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Dreaming in East Berlin, a musical thesis by Simon's Rock senior

GREAT BARRINGTON, MADreaming in East Berlin, a new musical with book/music/lyrics written by Thomas Morini, a senior at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, will open on Thursday, March 20. There will be three additional performances over the weekend. The musical is written as a required senior thesis, and is directed by Christopher Dea.
 
The musical is a tale of four characters in 1989: an aggressive young woman who is tired of taking care of those around her; an actor with his head in the clouds; an orphan in East Berlin who longs for love; and a young communist with a secret. There will be Communism, the Stasi, forbidden love, and two sisters who are separated by the Berlin Wall.
 
The four performances will take place at the Liebowitz Studio Theater of the Daniel Arts Center. Three performances are scheduled at 8 p.m., March 20-22, with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. on March 22. Admission is free, but seating is not guaranteed without prior reservation. Call 518-821-4144 to make a reservation.
 
Cast is as follows – Hannah MacDonald as Mary Kaufman; Margaret Dobbins as Juliana Kaufman; Thomas Morini as Simon Stone; Torin Rozzelle as Alex Fischer; Richard Vaden as Artem Baumer; Melanie Snyder as Rebecca Delaney; Daemien Collins as Jason Frasier; Carissa Dagenais as Marge Goodwurth; Alexis Koda as Mimi Haisenklaus; Harry Marker as Oliver Rubert; Stephanie Waldo as Frau Wolsk; Briana Wolf as Swing; Gigi Teeley as Caroline Stone; John Snyder as Man; and Cody Jones as Hollitz.
 
Call 413-841-6793 or e-mail dea.christopher@gmail.com for questions.

Simon's Rock Media Contact:
Briee Della Rocca: 413 644-4706
E-mail: bdellarocca@simons-rock.edu