Local News: Country Playhouse Announces 2007-2008 Season

Posted by: Staffon 2007/5/16 7:10:16 3643 reads Country Playhouse Enters 51st Season

May 2007


The Country Playhouse announces its 2007-08 (51st) season for it's Black Box Productions and the main Cerwinske Stage starting with Israel Horovitz's gripping play, The Widow's Blind Date, June 8-23 in the Black Box Theater and Meredith Willson's classic family musical, The Music Man, July 12-28 on the Cerwinske Stage. The 2007-2008 season lineup includes...

CERWINSKE STAGE 2007-08 SEASON SCHEDULE:

*The Music Man by Meredith Willson – Summer Musical Family Entertainment at it’s finest!
Thu-Sat, July 12 - 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Sun, July 15 & 22 and Sat, July 28 at 2:30 p.m.

*Laughing Stock by Charles Morey – Hilarious Backstage Farce
Fri-Sat, September 14 - 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinee: Sun, September 23 at 2:30 p.m.

*Miracle on 34th Street, adapted by Will Severin, Patricia Di Benedetto and John Vreeke from the novel by Valentine Davies – Well Loved Family Holiday Classic
Fri-Sat, November 23 - December 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Sun, November 25 and December 2 at 2:30 p.m.

*The Turn of the Screw, adapted by Douglas Jones from the story by Henry James – Provocative Tale of Suspense, Horror and Repressed Sexuality for Mystery Lovers
Thu – February 14, Fri-Sat, February 8 - 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Sun, February 10 and Sat, February 16 at 2:30 p.m.

*A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry – Powerful Family Comedy/Drama
Fri-Sat, February 29 - March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Sun, March 2 and Sat, March 8 at 2:30 p.m.

*Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesserling – Classic Comedy Thriller
Fri-Sat, April 25 - May 10 at 7:30 p.m.

BLACK BOX PRODUCTIONS 2007-08 SEASON:

An intimate, variable capacity performing space, the Black Box theatre at The Country Playhouse provides a venue for entertainment ranging from cutting edge, commercial plays to live readings of original works, many of which go on to full production staging.

*The Widow’s Blind Date, by Israel Horovitz (in conjunction with the Outlaw Actors). A story of macho posturing, awakening memories and revenge, this gripping play opens with the lighthearted reunion of three former classmates and moves to a shattering, explosive conclusion. “…packs a wallop that few plays will be able to equal…” Brooklyn Free Press. “The Widow’s Blind Date is a scorcher.” The Boston Globe
Runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, June 8 – 23, 2007

*A Summer Valentine’s Day Treat A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters is back by popular demand for two performances only, stars Barbara Lasater & Stuart Purdy.
Runs Friday & Saturday August 17 & 18 at 8pm

*The Subject Was Roses, by Frank Gilroy. A pampered son returns from war vastly changed with a resulting, profound effect on his parents. An engrossing drama of wanting to love and the inability to express it. Pullitzer Prize winner, New York Drama Critics Circle Best Play of the Year. “In this corner, the verdict is roses….Tender and lucid play.” New York Telegram & Sun
Runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, August 24 to September 8, 2007

*The Woman in Black, by Stephen Mallatratt based on the novel by Susan Hill. A chilling spine tingle for Halloween: A lawyer hires an actor to tutor him in recounting to family and friends a story that has long troubled him of the events that took place when he attended the funeral of an elderly recluse. “A real theatrical spine chiller…A truly nerve shredding experience.” Daily Mail “A gripping tale, grippingly told.” Financial Times
Runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, October 26 to November 10

*Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, by Tom Stoppard. Hamlet’s college chums and their story of what went on behind the scenes in Shakespeare’s play. Winner of both the Tony and New York Drama Critics Circle awards. “A stimulating, funny, imaginative comedy.” New York Daily News
Runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, January 11 to 26, 2008

2008 NEW PLAY READING SERIES:
Sundays, March 2 to April 6 at 7pm

*Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, by Bert V. Royal. Charlie Brown does some soul searching and philosophizing following some pretty tough happenings! “A welcome antithesis to the notion that the Peanuts gang provides merely a slice of American cuteness.” New York Times “Inventive and raunchy…hysterically funny.” New York Post “Good grief! The Peanuts kids have finally come out of their shells.” Time Out
Runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, March 14 to March 29

*Susanna and Will by Diana Howie. “Shakespeare had a daughter who lived all her life in Stratford. And, when the folio edition of his plays was printed, you had better believe there was hell to pay...”
Runs Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, April 4 to April 19, matinees Sunday April 6 & 13 at 2pm

Artistic Director, Black Box Productions, Penny Corden
Price The ticket price is currently $10, the space seats up to 70 people, depending upon how it’s configured, and shows are generally scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays only (no matinees unless otherwise stated).

The Country Playhouse is located at 12802 Queensbury (Town & Country Village, south of I-10 and east of Beltway8).


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