WANG Chen is MAC's 2022-2023 Benedetti Teaching Artist-in-Residence
The Celestials, a new play by Peter Glazer, is set in North Adams in the 1870s, when 75 young Chinese men and boys were brought from San Francisco to break a strike in a local shoe factory. Adapted from Williamstown author Karen Shepard’s meticulously researched 2013 novel, the play explores how the lives of residents and immigrants alike were affected by the experience. Calvin T. Sampson’s shoe factory, once located across the street from MASS MoCA, and the beauty of the surrounding Berkshires provide the setting for this unusual love story, both historical saga and social commentary. This reading is brought to you in collaboration with MASS MoCA and MCLA Arts & Culture.
“…broad tone and tenacious flow on the alto saxophone, clearly in possession of virtuoso talents” – NY Times
ReWritten, created by Tom Truss and Matthew Cumbie, is an immersive performance that explores the intimate relationship between Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Through dance, live music, projection, art installations, and text, ReWritten moves in and around the grounds of Arrowhead and reimagines an intergenerational queer love story that has shaped American literature. Our third year in residence at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, this year’s production will prove to be (yet again) different from previous iterations, by weaving in the stories of some of the women central in the lives of Melville and Hawthorne.
Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Thursday, July 13 - Sunday, July 16, 7:30pm
$15 for BCHS members, $20 for non-members; children 12 and under free, $30 ReWritten ticket and tour of Arrowhead combo. Use your EBT card and get 50% off.
The Adams Theater is proud to present the first full-length version of ReWritten, a new dance theatre work produced by MCLA Arts & Culture that explores the literary and personal relationship between Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville.
After an initial year of development and exploration, the first public performance was realized in 2022 as an immersive experience at Arrowhead, the home in Pittsfield where Melville wrote Moby-Dick, and where Hawthorne was a regular guest.
The Adams Theater is excited to present ReWritten in its full-length, site-specific version for two evenings in July 2023.
Written and Performed by Matthew Cumbie and Tom Truss
Directed by Rudy Ramirez
Projection Design by Roma Flowers
Set and Lighting Design by Jeremy Winchester