The Hilltown of Ashfield is flush with farms, orchards, sugarhouses, apiaries, and cideries. But when you’re driving out to pick your own blueberries, currants, gooseberries, and raspberries at Bug Hill Farm or apples, pears, and plums at Clark Brothers Orchards, you’ll discover that something you might need even more is grown in Ashfield: dreams. And not the kind of wispy dreams that leave you empty. At world-renowned Double Edge Theatre, they plant, nurture, and harvest some of the wildest, most delicious dreams you’ll ever taste.
Some of these dreams are served to you in a performance space called The Barn--because it was a barn before Double Edge Theater moved from Boston, where it started in 1982, to a former dairy farm in Ashfield in 1994. But many of the biggest dreams at Double Edge, like any farm, are grown outside. The theater’s summer spectacles are staged primarily outdoors, rain or shine. Sometimes sets are integrated into the landscape. Sometimes the landscape is the set.