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THIS WEEK AT POWERHOUSE:

MAINSTAGE

Good Men Wanted

JULY 20-30, 2017

IN THE POWERHOUSE THEATER

By Kevin Armento
Directed by Jaki Bradley
Choreographed by Ani Taj

Good Men Wanted brings to life the incredible true stories of renegade women who disguised themselves as men to fight in the Civil War. In a searing drama punctuated by explosive dance sequences set to contemporary pop music, five women of vastly different backgrounds become warriors and spies, endure prison camps and midnight raids, and ultimately intersect at America's most storied battlefield, Gettysburg. These unsung heroes circumvented the limitations of their time, with a boldness that speaks loudly to our own. 

READINGS FESTIVALS

Serious Moonlight

JULY 21, 2017, 8 PM

IN THE SUSAN STEIN SHIVA THEATER

Written by and based on the film by Adrienne Shelly
Co-adapted by Liz Tuccillo and Andy Ostroy
Directed by Sheryl Kaller

Serious Moonlight centers on Louise, a high-powered attorney, whose husband Ian is planning to leave her for a much younger woman. Determined to save her marriage, Louise kidnaps Ian and sets out to make him love her again. Unfortunately for Louise, things don't go as planned.....

One Good Egg

JULY 22, 2017, 12 PM

IN THE SUSAN STEIN SHIVA THEATER

By Annie Evans
Directed by Melia Bensussen

When a clinic offers a contest to win a free in-vitro fertilization, three couples who’ve gone broke trying to get pregnant pin their hopes on making a video that proves they deserve the prize. By delving into their failures to make a baby, unexpected friendships form, truths are revealed and new paths discovered in this comedy about the heartbreak of infertility and the dream of becoming loving parents.

The Fit

JULY 22, 2017, 5 PM

IN THE SUSAN STEIN SHIVA THEATER

By Carey Perloff
Directed by Daniel Aukin

A young Indian-American woman battles for her place in the outrageously macho world of high-stakes investing in this hilarious and chilling look at tribalism, ambition and venture capital.

Amy And The Orphans

JULY 23, 2017, 12 PM

IN THE SUSAN STEIN SHIVA THEATER

By Lindsey Ferrentino
Directed by Scott Ellis

After their father’s death, two unhinged siblings reunite with Amy, their movie-loving sister who has Down syndrome. Together, they careen down the Great American Long Island Expressway, navigating strip malls, traffic jams and some serious (and not-so-serious) family drama. An unexpected turn reveals the moment that changed their lives…and the fact that Amy may be the only one who knows her own mind.

Written by playwright Lindsey Ferrentino, who made her New York debut at Roundabout with the acclaimed world premiere of Ugly Lies the Bone, and directed by Scott Ellis (The Elephant ManShe Loves Me), Amy and the Orphans is a rollicking ride that proves it’s never too late to follow a new road.

Diana

JULY 23, 2017, 5 PM

IN THE SUSAN STEIN SHIVA THEATER

Book & Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music & Lyrics by David Bryan
Directed by Christopher Ashley

Young Diana Spencer dreams of marrying a prince. Amazingly, she does. Unfortunately, he does not love her. And he has a mistress. And a difficult family. From the Tony-Award winning writers of Memphis comes a new musical about the marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles.

THE TRAINING COMPANY

Cymbeline

JULY 21-23, 2017

IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATIVE AT THE VASSAR BARNS

By William Shakespeare
Adapted and Directed by Andrew Willis-Woodward

King Cymbeline of Britain arranges the marriage of Imogen, his idyllic daughter, to Cloten, the egotistic son of his vile new Queen. Going against her father’s wishes, Imogen marries poor but noble Posthumus Leonatus. As Posthumus is sent into exile, scheming Iachimo further jeopardizes their union. This Shakespearean fairy tale enlists heroes and villains, disguises and deception, and above all wit to chronicle the lengths we’ll go for love.

Free and open to the public. No ticket required.

this is what it’s like: a soundpainting performance

THURSDAYS AT 6PM, JULY 6, 13, 20, 27

IN THE FRANCES LEHMAN LOEB ART CENTER

Composed and Painted by Max Reuben

I want you to try and remember what it was like to have been very young.

And particularly the days when you were first in love.
When you were like a person sleepwalking, and you didn’t quite see the street you were in, and didn’t quite hear everything that was said to you.
You’re just a little bit crazy.
Will you remember that, please?
- Thornton Wilder, Our Town

Soundpainting employs a gestural language to combine music, movement, acting, and more for improvised performance. Steeped in ensemble and spontaneity, Soundpainting remains a pioneering method for interdisciplinary collaboration and performance.

Part of “Late Night at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center”.
Free and open to the public. No ticket required.

12 Ophelias (A play with broken songs)

JULY 23-24, 2017

IN THE OLD BOOK STORE IN COLLEGE CENTER

By Caridad Svich
Directed by Heidi Handelsman

Sure, Hamlet ends with a pile of dead bodies on the carpet, but what about the one that landed in the river? Remember her? What if that crazy babe with the flowers rose up out of the river to find herself ravenous, righteous, and dripping with sweetness in a wild new world? Originally developed by members of the Powerhouse Theater Training Company in 2002, 12 Ophelias is a lyrical, sultry odyssey as seen through the eyes of Shakespeare's most beguiled maiden.

Free and open to the public. No ticket required.