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Douglas Woolley, Estragon - Charcoal Portrait by Set Designer Andres San Millan

Cocoon Theatre revives Waiting for Godot in Rhinebeck

Waiting for Godot has been described as “a play in which nothing happens, twice,” referring to the second act being a reiteration of the uneventful first act. Even a seasoned fan of the…

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The Vagina Monologues in Kingston & New Paltz

Lara Hope got hooked on The Vagina Monologues when she was attending SUNY-New Paltz, and her annual production of the play, now in its third year, has become an important fundraiser for Family…

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Something rich and strange at the Bardavon

We may not always like it, but Shakespeare fans get used to producers and directors trying to come up with ways to put a modernized spin on our old favorite plays. I’ve seen…

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Hummable humbug: A Christmas Carol: The Musical in Woodstock

My boy Milo is a Christmas Carol nut. Every year we see Scrooged, the Mr. Magoo classic, Alastair Sim’s, Albert Finney’s and Jim Carrey’s portrayals of the holiday curmudgeon. We also see the…

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Ulster Ballet dances A Christmas Carol this weekend at UPAC

Christmas comes early to the Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) this year when the Ulster Ballet Company presents A Christmas Carol, a balletic rendition of the Charles Dickens classic. The show will be…

Photo of Kevin Berger and Julia Register  in Fat Ram by Jack Wade

SUNY-New Paltz stages Fat Ram, two Medieval plays

Life in Europe’s Middle Ages was short and brutish: an epoch of miserable cold beset by plague, a time when to be an outcast meant that you risked being burned at the stake…

Scene from Arnold Wesker’s The Kitchen

Live from the West End

One of the pleasures of visiting London is taking in the topnotch theatre, of which the National Theatre Company (NTC) is the jewel in the crown. Now located in a facility in South…

Photo of The Man who Came to Dinner’s  anette Dalton by Ken Dreyfack

Rhinebeck Theatre Society revives The Man Who Came to Dinner

When the Rhinebeck Theatre Society (RTS) put on The Man Who Came to Dinner as its very first production back in 1986, its members were hopeful. Isn’t any group of diehard theatre buffs…

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Rumors greatly exaggerated

Mark Twain would probably appreciate the adaptation of his play Is He Dead? if he also knew that the man who modified the piece was once named one of the “100 Smartest New…

Photo of John Kelly in  James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet by Donald Dietz

A novelist, a painter and a composer walk into a bar…

What did James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie, Buckminster Fuller, Mao Tse Tung, Oppian, Robert Rauschenberg, Henry David Thoreau, Thorstein Veblen, Brigham Young and his wife have in common? Beats me. But the…

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