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 Library to Host Kevin O'Hara

LENOX, Mass.— The Lenox Library welcomes  local author Kevin O'Hara, who will read tales from his new book, "A Christmas Journey: Sixteen Stories," on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
 
This event is free and open to the public. Due to COVID restrictions, the program will take place via Zoom. Meeting details may be found on the Library's website at https://lenoxlib.org or the Library's Facebook page.
 
The book, published by The Berkshire Eagle, collects stories O'Hara has written for the paper over the years, and features 18 full-color illustrations by Pittsfield artist David King.
 
Kevin O'Hara is a longtime contributor to The Berkshire Eagle and the author of two books, "Last of the Donkey Pilgrims" and "A Lucky Irish Lad." In 2012, Kevin was the proud recipient of the John F. Kennedy National Award, for being "an outstanding American of Irish descent." 
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