| “THE LEGEND OF THE WAITRESS AND THE ROBBER” |
Williamstown, 6 p.m.
May 21–22. The groundbreaking creative collaboration between Concrete Temple Theatre, Seoul, Korea-based Playfactory Mabangzen and Yellowbomb, in partnership with Korean Cultural Center NY, will develop in residency and premiere at PS21. Tickets $30; $20 for PS21 members; $10 for students. “Imagine if you will, there’s a world much like ours. Maybe in the future. Or maybe even now. A world where every human lives separate and alone. The only interaction allowed – is on a phone.” These lyrics are from the opening song in The Legend of The Waitress & The Robber, written two years before Covid washed up on our shores. Its playful, irreverent look at the isolation inherent in our complicated contemporary culture is made even more urgent now, after two years of pandemic separation. Set in a dystopian society, The Legend of The Waitress & The Robber is a comic-book-style mash-up inspired by Friedrich Schiller’s play The Robbers and the Korean novel The Story of Hong Gildong, both Robin Hood-style stories of individuals betrayed by their families.
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COLLEGE ESSAY "BOOT CAMP!"
Williamstown, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
English teacher and writing coach, Dr. Pat Wilk, will help high school juniors and seniors considering college to start writing their essays. This is a fabulous way to get a head start on this all-important piece of the college application. Dr. Wilk is an experienced teacher and professional writing coach. Sign-up is required; go to: https://www.milnelibrary.org/events-1/college-essay-boot-camp
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CLARK ART AIRS THE MET LIVE IN HD PRODUCTION OF LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
Williamstown, 12:55 pm
The Clark Art Institute screens The Met: Live in HD’s broadcast of Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. Tickets are $25 ($22 for members; $18 for students with valid ID; $7 for children 10 and under). To purchase tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call the box office at 413 458 0524.
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CLARK ART: THE BURMESE HARP
Williamstown, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
The Burmese Harp tells the story of a surrendering regiment of Imperial Japanese soldiers. Exquisite black-and-white photography from Minoru Yokoyama illustrates this quiet meditation on the death and destruction of war. Tickets are $5 ($3 for members). Reserve tickets at imagescinema.org or by calling 413 458 5612.
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DYEING TO WEAR IT
Williamstown, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Dye your own silk scarf with Rhonda Fazio, artist and owner of Dyer Maker Studio. Classes are infused with storytelling by the artist, filled with the textile history from the region and around the world, and how this history intersects with our shared American culture. Sign up is required, please go to this link: https://www.milnelibrary.org/events-1/dyeing-to-wear-it
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