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"We Are Here" Powerhouse's season opener "finds happiness in tragedy" (Poughkeepsie Journal, 25 June 2010)

"This is an energetic family that is very close and enjoys their moments of levity and singing. But in the midst of all, that is the reminder that no matter how cushiony your life may be, you are never immune to the possibility of tragedy," noted Tony-winning actress Adriane Lenox who portrays Vera in We Are Here, by Tracy Thorne, directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller.

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The reincarnated concert reading of "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" (New York Times, 17 June 2010)

Director Michael Mayer provides the New York Times' Dave Itzkoff an inside look at the reincarnated concert reading of "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever." (Powerhouse Theater, Martel Musical, July 29 - August 1, 2010) “By playing a little bit with gender, I thought I could make a different kind of love triangle at the center of it. That’s the goal. What I really wanted to do is keep as much of the spirit of the original show intact, and use as many of the songs that I loved so much, in there.”

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Take a closer look at both "We Are Here" and "Bonfire Night" (Roll, 10 June 2010).

We Are Here director Sheryl Kaller called playwright Tracy Thorne’s new work “one of the most beautiful plays I’ve ever read. We Are Here speaks to me as a mother and it speaks to me as a humanitarian.” While Bonfire Night director Alex Timbers noted that this new musical is “about fraternity and loyalty and the sacrifices you’ll make. Having an all-male cast will amplify that in an exciting way.” Playwright Justin Levine noted that with this work he shows his interest “in theater that brings up questions and not necessarily answers.”

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Powerhouse Theater announces the casts for WE ARE HERE and SAM BENDRIX AT THE BON SOIR.

Vassar & New York Stage and Film announce the casts of the world premiere play WE ARE HERE by Tracy Thorne, directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (June 29 - July 11), and the workshop production SAM BENDRIX AT THE BON SOIR by Keith Bunin, directed by Mark Rucker (July 1 - 3). WE ARE HERE features Tony winner Adriane Lenox, Tony nominee de'Adre Aziza, Larry Pine, Adam Rothenberg, Uzo Aduba, and Michael Cummings, while SAM BENDRIX AT THE BON SOIR stars Luke Macfarlane (ABC's "Brothers and Sisters"). Single tickets and season subscriptions are on sale now at the Powerhouse Box Office.


Vassar & New York Stage and Film announce details of the Powerhouse Theater season, June 25 to August 1, 2010.

Powerhouse Theater, a unique collaboration between Vassar College and New York Stage and Film, will enter its second quarter-century this summer, continuing its mission to offer a haven for world-class artists to gather and explore new material in an atmosphere that is both protected and challenging. The season – beginning June 25 through August 1, 2010 – will offer 20 works, including world premieres by Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer winner John Patrick Shanley, Tracy Thorne, Eve Ensler, Richard Nelson & Peter Golub, Steven Sater & Duncan Sheik, Patricia Wettig, and Jennifer Westfeldt, among many others.

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