Thursday, April 29, 2010

Rockwell Museum and Shakespeare, too. August 17

Tuesday, August 17th
More Culture in the Berkshires

A morning at the Norman Rockwell Museum featuring: Rockwell and the Movies

Though Norman Rockwell is often identified with home town life in New England, he was a frequent visitor to California, and was called upon by Hollywood to create imagery for posters advertising entertaining feature films of his day.

This installation exploring Rockwell’s art for the movies features original paintings, vintage posters, lobby cards, and original portraits of movie stars drawn form the Museum’s Art and Archival Collections and private collections of Rockwell’s art. The Magnificent Ambersons (1941), The Song of Bernadette (1943), Along Came Jones (1945), The Razor’s Edge (1946), Cinderfella (1960) and the 1966 remake of the classic, Stagecoach, are among the films the artist branded with his signature style of realism and narration.

 – followed by an afternoon performance of

Richard III

 at Shakespeare and Company starring OBIE Award Winner John Douglas Thompson (if you don’t know his name already, you soon will!)

Reviled by history is a lonely man desperate to prove his own worth and willing to do anything to achieve absolute power. Cast aside by his older siblings, chronically unable to relate to the powerful women in his midst, Richard resolves to wrest away his brother's crown by any means necessary. His misdeeds propel him to dizzying heights atop a kingdom "built on brittle glass," but he cannot forever outrun the ghosts of his conscience.

Cost (including bus and driver tip): $83 (before 7/16); $86 (after 7/16) Members of AAUW and SIP: $79 (before 7/16); $83 (after 7/16)

Leaving at 8:30 AM and returning around 6:30 PM;  all buses leave from the rear of the former Ames in the Kingston Plaza

For reservations, call ViVi at 845-331-0155 or write, then send your check, made out to AAUW–Kingston Branch, to
 ViVi Hlavsa, 191 Lapla Road, Kingston NY 12401.
(Ask about our cancellation policies.)

*Open to all, AAUW trips are part of our mission to offer community enrichment and to raise funds for  scholarships and grants to local, national and international programs, especially in support of women.   Membership in Kingston Branch of American Association of University Women is open to all people.

**Recently formed, Staying in Place (SIP) is a membership organization which provides social, informational and referral services at discount prices for seniors, aged 50 and older who want to stay in their own homes.  Currently based in Woodstock, SIP is actively helping other Ulster County communities form similar groups.

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