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.


The 9th Annual Ariane Original One-Act Festival

Presented by Aery Theatre Co.

April 5 & 6 at 8 p.m. and April 7 at 4 p.m.

Six original one-act plays by award-winning local playwrights will be performed at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 4:00 p.m. Sunday. Included are:

Grace (written by Evelyn Merterns~directed by Jennifer Gaita Siciliano) – with Andrew Griffin

Dearth of a Salesman (written~directed by Albi Gorn) – with Jess Beveridge and Scott Faubel

Animals (written by Nick DeSimone~directed by Robert Haufrecht) – with Robert Haufrecht, Jerry Rago, Stella Pulo and Bonnie Rose

Cup of Coffee with the Baby Dukes (written by Patrick J. Lennon ~ directed by Michael Patrick Sullivan) – with Michael Raymond Fox

At the Water’s Edge (written by Carol Mark~directed by Chris Ceponis~Carol Mark) – with Chris Ceponis and Carol Mark

Howard’s Hybrids (written~directed by Richard E. Knipe, Jr) – with Arthur Chill, Joe Niola, George Petkanas and Steve Sarrubbo

The Festival is dedicated to the memory of Aery Theatre member Ariane Orenstein, who lost her long battle with cancer in 2011 at age 51.  Her life on and off the stage is a model to all those lucky enough to have known her.