ELLENVILLE, NY (May 11, 2015 – Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville’s popular
Actors’ Equity theatre, has announced its 31st season.
This year, the non-profit, professional theatre will produce an additional winter holiday production- the theatre’s first.
The Shadowland will kick off the season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning
Bruce Norris drama, “Clybourne Park, opening Friday, May 29 and running until June 14. This timely and funny collision of race and real estate is one of the finest plays written in recent years, and a provocative
homage to Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.” James Glossman
Following that will be “Shipwrecked! An Entertainment- The Amazing Adventures Of Louis De Rougemont (As Told By Himself),” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies. Celebrating the power of storytelling in this true (and un-true) theatrical adventure, three actors and a Foley sound artist create multiple fascinating environs to tell their tale, including a shipwreck, exotic islanders, a monstrous man-eating octopus, and more. Shadowland Artistic Director, Brendan Burke, directs this family friendly entertainment, which runs June 19 – July 5.
Playing July 10- August 2 will be Ken Ludwig’s famous farce, “Moon Over Buffalo.” A love letter to the theatre, this hilarious treat explodes with the escapades of a couple of aging, yet ambitious, theatre has-beens who are given one last chance at their wildest dream: Hollywood stardom. Brendan Burke will direct.
Songs fill the Shadowland in August and September, with two musicals: “Woody Guthrie’s American Song” by Peter Glazer and Jeff Waxman, and Jason Robert Brown’s renowned “The Last Five Years.”
The words, music and spirit of Woody Guthrie are celebrated in “Woody Guthrie’s American Song.” A remarkable band of musical performers pay homage to the man who gave America its voice with songs like This Land is Your Land, Nine Hundred Miles and Bound for Glory. Directed by Chris Blisset, “American Song” runs August 7 – 30.
A beloved Drama Desk Award-winning musical by one of Broadway’s hottest composers (Honeymoon in Vegas, Parade, Bridges of Madison County), “The Last Five Years” has achieved cult status for many in the American musical theatre. Recently released as a major motion picture, the show will be helmed by noted stage director Michael La Fleur and plays September 4 – 27.
Shadowland is thrilled to produce the Hudson Valley premiere of Matthew Lopez’ gripping drama, “The Whipping Man.” This historical fiction won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play and tells the tale of three men (one, a Jewish Confederate soldier and two, his former slaves) bound by faith and chained by secrets. Running October 2 – 18, this engaging story will be directed by Brendan Burke.
For the first time in its history, Shadowland will stage a Holiday production, Tom Dudzick’s magical and funny play, “Greetings!.” A family is forced to re-examine their assumptions and beliefs when a surprise visitor comes home for the holidays in this heartfelt family tale, directed by Brendan Burke and running December 4 -20.
Season subscriptions start as low as $140. Regular ticket prices are $39 Thursdays-Saturdays, $34 on Sundays. Show times are 8pm on Thursdays – Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Season subscription pricing, group ticket sales and more information is available at the box office at 157 Canal Street, Ellenville, NY, by phone at 845-647-5511 and online at http://www.shadowlandtheatre.org.