Mount Greylock Regional School presents 'Lights Off'

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. Mount Greylock Regional School presents "Lights Off" in the school’s auditorium at 1781 Cold Spring Road in Williamstown.

Performances are May 16–18 at 7 p.m.

According to a press release:

When stately Phipps Manor, in the sleepy backwater of Phippsfordshire, is rocked by scandal and murder, the local constabulary must rise to the occasion. But can they match the genius of the resident celebrity detective? A sendup of Agatha Christie–style mysteries, this original whodunit features a parade of characters sure to please mystery lovers: a wealthy patriarch, suspect family members, colorful servant staff and insufferably cocksure detectives. A joyous romp full of both witty wordplay and classic physical comedy, "Lights Off" is theater for all ages.

Written and directed by Mount Greylock sophomore Frankie Evans and senior Quin Repetto, "Lights Off" marks the first student-led production at Mount Greylock since 2018. Thomas Ostheimer is the faculty adviser. Sophomore Natasha Nugent provides musical accompaniment on violin. Levi Cohen-McFall and Alec Sills assisted with fight choreography.

Show tickets must be purchased online — $10 for adults, $8 for senior citizens, and $5 for students — and are available by visiting bit.ly/3QwM3K8 or by scanning the QR code on show posters. 

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Williamstown Town Meeting Passes Progress Pride Flag Bylaw Amendment

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff

Mount Greylock sophomore Jack Uhas addresses town meeting on Thursday as Select Board member Randal Fippinger looks on.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — By a ratio of nearly 2-to-1, town meeting Thursday passed a bylaw amendment to allow the Progress Pride flag to be flown on town flag poles.
 
The most heavily debated article of the 40 that were addressed by the meeting was decided on a vote of 175-90, amending a flag bylaw passed at last year's town meeting.
 
Mount Greylock Regional School sophomore Jack Uhas of the middle-high school's Gender Sexuality Alliance opened the discussion with a brief statement, telling the 295 voters who checked into the meeting that, "to many, the flag is a symbol that, in our town, they belong."
 
The speakers addressing the article fell roughly in line with the ultimate vote, with eight speaking in favor and four against passage.
 
Justin Adkins talked about his experience as, to his knowledge, the only out trans individual in the town of about 7,700 when he moved to Williamstown in 2007.
 
"Most people, when I moved here, had never met a trans person," Adkins said. "Today, that is not the case. Today, many people in this room are free to say who they are.
 
"LGBTQ-plus youth still face a world where their basic being is questioned and legislated. … Flying a flag is, really, the least we can do."
 
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