Tickets For WAM's Production Of 'THE THANKSGIVING PLAY' On Sale

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LENOX, Mass.— WAM Theatre announced the cast of their digital production of "THE THANKSGIVING PLAY" and tickets are now on sale.
 
The WAM theatre team today announced the cast for the second digital production of "THE THANKSGIVING PLAY" by Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota Nation), directed by Tayla Kingston. 
 
"THE THANKSGIVING PLAY" will be available online Nov. 19-22. Tickets go on sale on Oct. 7 at wamtheatre.com.
 
"THE THANKSGIVING PLAY" follows a troupe of white liberal teaching artists who scramble to devise a grade school theatre performance that somehow manages to celebrate Turkey Day, while also honoring Native American Heritage Month.
 
"Comedic acting requires both thoughtful precision and brave leaps of the imagination," Kingston said. "WAM is very excited to be working with this ensemble of smart and talented actors. Additionally, they all have experience in education, so they inherently understand the damaging foibles of the well-intentioned teacher that this play satirizes so brilliantly."
 
The cast features: Carissa Marie Dagenais (Silverthorne Theater's Pride@Prejudice) as Alicia, Molly Parker Myers (Bridge Street Theatre's The Moors and Redwood Curtain) as Logan, Rylan Morsbach (WAM's The Old Mezzo and Fresh Takes Readings of Photograph 51 and Blue Stockings) as Caden, and Tom Truss (Liz Lerman/Dance Exchange) as Jaxton. For more information on "THE THANKSGIVING PLAY" cast visit their full bios here.
 
"WAM is humbled to close our re-imagined fall 2020 season with this resonant story." WAM Producing Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven said. " We imagine that, like many of us at WAM experienced when reading it, our white audience members will recognize themselves in this play. You will very likely cringe as you laugh! This comedy affirms the very serious and necessary work white people are, hopefully, all doing of examining the harmful, and sometimes traumatic, consequences of our good intentions."
 
 
 

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Lenox Couple Donates to Local Veterans Organization

LENOX, Mass. — The Matthew & Hannah Keator Family Foundation recently donated $25,000 to the Lenox VFW Conklin-Lane-Coakley Post 12079 in memory of Matthew's lifelong friend Army Sgt. Paul Kastrinakis.
 
"Sarge was one of my oldest friends and I made a promise to his family to do what we can to keep his memory alive and honor his service and patriotism to our country," Matthew said. "We hope that these funds help in some small way to offset expenses to our local military families."
 
Kastrinakis passed away on Feb. 7, 2019. The Keators, through working with their foundation and the Lenox VFW Post, have established a scholarship fund to be given out each year to members of the community with ties to the military.
 
Kastrinakis served for more than 20 years as a State Police trooper as well as a decorated Green Beret who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. 
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