Mr. Noble Melancholy: Reflections of Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Friday, April 23, 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Online via Zoom

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Mr. Noble Melancholy

A live online performance of a play
by Karel Fisher and Maryann Sherman

A Berkshire Historical Society Theatre Production co-sponsored by OLLI

Friday, April 23, 4:00 pm Eastern
Free & open to all; click here to RSVP

Join the Berkshire County Historical Society and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College (OLLI) as we present Mr. Noble Melancholy: Reflections of Nathaniel Hawthorne, starring John Trainor as Nathaniel Hawthorne. A virtual event, viewers will step into the North Parlor at Herman Melville's historic Berkshire home, Arrowhead, to hear from Melville’s friend and mentor, Nathaniel Hawthorne, as he shares thoughts about his life, friends, writing career, and his brief sojourn in Berkshire County in the “little red cottage” for 18 months of his life.

Following the hour-long performance, there will be an opportunity to discuss the play with Trainor, and playwrights Karel Fisher and Maryann Sherman. Karel Fisher is an OLLI member, instructor and a co-founder of OLLI's Performing Arts Initiative. John Trainor will be leading a class on Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca in OLLI's Summer I 2021 semester.  They will be joined by Richard Matturro, a writer, actor, OLLI instructor and chair of OLLI's Literature Committee, as well as a Berkshire County Historical Society board member.

Click here to register for free and receive the ZOOM link.

This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.




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