REVIEW: “The Chalk Garden” at the Ghent Playhouse

by Fred Baumgarten Every generation, it seems, must have its “Chalk Garden.” Major revivals pop up every decade or so like crocuses sprouting in spring. And then there’s the popularity the 1955 Enid Bagnold play enjoys in regional theater, perhaps owing to its meaty dialogue and eccentric characters. Is it any wonder that the Ghent…

Molière’s “Don Juan the Libertine” at the Ghent Playhouse

The world premiere of Daniel Hoyt Daniels’ translation May 24-June 9 [GHENT, NY] The Ghent Playhouse presents “Don Juan the Libertine,” an ageless comedy based on Dom Juan or Le Festin de Pierre by Molière (1665), newly translated by Daniel Hoyt Daniels, and directed by Barbara Leavel Smith. The production runs May 24-June 9. Tickets are on sale now at www.GhentPlayhouse.org.…

“Our Town” Opens at the Ghent Playhouse

A story of daily life, love & marriage and death & eternity in a small American town nestled in at 42°40′ north latitude and 70°37′ west longitude.  This production is directed by John Trainor and runs May 18, 2018 through June 3, 2018. Set in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners, Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece is narrated by a…

“Our Town” at the Ghent Playhouse

A story of daily life, love & marriage and death & eternity in a small American town nestled in at 42?40? north latitude and 70′ 37′ west longitude. This production is directed by John Trainor and runs May 18, 2018 through June 3, 2018, at the Ghent Playhouse. Set in the fictional town of Grover’s…

REVIEW: “Cabaret” at the Ghent Playhouse

A Snapshot of the Weimar Republic by Barbara Waldinger The classic Kander and Ebb musical CABARET portrays sexual depravity as a metaphor for the decadence of 1931 Germany, where the Nazis were poised on the cusp of power.  At least that was director Sam Mendes’s concept when he reimagined the show for the Roundabout Theatre…

The Ghent Playhouse Presents “Cabaret”

Willkommen! Join us at the Ghent Playhouse where the stage is transformed into The Kit Kat Club as we present *Cabaret*, Tony Award-winner for Best Play in 1967 and again in 1998 for its revival.  Directed by Matthew Teichner, this production runs March 16, 2018 through April 1, 2018. Book by Christopher Isherwood; Music by John…