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The Town of Lenox Massachusetts was founded in 1767 and is located in Berkshire County of western Massachusetts.

There is much to do in this small town, many recreational activities are available including skiing and fishing plus hiking which attract visitors all year round. Although there are many recreational activities there is also the Ventfort Hall Museum of Gilded Age as well as the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum.

For all who enjoy the outdoors during the warm season visit the Mount Estate and Gardens of Edith Wharton or the Aspinwall Adult Equestrian Center for a glorious day of horse back riding and finally for all those who just want to relax and enjoy the sun stop at Tangle Wood the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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BSRM Fundraiser
Help the Berkshire Scenic Railway resume train rides including the Polar Express and the Great Pumpkin Train! Thank you for your support!

When: Dec 31, 2014 11:55:00 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Wed, 31 Dec 2014 23:55:00 )
Opening Night At Tanglewood
When: Jul 3, 2015 8 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20 )
Lara Tupper- Rob Kelly
7:30-10:30 pm- jazz and pop. Rob Kelly on piano an vocals

When: Jan 9, 2015 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19 )
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett
When: Jun 30, 2015 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19 )
James Taylor
When: Jul 3, 2015 8 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20 )
Lexi Weege
Will be performing at the historic and incredibly beautiful Gateways Inn in Lenox. Enjoy some jazz in the music room built specifically to make music sound unbelievable!

When: Feb 13, 2015 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19 )
Speak Up: Lifes Biggest Moments

On February 28, Speak Up returns to The Mountwith a special salon show about lifes biggest moments. This more intimate storytelling experience will feature four storytellers telling humorous and heartfelt stories about the road to happily ever after. The intimacy of Mrs. Whartons salon will bring the audience much closer to the storytellers, their stories, and their craft.

Attendees should come ready to participate and put the professionals to the test. The audience will be able to press the performers for more details after each set What did the teller leave out? And what happened next? The four storytellers will also each generate a story on the spot taken from audience prompts. Its live action storytelling without a net!

Matthew Dicks (host, producer, storyteller) is the author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing and Unexpectedly, Milo, and the upcoming The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs. His novels have been translated into more than 25 languages worldwide, and his most recent is an international bestseller. He is also the author of the rock opera The Clowns and the musical Caught in the Middle. He is a columnist for Seasons magazine and has published work in The Hartford Courant, The Huffington Post and The Christian Science Monitor. When not hunched over a computer screen, he fills his days as an elementary school teacher, a storyteller, a blogger, a wedding DJ, a minister, a life coach and a Lord of Sealand. He is a former West Hartford Teacher of the Year and a finalist for Connecticut Teacher of the Year.

Matthew is a 15-time Moth StorySLAM champion and GrandSLAM champion whose stories have been featured on their nationally syndicated Moth Radio Hour and their weekly podcast. He has also told stories for The American Life, TED, The Story Collider, The Liar Show, Literary Death Match, The Mouth and others. He is the co-founder and producer of Speak Up, a Hartford-based storytelling organization.

Matthew is married to friend and fellow teacher, Elysha, and they have two children, Clara and Charlie. He grew up in the small town of Blackstone, Massachusetts, where he made a name for himself by dying twice before the age of eighteen and becoming the first student in his high school to be suspended for inciting riot upon himself.

Lynelle Abel is a blue collar girl at heart and finds that her best stories come from her small town roots. She credits her keen interest in storytelling to her mother and her seven brothers and sisters. They are the consummate storytellers and have shaped Lynelles life in indescribable ways through their stories of resilience and humor in the face of incredible hardships.

Lynelle is proud of her not so picture perfect childhood and while she and her husband went through great lengths to provide a more wholesome life for their two sons she secretly hopes they are creating their own life stories filled with interesting people, happenings and experiences theyve had along their journey through life.

Lynn Katz is a recently retired public school educator and former attorney. She has worked in a total of nine schools in a professional capacity, including Farmington, West Hartford, and Plainville, CT. Unlike her professional-wanderlust tendencies, Lynn has been married to the same man for 34 years. She met her husband Bob while they were both working at a summer camp for children with learning challenges. They have a daughter, a son, and a daughter-in-law. All are attorneys. Lynn enjoys travel, dancing, and reading. She won her first and only beauty contest, Miss Central Park, in Schenectady, NY in 1956.

Chris Kriesen was conceived in Connecticut but born in Philadelphia. He grew up in a small upstate NY farm town, and moved back to CT in his early twenties. He spent his boyhood summers at a seven-week boys camp in NH and has climbed almost every mountain in that state. He lived in Europe after college (in London he lived in a pub; in Paris he lived in a famous bookstore, Shakespeare & Company, for six weeks). He got a law degree from The University of Connecticut and a Masters degree from Trinity.

He is a teacher of English as a second language at Literacy Volunteers of Hartford. He is a student at Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt. Tremper, NY, where he once spent an entire week meditating each day, dawn to dusk, and attained enlightenment on the fifth day, for five minutes. He has never won at cards but has been lucky in love, several times. He can read ten books at the same time, but can never finish any one of them. He has never been attacked by a shark, but is certain he will be. And he will survive.



When: Feb 28, 2015 7 PM to Feb 28, 2015 9 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 true General Admission 15.00

(Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19 )
The Bunner Sisters

The Bunner Sisters

Written by Richard Alleman

Directed by Anthony Newfield

The Bunner Sisters was inspired by an Edith Wharton novella about two spinster sisters living together in a tenement basement in Lower Manhattan in the late 1880s. When an unattached man enters the picture, their complacent existence is turned upside down, awakening dormant passions in each. Unlike much of Edith Whartons fiction, which deals with the upper classes of New Yorks Gilded Age, The Bunner Sisters focuses on the lives and struggles of two working-class women of that era.

The Bunner Sistersis part of a series of winter theatrical programs celebrating Whartons birthday month.Click here to purchase aspecial combination ticket for all three performances.

Anthony Newfield recently appeared as Fabian Hill in Ronald Harwoods play Equally Divided at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre. Broadway credits include The Winslow Boy, The Columnist, Tartuffe, Waiting for Godot, and The Royal Family. Off-Broadway credits include CSCs Ivanov with Ethan Hawke and Joely Richardson. Film roles include I Melt With You; Thank You, Cabbage, etc. Directing credits include Five Women Wearing the Same Dress in New York. For over a decade, he has participated in the Steinbeck Festival in Salinas, California, where he has performed his one-man show Steinbeck and the Land, and been an instructor at the Steinbeck Institute in Monterey, California.

Richard Alleman has written for Vogue magazine for over three decades, where he was Travel Editor and a long-time Contributing Editor specializing in travel and entertainment. He is currently a Contributing Editor to Travel + Leisure, and has written for Newsweek, The Economist, GQ, In Style, and Milieu among others. Author of the classic Hollywood: A Movie Lovers Guide and New York: A Movie Lovers Guide (Random House/Broadway Books), he recently updated both books for their new electronic editions. He is co-writer of the film Casa Hollywood, and his play Scenario of Death was produced Off-Broadway at the Nat Horne Theatre.



When: Feb 1, 2015 2 PM to Feb 1, 2015 4 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 true General Admission 15.00

Donation

(Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14 )
James Taylor - Celebrate July 4th at Tanglewood
When: Jul 4, 2015 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19 )
Huey Lewis and The News
When: Jun 28, 2015 2 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14 )
Sondheim On Sondheim
When: Jun 20, 2015 8 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Jun 2015 20 )
Mark Morris Dance Company
When: Jun 26, 2015 8 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Fri, 26 Jun 2015 20 )
Boston Pops
When: Jul 5, 2015 2 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14 )
Boston Symphony Chamber Players
When: Jul 1, 2015 8 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20 )
Theatrical Series Combo Ticket

Were celebrating Whartons birthday month by championing the artists who keep her words and ideas alive in the 21st century. Three theatrical readings inspired by Wharton and her works will be staged over three wintry weekends.

This page is for purchase of a combination ticket to all three programs. To purchase a ticket for select programs, please click on a link below.

The Mount: A Play in Two Acts

January 18, 2014 at 2 p.m.

$15

The Mount is a play that visits Edith at different points in her life during her ten years living on and off at The Mount. From Teddy Wharton's mental illness to Morton Fullerton's visit to Lenox, it images the life she never intended for us to see.

The Wharton Project, Part I: Leisure

January 25, 2014 at 2 p.m.

$15

Inspired by Edith Wharton's own life, love affair, and writing style, Part 1: Leisure is the first in a 3-part play cycle and a highly theatrical tragedy of manners. Unspeakably rich novelist Grace Hunter and her Irish maid, Lucy, take an intoxicating ride through the class system, sexual poliltics, decadence, elaborate dinner parties, and a treatment of mental illness in 1907 New York City. While Grace's husband, Harry, loses his grip on his sanity, she embarks on a passionate love affair with the mysterious Delancey Morris. The drama reveals itselef through experimental movement, psychological gesture, theatrical jump cuts and multiple characters shifts.

The Bunner Sisters

February 1, 2014 at 2 p.m.

$15

The Bunner Sisters was inspired by an Edith Wharton novella about two spinster sisters living together in a tenement basement in Lower Manhattan in the late 1880s. When an unattached man enters the picture, their complacent existence is turned upside down, awakening dormant passions in each. Unlike much of Edith Wharton's fiction, which deals with the upper classes of New York's Gilded Age, The Bunner Sisters focuses on the lives and struggles of two working-class women of that era.



When: Jan 18, 2015 2 PM to Feb 1, 2015 4 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: 40.00 true Combo Ticket 40.00

Donation

(Sun, 18 Jan 2015 14 )
The Mount: A Play in Two Acts

The Mount: A Play in Two Acts

Written and directed by Courtney Antonioli

January 18, 2PM

The Mount is a play that visits Edith at different points in her life during her ten years living on and off at The Mount. From Teddy Whartons mental illness to Morton Fullertons visit to Lenox, it imagines the life she never intended for us to see.

The Mount is part of a series of winter theatrical programs celebrating Wharton's birthday month.Click here to purchase aspecial combination ticket for all three performances.

Courtney Antonioli is a NYC based writer, actress, and greeting card creator. Her plays have been performed in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York City. Her play Toast was recently produced by The Gallery Players in New York City. She writes and acts in the web series The Courtney and Chris Show, has a weekly vlog Courts Shorts, and produces sketches with Fat Pants Productions. In addition to The Mount, Courtney is working on two new plays, Some Things Never Change and Dont Go into the Light.

Courtney is a member of the Playwrights Center, Dramatists Guild, and recently participated in Theaterspeaks WOF 2014 (Writers Out Front) NYC.



When: Jan 18, 2015 2 PM to Jan 18, 2015 3 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 true General Admission 15.00

Donation

(Sun, 18 Jan 2015 14 )
Garrison Keillor
When: Jun 27, 2015 5:45:00 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:45:00 )
Diana Krall
When: Jun 21, 2015 2 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Sun, 21 Jun 2015 14 )
Boston Symphony Orchestra
When: Aug 9, 2015 8 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Sun, 09 Aug 2015 20 )
Lexi Weege


When: Apr 3, 2015 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 19 )
Gilded Prostitution: Edith Whartons The Buccaneers and the American Siege of London

Whartons posthumously published novel,The Buccaneers, captures the early years of the transatlantic marriage phenomenon when Americanwomen took London society by storm. They dazzled British aristocrats with their wit, charm, and irreverence for formality, and constituted a beachhead for greater numbers of marital liaisons between American women and British peers and their younger sons. Set in the same era asThe Age of Innocence,The Buccaneersdeals with two metropolises on either side of the Atlantic experiencing volatile social change and uses marriage as a lens through which to explore points of friction in gender and class relationships as well as in social and political values. Its comedic moments scarcely hide Whartons sharp criticism of elite marriages as gilded prostitution.

Maureen Montgomery will examine Wharton's final novel in light of her own socio-hisorical analysis of titled marriages in the period 1870-1914 and the controversies they stirred.

Maureen Montgomeryis the inaugural holder of the McGinty Distinguished Chair in History at Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island. She has taught History and American Studies at universities in England, New Zealand, and the United States and is a member of the Edith Wharton Society. She has published several essays on Edith Wharton and is the author ofDisplaying Women: Spectacles of Leisure in Edith Whartons New York(Routledge, 1998) andGilded Prostitution: Status, Money, and Transatlantic Marriages, 1870-1914(Routledge, 1989), reissued in paperback in April 2014.



When: Feb 15, 2015 2 PM to Feb 15, 2015 3 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: 12.00 true General 12.00

10.00 true Mount Member 10.00

Donation

(Sun, 15 Feb 2015 14 )
Staged Reading of The Edith Wharton Project, Part I: Leisure

Staged Reading of The Edith Wharton Project, Part I: Leisure

Written by Sara Farrington

Directed by Marina McClure

Featuring: Alexis McGuinness (pictured above)and Stephanie Regina (pictured below)

January 25, 2PM

Were celebrating Whartons birthday month by championing the playwrights and performing artists who keep her words and ideas alive in the 21st century. Inspired by Edith Whartons own life, love affair, and writing style, Part 1: Leisure is the first in a 3-part play cycle and a highly theatrical tragedy of manners. Unspeakably rich novelist Grace Hunter and her Irish maid, Lucy, take an intoxicating ride through the class system, sexual politics, decadence, elaborate dinner parties, and treatment of mental illness in 1907 New York City. While Graces husband, Harry, loses his grip on his sanity, she embarks on a passionate love affair with the mysterious Delancey Morris. The drama reveals itself through experimental movement, psychological gesture, theatrical jump cuts and multiple characters shifts.

Ticket includes reception and talk-back following the reading. Come see whyWharton continues to inspire, and share your thoughts with the actors, writer, and director!

Sara Farrington (Playwright) MFA in Playwriting from Brooklyn College w/ Mac Wellman. 2014 HARP Artist at HERE Arts Center to create CasablancaBox, directed by Reid Farrington at CultureMart 2015 & 16, premiere in 2017. Recent work includes: Near Vicksburg (Incubator Arts, workshops at Walkerspace, Foxy Films, First Stories Festival @ The Wild Project), Requiem For Black Marie (Incubator Arts, Foxy Films, Stella Adler Studios, The Rise & Fall of Miles & Milo (FringeNYC, winner: Outstanding Playwriting). Sara is a Princess Grace Award Finalist, MacDowell Colony Fellow, Bay Area Playwrights Festival Finalist, Dragon's Egg Residency recipient and has participated in Erik Ehn's silent playwriting retreats. Her plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. at www.broadwayplaypubl.com. She lives and works in Downtown Brooklyn with husband Reid and son, Jack.

Marina McClure (Director) Director and media artist specializing in character-driven, interdisciplinary work with the audience experience at the core. She has directed theater, opera, and spectacles for Handspring Puppet Company, The American Conservatory Theater, REDCAT, The Kennedy Center, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Dartmouth College, Columbia University, and in found spaces and theaters in Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York, New England, and South Africa. 2012 Fulbright Finalist and her awards include a General-Campbell Fellowship, chashama, Vox, and FAR Space Artist Residencies, and the Gurdin Directing Award. She has taught directing, writing and movement for both of her alma maters, as well as led movement and storytelling workshops in South Africa and throughout the US. She has been a script reader for the Public Theater's Emerging Writers Group since 2006. Currently developing an episodic, interactive installation of Hamlet with digital artist Keith Skretch that explores leadership and groupthink.



When: Jan 25, 2015 2 PM to Jan 25, 2015 3 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 true General 15.00

10.00 true Mount Member 10.00

Donation

(Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14 )
Idina Menzel
When: Aug 29, 2015 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19 )
Paul Lewis
When: Jul 21, 2015 8 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20 )
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett
When: Jun 30, 2015 11:59:00 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:59:00 )
Lara Tupper- Rob Kelly
jazz and pop with Rob Kelly on piano/vocals, 7:30-10:30 pm

When: May 9, 2015 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 May 2015 19 )
Memorial Day Races


When: May 23, 2015 12 AM to May 24, 2015 12 AMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Sat, 23 May 2015 00 )
First Steps Into Storytelling: A Workshop with Matthew Dicks: Speak Up Creator and Moth StorySLAM Champion

First Steps Into Storytelling:

A Workshop with Matthew Dicks: Speak Up Creator and Moth StorySLAM Champion

Speak Up co-founder and 15-time Moth StorySLAM champion Matthew Dicks returns to The Mount in January to teach a day-long intensive workshop on the art of storytelling. This is a workshop designed for people with little or no previous storytelling experience and seeks to meet the goals of a wide range of participants. While many of our workshop graduates have gone on to tell stories on stage for Speak Up, The Moth, and other storytelling organizations, most students take this beginner-level workshop with no desire to ever take the stage. People want to learn about storytelling for personal and professional development, to meet new people, to improve communication skills, to develop their writing ability, to challenge themselves, to finally get the attention of grandchildren and colleagues, and to try something new.

Included in this workshop will be:

  • Methods for generating ideas for stories from your life experiences (you have more stories than you realize!)
  • Games designed to generate new story ideas, develop the ability to speak extemporaneously, and apply the skills taught in the class
  • Structuring an effective story
  • The force of gravity in a story
  • Development of humor
  • Development of suspense
  • Performance techniques
  • The 16 Most Important Rules of Storytelling

In addition to the modeling of stories, direct instruction, and interactive components, participants will be invited to (but not required to) develop a story of their own that will be presented to the class for critique.

Note: This workshop will be held at the Main House; participants can park in the lower parking lot.

Matthew Dicks is the author of the novels Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, Something Missing and Unexpectedly, Milo and the musicals The Clowns and Stuck in the Middle. His novels have been translated into more than 25 languages worldwide, and his most recent is an international bestseller. He is also a columnist for Seasons magazine and has published work in The Hartford Courant, The Huffington Post and The Christian Science Monitor. When not hunched over a computer screen, he fills his days as an elementary school teacher, a public speaker, a blogger, a wedding DJ, a minister, a life coach and a Lord of Sealand. He is a former West Hartford Teacher of the Year and a finalist for Connecticut Teacher of the Year.

Matthew is a 12-time Moth StorySLAM champion and whose stories have been featured on their nationally syndicated Moth Radio Hour and their weekly podcast. He has also told stories for The American Life, TED, The Story Collider, Literary Death Match, The Mouth, The Liar Show, and many others. He is the co-founder and producer of Speak Up, a Hartford-based storytelling organization.

Matthew is married to friend and fellow teacher, Elysha, and they have two children, Clara and Charlie. He grew up in the small town of Blackstone, Massachusetts, where he made a name for himself by dying twice before the age of eighteen and becoming the first student in his high school to be suspended for inciting riot upon himself.

SpeakUpis a Hartford-based organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. We provide storytellers, both novice and experienced, with the opportunity to take the stage and tell true stories from their own lives based upon a predetermined theme.SpeakUpdirectors work with storytellers prior to the performance in order to assist in the crafting and presentation of stories and conduct workshops for people interested in learning more about the art of storytelling.



When: Jan 17, 2015 9 AM to Jan 17, 2015 4 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: 100.00 true General 100.00

90.00 true Member 90.00

(Sat, 17 Jan 2015 09 )

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