Berkshire Theatre Group Presents Billy Budd in the Breadbox: The Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor
Ages2-3 years 4-5 years 6-8 years 9-12 years Teenagers Adults & kids together
by Jana Laiz, adapted and directed by Travis G. Daly
History comes to life in this exciting new play about Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick. Billy Budd and the Breadbox is based on the book, Billy Budd and the Breadbox, the Story of Herman Melville and Eleanor, by Jana Laiz. Told through the eyes of his granddaughter, Eleanor, the show follows the special relationship between grandfather and granddaughter. Eleanor discovers that her grandfather has a secret and is determined to figure out what it is. Along her journey, you’ll go on an interactive and educational history lesson from Herman Melville himself. Hear his stories and learn about what inspired such writings as Moby Dick, Typee, Billy Budd and more. Based on a true discovery that brought the writings of Herman Melville back to life. The features stories about local Berkshire history including Arrowhead, Mt. Greylock, and Monument Mountain.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Museum Admissions Desk or by calling 413-559-6336.