The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Real Live Theatre: Athena by Gracie Gardner

WHAT: Real Live Theatre: Athena by Gracie Gardner
WHERE: A.P.E. @ Northampton Community Arts Trust, 33 Hawley St Northampton, MA.
WHEN: October 24-26, 7pm
              October 27, 1pm & 7pm

They’re training for Nationals.
They’re training for life.

A.P.E. @ 33 Hawley and Real Live Theatre present Athena this month in the Flex Performance Space of the Arts Trust Building (33 Hawley Street). Athena, described by the New York Times as “a deadly serious comedy about ambition, success, and owning your superiority... (The New York Times, Feb. 19, 2018) is produced by Real Live Theatre, a cooperatively produced theatre company based in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Athena is directed by Ellen Morbyrne, stage managed by Ezekiel Baskin, and stars Rachel Hall and Syl Simmons.

Two young fencers. Once dedication to training. Endless opportunity for connection and collision. Mary Wallace and Athena are brave, and seventeen, and fencers, and training for Nationals. They practice together, they compete against each other, they spend their lives together. They wish they were friends.

Tickets: $25 general admission; sponsor tickets on a sliding scale starting at $26; those needing lower priced tickets may pay on a sliding scale starting at $10.

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Sponsored by the Pioneer Valley Fencing Academy.
33 Hawley is a project of the Northampton Community Arts Trust.


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