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Breakwater
It’s 1990 on Cape Cod and Bobbi Herring is a combustible, twenty-eight year-old female taxi driver struggling to overcome the deep wounds of her past. If she can only conjure her hero, JFK, maybe he can help solve her life’s biggest question. Cast includes: Raya Malcolm, Leigh Strimbeck, Ryan Winkles, Chris Tucci and Anne Undeland. Kelly Galvin directs this new play by Barrington Public Theater artistic director Jim Frangione.

When: Jun 20, 2019 7:30PM in Great Barrington, MA

Troubadour Concert Series

Sweet's New Folk/Americana style has drawn comparisons to John Prine, Jackson Browne, Guy Clark and a countrified Bruce Springsteen. An engaging story teller and dynamic performer, he is a sixth generation musician who began his performing career in his father's band at age 7.

When: Jun 21, 2019 8pm to Jun 21, 2019 10pm in Great Barrington, MA
Cost: 10 - 20 USD

History Café 2: Engaging with "Difficult Histories" Workshop

We invite you to join us at the next Cambridge Historical Society History Café, where scholars Stephen Berrey and Tatiana Cruz will help us define "difficult histories," who they are difficult for, and reflect on ways to grapple with them. Professor Berrey’s expertise on the history of blackface and minstrelry is just one example of the difficult stories we may encounter in our families, in our communities, and in the news. How do we deal with the tough stuff of history? Using blackface as a lens to engage with challenging histories, including our own personal or family histories, Berrey and Cruz will provide historical context, both nationally and locally, and invite the audience to share how they wrestle with examples in their own lives. We are honored to hold this event at the First Church in Cambridge, where Reverend Dan Smith and congregants are currently exploring the church's slaveholding past through remembrance and reparation. Dr. Stephen Berrey is a professor of modern American history at University of Michigan. His current book research explores a cultural history of whiteness, drawing on local histories and amateur blackface performances to understand the making of race and culture in small-town America. Dr. Tatiana Cruz is a historian of race and gender in modern U.S. culture at Lesley University. Her manuscript examines African American and Latinx racial formation, community development, and grassroots mobilization for racial justice in Boston in the twentieth century. Light refreshments will be served.  Free for students with an ID. The First Church in Cambridge is a 7-minute walk from Harvard Square T station. Parking is available at University Place parking garage or metered street parking.

When: Jun 25, 2019 6:30PM in Great Barrington, MA

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About Great Barrington, MA
The Town of Great Barrington was founded in 1761 and is located in the southwestern corner of Massachusetts in Berkshire County.

Tourism is of major importance in the town which is encouraged by a combination of outdoor activities and cultural offerings as well as restaurants, B&B's and small inns. There are activities that help carry tourism though the four seasons like skiing for winter, fall foliage and summer culture along with the beauty of spring.

Residents note that Great Barrington is a wonderful community to raise a family or run a business and enjoy the pleasure of small town living.