Tag: Theater

Ghent Playhouse Presents Last Train to Nibroc

The Ghent Playhouse presents, ‘Last Train to Nibroc’, running weekends from May 20 through June 5, 2022.

In the winter of 1940, two young people are forced to sit next to one another on a crowded train headed east, only to discover a mutual attraction that will change their lives forever.  A poignant and captivating gem of a play, reminiscent of Thornton Wilder.  

Written by Arlene Hutton 
Directed by Sky Vogel 

COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS
All attendees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination and wear a mask at all time inside the theater. 

DATES/TIMES: May 20-22, 27-29, June 3-5, 2022
Friday & Saturday performances – 7:30pm
Sunday matinee performances – 2pm

TICKETS: $12 – $28
General $28.00
Members of The Ghent Playhouse $23.00
Student $12.00

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LOCATIONThe Ghent Playhouse
6 Town Hall Place
Ghent, NY

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Ghent Playhouse Final Weekend of “Fun House”

The Ghent Playhouse’s final weekend of performances of “Fun House”, is this weekend – April 8th to 10th.

Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical and adapted from the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, this groundbreaking musical reveals  memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family, through various stages of her life, as she tries to unlock the mysteries of her father’s past, while discovering her own sexuality.  A refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

Written by Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tresori and Alison Bechdel
Directed by Michael McDermott and Michael C. Mensching
Musical Direction by Joanne Mensching

Mature subject matter

COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS
All attendees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination and wear a mask at all time inside the theater. 

DATES/TIMES: Friday, April 8 – Sunday April 10, 2022
Friday & Saturday performances – 7:30pm
Sunday matinee performances – 2pm

TICKETS: $12 – $28
General $28.00
Members of The Ghent Playhouse $23.00
Student $12.00

To purchase, visit BUY TICKETS

LOCATIONThe Ghent Playhouse
6 Town Hall Place
Ghent, NY

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PS21 Presents PASCAL RAMBERT: “THE ART OF THEATER,” AND “WITH MY OWN HANDS,” WITH ACTORS JIM FLETCHER AND ISMAIL IBN CONNER

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, presents “The Art of Theater” and “With My Own Hands,” Copresented With the Public Theater’s Under The Radar Festival.

Following their residency at PS21 in December 2021, celebrated French playwright and director Pascal Rambert, actors Jim Fletcher and Ismail ibn Conner, and translator Nicholas Elliott return to PS21’s Black Box Theater for four public performances of The Art of Theater and With My Own Hands. This engagement is copresented with The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

The Art of Theater

The Art of Theater, composed in 2007, is a manifesto about the nature of dramatic acting, spoken by a single actor who addresses, not the audience, but his dog, who patiently attends to his master’s voice. The audience, in effect, eavesdrops on the monologue. Fletcher, who co-starred with Kate Moran in Rambert’s two-character Love’s End (Clôture de l’Amour), previously appeared at PS21 in 2019, in the title role of Compagnie l’heliotrope’s Pollock.

With My Own Hands

Since it was first performed in 1993, Rambert has adapted this protean meditation on the human condition, a soliloquy spoken by a wounded psyche on the brink of suicide, for a series of settings and performers, including the American actor Kate Moran in 2007. At the time, he said, “I wrote this text to be played by both men and women, young and old.” At PS21, Conner, who has performed widely in Centre Dramatique National Orléans’ production of Jean Genet’s Splendid’sand many other theatrical works, will embody the role of protagonist of this searing, enigmatic monologue. The work is a puzzle of dark ideas on the nature of the human condition, performed with a somber humor. 

About the Under The Radar Festival

Held each January, the Under The Radar Festival is widely recognized as a premier launching pad for new and cutting-edge performance from the U.S. and abroad. Under the Radar has presented works by such respected artists as Elevator Repair Service, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Gob Squad, Belarus Free Theatre, Guillermo Calderón, and Young Jean Lee. These artists provide a snapshot of contemporary theater: richly distinct in terms of perspectives, aesthetics, and social practice, and pointing to the future of the art form. Housed at the Public Theater in NYC since its founding in 2004, this year’s 17th edition takes to the road, partnering with PS21 to bring this cutting edge programming to our state-of-the-art theater in Chatham, NY. 

DATE/TIME: January 14 – January 23, 2022
January 14 / 7pm
January 15 / 3pm

January 22 / 3pm
January 23 / 3pm

TICKETS: $25 – $45
Available Online

LOCATION: PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

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‘Phasmes and Hêtre’ by Compagnie Libertivore US Premier at PS21, Dec 21

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, presents the US Premier of ‘Phasmes and Hêtre, two signature works of Compagnie Libertivore, at PS21, December 21–22.

Written and choreographed by Fanny Soriano with her trademark merging of dance and acrobatics, Phasmes (2017) is a duet that explores the intimate encounter between human beings and the natural world. It is a companion piece to the earlier Hêtre (2015), a solo work that dramatizes a young woman’s retreat from the world into a mysterious, dreamlike forest. Together they form a diptych, displays of aerial and earthbound movement that are visually mesmerizing, in turns delicate and poetic, acrobatic and muscular.

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, December 21 & Wednesday, December 22, 2021 / 7pm

TICKETS: $40 general, $30 for PS21 members (ticketing fees waived), $20 for students and youth
Available Online

LOCATION: PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
2980 Route 66
Chatham, NY 12037

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Ghent Playhouse Annual Panto – “Rapunzel: The Tale of a Quaran-Teen”

 

The Ghent Playhouse’s Annual Panto returns with “Rapunzel: The Tale of a Quaran-Teen”.

The outrageous “Loons” are finally back with their annual Panto.  Now in their 21st Season, the Panto Loons’ family-friendly productions have all the elements of a traditional British pantomime:  audience participation (booing, hissing, cheering), local and national politics, great characters, wonderful songs and lots of cross-dressing.  Holiday fun for the whole family.  This year, see their “twist” on the famous Brothers Grimm fairytale, Rapunzel, the story of the girl all “tressed” up with nowhere to go… ‘cause she’s stuck in a tower with no doors, silly!!  Join us to see how it all turns out.

Written and Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher

COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS
All attendees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination and wear a mask at all time inside the theater. 

 

DATES/TIMES: November 26-28, December 3-5, December 10-12, 2021
Friday & Saturday performances at 7:30pm
Sunday matinee performances at 2pm

TICKETS: $12 – $28
General $28.00
Members of The Ghent Playhouse $23.00
Student $12.00

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LOCATIONThe Ghent Playhouse
6 Town Hall Place
Ghent, NY

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