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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Schenectady Civic Players present Alan Ayckbourn’s "A Woman in Mind"

    Tonight the Schenectady Civic Players open a production of Alan Ayckbourn’s A Woman in Mind.

After stepping on the tooth end of a garden rake, Susan experiences hilarious hallucinations in which her boring and oppressive everyday life is replaced by a fantasy. Now she is the ideal wife with the ideal family! But is this really bliss or has she merely let her sanity lapse? A brilliant and biting black comedy from Britian's comedy genius.

The play explores what is real and what is not, and how we need both to survive. Cast member Amy Lane and Jeremy Clowe join us to tell us more.

Arts & Culture
2:20 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Half Moon Theatre presents "Good People"

Credit Jennifer Kiaba

  Good People by David Lindsay Abaire is a powerful, often funny glimpse into the lives of a colorful tribe of Southie locales. When Margie loses her job at the Dollar Store, her friends convince her to look up her old high school boyfriend Mikey, who “made good” and left the neighborhood to become a doctor. Margie visits Mikey to see if he might help her find a job, but it soon becomes clear that their relationship is complicated.

Half Moon Theatre presents Good People at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center Theatre, on Vassar Street in Poughkeepsie, NY March 15-24, 2013.

We are joined by the show’s director, Paul Kassel and actors, Amy Lemon Olson (who plays Margie) and Michael Rhodes (who plays Mike).

Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Single Girls Guide at CapRep

Credit Joe Schuyler

    The World Premiere of the new musical, Single Girls Guide, is running at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, NY through March 30th.

Inspired by Jane’s Austen’s Emma - the show is flush with fun songs and features movie send-ups of 1960 PSAs.

It’s 1966 Manhattan and newspaper columnist Emma Woodhouse writes a column she inherited from an older, now deceased, woman. Emma is still single and about to turn 30. In a Helen Gurley Brown inspired move, Emma recruits a ‘Single Girl’ from Rhode Island and vows to overhaul her life.

The music and lyrics are by Tommy Newman and the production is directed its book-writer, Gordon Greenberg who join us.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon March 4, 2013

"All My Sons" in Glens Falls, NY

Neil Akins (seated L), Nick Baroudi, Avery Clark (seated C) and Barbara Miner (seated R)

  This coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Arthur Miller’s classic drama All My Sons will be presented at the The Charles R. Wood Theater in Glens Falls, New York. The show is a co-production of three producing companies: Rabine Productions, Inc., Wrightstage Productions and The Charles R. Wood Theater.

All My Sons is one of Miller’s first full-length dramas, preceding Death of a Salesman, which followed two years later in 1949. Both plays are considered masterpieces of the American dramatic canon.

The show is directed by Terry Rabine.

Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Fri February 1, 2013

10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival and Barrington Stage Company’s 10X10 New Play Festival

  The 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival features over 70 events during Pittsfield’s second annual contemporary winter arts festival February 14-24 – performers include dozens of artists, actors, musicians, writers, comedians and more.

One highlight of the festival is the Barrington Stage Company’s 10X10 New Play Festival which features ten new ten minute plays, chosen from over 180 entries.

We are joined by Megan Whilden - Director of Cultural Development for the City of Pittsfield, and Laura Roudabush - Director of Marketing at Barrington Stage Company.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Phillip Hayes Dean’s "Paul Robeson" presented by Unison Arts and SUNY New Paltz

Credit unisonarts.org

  Actor, singer, athlete, scholar, and social activist, Paul Robeson, was born in 1898 and died at 77 years old in 1976 having been blacklisted during the Second Red Scare in the 1950s but – until the end of his life sticking to his political stances and his beliefs.

To celebrate Black History Month, Unison Arts in New Paltz, NY has partnered with the Black Studies and Fine and Performing Arts Departments at SUNY New Paltz to present Phillip Hayes Dean’s play Paul Robeson.

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed January 30, 2013

"The Liar" at Shakespeare and Company

Credit Kevin Sprague

  The Liar was originally penned by the classic 17th Century playwright Pierre Corneille, in 1664. The play as all of the ingredients of a perfect French farce - a tangled web of lies, misdirected advances, and the unmistakable confusion of love.

Shakespeare and Company is producing an adaptation by award-winning American playwright, David Ives, which merges the iambic humor of classic verse with a contemporary twist.

We are joined by director Kevin G. Coleman and actors David Joseph and Alexandra Lincoln.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed January 23, 2013

From Dagobah to Schenectady: Charlie Ross, One Man Star Wars

Charlie Ross

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with Charlie Ross, whose One Man Star Wars show stops at Proctors in Schenectady for five performances beginning January 25.

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Commentary & Opinion
12:30 pm
Sat January 19, 2013

Bob Goepfert - “The Drawer Boy” at Hubbard Hall

CAMBRIDGE - “The Drawer Boy,” playing at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge through Sunday, January 20, is officially the first don’t miss theater production of the year.   I know it’s only mid-January, but this would be don’t miss theater any time of the year.

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Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Fri January 11, 2013

David Mamet's "Race" at CapRep

Sex, guilt and bold accusations permeate Race – a provocative play from multiple-Award-winning playwright David Mamet. The show begins previews tonight at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany. The play tackles America’s most controversial topic with the brilliant language that only Mamet can bring to the stage.

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