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THE TATTOOED MAN TELLS ALL, by Peter Wortsman
May 3, 4, 5 @ 7:30 pm
May 6 @ 2 pm
Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, Greenfield MA
Peter Wortsman's gripping solo piece, woven from a series of interviews, on a fellowship from the Thomas J. Watson Foundation, conducted in Vienna in 1975 with witnesses to and survivors of the Holocaust, the era of Western Civilization's worst excesses.
Ellen Kaplan directs Keith Langsdale in this tour-de-force performance.
The audience becomes the interviewer to whom the Old Man talks, retelling and reliving his time in the camp. "I could be whatever they wanted...melt in...become part of the landscape...or better yet, turn into thin air so they could look right through me."
From his closet comes his camp uniform that quickly assumes a life of its own. The stories weave in and out of the Old Man’s memories and paint a picture both fascinating and horrifying.
Why now? Now we need to hear and see again what ‘humanity’ is capable of under duress and at its darkest moments. “You can’t just dispose of the past, cut it out like a malignant tumor! It’s still there, it’s still an intimate part of me...”
"I admired The Tattooed Man Tells All. It seems to me you handle both subject and dialogue with just the right degree of passion and distance. [...] Congratulations. I would imagine it is a part one of the best actors would like to take on." The late Arnold Wesker
Limited seating. Buy tickets now at TATTOOED MAN TICKETS
This production is supported in part by a grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
STC and ArtWeekMassachusetts (April 27-May 6)
May 1 - ART FOR/IS ART - A special collaboration for ArtWeekMA
1-3 pm in the Pushkin Gallery
at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
Art For/Is Life is a celebration of the role of art in the lives of seniors, whether as life-long participants or for those exploring their connection to art.
Senior members of the Deerfield Valley Art Association will display in a special exhibition during ArtWeek at the Pushkin Gallery of Hawks & Reed. The Exhibition in the Pushkin Gallery will be open the following days & times: 4/27, 5-7 pm (Opening night reception); 4/28, 9 am-4 pm; 4/29, 2-4 pm; 4/30 CLOSED; 5/1, 12-4 pm; 5/2, 5/3, 5/4, 6-8 pm; 5/5, 9-11 am, 6-8 pm; 5/6, 12-2 pm. The Pushkin Gallery is handicapped accessible
On May 1, seniors from the surrounding towns and Greenfield are invited to participate in this special event. Each participant will work with one of the volunteer elder artists to discover a way to represent through art a particular event or memory in his or her life - perhaps a childhood memory, a first job, or a visit to a special friend. The story will be recorded by a volunteer scribe and later re-told alongside the artwork just created.
Later, with permission of the participants, these artworks and the stories they reference will be displayed during Silverthorne's production of The Road to Mecca this June. We are grateful for our partners for this special event:
Deerfield Valley Art Association, Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, Greenfield Council on Aging, Gill-Montague Council on Aging, Northfield Council on Aging, Bernardston Council on Aging, and the Greenfield, Montague and Deerfield Cultural Councils
Participating artists in the ArtWeek exhibition:
Robert Callery (Gill), Mixed Media
Annie Chappell (Northfield), Painting
Peggy Davis (Colrain), Hebrew Calligraphy
Carl Erikson (Amherst), Fabric Art (STC member)*
Mary Fields (Northfield), Painting
Keech (Gill), Art Gourds* (image #2)
Karma Kitaj (Bernardston) Encaustics
Kurland (Colrain), Photography* (image #3)
Nahman (Greenfield), Metal Sculpture* (image #1)
Pacifico Palumbo (Colrain), Oil Painting
William Rathburn (Leverett), Painting
Richard St. Clair (Northfield), Oil Painting