Starlight Presents “Sleepy Hollow” in Williamstown July 25-28

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The Starlight Stage Youth Theatre presents Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" as its 32nd season production at the First Congregational Church, 906 Main Street, Williamstown on July 25- 28 at 8 pm. Washington Irving's classic story of Ichabod Crane (Christopher Donovan) and his encounter with the people of Sleepy Hollow, New York in the late 18th century takes the stage at Starlight. The famous school teacher risks life and limb in his pursuit of Katrina Van Tassel (Thalia Rossiter) against the threats of Brom Bones (Brandon Burns), his romantic rival. Set in the dreamy hamlet of Sleepy Hollow near the banks of the Hudson River this story is retold by Starlight's Junior & Senior companies aged 8 – 18 co-directed by company founder Robert Y. Burns and his son Brandon Burns. Grace Singleton is this year’s Company Manager and Rebekeh Packer is the Stage Manager. The 2007 Company comes from a wide variety of local cities and towns. Appearing in the production from North Adams & Clarksburg are Christopher Donovan, Thalia Rossiter, Leah Miller, Emma Gregory, Briana Richardson, Kaitlin LaValley, Thalia Diaz, and Sarah Kelly From Williamstown: Co-Director Brandon Burns, Damien Sharp, Lauren Diamond, Molly Hynes, Rebekeh Packer, Grace Singleton, Maggie Crane, Aaron Burns, and Amy Larabee, From Stamford, VT: Evan Schueckler From Lee, Massachusetts: Silvana Vargas. The First Congregational Church is located at 906 Main Street, (Rt. 2) in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Parking is available behind the church in the lot off of Chapin Hall Drive. The Fellowship Hall where Starlight performs is fully handicap accessible. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children, available at the door. Reservations are not necessary. For more information call 413-458-4246, e-amil ssyt@adelphia.net, or visit www.starlightstageyouththeatre.com
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West Side Mural Wishes for Greener Future

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

The mural was commissioned by Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. Director Carolyn Valli says murals bring 'a sense of hope.' The nonprofit is building two units of housing near the artwork.
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