Billy Budd in the Breadbox
Wednesday April 18, 2018
Join us in the auditorium for Berkshire Theatre Group's production of Billy Budd in the Breadbox.
History comes to life in the exciting new play, Billy Budd in the Breadbox, about Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick. Billy Budd in the Breadbox is adapted from Jana Laiz’s Billy Budd in the Bread Box, The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor by Travis G. Daly. Told through the eyes of his granddaughter, Eleanor, the show follows the special relationship between grandfather and granddaughter. Eleanor discovers that her grandfather has a secret and is determined to figure out what it is. Along her journey, you’ll go on an interactive and educational history lesson from Herman Melville himself. Hear his stories and learn about what inspired such writings at Moby Dick, Typee, Billy Budd and more. Based on a true discovery that brought the writings of Herman Melville back to life. The play features stories about local Berkshire history including Arrowhead, Mt. Greylock, and Monument Mountain.
Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older, at all times.
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Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum and the Berkshire Athenaeum.
About Berkshire Theatre Group
Location: Library Auditorium
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