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The Pioneer Valley Muse Group

Past Events

The Incarnation of the Logos: An Epic Tale of Christ's Coming to Earth
with Glen Williamson 
Fri. Jan. 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm
The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002


A Christmas Carol
with David Anderson of  
Walking the dog Theater

Two FREE performances:

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm 
The Jones Library, Woodbury Room
43 Amity Street Amherst, MA 01002
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Florence Congregational Church
130 Pine Street, Florence, Massachusetts 01062


Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince 

with award-winning actor Glen Williamson 
and live music by The Hadley Lyre Ensemble

Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm
The Hartsbrook School, Piening Hall
 193 Bay Road, Hadley, MA 01035


BEAT THE DEVIL! Faust, the Whole Story
aka, The Tragedy of Mephistopheles

Performed by actor and storyteller Glen Williamson
Based on the drama by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
with original music composed especially for this event by Channa A. Seidenberg
and performed by The Hadley Lyre Ensemble

Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Where: The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002


A Workshop in Musical Impovisation
with Channa A. Seidenberg

Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Where: The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002


Exploring the Sources of Creativity and Passion
with David Anderson
of Walking the dog Theater

March 13, 20, & 27, 2012 from 7-9 pm
Where: The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002


Second & Fourth Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 pm
This is a relaxed & supportive, group-led singing circle open to adults and teenagers. We sing songs, rounds, and chants from around the world. No previous singing experience required. All are welcome! Bring instruments if you like!


Presented by Channa A. Seidenberg

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Where: The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002


with David Anderson 
of Walking the dog Theater
and live music from the Hadley Lyre Ensemble​

December 2, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Where: The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA 01002


A Day of Music Workshops with LIBANA Members Susan Robbins & Marytha Paffrath
Saturday October 29, 2011
Where: Northampton Community Music Center
 139 South St, Northampton, MA 01060


with Paul Matthews

The workshop that started it all!!!

March 2011
Where: The Hartsbrook School in Hadley, MA


Aeschylus Unbound

written by Mala Powers and Glen Williamson
performed by Laurie Portocarrero and Glen Williamson 

Aeschylus Unbound is a new play co-authored by Glen Williamson and the late Mala Powers, acclaimed star of film and television, about ancient Greek mystery religion and the life of Aeschylus, the first great playwright and the "father of western drama". This historical play is about mysterious ancient rituals, world-shaking battles, and a warrior poet on trial for his life.

View a brief video excerpt

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Read a high school's response

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"Deeply moving." 

  "Surprisingly intimate." 
"Courageous in its depth and incredibly engaging in its humanity."
April 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm
The Hartsbrook School, Piening Hall
193 Bay Rd. Hadley, MA 01035
Suggested donation: $30 - $15
Tickets at the door or online at
The play runs about 2 hrs., with a 10-minute intermission.
Questions? Contact pvmusegroup@gmail.com, (413) 549-0997.

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written and performed by Seth Lepore. Saturday, October 25th at 7:30 pm in Hadley, MA
the umbilical point

written and performed by Gabriel Rodriguez
directed by David Anderson
Pablo is a little boy who lives in The City: the cement-and-girder Being born after all cities grew till their edges touched. Raised and protected by the love and wisdom of Teeka, his sister, Pablo knows of no other world but The City. A natural-born poet, he walks a steady beat through the streets of his home, blissfully unaware of being anything other than himself. But when Teeka goes missing, Pablo must go looking. Grandmother Spider (who weaves the web and is the web) and Black Cat (who walks the line between light and dark) are his guides on this strange, luminous, musical journey to lands beyond the human bubble. 

A vibrant blend of devised theater, elemental movement, folklore,
hip hop and spoken word, the umbilical point invites us to widen our gaze as it questions its way toward our forgotten whole.

the umbilical point is a story of sacrifice and transition.

Click here for the video trailer.

To learn more about the umbilical point and the artistic process behind the scenes, visit www.theumbilicalpoint.com. To learn more about Walking the dog Theater, visit www.wtdtheater.org.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm
The Hartsbrook School, Piening Hall
193 Bay Road, Hadley, MA
Suggested donation: $10 to $30, or what you can

Questions? Contact the Pioneer Valley Muse Group at pvmusegroup@gmail.com or (413) 992-8585.