Actor Richard Chamberlain: ‘Sometimes Love’
Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special benefit event featuring a reading of Martin Rabbett’s new musical, ‘Sometimes Love,’ at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Ma., on Friday, July 18, at 2 p.m., with participating artist, Richard Chamberlain. Tickets, $40, include a catered boxed supper and talk back with the cast. They may be purchased at the Colonial Ticket Office, 111 South Street, Pittsfield, Ma.; at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage Ticket Office, 83 East Main Street, Stockbridge, Ma.; by calling 413-997-4444 or online at berkshiretheatregroup.org
In ‘Sometimes Love,’ seven contemporary New Yorkers, most of them longtime friends, discover that life brings empowerment in surprising ways. They face the full spectrum of challenges: unemployment, infidelity, narcissistic lovers and alcoholic parents. But when the shame is confronted head-on and the smoke finally clears, their broken lives arrive at a fragile order, a simple and elegant truth. Love comes and goes, they discover, and the only way to make it stay is to adapt to its many mutations. The 18 songs featured in the new work range from melancholy ballads to up tempo tangos, a defiant rant, a humorous riff made entirely of clichés, and ‘Hope,’ a signature song for the zeitgeist. In all its formless glory, says sometimes love can heal even the most broken of spirits, if only we honor our vulnerabilities and recognize love’s disguises.