The Northampton Arts Council is a city board and a non-profit organization whose goal is to support and promote the arts in Northampton. Originally created as a Local Arts Lottery Council, it began its work by administering a grants program in which proceeds from a state lottery are distributed to local artists, arts groups, and public schools.
Williston Theatre in Easthampton Shea Theater in Turners Falls
It's the greatest sports story of all time!
Welcome to The International Raceway. Our contestants: The Tortoise and the Hare. Who wins? You probably know the answer, but there will be twists and turns and hilarity before any critters cross the finish line. PaintBox favorite (and Valley icon) Kelsey Flynn is coming out of retirement, dusting off her rabbit ears, and hopping into the race as that pesky hare. We promise lots of cheering and excitement as we present this folktale dash for glory.
This year, PaintBox Theatre, the Pioneer Valley's theatre of imagination and improvisation for all ages, has moved to the Williston Theatre in Easthampton, with side trips to the Shea Theater in Turners Falls. We're thrilled to expand our audience and bring our shows to these beautiful (air-conditioned!)
theaters. As always, PaintBox Theatre's shows will feature lots of audience participation, artwork created by dozens of local kids, and plenty of belly laughs.
Friday July 22, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, July 23 and 24 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, August 6 & 7 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Everybody Can Fly!
PaintBox Theatre is a theatre of improvisation and imagination for the whole family. Audiences young and old have called it unique, wild, zany, and even educational. Audience members range in age from 1 to 100 and include parents, seniors and other adults.
To bring a classic tale to life the PaintBox way, start with the story, fold in art and literacy, stir. Voila! Out pops a funny, fanciful show that appeals to young and old.
Start with a children's classic. Add three actors. Add a theatre, the PaintBox stage and a screen. Add artwork (by kids). Add lots of audience participation and improvisation. Stir well. There you go: PaintBox!