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by Mexican playwright Bárbara Colio will be performed next two weekends:
September 13 & 14 at 7pm
September 15 Sunday Matinee at 2pm
September 20 & 21 at 7 pm

Tickets at the door $12 for the four 7 pm shows; the matinee $6

Written by Bárbara Colio, a Mexican playwright, and translated into English by Maria Alexandria Beech, ROPES is about three brothers making their way through airports to their estranged father’s last tightrope walk. The three brothers are played by Marc Kaufmann of Buckland, William Spademan of Ashfield and Chip Roughton of Florence.

“I saw it in with my mother at the Two River Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, in 2016, and I just belly laughed and sobbed my way through it,” said director Jackie Walsh, founder of Footlights at the Falls of Shelburne Falls, which is putting on the play.

In the play, the brothers, Presley, Paul and Prince (named, of course, after the musicians) haven’t seen their dad since they were little kids.  He ditched them to become the world’s most famous tightrope walker.

The play totally gets siblings: the shared history, the knowledge about each other’s quirks, the love, the anger, the annoying things we do, Walsh said.

“I have three brothers myself (and four sisters), so it’s all really, really familiar and interesting — I think for anyone who has siblings!”

Kaufmann, Spademan, and Roughton "are a joy to work with,” Walsh said. “All are talented actors and really nice guys.”

A review published by the NYTimes (March 4, 2016) gives more of the plot.
The five performances still need ushers and ticket sellers. If interested, contact Jackie Walsh at: shelburnejackeb@gmail.com

Reservations are not necessary but are taken at: ropesatthefalls@gmail.com

ROPES is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council through grants from the local cultural councils of  Shelburne, Ashfield, Colrain, Buckland, Charlemont-Hawley, Conway, Rowe, Heath, and Plainfield. Footlights At The Falls also appreciates the support of the Memorial Hall Association.