Tag: Franklin Stage Company

Featured Destination: Franklin Stage Company

Scene from We 3, a fresh interpretation of Chekhov's Three Sisters. Contributed photo.
Scene from We 3, a fresh interpretation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters. Contributed photo.

Founded in 1996, Franklin Stage Company (FSC) celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer. FSC produces both classic and contemporary plays, and prides itself in having a free admission policy. Over the years, it has produced plays by William Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov, Molière, Henrik Ibsen, Eugène Ionesco, and many others. Located at Chapel Hall, a landmark building erected in 1855 in the Greek Revival style, the company is an iconic cultural institution in the region.

I interviewed Carmela Marner, the executive and artistic director of Franklin Stage Company, and talked about theater as an artistic form, its origin and history, as well as the beginnings and evolution of Franklin Stage Company. A graduate of Brown University, Marner is an accomplished stage and screen actress (she appeared in Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut). She is also a stage director. Carmela teaches in the Theater Department at SUNY Oneonta.

Performances this summer include We 3, a reinterpretation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, and Shakespeare’s King Lear, among others.

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http://www.franklinstagecompany.org

© 2016 Simona David

 

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Weekend in the Catskills – 7/22/2016

This weekend:

  • Franklin Stage Company presents We 3, an adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters;
  • National Dance Institute performs Words with Wings – The Power of Poetry at the Orpheum Theater in Tannersville;
  • And, Saratoga Race Course, the oldest sporting venue in the country, opens for the season.

Learn more at Upstater.com.

Weekend in the Catskills – 11/20/2015

This weekend:

  • Bordering Utopia: Sculptures by Brian Tolle at the University at Albany’s Art Museum;
  • Prometheus Bound at Franklin Stage Company;
  • And, Classics on Hudson with violinist Benjamin Bowman and pianist Peter Longworth at the Hudson Opera House.

Read more at Upstater.com.

University at Albany. (c) Simona David
University at Albany. (c) Simona David

Weekend in the Catskills – 7/03/2015

This weekend in the Catskills:

  • Simone Dinnerstein performs Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and Adam Tendler performs John Cage at Maverick Concert Hall;
  • West Kortright Centre celebrates its 40th anniversary with a Gala Dance Party;
  • Stagecoach Run Art Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary – fifty visual artists in the Treadwell – Franklin area will open their studios to the public. Events are scheduled at the Bright Hill Literary Center and Franklin Stage Company, among others;
  • And Hanford Mills Museum will host a traditional 4th of July family celebration and a fishing derby on Saturday.

Read more at Upstater.com.

Happy Independence Day!
Happy Independence Day!

Weekend in the Catskills – 6/26/2015

This weekend in the Catskills:

  • An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde at Franklin Stage Company;
  • Oklahoma! (music by Richard Rodgers, and libretto by Oscar Hammerstein) at Bard College;
  • Art House Tour at the Woodstock Brydcliffe Guild;
  • And, the Founders’ Day at Bevier House Museum.

Read more at Upstater.com.

Bevier House Museum. Contributed Photo.
Bevier House Museum. Contributed Photo.

Weekend in the Catskills – 7/25/14

 

Yet another grand weekend for the arts in the Catskills! My recommendations this weekend include: an open studio tour in Roxbury, Margaretville and Andes, opera at Belleayre Mountain, theater in Woodstock and Franklin, and dance in Tannersville.

AMR (Andes, Margaretville, Roxbury) Open Studios Tour

This weekend twenty artists in Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury open their studios to the public, and show their working spaces. During the tour, artists in all media will be talking about their styles and techniques, and the process of making art. This year, which marks the tour’s third anniversary, the studios are open Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27 from 11 am to 5 pm. For maps and more information, visit http://www.amropenstudios.org.

Belleayre Music Festival

The Belleayre Conservatory, founded in 1992, presents Belleayre Music Festival in Highmount, Ulster County, every year in July and August. This Saturday, July 26 it presents opera Lucia di Lammermoor written in 1835 by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti; the story is loosely based on a novel by Scottish writer Walter Scott. For tickets and more information visit http://www.belleayremusic.org.

The Woodstock Playhouse

In existence since 1938, the Woodstock Playhouse is a rural extension of the Broadway theatrical and musical performances. This weekend the playhouse presents The Three Musketeers based on a novel by Alexandre Dumas written in 1844, and adapted by Peter Raby. The Three Musketeers opened last night July 24,  an event that coincided with Alexandre Dumas’ birthday – Dumas was born on July 24, 1802. The play can be seen again tonight, July 25 and tomorrow, July 26. For tickets and more information visit http://woodstockplayhouse.org.

Franklin Stage Company

Founded in 1996, Franklin Stage Company produces both classical and contemporary plays, and prides itself in having a free admission policy. Over the years, the theater has presented plays by Shakespeare, Chekhov, Ionesco, and others. This summer it will present Tartuffe by Molière, in a translation by Richard Wilbur, from July 25 through August 10. Tartuffe is a comedy in five acts about Parisian foibles in the 17th century. For tickets and more information visit http://www.franklinstagecompany.org.  

National Dance Day

July 26 is National Dance Day. Catskill Mountain Foundation presents a dance program tomorrow at the Orpheum Theater in Tannersville: as part of the Mountain Top Summer Residency Performance program this year, the National Dance Institute will perform its grand finale tomorrow evening. For tickets and more information visit http://www.catskillmtn.org/events/performances/2014-07-26-national-dance-institute-762.html.

Have an artsy Catskills weekend!