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Vassar College and New York Stage and Film Present Powerhouse Theater


the bandaged place

June 27-July 7, 2019

In the Powerhouse Theater

By Harrison David Rivers
Directed by David Mendizábal

Scenic Design by Wilson Chin
Costume Design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter
Lighting Design by Stacey Derosier
Original Music and Sound Design by Mauricio Escamilla
Movement Design by Jeremy McQueen
Fight/Intimacy Direction by Rocio Mendez

Featuring: Caroline Clay, Sam Encarnacion, Phillip Johnson-Richardson, Milan Marsh, Michael Hsu Rosen

Jonah is a dancer.
Jonah is injured.
Jonah has an ex-boyfriend.

When a former lover resurfaces, re-opening a painful wound, Jonah is forced to turn to his funny, precocious daughter and tough-love grandmother for support. A brutal and lyrical portrait of the things we hang on to and the price of moving forward, this Relentless Award-winning play tells of one man’s attempt to free himself from the abuses of his past. From New York Stage and Film Founders’ Award recipient Harrison David Rivers.

Lightning (or The Unbuttoning)

July 18-July 28, 2019

In the Powerhouse Theater

By Beth Henley
Directed by Mark Brokaw

Scenic Design by Kimie Nishikawa
Costume Design by Michael Krass
Lighting Design by Scott Zielinski
Sound Design by David Van Tieghem
Fight/Intimacy Direction by Dave Anzuelo

Featuring: Alex Breaux, Stephanie DiMaggio, Alfie Fuller

In a cabin high on a peak surrounded by the blue mountains and a vibrant, swirling sky, a young woman is visited by a traveling salesman as a lightning storm brews. A mysterious, mystical visitor, he awakens in her the promise and the peril of something more. Pulitzer Prize-winner Beth Henley returns to Powerhouse with this story of resilience and determination in an unforgiving world.