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: Long Day’s Journey into Night
Jan. 12, 7:00 p.m.
This long-running reading-and-discussion series from our friends at Excellent Creature Theater Company returns with a reading of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night.
Having won the Tony for best drama in 1956, A Long Day’s Journey Into Night is widely considered O’Neill’s magnum opus as well as one of the finest American plays of the 20th century. This is a rare opportunity to hear this piece read by seasoned Broadway and TV actors. A discussion about the play, its themes and its relevance to today’s issues in family relationships and addiction will follow.
The reading will feature the talents of George Lee Andrews (Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera, Evita, A Little Night Music), Liz Kiefer (television’s Guiding Light, Young and the Restless), Mara Davi (Broadway’s A Chorus Line, Drowsy Chaperone), Aaron Gaines (Irish Repertory, Shakespeare Theatre DC, Utah Shakespeare Theatre), and Evan Sibley (Primary Stages, Hangar Theatre), and is to be directed by ECTC’s co-artistic director Christine Bokhour.
As a special addition to the evening’s discussion, the cast and producers will be joined by author David Poses, at work on a book about addiction, and Danielle Pack McCarthy, Philipstown’s anti-drug coordinator and co-chair of the Philipstown chapter of Communities That Care.
The Well-Tempered woman: A Feminist Song Cycle
Jan. 19 & 20, 7:00 p.m.
This cabaret-style song cycle deals with feminist issues women know all to well—from body image to cheating lovers to mother/daughter relationships. The music will move you and the lyrics will make you laugh. Presented by composer and lyricist Stefania de Kenessey, soprano Eugenia Dante and pianist Katherine Miller.