part” at Williamstown Theatre Festival, through Aug. 21. Pam and Don are middle-class couple living outside Hartford…

Defining an ‘American Daughter’

A woman crumbles a cranberry muffin into the Potomac, thinking I want God to know me. Judith Kaufman is an oncologist, a black Jewish woman celebrating Tashlich, the festival of regrets. Across the city, her oldest friend has just been tapped to become the first woman Surgeon General. Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes has a chance to take…

Artseed takes root in Dorset

New music, dance, fiction and nonfiction, patterns made of flower petals and colored sand … artists at the Marble House in Dorset are presenting their work on Tuesday nights this summer and fall. Aug. 9 — ArtSeed presentation with RAWdance, 6 p.m. Aug. 13 — Farm to table gala dinner, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16 — ArtSeed…