By Andrew Gans
27 Jun 2014
Presented by Berkshire Theatre Group, the reading of Martin Rabbett and Jocelyn Fujii's new musical will be held July 18 at 2 PM at the Colonial Theatre.
In Sometimes Love, press notes state, "seven contemporary New Yorkers, most of them longtime friends, discover that life brings empowerment in surprising ways. They face the full spectrum of challenges: unemployment, infidelity, narcissistic lovers and alcoholic parents. But when the shame is confronted head-on and the smoke finally clears, their broken lives arrive at a fragile order, a simple and elegant truth. Love comes and goes, they discover, and the only way to make it stay is to adapt to its many mutations."
"I wrote the music for Sometimes Love over a three-year period, during which I was going through a painful personal experience,” Martin Rabbett, director, composer and writer, said in a statement. "Through it all, I discovered that it was not just the writing of the music that helped me heal, but the friends who lived through that time with me. It was, for me, a redefining of family—the realization that in the end, we really can create our own family. That experience empowered me and ultimately saved my life."
Tickets are $40 and include a catered boxed supper and talk back with the cast. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in person at the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield; at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage Ticket Office at 83 East Main Street, Stockbridge; by calling (413) 997-4444 or online at www.BerkshireTheatreGroup.org.