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Saturday and Sunday, March 18 – 19, 2017

Piti Theatre Company’s much loved sweet event at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls featuring the world premiere of Piti Theatre’s Sammy and the Grand Buffet


author, songwriter, storyteller, performing and recording artist Bill Harley. Recipient of 17_billharley202.guitar.printParents’ Choice, ALA and two Grammy® awards, Bill uses song and story to paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of growing up, schooling and family life. In slice of life vignettes that exude warmth, wit and wisdom Harley uses a consummate storyteller’s toolbox of tone, voice, delivery, and pace, creating something palpable between himself and his listeners. Awarded the lifetime achievement award from RI Council for the Humanities and an honorary degree from Hamilton College, Bill tours nationwide. His latest work is a book series about fourth grader Charlie Bumpers and is filled with Harley’s trademark hilarity and heart. The first book in this series recently won The Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award and is part of the One School, One Book programming.  Bill lives in Seekonk, Massachusetts.

Buckland’s own Janice Sorensen reacts to previous festivals and offers a preview of our 8th Annual Festival.

Events a glance: Saturday, March 18, Memorial Hall, S.F.

2 pm: Piti Theatre Company’s “Sammy and the Grand Buffet”

Extended Intermission: syrup tasting, complimentary Real Pickles, raffle, baked goods, syrup-themed discounts around town

4 pm: Bill Harley with Special Guests Shelburne Falls Youth Troupe and Ballet Renversé

” . . . Syrup—subtitled One Sweet Performing Arts Festival—reflects the interests and variety embodied in Mirin and Richard’s Piti Theatre Company. Their work embraces kids and adults, theater and movement . . .”

- Chris Rohmann, Valley Advocate. Read the 2012 feature HERE

Sunday, March 19, 2017, Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School

2 pm – 3 pm: FREE Acting and Physical Comedy/Clowning Workshop for children ages 7 – 12 led by Piti Theatre’s co-founding Artistic Director Jonathan Mirin. Limited to 10 participants.

3:30 – 5:30 pm: Acting and Physical Comedy/Clowning Workshop for ages 13 – 113 led by Jonathan Mirin. Limited to 10 participants.

SYRUP 2017 will feature another delicious potpourri of world class performance for all ages, syrup tasting, free Real Pickles and more!

Tickets are $12 / $5 for children 12 and under. One ticket lets you see either or both of the performances. Tix available at Boswell’s Books, Shelburne Falls and World Eye Bookshop, Greenfield (cash/check only), online and at the door starting 1 hour before showtimes (cash/check only). $2 service charge per ticket online. Tickets go on sale February 21. Click here to check out Ticketholder Treats for advance ticket buyers.

Adult acting workshop: $15. Workshop registration: info”at”


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Directions to Memorial Hall

Pancakes and a show? March 18 and 19 is ALSO Maple Weekend!

Thank You Sponsors!


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Baker’s Pharmacy

Blackmer Insurance Agency, Inc.

Better World Auto Club

DISC, Inc. – “Making Web Sites Make Money”

Dr. Stephan and Lori Gordon, Chiropractor and Nutritional Counseling

Hampshire Colon Hydrotherapy

Mo’s Fudge Factor

Trailside Health


Molly Cantor Pottery

Pro-Tech Automotive

Trolley Stop Antiques

Door & Raffle Prizes

RAFFLE GRAND PRIZE: 2 Boston Red Sox Tix


Davenport Mobil

Goulds’ Sugar House

Shelburne Arts Co-op

Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum






This program  is supported in part by grants from Buckland, Conway, Shelburne, Hawlemont and Plainfield Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Special Thanks to the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association

Contact us about Sponsorship and Raffle Prize Donation Opportunities!

Want to volunteer?

info”at” or 413-625-6569