PITTSFIELD -- Berkshire Actors Theatre (BAT) has announced two events taking place as part of its 2012 season at the Berkshire Museum.
BAT will hold a season opening night party tonight, following the opening night performance of "Doubt: A Par able." To be held at the Ferrin Gallery at 437 North St., the event will run from 9:45 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, and there is a $35 combo pass available to see "Doubt" as well as attend the Ferrin Gallery festivities afterwards. Tickets are available at the Berkshire Muse um’s front desk, or by calling (413) 443-7171. ext. 10.
The second event follows the 5 p.m. July 1 performance of "Doubt." A talk back with Sister Margaret ("Peggy") Mc Entee of the Sisters of Charity at Mount Saint Vincent in Bronx, N.Y. -- where the "Doubt" movie was filmed.
Sister Peggy was playwright John Patrick Shanley’s first-grade teacher, and the real-life inspiration for the character of Sister James in the play.
She will talk about her relationship with Shanley, her experiences with the film as a consultant and share her own personal reflections on the play. This will be an audience question and answer.
The BAT production of "Doubt" runs from Thursday through July 14. The company’s production of Shanley’s "Four Dogs and a Bone" runs from July 2 through July 15.
For more information on Berkshire Actors Theatre, visit www.berkshireactorstheatre.org,