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Poor Herman – July 26

Jul 26 Fri @ 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm

$10 – $45

 July 26 — August3
Herman Melville’s great-great-great granddaughter, Austin playwright Elizabeth Doss, uses the author as a subject to speculate on the line between utter genius and epic failure in us all. Poor Herman unearths the life of Herman Melville, who arguably wrote America’s best and worst novels back-to-back in 1850 and 1851.  The production considers what compelled Melville, struggling to salvage his declining reputation while trying to feed a growing family, to write a virtually unreadable book, Pierre or the Ambiguities, in the aftermath of Moby Dick’s initial failure with critics and readers. The play gives voice to the unsung people in his life, chiefly his mother, wife, sisters, and daughters who each contributed to his fame and flourishing and endured his decline and demise. While hindsight now celebrates his achievements, this production will investigate what it cost him to make history. 

Poor Herman is a beautiful, fresh theatrical experience – David Glen Robinson, CTX Live Theatre

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$25 for BCHS members
$30 for non-members
$45 Poor Herman ticket and tour of Arrowhead
$10 EBT card holders
12 and under free

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Details

Date:
Jul 26 Fri
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:50 pm
Cost:
$10 – $45

Organizer

Berkshire Historical Society
Phone:
413-442-1793
Website:
mobydick.org

Venue

Arrowhead
780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Phone:
413-442-1793
Website:
mobydick.org
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