EMPAC Presents Double Bill of Films Produced in 1960s Havana

Short Shadows: Memories of Underdevelopment  Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Agnès Varda September 4, 7PM EMPAC Theater TROY, NY— EMPAC presents double bill of iconic films produced in 1960s Havana. Salud les Cubains (1963) by Agnès Varda and Memories of Underdevelopment (1968) by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea both take a documentary approach in capturing Havana and its inhabitants, while producing starkly divergent fictions. The first is a joyful journalistic photo-montage shot through…

Local Murder Mystery Comes to Hubbard Hall

by Gail M. Burns In 1812 Russell Colvin, a farm worker who all agreed was “feeble-minded,” disappeared from the Boorn family farm in East Manchester, Vermont, where he, his wife, and their many children lived with her family. Seven years later two of his brothers-in-law, Stephen and Jesse Boorn, were accused of murdering Colvin, and sentenced…

Going Dark Productions Presents “The Pillowman”

Going Dark Productions is proud to present The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh. A writer in a totalitarian state is questioned by the police about his involvement in a series of child murders that bear an eerie similarity to his stories. When his brother is also brought in for questioning, the writer is forced to answer…

REVIEW: “American Buffalo” at Dorset

by Roseann Cane In 1975, 27-year-old up-and-coming Chicago writer David Mamet submitted American Buffalo to Chicago’s Goodman Theater. The play would make its way to Broadway, where it would win the New York Drama Critics Circle award for Best American Play of the 1976-77 season, and establish Mamet as a distinctive and important contemporary playwright.…

Albany Civic Theater Auditions for “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”

Albany Civic Theater holds auditions for Dead Man’s Cell Phone By Sarah Ruhl Directed by Katie Weinberg Albany Civic Theater 235 Second Ave., Albany, NY Auditions Monday, September 11 & Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Sign-In 7pm The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Performances November 3-19, 2017, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm Rehearsals…