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A Shayna Maidel (“My Pretty Girl”) Presented by Two Of Us Productions

The Two Of Us Productions the award winning theater company based in Columbia County NY, continues their return to live in-person theater with A Shayna Maidel, the Obie and Outer Critics Circle award winning drama by Barbara Lebow. Presented in the intimate Marylin and Bob Laurie Foundation Gallery at the Claverack Free Library in Claverack, you don’t want to miss this exploration of human strength and frailty punctuated by moments of humor & hope. 

A Shayna Maidel, Yiddish meaning “pretty girl,” tells the story of the reunion of two sisters after World War II, one having survived the Nazi concentration camps. A Shayna Maidel is a memory play in that it is set in three times: when Mordechai Weiss is born in 1876, when his two daughters (Rose White and Lusia Weiss Pechenik) are reunited in New York City during the present (1946), and when Lusia has flashbacks of her life in Poland immediately before and after the Holocaust. 

A Shayna Maidel features Karissa Payson as Rose White, John Leiunug as Morcechai Weiss, Constance Lopez as Lusia Weiss Pechenik, Sorelle Brauth as Mama (Liba Eisenman Weiss), Cathy Hunt-Wheelock as Hanna and Mark Leinung as Duvid Pechenik. The Gallery at the newly renovated Claverack Free Library provides an intimate performance space that brings the audience into this gripping family drama. 

The Claverack Free Library requires masking for these performances. Masks are available for those that need them. 

The Two Of Us Productions is well known throughout the Hudson Valley for presenting quality theater, both musicals and dramas. Their recent productions of Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Young Frankenstein, Deathtrap, Chicago, Les Miserables, next to normal, Mamma Mia! and Jesus Christ Superstar were all recognized by the Theatre Association of NYS with multiple awards, including outstanding work by the company outstanding performance by the orchestra. Reviews of their recent virtual live-staged readings of three Arthur Miller scripts; All My Sons, Broken Glass, and an adaption of An Enemy Of The People will appear in upcoming editions of The Arthur Miller Journal.

DATES/TIMES: May 13, 14 15 & May 20, 21 & 22, 2022
Friday and Saturday: 7:30pm
Sunday Matinees: 3pm

LOCATION: Claverack Free Library
629 NY-23B,
Claverack, NY 12513

TICKETS: $15 for adults, $10 for Students & Seniors
Please call for Group Rates. For advance reservations visit www.TheTwoOfUsProductions.org or call 518-758-1648. Make your reservations early for the best seats on the date you want!

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Two Of Us Productions’ Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Clock Tower Pub in Copake, Apr 23

The Two Of Us Productions the award winning theater company based in Columbia County NY, presents a fun & tasty murder mystery dinner theater in collaboration with the Clock Tower Pub in Copake on April 23rd. Come for some good food & enjoy a great murder mystery presentation of “Trouble At The Tropicabana”.

It is hard to believe that anything can top The Copake Falls Iron Works or the natural beauty of Copake NY. But, hold on to your hat!. It’s time to traipse down to the newest and hottest club in town, The TROPICABANA Club. The new TROPICABANA Club in the Dining Room at the Clock Tower Pub in Copake NY is hosting a stellar evening of music by Ricky Bacardi and his Latin All-Stars band. Lucy will be there too, along with Fred, Ethel and the other club guests.You’ll hear Ricky & the band play some Latin favorites, meet movie mogul heiress Celia B. DeMilo; Mr. Big, a notorious gangster; and Ricky’s cousin Rosario. Who is Celia? How did Mr. Big escape from prison? How do they keep those fruit baskets on their heads? Who committed the murder? The murder? That’s right— THE MURDER

Tickets are $45 + 18% gratuity and include your choice from the Pub’s tasty prix fixe menu including a nice dessert, and the murder mystery performance. If you can identify the murderer you have a chance to win tickets to an upcoming mainstage production by The Two Of Us Productions.

The Two Of Us Productions is well known throughout the Hudson Valley for presenting quality theater, both musicals and dramas. Their recent productions of Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, Young Frankenstein, Deathtrap, Chicago, Les Miserables, next to normal, Mamma Mia! and Jesus Christ Superstar were all recognized by the Theatre Association of NYS with multiple awards, including outstanding work by the company outstanding performance by the orchestra. Reviews of their recent virtual live-staged readings of three Arthur Miller scripts; All My Sons, Broken Glass, and an adaption of An Enemy Of The People will appear in upcoming editions of The Arthur Miller Journal.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, April 23, 2022 / Doors at 6pm for drinks & dinner. Show starts at 7pm

LOCATION: The Clock Tower Pub & Grill
1682 County Rt. 7
Copake, NY 12516

COST: Tickets are $45 + 18% gratuity
Tickets available by visiting the Clock Tower Pub & Grill, calling them at (518) 329-4279 or contacting them on Facebook.com/clocktowerpubgrill/Seating is limited so call soon.

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Two Of Us Productions’ Virtual Staged Readings of “The ABC Murders” and “August Heat” , Feb 26

Virtual Staged Reading of two chilling radio dramas from Suspense Theater: “The ABC Murders” and “August Heat”. Presented by The Two Of Us Productions the award winning theater company based in Columbia County NY, in collaboration with Friends Of The Copake Grange.

In “The ABC Murders” we meet Alexander Bonepart Cust, a remarkable character, created by England’s noted thriller author, Agatha Christie.  A mild-mannered character whose initials were ABC.   And ABC was stamped also upon the large railway timetable he always carried.  But there was nothing so odd about that detail since no traveler in the British Isles would dream of planning a journey without consulting this famous railway schedule, the ABC

In “August Heat” we are introduced to James Clarence Withencroft, who has been irresistibly driven to draw a picture of a criminal in the dock, immediately after the judge had pronounced sentence.  The picture is remarkably detailed, but he does not know this man!   Walking on a hot summer day, James suddenly comes face-to-face with the man in the picture! 

This will be a zoom presentation, free for all, but registration is required to obtain the zoom link.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 26, 2022 / 7pm

COST: Free, donations gratefully accepted

REGISTRATION: Required for show link
Register online at www.thetwoofusproductions.org

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Two Of Us Productions’ “Two Knives” & “Diary of Saphronia Winters” – Virtual Staged Readings, Feb 5

The Two Of Us Productions, the award winning theater company based in Columbia County NY, in collaboration with Friends of The Copake Grange, presents a staged reading of two classic radio dramas on Saturday, February 5th.

“Two Knives” – Police officer Scott Anderson is a pleasant easy-going chief of police in a small town, A simple case of arresting a wanted murderer suddenly changes into a perplexing case of a prison cell death and the dead man’s estranged wife showing up to see the body!

“Diary of Saphronia Winters” recounts a relaxing Florida vacation where Saphronia is romanced by a handsome thrilling-looking man who owns a large vacation hotel in Maine. A romantic but quick wedding, a train ride to the secluded hotel in Maine, what could possibly go wrong when he invites her out onto the hotel lawn?

This will be a zoom presentation, free for all, but registration is required to obtain the zoom link.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 5, 2022 / 7pm

LOCATION: Hosted on ZOOM
Register at www.thetwoofusproductions.org for link.

ADMISSION: Free. Donations appreciated.

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Two Of Us Productions Presents ‘Cabaret’, Nov 19 – 21

 

The Two Of Us Productions presents ‘Cabaret’ with three performances this weekend – November 19, 20, and 21. 

At its heart CABARET is a dramatic commentary told through three parallel story lines: the younger couple who are denying reality, the “toast of Mayfair” Fraulein Sally Bowles and the aspiring novelist Cliff Bradshaw from America; a dramatic & gently romantic sub-plot of love denied in the endearing older couple Fraulein Schneider & Herr Schultz; and the social commentary of the Master Of Ceremonies that was played by Joel Grey in the original production & by Alan Cummings in this 1998 version.  The Kit Kat Klub performers that this show is so well known for work with the Master of Ceremonies in commenting on the dark cloud of National Socialism that is engulfing 1930’s Germany & how the gathering storm is impacting the principle characters.  

CABARET features Constance Lopez as the Master of Ceremonies, Betsy Rees as Sally Bowles, Stephen Foust as Cliff Bradshaw, Benita Zahn as Fraulein Schneider, Fred Sirois as Herr Schultz, Brian Yorck as Ernst Ludwig, Andrew Stein as Klub owner Max, and Candace Wood as the always hospitable Fraulein Kost.  CABARET also features a dynamite group of singers & dancers on-stage at The Kit Kat Klub, including Karissa Payson as Helga, Cathy Hunt Wheelock as Frenchie, Debra Tice Hughes as Texas, Lauren Wicks as Rosie, Emily Fuller as Lulu, Fran Martino as Bobby, Matt Leinung as Hans, and Black Schober as Victor.  The Kit Kat Klub orchestra will be on-stage live & in-person, so Sally Bowles really means it when she says “come hear the band!”

In light of the current COVID situation in Columbia County, and in concert with other live venues in this area, in order to attend a performance, audience members are required to: 

  • Show proof-of-vaccination at the door 

  • Wear a mask at all times while within the theater building

DATE/TIME: Friday, November 19 / Saturday, November 20 Sunday, November 21, 2021
Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinee is at 3 pm

LOCATION: The Copake Grange
628 Empire Road
Copake, NY

TICKETS: $20 (adults), $15 (students & seniors), $12 (groups & families) 
purchase online, in-person, or by calling (518) 758-1648

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