Design-For-Living PosterWebby Nöel Coward
directed by Tom Story

at The Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge
The Larry Vaber Stage
Sponsored by Crowne Plaza, Pittsfield; Furlano & Arace PC; and Haddad Dealerships

Previews July 30-August 1
Press Opening/Opening Night: August 2 at 8pm
Talkback: August 4
Closing: August 16
Tickets: Preview: $42
A: $48


Performance Dates:
Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm (Preview)
Thursday, July 31 at 8pm (Preview)
Friday, August 1 at 8pm (Preview)
Saturday, August 2 at 2pm & 8pm (Opening Night)
Monday, August 4 at 8pm (Talk Back)
Tuesday, August 5 at 8pm
Wednesday, August 6 at 7pm
Thursday, August 7 at 8pm
Friday, August 8 at 8pm
Saturday, August 9 at 2pm & 8pm
Monday, August 11 at 8pm
Tuesday, August 12 at 8pm
Wednesday, August 13 at 7pm
Thursday, August 14 at 8pm
Friday, August 15 at 8pm 
Saturday, August 16 at 2pm & 8pm (Closing)

Lovers and friends, friends and lovers, what’s the difference when it comes to interior designer Gilda, playwright Leo, and artist Otto? That’s the same question they ask themselves in Nöel Coward’s ultra-sophisticated romantic comedy.

Design for Living, directed by Tom Story who began his acting career on BTF’s Unicorn Stage, now makes his directorial debut on the same stage. Story has performed with BTG for nine seasons including productions: The Glass Menagerie, Camelot, and The Heidi Chronicles and is currently directing Moth at in Washington, D.C. at The Studio Theatre. Set in the carefree 1930s, the freewheeling, amoral, modish trio of characters (Ariana Venturi, Chris Geary, and Tom Pecinka (graduate students at the Yale School of Drama and cast in BTG’s 2013 hit murder mystery, The Cat and the Canary) all fall in and out of love with each other and with others while their mutual friend, Ernest tries to be the moral voice of reason. Themes of self-destruction, celebrity, success and outcomes of romantic machinations are explored through this wicked ménage à trois. Muddled relationships and blurred lines make for a provocative and lively comedy in true Nöel Coward fashion.

Creative Team:
Set Designer- Reid Thompson
Costume Designer- Hunter Kaczorowski
Lighting Designer- Dan Kotlowitz
Sound Designer- Steve Brush