Lord of the Flies Jumps Out of the Pages & Onto the Stage this October!

Lord of the Flies Takes to the Stage
Barrington Stage Co. in Pittsfield
October 3-21, 2012

One of the greatest books of the 20th century comes to life on stage this fall in Pittsfield. Lord of the Flies is a must-see adventure story that begins with a group of English schoolboys stranded on an island and ends with a group of savages playing life and death games.

William Golding’s classic book, Lord of the Flies, is jumping out of its pages and onto the stage!  The Barrington Stage Company’s production of the story will run October 3rd-21st, 2012 – and the show is educational and thought provoking for students and adults alike.

The story chronicles the events following a plane crash that leaves young British schoolboys stranded – unsupervised – on a remote island.  Eventually, the boys begin living a sort of savage life, and battle with each other for power and control.  The story serves as a metaphor for many historic events and time periods, and can provide a segue into discussions about the psychology and sociology of power, as well as the forming of groups and allegiances.

Is your school or homeschool group interested in attending a student matinee of Lord of the Flies? Call to make your reservation sfor a Friday or Tuesday in October. 413-236-8888.

The show is a great supplement to studies of history of any kind, as well as in-depth studies of literature.  Performances will take place Wednesdays-Sundays from October 3rd-21st at the Barrington Stage Company, 30 Union Street, Pittsfield, MA.

Student matinee performances are now being booked for interested schools and homeschool groups for Tuesday and Friday 10am screenings.

Call the theater at 413-499-5446 or visit www.barringtonstageco.org for information on showtimes and ticket pricing.

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