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Four Solo Shows at GB Public Theater

The Great Barrington Public Theater begins its summer season with four plays performed in June and July at the Daniel Arts Center’s Liebowitz Black Box Theatre at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Mass.

From June 3 to 12 the featured show is “Grief, the Musical … a Comedy,” written and performed by Alison Larkin, with music by Gary Schreiner and directed by James Warwick.

When you fall in love for the first time in your 50s and the worst happens, you have a choice. You can hide under the bed — or, you can write “Grief, the Musical … a Comedy.”

From June 16 to 19 Robin Gerber’s new play, “The Shot,” based on the life of Katharine Graham, Pulitzer Prize-winning publisher of The Washington Post, is on the stage. “The Shot” stars Emmy-nominated and award-winning actress Sharon Lawrence in the role of Graham.

“Leave Your Fears Here” (June 30 to July 10) is a memoir written and performed by stage and screen actor James Morrison.

Morrison recounts his 10-year-old son Seamus’s journey from brain cancer diagnosis though his treatment and ultimate recovery.

The final play in the GB Public Solo Fest is “The Bard The Beat The Blues,” a new solo piece that is a compilation of Shakespeare monologues, Beat poetry and live music composed and performed by Will LeBow. This piece will run in rotation throughout the Solo Fest (June 8 to July 8). Great Barrington Public Theater Artistic Director Jim Frangione will direct.

Tickets are between $20 and $50. Order online and get more information at www.greatbarringtonpublictheater.org.

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