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Met Opera Live in HD: Bizet’s Carmen (Encore) - Sunday, February 17th at 1pm

W.E.B. Du Bois Legacy Festival presents A Staged Reading of
BEYOND THE VEIL
Friday, January 25th 2019

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Left: W. E. B. Du Bois, Atlanta University, 1909. W. E. B. Du Bois Papers (MS 312). Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries.
Right: Edith Wharton, 1902. Beinecke Library, Yale University.

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FREE

Performed by Shakespeare & Company
Written by Emily DeVoti
Directed by Regge Life
Panel respondent Dr. Frances Jones-Sneed
Sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, Berkshire Bank, and Multicultural BRIDGE 

Beyond the Veil stages a fictitious meeting between W.E.B. Du Bois and Edith Wharton at The Mount, Wharton's home, in 1910. Inspired by the exclusion of Du Bois from this region’s cultural history, the play examines racism in the higher echelons of our society and asks: what would happen if the racial veil were lifted and, for one magical moment, these two dazzling iconoclasts could see each other clearly— mind to mind, eye to eye?

Featuring Ariel Bock, Andrew Borthwick-Leslie, MaConnia Chesser, Charls Hall, Rory Hammond, Tamara Hickey, Tom Jaeger, and Devante Owens.

Playwright Emily DeVoti has had her plays presented in NYC and London and published by Samuel French and Smith&Kraus. She holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts and an A.B. from Princeton. She is a native of the Berkshires and a resident of Great Barrington.

 

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