Open: 06/23/16- Close: 07/03/16
HOPE YOU GET TO ELEVEN OR WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT SALLY?|
This past fall Padraic Lillis was a guest artist at a university where a student that was charming, bright, witty, and warm, a person that no one could say a negative word about, committed suicide. It was a shock to everyone. 105 people die from suicide each day in the United States and the rate is rising. One reason is because we don't talk about it. This event inspired Padraic to create this play as an honest, intimate, slightly humorous sharing of his experiences in the hopes of opening up the conversation on the topic of suicide.
About the Company: The Farm Theater
The Farm Theater The name is inspired by the "farm" system of baseball whose role is to provide experience and training for developing players.
The Paradise Factory : 64 East 4th Street
Open: 06/21/16- Close: 07/09/16
NIX - A CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL ADAPTATION OF HAMLET (WITH A NOD TO ERIN BROCKOVICH)|
A new musical adaptation of Hamlet driven by a muscular, vulnerable heroine, putting herself in harm’s way for justice. Petra is a war widow, supporting herself & her daughter by hauling waste water away from fracking wells. When a water quality engineer suddenly disappears, Petra blows the whistle on her boss to uncover the mystery. Petra's in love with a Mayor who can't take action without hard data; working for an entrepreneur who pumps out disinformation faster than oil; called crazy for valuing health over local industry. This contemporary musical adaptation of Hamlet features rap, latin & rock music styles. NIX is a mix of Shakespeare's most famous play & Erin Brockovich. Tell a rich man he could lose everything and see what happens.
Paradise Factory : 64 East 4th Street
Open: 06/24/16- Close: 09/15/16
Opera Saratoga presents Le nozze di Figaro|
LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (The Marriage of Figaro)
Composer – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Librettist – Lorenzo Da Ponte
A cornerstone of the operatic repertoire and one of the most frequently performed operas around the globe, Le nozze di Figaro returns to Opera Saratoga for the first time in twenty years. Beaumarchais’ play, upon which the opera is based, serves as the sequel to Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville). In an already volatile political climate, the play created a stir by pitting witty servants against their masters. The opera adaptation was originally banned in Vienna because of the licentiousness of the play, but Mozart’s librettist Da Ponte managed to get official approval, after which the opera was written and became a tremendous success.
Opera Saratoga : 19 ROOSEVELT DRIVE, SUITE 215
Open: 06/19/16- Close: 07/09/16
A solo show about settling and esteem, and how easy it is to fall for somebody when they're on death row.
While the country watched the Supreme Court legalize gay marriage nationwide, Thibodaux Louisiana was gripped by the trial of serial killer Brando Gierke. Brando's Dahmer-esque spree claimed the lives of twenty-two men, including Thibodaux's own Tommy Watkins. Jasper Lange, a virgin approaching thirty, dreams of a pilgrim-themed wedding even though he's only ever kissed one man: Tommy Watkins. Confused, lonely and in mourning, Jasper sends a note to Brando, beginning a correspondence that challenges Jasper's perceptions of of esteem and love.
directed by Caroline Kittredge Faustine
Paradise Factory : 64 East 4th Street
Open: 06/30/16- Close: 07/31/16
STRUCK, A SERIOUS COMEDY ABOUT A (POSSIBLY) COSMIC EVENT AT NJ REP|
After being hit by a bicycle while crossing an East Village intersection, Vera Resnick's simple predictable life is about to take an unexpected turn. Is it coincidence that brought Vera and the bicyclist together, or are greater forces at play? STRUCK is a serious comedy about a possibly cosmic event that deals with the search for truth in the face of deception.
New Jersey Repertory Company : 179 Broadway
Open: 06/30/16- Close: 07/09/16
THE TERRIBLE TRADGEDY OF PETER PAN|
“Tomorrow is something I’ve been too afraid to face. Because what is left tomorrow is one day less than today.”
After another amazing season, with amazing work onstage, with amazing audiences, who were in turn….amazed in 2015, What Dreams May Co in partnership with Queens Shakespeare Inc. again shines the looking glass onto 2 of literature’s most famous characters, who on the surface appear to be complete opposites. One, a certain boy who will never grow up. The other; one of Shakespeare’s kings who has grown quite old. Yet they both seem to suffer a clear case of “Peter Pan Syndrome”; flying about from place to place, searching for a mother, and oblivious to the destruction they leave in their wake.
John DeSotelle Studio : 300 West 43rd Street