Unison, New Paltz
originally written and directed by David Schechter, developed in collaboration with Lori Wilner:
Drama Desk nominee Lori Wilner revisits her one woman show Hannah Sanesh, which she co-created with writer/director David Schechter in 1984. It is an intimate account of a young Hungarian Jewish girl growing up in 1930's Budapest. Not particularly religious, she is drawn to investigate her Judaism as she experiences increasing persecution and anti-semitism. She moves to Palestine and volunteers for a secret mission in which she will parachute into Nazi territory to help save Jews from the Gestapo. Known in Israel as the Jewish Joan of Arc, this play is a powerful tribute to a courageous girl in an insane world. Based on her diaries and poems, with original music by Steven Lutvak and Elizabeth Swados.
WILLEM AND THE WEREWOLF
by Tad Richards
This is an adaptation of a medieval French Romance of runaway lovers and a benevolent werewolf that features sorcery, escape in remarkable disguises, and much-derring do. Tad wrote this play "because I couldn't help myself, I fell so in love with the story." Amazingly, the entire play is written in modern iambic pentameter using ottava rima, which is the rhyme scheme used by Lord Byron. It will be published this fall in book and e-book form by Fitgerald Press. Catch the live performance before you read the book!
Saugerties Shout Out
Masonic Temple, Saugerties
Once again Actors and Writers will be presenting ten short plays filled with humor, drama, and thought provoking characters. These evenings have come to be known as the "piece de resistance" of our group and make theater truly come alive in the Hudson River Valley
Your shot at catching our favorite evening again in case you missed it the first time!