Announcing Silverthorne Theater’s 2024 Season!
Through the Mirror: Stories of Possibility
We are excited to propose a second season of compelling plays by women, each of which provides a jumping-off point for conversations and surprising ways of understanding our complicated world. The season includes plays that center less-privileged people taking a stand and fighting for what they believe, though the odds are against them, such as climate change refugees Mac and the Gray Fox in The Broken Machine and Kamila in Tight Pants, who immigrates to the U.S. from The Dominican Republic. These plays take us through the mirror of time – to the past and to the future, such as in Bulrusher, a magical, lyrical play with music, set in 1955 in the Redwood county north of San Francisco, in which we experience the possibility of surprising redemption and love, despite the presence of poverty, missing parents and painful secrets. Overall, the season gives our community stories of hope and love – though it is love found though loss, bravery and transformation.
(Readings of plays in process by locally-based playwrights)
Tight Pants by Betel Arnold
directed by Pedro Eiras
February 29th – 7:00 at Holyoke Media (1 Court Plaza, Holyoke)
Kamila, living on a shoestring in the Dominican Republic, has to choose between her challenging-yet-familiar life and the possibilities of an unknown future
New Soul by Leanna James Blackwell
directed by Michael Ofori
March 28th – 7:00 at The Lava Center (324 Main Street, Greenfield)
Origins, adoption, culture and belonging – When is love not enough?
Is Sex Possible? by Constance Congdon
directed by Brianna Sloane
May 2nd – 7:00 at The Barn Theater (715 Federal Street, Belchertown)
a moving, outrageous comedy about sex and aging
The Broken Machine by Liz Duffy Adams Premiere
directed by Gina Kaufmann
June 7 – June 16 at Hampshire College Theater
Mac and The Gray Fox flee climate chaos in this futuristic fantasy with a vaudeville flair
Bulrusher by Eisa Davis East Coast Premiere
directed by Michelle Ong-Hendrick
July 5 – July 14 at Hampshire College Theater
A lyrical, uplifting coming-of-age story of a clairvoyant Black girl in Northern California in 1955
Smart People by Lydia R. Diamond
Directed Michael Ofori
August 2 – August 11, touring to venues in Hampden & Franklin counties
A comedy of errors in which a white, male professor proves white people are racist – a conclusion not appreciated by the prestigious university that employs him
Don’t miss out on anything Silverthorne! Join our email list for exclusive updates on auditions, events, and offers. Your support is the heartbeat of our passion, and together, we’re poised to embark on an unforgettable journey this season.