Broadway Comes to the Berkshires: Barrymore on Screen at the Clark

For Immediate Release

January 07, 2013

Williamstown, MA—On Sunday, January 13 at 3 pm, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute presents the film Barrymore. Tickets are $20 ($18 members and students) and may be ordered at or by calling 413 458 0524.

Academy Award® Winner Christopher Plummer delivers arguably the most memorable performance of his career in the film that portrays legendary actor John Barrymore, a man of colossal talent and contradictions and one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of all time.

Set in 1942, the final year of Barrymore's life, Barrymore takes place on the stage of a Broadway theater, where the actor is struggling to recreate his performance in the title role of Shakespeare's Richard III. It leads him to look back on the highs and lows of his stunning career and remarkable life. Directed and adapted for the screen by Érik Canuel.

“From smile to sneer [Plummer] captures Barrymore’s majesty and grandiloquence,” raved The New York Times.

Approximate running time is 83 minutes. This film is unrated.

About The Clark

Set amidst 140 acres in the Berkshires, the Clark is one of the few major art museums that also serves as a leading international center for research and scholarship. The Clark presents public and education programs and organizes groundbreaking exhibitions that advance new scholarship. The Clark’s research and academic programs include an international fellowship program and conferences. Together with Williams College, the Clark sponsors one of the nation’s leading master’s programs in art history.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open daily in July and August (open Tuesday through Sunday from September through June), 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $15 June 1 through October 31; free November through May; and free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. For more information, visit or call 413 458 2303.

Amanda Powers
The Clark
413 458 0471
[email protected]

Return to the previous page