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 15 at Hampshire College Theater

The Broken Machine is a fast-moving, whimsical climate-change fantasy, set in the great outdoors in the not-too-distant future.  Characters include bumbling forest rangers, a Gray Fox, and a madcap Psychopomp. The Broken Machine stars Silverthorne favorites Julie Nelson* (The Revolutionists) and Noah Tuleja* (The Norwegians, Irma Vep), along with performers new to our stage, including Hia Ghosh, Walt Manasse-Latham, and Darrow Sherman.

June 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15 @ 7:30 PM

June 8, 9 & 15 @ 3:00 PM

Bulrusher by Eisa Davis (East Coast Premiere)

directed by Michelle Ong-Hendrick

July 10 – July 14 at Hampshire College Theater

Bulrusher is a lyrical, uplifting coming-of-age story of a clairvoyant Black girl in Northern California in 1955, and features Liz Almonte, Aracelli Sierra, Jasmine Rochelle Goodspeed (The Fantasticks), Frank Aronson* (Diary of Anne Frank), Aaron Mancaniello, and Godfrey Simmons*, artistic director of Hartford’s HartBeat Ensemble.

July 10, 11, 12 &13 @ 7:30 PM

July 13 & 14 @ 3:00 PM

Smart People by Lydia R. Diamond

Directed by Michael Ofori

August 2 – August 10 at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center

Smart People is 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. Smart People features a dynamic quartet of performers, including Kyle Boatwright (Intimate Apparel, Bright Half Life), Silk Johnson (New Soul), David Keohane*, and Yurika Ohno.

August 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10 @ 7:30 PM

August 3, 4 & 10 @ 3:00 PM

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