I know, you may have gotten a little dusting but Piti Theatre's 8th annual SYRUP: One Sweet Performing Arts Festival will shine a light on spring this Saturday, March 18 at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls! This year's headliner is two time Grammy winner Bill Harley who will be performing his own set and narrating stories performed by Piti's Shelburne Falls Youth Troupe at 4 pm. Get in the mood for Bill's mix of hilarity and heart with Piti Theatre's world premiere of Sammy and the Grand Buffet, a solo physical-international comedy featuring Jonathan Mirin as Sammy, an American clown in Paris at 2 pm. Plus musician-in-residence Carrie Ferguson's "Praise to Spring" featuring choreography by Godeliève Richard and Ballet Renversé at 4 pm to lead off Bill's set.  Extended Intermission includes free Real Pickles, syrup tasting, a raffle (GRAND PRIZE: RED SOX TIX:) and sweet discounts around the Village.   View the complete schedule   General Admission: $15Students/Seniors: $12Children 12 and under: $51 ticket valid for both performances   Tickets at World Eye Bookshop, Boswell's Books, at the door starting at 1:00 pm (cash/check only), 1-800-838-3006 and Online   Ticket Holder Treats, All March Long:   Hearty Eats, 24 Bridge Street: 10% off any purchase with your SYRUP ticket. This discount can be applied multiple times!   Molly Cantor Pottery, 20 Bridge Street, 10% off any item with your ticket. (Molly is also a multi-year SYRUP sponsor!)   CLOWNING WORKSHOPSSunday, March 19Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School   2 pm – 3 pm: Funny Stuff FREE Acting and Physical Comedy/Clowning Workshop for children ages 7 – 12 led by Piti Theatre’s Jonathan Mirin. Children will learn the basics of creating comic characters and their theatrical environments. Limited to 10 participants.   3:30 – 5:30 pm: Funny Stuff for Grown-ups Acting and Physical Comedy/Clowning Workshop led by Jonathan Mirin. Participants will road-test exercises from the actor’s (and clown’s) toolbox that can be applied in both theatre and “real world” contexts like status work, improvisation, creating comedic characters, and developing rapport with an audience. No theatre experience is required, managers, teachers, parents, dog owners, and others will benefit. Limited to 10 participants. Registration:, (413) 625-6569.

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