Plays, musicals and readings; one-person shows and full-cast productions; black-box minimalism and tromp l’oeil sets with trapdoors and pulleys. The Depot Stage hosts a world of creativity.
dialogues with drama:
Following his acclaimed turn as Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Raymond Bokhour returns to the Philipstown Depot Theatre playing the lead in The Arsonists, a hilariously terrifying comedy about how easy it is to allow destructive forces take over your home — or your nation.
Written in 1953 by Swiss playwright Max Frisch, it’s a response to the Communist takeover of Prague and the rise of Nazism in Germany a decade before. “As scary as the subject is, Frisch brilliantly addresses it with comedy and compassion,” says the play’s director Maia Guest. “And of course we felt it was an ideal play given the current occupant of the Oval Office.”
The play is a cautionary tale about an average family overtaken by evil — in the form of two door-to-door salesman who are in fact arsonists who plan to burn the house to the ground.
Joining Bokhour in the cast are Tim Harbolic, Andre Herzegovitch, Liz Kiefer, Kalista Sale Parish, John Christian Plummer and Megan Shea. One show only: Saturday, 7:30 PM Tickets are FREE but reservations required.
Inside scoop: After the show, head down the block to Dolly’s for a Firebug, a signature drink the mixologists at Dolly’s have whipped up for the occasion.
James & The giant peach jr.
The Depot Youth Players present a junior version of one of Roald Dahl’s best. Anthropomorphized bugs, sharks, sky scrapers, a boy named James and a really big piece of fruit. Weird and wonderful. Directed by Christine Bokhour with two casts.
Wednesday cast, Performing November 2-4:
Amelia Alayon, Charlotte Bowen, Melanie Delabie, Frances Donahue, Kira Drury, Robert Freimark, Ellery Gordon, Grace Gordon, Gwen Gordon, Ethan Hall, Lachlan Koch, Sophie Koch, Rain Lee, Catherine Leiter, Delia Starr
Monday cast, Performing November 9-11:
Lucky Bell, Phoebe Bokhour, Edwin Dubroff, Maggie Hall, Gigi Horton, Helen Hutchison, Makaiya Johnson, Zohra Kapoor, Sofia Kelly, Elaine June Llewellyn, Ember Mahoney, Jake Powers, Gemma Sabin, Lila Sawyer, Ivan Siciliano, Jasmine Wallis