Tag: theater

Weekend in the Catskills – 8/5/2016

This weekend:

  • The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice celebrates its seventh season;
  • Fisher Center at Bard College presents “The Symphonic and The Operatic” featuring works by Italian composers Giacomo Puccini and Giuseppe Martucci;
  • And Arts Society of Kingston presents “Landscape Still Lives” art show by Richard Kirk Mills.

Learn more at Upstater.com.

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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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For more information, visit

http://www.franklinstagecompany.org

© 2016 Simona David

 

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 – 4/29/2016

This weekend:

  • Window Quartet performs at the Hudson Opera House;
  • New art show opens at Cross Contemporary Art Gallery in Saugerties (the show made the front page of the NY Arts Magazine earlier this week);
  • And, Rosendale Theatre presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).

Learn more at Upstater.com.

Weekend in the Catskills – 4/1/2016

This weekend:

  • Author Talk with Stephen M. Silverman at the Erpf Center in Arkville. Silverman will be talking about his book “The Catskills: Its History, and How It Changed America;”
  • Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream is performed at the Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany. This year marks the 400th commemoration of Shakespeare’s death;
  • And, Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra performs at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park.

Learn more at Upstater.com.

Weekend in the Catskills – 3/11/2016

This weekend:

  • Thomas Cole as designer and architect Sunday lecture at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill;
  • Text-based art at the Woodstock Framing Gallery, including stamp art by Molly Rausch;
  • And, Alice in Wonderland Adventures at the Woodstock Playhouse.

Read more at Upstater.com.

 

Weekend in the Catskills – 1/22/2016

This weekend:

  • The Marcel Proust Project at the Fisher Center at Bard College, conceived and directed by Sarah Rothenberg, costume design by Marina Draghici;
  • Ruby Silvious’ Tea & Alchemy Art Show at the Greene County Council on the Arts’ Gallery;
  • And, Writers in the Mountains’ Creative Nonfiction Reading at the Pine Hill Community Center.

Read more at Upstater.com.