NightWood

An Outdoor Sound and Light Experience

NightWood at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home
2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA
Thursdays – Sundays
November 19 – January 3
5:00 – 8:00 pm

$20 adult; $10 kids 6-18; free for children 5 and under
Closed November 26, December 24-25

NightWood is sold out for the 2020 season. Thank you to everyone for supporting our first sound and light show. We hope to make it an annual event. 

Please note, there is no waitlist for tickets. The run is completely sold out. 

Our final show, 1/3/21, will be held as planned.

We are pleased to present NightWood, an ethereal winter landscape that immerses visitors in sound, light, and color. Inspired by The Mount’s unique architecture, landscape, and history, NightWood utilizes original music, lighting, and sculptural elements to create different experiences of space and place throughout the property.

NightWood was conceived by Chris Bocchiaro of Clerestory Light, in partnership with scenic designer Megan Kinneen and sound designer and composer Greg Hanson. Together, they combine scenic elements, theatrical lighting, and a dramatic score to create five unique scenes that evoke feelings of wonder, mystery, and magic.

Please join us for this journey of the imagination.

Listen and download the music from NightWood

What to Expect at NightWood

NightWood is an outdoor sound and light experience set against the backdrop of The Mount.

The total route is approximately 3/4 of a mile through the woods and gardens and includes both paved and unpaved pathways, inclines, and stairs. Please use caution.

Dress for the weather! Trails may be muddy or icy at times, so winter boots are strongly recommended

It is appropriate for visitors of all ages. See below for information regarding accessibility.

The route is one way and there will be directional signs. Event staff will be stationed along the way to assist you.

Masks are required. If you do not have a face covering, you will not be able to participate.

Due to capacity limits, we will not be able to accommodate late arrivals.

When touring NightWood, please travel in groups of 10 or under.

Advanced purchase of timed-entry tickets is required (one ticket per person). Tickets will not be sold on-site.

Accessibility:

Please be aware that due to uneven terrain, accessibility is limited. NightWood is not stroller, walker, or wheelchair accessible. It includes stairs and rough ground. If you would like to discuss your specific concerns, please email us at info@edithwharton.org or call us at 413-551-5100.

Please review the guidelines below pertaining to COVID-19 safety measures and travel restrictions.

Registering for this service confirms you have read these guidelines and agree to abide by them while on property at The Mount. Thank you.

COVID-19 safety measures:

Please follow all directional signs and staff instructions.

Face coverings must be worn at all times while on property.

Please maintain 6 feet from individuals who are not part of your household.

Important Out-of-State Travel Restrictions Update:

To be compliant and keep our staff, visitors, and community safe, you and your party must adhere to Governor Baker’s most recent travel order. If you need to cancel or change your reservation date because of the requirements, please email us at ticketbooth@edithwharton.org or call 413.551.5100.

Please do not attend NightWood if any of the following are true:

You or anyone in your group is experiencing any symptoms such as fever (100.0 and above) or chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, headache, muscle/body aches, runny nose/congestion, new loss of taste or smell, or nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

You or anyone in your group has had “close contact” with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19.

You or anyone in your group has been asked to self-isolate or quarantine by their doctor or a local public health official.

Persons who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 according to the Centers for Disease Control (e.g., due to age or underlying conditions) are encouraged to stay home.

Additional information about The Mount’s general COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines can be found at here.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is your weather policy

NightWood will be canceled in the event of unsafe or extreme weather conditions. In the event we have to cancel due to weather, we will offer a full refund or an alternative date. We will update the website and notify attendees of cancellations.

Are dogs allowed at NightWood?

While we love your dogs, dogs are not allowed at NightWood.

 

About the Creative Team:

Chris Bocchiaro – Creative Director and Lighting Designer

Chris is a Boston-based lighting designer for theatre, opera, dance, events, and public art. His work can be seen throughout the greater Boston Area, recently at: Actors’ Shakespeare Project, The Lyric Stage Company, Speakeasy Stage, Boston Opera Collaborative, Apollinaire Theatre, Hub Theatre Company, Theatre on Fire, Fresh Ink Theatre, Old South Church, Flat Earth Theatre, Skating Club of Boston, Opera Brittenica, Fort Point Theatre Channel, The Company Theatre, Gloucester Stage, Emerson Stage, and imaginary beasts where he serves as an artistic associate. Chris holds a BFA in Theatre Design and Technology from Emerson College where he graduated with honors.

 

Megan Kinneen – Scenic Designer

Megan Kinneen is a future architect, theater artist, writer, and illustrator. Kinnean is a recent Masters of Architecture graduate of the Boston Architectural College with a prior BFA in Theater Design and Technology from Emerson College.  Her experience in theater propelled her interest in architecture and her understanding of the built environment as a form of non-verbal storytelling.

 

Greg Hanson – Composer and Sound Designer

Born in California and now residing in New York City, Greg is a talented audio engineer, sound designer, and musician. Greg received his Master of Music Technology from New York University and BA in Music with a concentration on Recording Technology from California State University, Monterey Bay. With a professional career primarily focused in live sound and production, Greg is technically skilled in most audio applications, including live sound reinforcement design and installation, audio and music recording, mixing, and mastering, and live, broadcast, and corporate sound mixing.  As a musician, Greg is rooted in guitar playing but has extensive experience in bass guitar, drum set, keyboard, and vocal performance.

NightWood is generously underwritten by:

Richard and Carol Seltzer

Bobbie Hallig

Sheila Parekh and Chris Blum

Cris Raymond

Ernie von Simson