The Merry Month of May is a great time to visit the Berkshires. First of all, guests of Brook Farm Inn, your Lenox, MA bed and breakfast, who arrive in May will receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco or non-alcoholic sparkling beverage. It’s our Sparkling Spring Special.
Here’s your guideline to what’s happening in the Berkshires in May.
May 3 – Meet Rockwell’s Models
At the Norman Rockwell Museum, people who posed for the famous illustrator will tell about their experiences.
May 10 and 17 – Music at the Dream Away Lodge
This restaurant has been a Berkshires legend for over 90 years.Featuring great food, a funky atmosphere and live music, it’s located in Becket. On May 10, enjoy the music of Bernice Lewis. On May 17th, Podunk Throwbacks will perform.
May 2, 3, 4 – TheatreFest@Saint James Place
Enjoy 8 works by 7 local playwrights. Be among the first to see original plays, works in progress and emerging artists. This is a new way to experience the exciting Berkshires cultural scene. It’s in Great Barrington, MA.
May 5 – Close Encounters With Music
The Luncheon Musicale features phenom cellist Hayden Idson. Celebrate in the Salon in the Gilded Age elegance of the Lenox Club, a venerable Berkshire presence since 1864!. Savor a superb lunch and support Close Encounters With Music. La vie est belle!!!
May 22 – June 8 – Barrington Stage Co.
“Hold These Truths ” is about unsung American hero, Gordon Hirabayashi. He refused to go to a relocation cam with other Japanese Americans during WW II. Journeying from college to courtroom to the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he’s the subject of this award winning play.
May 23 – July 14 – Shakespeare & Co.
Starting in the Merry Month of May, our local Lenox theater offers “The Waverly Gallery.” It was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and tells of a NYC family matriarch. She was a lawyer and ran a gallery for decades, but now faces memory and hearing loss. It’s a touching play about how family roles are re-fashioned over time.
May 23 – June 2 – Mac-Haydn Theatre
This is a theater in the round, known for producing wonderful musicals. Starting Memorial Day Weekend, you can enjoy the classic “Camelot.” It’s the legendary show about King Arthur, Guinevere and Sir Lancelot.
May 24 – June 15 – Berkshire Theatre Group
At BTG’s Unicorn Theatre, see Edward Albee’s “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?” This play won many awards and has been labeled “provocative,” “daring,” and “controversial.”
So you mustn’t lose the opportunity to visit the Berkshires in May, or any time, to experience the great cultural offerings. Hope to see you soon!