History live in the region – from existing historical archives to authentic re-enactors and historical societies, the Berkshires understands, honors and celebrates its history. This rich archive of materials to draw from creates a compelling fabric to develop an authentic production with roots in the very place.  


The Berkshires of Western MA, where Summer was originally set by Edith Wharton, remains a landscape that she would likely recognize – in many places unspoiled, original, wild and earthy – like Charity Royall herself. Here are some of our scouting photographs from around the region: