Silverthorne Theater offers a feast of comedies in 2017!

This year Silverthorne Theater Company’s season will feature a delicious selection of plays that combine the best elements of great comedy – unpredictable story lines and authentic characters, dialogue and situations firmly (and often hilariously) grounded in the human condition. 

Silverthorne returns this season to Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center (289 Main Street) in the heart of Greenfield's Cultural District following its highly successful shows in the 4th Floor performance space in the fall of 2016. Comfortable, accessible and intimate, the space brings audiences close to the action and showcases Silverthorne’s special brand of spot-on acting and crisp, tight performances.

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Stupid Fucking Bird, by Aaron Posner

The Company’s second season production goes out on a limb (literally). Stupid Fucking Bird is rightly described by playwright Aaron Posner as “a sort of adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull.” The familiar characters are there in all their tortured glory, even if the names are slightly modified. The themes of thwarted ambition and family conflict are played out in this thoroughly contemporary and achingly funny piece which leaves no doubt about the comedic genius of both Posner and his prototype.

Stupid Fucking Bird runs June 22-24, 29 - July 1 @ 7:30 pm; July 1 matinee @ 2 pm. Directed by Toby Vera Bercovici

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Special Thanks to TEDDY BEAR POOLS for sponsoring the performance of Lisa Abend* as Emma Arkadina.  *Member, Actors' Equity Association

*****Take advantage of a FREE class to investigate the ties between SFB and its inspiration, Chekhov's The Seagull. For full details, go to News & Special Events

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Chapatti, by Christian O'Reilly

In the third show of the season, Chapatti, the only thing preventing Dan from committing suicide is his dog, Chapatti. His faithful companion cannot fill the hole in his life caused by the death of his life-long companion.  In this little-known piece full of sharp humor and prickly compassion, playwright Christian O’Reilly introduces Betty, a similarly lost soul, with unpredictable consequences.

Chapatti runs July 20-22, 27-29 @ 7:30 pm; July 29 matinee @ 2 pm. Directed by Jeannine Haas

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Greater Tuna, by Ed Howard, Joe Sears & Jaston Williams

The season wraps with an all-time comic favorite, Greater Tuna, by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams. Silverthorne's production re-visits this send-up of small-town life in rural Texas to look at what makes us all so endlessly and incurably obsessed with each other's personal foibles. Sharp and satirical, Greater Tuna is a truly hilarious antidote for depression in these complicated times.

Greater Tuna runs October 5-7, 12-14 @ 7:30 pm; October 14 matinee @ 2 pm. 

Directed by Steve Henderson

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Directions to the Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center

   Take exit 26 off I-91 and follow the traffic rotary to Route 2A east (downtown Greenfield). Go through the first light and up the hill to the business district. The Hawks & Reed building (289 Main Street) is on the corner on the right just before the main intersection. 
The air-conditioned theater space is on the 4th floor, accessible from the side door (Town Hall side.) It is handicapped accessible, with an inside elevator on the level of the sidewalk. Parking on the street or behind Town Hall.

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