SYRUP 2013


March 8 – 10, 2013 in Shelburne Falls, MA

Complete Schedule below . . .

” . . . 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


SYRUP 2013 features another delicious potpourri of world class theatre, music, and dance for all ages, featuring syrup tasting from Shoestring Farm, complimentary pickles from Real Pickles and Masque Theater’s Larry Hunt coming up from Connecticut. Larry is considered the leading mask performer in the United States – watch his work by clicking here. Ticket holders and workshop participants can also enjoy festival-inspired discounts and treats around the village (see below).

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Directions to Memorial Hall

March 8 at Memorial Hall, 4:30 – 5:30 pm: Children’s Mask Making Workshop Masque Theater offers “Paper Pattern Mask-Making Workshop” for grades K-5. Participants will cut out a wearable mask, decorate it and find the emotion behind it. Children can then decorate Memorial Hall with their masks and participate in a mask parade during Saturday’s festival – or just take them home. $5 (workshop only), $8 (workshop plus ticket for Saturday)

March 9 at Memorial Hall, 2 pm & 7 pm: Performances and . . .

Saturday afternoon 2 pm All Ages Show

– Piti Theatre Company’s “To Bee or Not to Bee” with special guests from Ballet Renversé

– a short piece from Masque Theater

– children’s mask parade

– Ballet Renversé’s “Dance of the Honeybees”

– a special visit from a group of teens from Orange known as the Wheeler Play Group who have created a short & sweet comedy based on our SYRUP Story guidelines.

7 pm show for ages 8+

– Masque Theater’s signature 20+ mask variety show “This World, the Next and then the Peach Orchard”

– juggling, sketch comedy and theatre from national touring comedic actor Jack Golden

– brother-sister acoustic bliss from June and the Bee

– SYRUP favorite Noho singer-songwriter Carrie Ferguson

Both intermissions include a raffle and syrup tasting. $5 (afternoon), $12 (evening), $15 (all day bucket pass). Tix at the door.

March 10 at  Hart Yoga in Shelburne Falls, 1 – 4 pm Mask Movement Workshop for ages 15+ An opportunity to learn mask work from Larry Hunt, the nation’s leading mask performer in an intimate setting! Mask Movement is “for theatre/movement students or professionals interested in exploring the non-verbal elements of masks, or anyone else who wants to have fun.” See images and read a full description by clicking here. $30/$20 for students (financial aid available).

Register for workshops by emailing with the number of places you’d like and for which session. Note: Mask Movement is limited to 15 participants. Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows.

SYRUP around the Village Merchants and restaurants around Shelburne Falls are joining Piti Theatre in SYRUP’s celebration of sap. Discounts are valid March 8, 9, and 10. Participants include:

Mocha Maya’s: 10% off with your ticket or workshop registration

Baker’s Oven Bistro: 20% off (food only) with your ticket or workshop registration

McCusker’s Market: a free maple cookie with your ticket or workshop registration and a purchase

Serious Whimzy Gallery: Free samples of a maple sugar black tea that is made with local New England maple syrup and blended by Tea Guys in Hatfield.

Thank You 2013 Sponsors!

(Check out 2012 Sponors here )



Tire Warehouse, Greenfield


Baker’s Pharmacy

The Benson Place

Berkshire Insurance Group, a Berkshire Bank Affiliate

Better World Club

Blackmer Insurance

Coldwell Banker Upton-Massamont Realtors

Eddie’s Wheels

Franklin Community Co-operative (McCusker’s Market and Green Fields Market)

Greenfield Co-operative Bank

Greenfield Savings Bank

Hilltown Families

Kyro Media

Mirick Insurance

Radio Shack Greenfield

Solar Store of Greenfield

South River Miso Company

Trailside Health

Hart Yoga


Molly Cantor Pottery

James M. Collins, DDS Family Dentistry

The Haymarket Cafe

Hilltown Families

Pro Tech Automotive

Shelburne Falls Yoga

With Door & Raffle Prizes From:

All About Beads

Nancy L. Dole, Books and Ephemera

Davenport Mobil

Goulds’ Sugar House

The Pieropan Christmas Tree Farm

Plants for Pleasure

Real Pickles

Roundabout Books

JH Sherburne Fine Art & Serious Whimsy

Stephen Earp Redware


Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

This program  is supported in part by a grant from the Buckland Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Special Thanks to the Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association

Download a SYRUP 2013 sponsorsheet

Contact us about Sponsorship and Raffle Prize Donation Opportunities! or 413-625-6569