2014 Season Schedule

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Concessions provided by the Crafted Kup.
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Mainstage

The Babylon Line

By Richard Greenberg
Directed by Terry Kinney

June 26 - July 6, 2014
In the Hallie Flanagan-Davis Powerhouse Theater

1967. A 38-year-old writer from bohemian Greenwich Village commutes to Levittown, on Long Island in New York, to teach an adult-education creative writing class. He finds anything but the cookie-cutter lives he expected in this straight-laced community, as his students come to discover the power of storytelling to transform their lives. And one special student – a kindred spirit? or something more? – reawakens him to his own artistic impulses.

In Your Arms

Directed and Choreographed by Christopher Gattelli
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Vignettes by Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

July 5 - July 13, 2014
In the Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

Christopher Gattelli, the Tony Award-winning choreographer of Newsies and South Pacific, and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island) bring to life ten dance vignettes written by an unprecedented collection of preeminent playwrights. More than 20 performers join to embody the playwrights’ stories, portraits of lovers told in music and dance. See a video about In Your Arms.

The Danish Widow

Written and Directed By John Patrick Shanley

July 16 - July 27, 2014
In the Hallie Flanagan-Davis Powerhouse Theater

A mystery unfolds against an international backdrop as a female insurance investigator finds herself battling wits with a formidable Danish widow. Shanley, the Tony, Pulitzer and Oscar-winning author of DoubtMoonstruck, and Outside Mullingar returns to the Powerhouse with his newest play, which he describes as “disturbing, funny, deadly serious, sexy - like a Hitchcock film with a modernist edge.”

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Musical Workshops

SeaWife

By Seth Moore & The Lobbyists
Directed by and developed with Liz Carlson

June 27 -June 29, 2014
In the Susan Stein Shiva Theater

Supernatural characters, romance, tragedy and stirring original music by The Lobbyists combine in this one-of-a-kind event – part play, part concert, and part immersive experience. We follow Percy, a young sailor bred in the golden age of the American whaling boom, as he journeys through port cities and wrestles with ghosts, sea monsters, and the loss of his one true love.

A Walk on the Moon

Music and lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman
Book and additional lyrics by Pamela Gray
Directed by Michael Greif

July 25 - July 27, 2014
In the Martel Theater, Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film

It’s the summer of 1969 in a Catskill Mountains bungalow colony. While her husband spends each week working in the city, Pearl Kantrowitz finds herself drawn toward a free-spirited traveling salesman. Her personal crisis plays out against one of America’s most tumultuous summers, as astronauts walk on the moon, the Vietnam War escalates, and Woodstock takes place right down the road. Michael Greif, the award-winning director of Rent, Grey Gardens and Next To Normal, returns to Powerhouse with this deeply romantic story of awakening, adapted from Pamela Gray's hit film.

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Inside Look Workshops

The Light Years

Written by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen
Developed and directed by Oliver Butler

July 11 - July 13, 2014
In the Susan Stein Shiva Theater

From The Debate Society, a haunted love story spanning four decades. Chicago 1893: The Zoopraxiscope, cracker jacks and neon lights. The Ferris Wheel, hootchy-kootchy... hell they even had the hamburger! On the eve of a glowing new century, something terrible happens in a humble two-story home. And everything ends. Chicago 1933: When the fair returns 40 years later, so do the unfinished histories of everything that could have been. And so things begin for the hermit upstairs and the mysterious look-a-like below.

Laugh

By Beth Henley
Directed by David Schweizer

July 18 - July 20, 2014
In the Susan Stein Shiva Theater

Mabel’s had a hard few weeks: A dynamite accident at a gold mine has left her wealthy but orphaned, and she’s shipped off to a scheming aunt and a long-lost cousin, who’s charged with seducing her to control Mabel’s fortune. This hapless courtship reveals a shared love of silent movies and a plan for greater things. A story of mishaps and moxie, the romance of Hollywood and ultimately a Hollywood-caliber romance. A slapstick comedy from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Crimes of the Heart and The Jacksonian.

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Readings Festivals

Readings Festivals

Free to the public. Reservations required (845) 437-5599.

READINGS FESTIVAL 1 in the Susan Stein Shiva Theater

June 20–22, 2014

Reservation period: June 13-15 (subscribers only), June 17-19 (open to all)

June 20, 8 pm
The Unbuilt City by Keith Bunin, directed by Sean Mathias
with Olympia Dukakis and Santino Fontana

June 21, 12 pm
The Humans by Stephen Karam, directed by Sam Gold 
with Michael Braun, Cassie Beck, Rae Gray, Jayne Houdyshell, and Lois Markle

June 21, 8 pm
Fall by Bernard Weinraub, directed by Peter DuBois
with Christine Lahti, Danielle Skraastad, and Marc Vietor

June 22, 12 pm
Choice by Winnie Holzman, directed by Sheryl Kaller
with Johanna Day, Paul Dooley, Chris Myers, Connie Ray, Alexandra Socha, and Danton Stone

June 22, 5 pm
Gilgamesh, The Prince, by David Rabe, directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel 
with Tom Bloom, Arnie Burton, Veanne Cox, and Mark Linn-Baker

 

READINGS FESTIVAL 2

July 25–27, 2014

Reservation period: July 18-20 (subscribers only), July 22-24 (open to all)

Saturday, July 26 at noon
The Invisible Hand
by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Ken Rus Schmoll

Sunday, July 27 at 5pm
American Pop
by Michael Friedman, directed by Trip Cullman

Friday, July 25 at 7:30pm
Turn Me Loose
by Gretchen Law, directed by John Gould Rubin

Saturday, July 26 at 5pm
Ripcord
by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by David Hyde Pierce

Sunday, July 27 at noon
Dry Land
by Ruby Rae Spiegel, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt

More casting TBA!

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The Powerhouse Apprentice Company Performances

Soundpainting

Thursdays July 10, 17, 24
At the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

In the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Thursdays July 3, 10, 17, 24 at 6pm

FIGURES I, II, & III

Unfolding over three performances with three different casts, FIGURES utilizes movement, music, poetry, and improvisation to examine the human body as instrument and artwork.

Part of “Late Night at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center,” FIGURES runs alongside the exhibit “Faces and Figures in Self-Taught Art.”

Performances of the Classics

Free to the public with no reservations necessary

July 11 - July 21, 2014
At the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve
Rain location Skinner Hall of Music

The Seagull / July 11–14
By Anton Chekhov
Directed by Tomi Tsunoda
Friday, Sunday, and Monday at 7pm

Saturday at 6pm

A Midsummer Night's Dream / July 18–21
By William Shakespeare

Directed by Tracy Bersley

Friday, Sunday, and Monday at 7pm

Saturday at 6pm

New Play Workshop

Free to the public with no reservations necessary

July 20 - July 21, 2014
At the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Privileged Life of Cats

By Margaret Namulynga
Directed by Emily Mendelsohn
Sunday at 3pm

Monday at 8pm

A workshop of Namulyanga’s new play that follows a lesbian couple in Uganda after they are outed in a local tabloid. In addition to the play, we will host a conversation about global LGBT identity and the particular contexts influencing the recent anti-homosexuality legislation in Uganda.

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