"Like Home," A Play By "Breed 'Em And Weep" Writer Jennifer Mattern Opening At Main Street Stage

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Preview Night: Thursday, April 27th, 8pm Friday and Saturday, April 28 & 29, May 5, 6, 12 & 13, 8pm Pay-What-You-Can Performance: Thursday, May 4th, 8pm Sunday Matinee: Mother's Day, May 14th, 3pm "Like Home," a new full-length play by Berkshire playwright and popular "Breed 'Em and Weep" blogger Jennifer Mattern, opens at Main Street Stage in North Adams on Friday, April 28th and runs through Mother's Day, May 14th. There is also a half-price preview performance on Thursday, April 27th. The play has been supported by a grant from the James and Robert Hardman Fund for North Adams of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Directed by David Lane, the cast of Like Home is Linda White, Spencer Trova, Justina Trova, Alexia Trainor, Michael Trainor, and Bruce T. MacDonald. "Like Home" is a tragicomic family tale of bad poetry, bumbled choices, and bruised connections. Set in a working-class neighborhood somewhere under the rainbow, the play follows six lonesome characters looking for home in all the wrong places. Please note: "Like Home" contains strong language. There's a description of the play at http://mainstreetstage.org, and all the pertinent info (tickets/reservations/etc). It's two acts with an intermission -- the first act lasts about 75 minutes, and the second act about 35. Tickets are $20, $15 (seniors), and $10 (students). Reservations are encouraged. Main Street Stage is located at 57 Main Street in North Adams, Massachusetts. For reservations or more info, call (413) 663-3240. Mattern's blog "Breed 'Em and Weep" appears daily at www.iberkshires.com
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Pittsfield Panel Recommend New Tyler Street Zoning

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Community Development Board has recommended the Tyler Street zoning amendment back to City Council.
 
The board was again presented last Tuesday with the proposed overlay amendment that would modernize zoning in the area that stretches from First Street to Woodlawn Avenue.
 
"This is the same presentation that you saw last month there is nothing new," City Planner CJ Hoss said. "Nothing has changed."
 
The board acted as petitioner and last year recommended the overlay to City Council, which volleyed it back to the board.
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