The Depot Theatre Kicks Off New Seats with Celebration!

Depot Theatre, Wesport, NY (Credit: Shawn Michener)

Depot Theatre, Wesport, NY (Credit: Shawn Michener)

Westport’s Depot Theatre will be hosting an open house on Sunday, July 2, 2017, from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm for the public get their first look at the theatre’s new capital improvements. These include a new wifi system; new lighting grid; new flooring and carpeting in the theatre; and brand new seats complete with aisle lighting! These improvements were made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Charles R. Wood Foundation, the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust, and generous donors from the community who contributed to the Depot’s capital campaign.

Visitors will explore the theatre in depth, including back stage tours. Works by local artist Linda Smyth are on display in the lobby. Alisa Endsley, Depot Theatre trustee and experienced Broadway singer, will guide visitors in a celebratory sing-along. Light refreshments will be provided.

“We hope everyone can join us and help us celebrate all the new improvements to the theatre. It’s also a great opportunity to see some of the backstage areas not normally open to the public,” says Producing Director, Kevin Cochran.

The event is free. For more information, updates, and program announcements, visit depottheatre.org or contact the Box Office at 518.962.4449.

ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE

The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.” The Depot Theatre’s 2017 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by the Essex County Arts Council.

The Depot Theatre Young Actor Apprentice Program Offers a Well-Rounded Theatrical Experience in a Professional Setting

(RIGHT: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, 2015. Photo courtesy of Jill Edde Lobdell. LEFT: The Hobbit, 2016. Photo courtesy of Scott Gibbs.)

(RIGHT: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, 2015. Photo courtesy of Jill Edde Lobdell. LEFT: The Hobbit, 2016. Photo courtesy of Scott Gibbs.)

The Depot Theatre is pleased to announce their Young Actor Apprentice Program for aspiring artists from ages 11 to 15.  The program runs from June 27 to August 3 with rehearsal/workshops held Monday through Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm with several additional Depot Special Event dates (all dates posted on the Depot website). Participants will learn about a wide range of theatrical areas including playwrighting, set and costume design, voice and movement, improvisation, acting and performance.

Throughout the program, the apprentices will have the opportunity to meet and talk with the professional artists working at the Depot Theatre this summer. They’ll also be invited to watch the dress rehearsal of the season’s first play as well as the preview performance.

“I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to keep the inspired leadership of Scott Gibbs and Lindsay Pontius who have guided the program so successfully for many years,” says Depot Producing Director Kevin Cochran. “On top of that, we’re also creating many new opportunities for our apprentices to interact with our professional performers, designers, directors and playwrights. It makes the Apprentice Program an experience that’s truly unique in the area.”

The program will finish with 3 public performances that will showcase the honing of the young artists’ skills. It will be a memorable and enjoyable summer experience that emphasizes acting skills and other theatrical knowledge in a professional environment.

Students can register online at www.depottheatre.org/apprentice-program or simply call the Depot Theatre Box Office at 518.962.4449. There is a $50.00 registration fee per student with work/study scholarships available on request.

Our 2017 Young Actors Apprentice Program is assisted by a Stewart’s Holiday Match Grant.


depot-logo-2016ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE

The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.”  The Depot Theatre’s 2017 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

2017 Single Tickets on Sale Now!

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The Depot’s 39th Season ​kicks off with a hysterical​ new comedy (​featuring​ penguins​ AND promiscuity?!)​ followed by​ the true​ and touching​ story of​ infamous “singer” Florence Foster Jenkins​ who scales operatic heights (often off-key). The season​ reaches a harmonic and hilarious conclusion with an aspiring girl group’s​ musical tour (de force)​! We’re​ also pleased to announce ​our​ new reading series ​”​page2stage​” featuring new and developing works. ​Come share the joy and passion of the season in the comfort and style of our new seats!

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Our 39th Season is Sponsored by
The Galley Restaurant & Bar at Westport Marina


penguin-logo-1000x571A Brief History of Penguins & Promiscuity

Written by James McLindon
July 7 – 23
Sponsored by Skidmore College

A rollicking new comedy about a love that dare not squawk its name!

Is the stuffy but steady English Lit Professor the true father of his son? Or is it the incredibly ugly Marine Biologist? Or the obnoxious French Waiter? Or the FedEx, DHL or UPS Delivery man? (Not to mention the aspiring Mime…) A simple question becomes hilariously convoluted when the power of Penguin Musk is unleashed on the unsuspecting mother! The LA Times named it a Best Bet that “yields plenty of laughter!”


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Written by Stephen Temperley
July 28 – August 6
Sponsored by Emmet Carter Green Design

Never has so little talent given so much joy, amazement & laughter!

A funny and touching look at Florence Foster Jenkins, the New York Socialite who thought she could sing, but couldn’t – at all! Her recitals became a sensation in the 1930’s with everyone in on the joke except her. Her “career” culminated with a recital at Carnegie Hall. It sold out in two hours! By the end of that concert, her understand­ing of music (and our understanding of her) will both change profoundly.


taffetas logoThe Taffetas

Conceived by Rick Lewis
Add’l material by Arthur Whitelaw
Musical & Vocal Arrangements by Rick Lewis
August 11 – 27
Sponsored by The Brooks and Joan Fortune Family Foundation

It’s 1957 and The Taffetas are making their National Television debut!

This four woman girl group sings hit after hit of the 1950’s as they desperately try to get chosen for The Ed Sullivan Show. Songs include such classics as “Mr. Sandman”, “Johnny Angel”, “Dedicated to the One I Love”, “Where the Boys Are”, “Sincerely” and many, many more!


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Come and be part of developing the plays of the future with the Depot’s new play reading series, page2stage. The playwright of each script will be present and your com­ments, questions, thoughts and reactions may lead directly to changes in the next draft! It’s a great opportunity to experience new works as they develop and to help the writer make them even better! This year, to enhance the Depot’s commitment to serving its artists, each of the play­wrights is someone already associated with the Depot Theatre.

Portraits by Karen L. Lewis
Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 8:00 PM

Bobby & Matt by Kevin Cochran
Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 8:00 PM

The Rite of Intervention by Erin Nicole Harrington
Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 8:00 PM

Keep an eye on our website for more information about the reading series!


SINGLE TICKET INFORMATION

  • Musical Ticket: $32 (Senior/Student $30) – Souvenir and The Taffetas
  • Play Ticket: $30 (Senior/Student $28) – A Brief History of Penguins & Promiscuity
  • Preview Night Ticket: $20*
  • Page2Stage Reading: Free admission

*For the first time, the Depot is offering a special Preview Night performance for each main stage production on the first Friday of that production’s run at 8PM. Preview Night dates for 2017 are: July 7, July 28, and August 11. A Preview Night performance is a fully-rehearsed and staged performance, although some directorial decisions may be changed for future performances, and it is offered at a lower price to make theatre more accessible for everyone in the community.

Policies: Seating is subject to availability. Tickets are non-refundable. There is a $3 fee for ticket exchanges. To help defray the costs of maintaining our historical building, a $1 facility fee will be added to each ticket. Upgrade charges apply when exchanging Preview Night tickets to non-preview performances. A processing fee may be added to tickets purchased on-line. This fee is charged by a third-party provider, PrintTixUSA, the company which provides the service.

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CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

ORDER BY PHONE
518-962-4449

The Box Office is open from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during the month of June. Open from 1PM through showtime on performance days.


There’s still time to buy a subscription!

The flexible 3-Show Subscription ($83 Adult; $77 Senior/Student) includes one ticket to each main stage show and you choose the performance dates. As always, exchanges are free for 3-Show Subscribers.

Our Preview Night Subscription ($60) offers one ticket to each producution on the first Friday of that productions’s run at 8PM. Date for 2017 are: July 7, July 28 and August 11.

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Policies: Upgrade charges apply when exchanging Preview Night tickets to non-preview performances. Exchanges are always free for 3-Show Subscription holders. A $3 exchange fee applies to non-subscribers. To help defray the costs of maintaining our historical building, a $1 facility fee will be added to each ticket (that’s $1 per each show in a Subscription).There are no refunds. Dates, times and titles are subject to change.

After purchasing a subscription(s), please contact the Box Office at 518.962.4449 or tickets@depottheatre.org to choose performance dates and reserve your seats if you did not do so during your order.

For more information, updates and program announcements, visit depottheatre.org or contact the box office at 518.962.4449.


 

ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE

The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.” The Depot Theatre’s 2017 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Phase Two of Theatre Upgrades Complete!

New subfloor and carpet

New subfloor and carpet in the theatre!

The transformation is underway!
New flooring and carpeting installed!
Up next, new SEATS!

The Depot’s campaign to install new carpeting and seating is on schedule for the opening of the 2017 Season!

It Takes A Village!

Local heroes Kevin Boyle and Sean Kullman installed a new subfloor.

Lee Kitchen, Carpet & Appliance Center laid beautiful new carpeting.

The team from Bessboro Builders has pre-wired the new LED aisle lights.

134 gorgeous new seats have arrived and await installation!

We can’t wait to show you!
Save-the-date for a celebration: July 2! Details to come!

In the meantime, watch videos of the progress for yourself:

Carpet Installation

Delivery of New Seats

The Depot Theatre thanks the New York State Council on the Arts, The Charles R. Wood Foundation and the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust for their support of this important project!

SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR NAMING!

Box Office Manager Katie Shepard holds one of the new seat arms where the name plaque will appear.

Box Office Manager Katie Shepard holds one of the new seat arms where the name plaque will appear.

Each new seat can be sponsored with a gift of $500 (front row = $1,000. Only two front row seats left!).

Consider putting your name or that of a loved one permanently on a seat! This special opportunity is a very unique way to further ensure the long term viability of professional theatre in the Adirondacks. Give online or call 518-962-4449.

ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE

The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.” The Depot Theatre’s 2017 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Awards the Depot Theatre with Grant for Theatre Improvements

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The Depot Theatre, a not-for-profit organization committed to providing professional theatrical arts in the Adirondacks, has received a grant for theatre improvements from the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust.

The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust has awarded the Depot with a grant of $6,710 to replace the theatre’s aging lighting grid. “The new lighting grid will improve and expand the theatre’s technical capabilities for our designers and technicians,” said Kevin Cochran, the Depot’s Producing Director.

The grant provides half of the funds for the project, of which the remainder will come from the theatre’s recent theatre improvement fundraising campaign, which began last summer. The goal of the campaign is to raise funds for infrastructure improvements including new seats, new carpeting, aisle lighting, expanded WiFi service and other projects. “Improvements such as these allow us to fulfill our mission of producing professional theatre for our community,” said Erin Harrington, business manager at the Depot.

“We are so pleased that the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust has decided to support this important project,” said Amy McNamara, president of the Depot Theatre Board of Trustees. Donors to the theatre improvement campaign include numerous individuals from the community, the Charles R. Wood Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts.

For more information about the Depot Theatre, visit depottheatre.org.

ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE

The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.” The Depot Theatre’s 2017 Season, its 39th, is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by the Essex County Arts Council.

ABOUT THE ALFRED Z. SOLOMON CHARITABLE TRUST

The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) was established to benefit nonprofit scientific, medical, educational, cultural, religious, and charitable organizations by funding project and programs in memory of the Trust’s founder, Alfred Z. Solomon. Mr. Solomon, a leader in the fashion industry, a horse racing enthusiast, and a philanthropist in Gansevoort, N.Y., and New York City, died on Sept. 4, 2004, at the age of 104, and founded the Trust in his Last Will and Testament.

DEPOT THEATRE INC. BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Maureen Carlo, Jim Carroll, Alisa Endsley, Beth Glover (secretary), David Howson, Daniel Keegan, Lawrence Masle, Amy McNamara (president), Diana McGuigan, Cheri Phillips, Kathy Recchia (vice president), Kimberly Rielly (treasurer) and Shirley Bacot-Shamel.

DEPOT THEATRE INC. ADVISORY COUNCIL

Bobbi Atz, Linda Beane, Bonnie Brewer, Randy Buck, George Davis (honorary chair), Howard Fish, Jonathan Hadley, John Klipper, Karen Lewis, Michael McDonald, Mary Ellen O’Loughlin, Libby Pataki, Jane Preston, Annie Scavo, Sally Struthers and Michael Thomas.

 

Westport’s Depot Theatre Announces 39th Season Promising Laughs, Love, Music…and Penguins

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The Depot Theatre has announced the details for its 39th Season. The main stage lineup will be filled with lots of laughs, love and music as it presents three productions: a hilarious new comedy (with penguins!?); the true story of the infamous “singer” Florence Foster Jenkins; and a musical tour of 1950’s with an aspiring girl group.

“I wanted to create a season that would deliver a journey without leaving the station and I know we’ve succeeded!” said Kevin Cochran, Producing Director. “The summer of 2017 is definitely going to be a summer to remember,” said Cochran, who is also the Creative Director of the Grove Theater Center in Burbank California.

Opening the season on July 7th in its East Coast Premiere, A Brief History of Penguins & Promiscuity is an outrageous new comedy in which Victorian literature, Penguin musk, shotguns, fantasy men, and French waiters all collide in this racy look at paternity. “We’re excited that the playwright, James McLindon will be onsite working with us to make the show as crazy and unpredictable as possible,” stated Cochran.

Next up, Souvenir is a funny and touching look at the New York Socialite who thought she could sing, but couldn’t — at all! This amazing and true story about her awful, off key recitals became a sensation in the late 1930’s and early 40’s with everyone in on the joke except her (this story was told in a different way in the recent movie starring Meryl Streep and in the 2005 film Marguerite).

Closing the season, The Taffetas takes us down a musical memory lane through the fabulous fifties as we experience the story of a four woman girl group desperately trying to get on The Ed Sullivan Show. They’ll sing such classics as “Mr. Sandman”, “Johnny Angel”, “Dedicated to the One I Love”, and many, many more!

In addition, the new reading series, page2stage, will feature new works and the playwrights will be in attendance at each reading to hear your feedback and answer your questions. Come and be part of developing the plays of the future!

“We are looking forward to an entertainment packed summer. Our fearless Producing Director, Kevin Cochran, and the Depot team have put together a novel lineup of shows and play readings. And this year, you can sit in air conditioned comfort in our brand new seats!” said Amy McNamara, Depot Theatre Board President.

Season subscriptions will be available for purchase in March. Single tickets go on sale to the public on June 1. For more information, updates and program announcements, visit depottheatre.org or contact the box office at 518.962.4449.  Our season sponsor is The Galley Restaurant and Marina in Westport, NY.

DETAILS ABOUT THE SEASON

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PENGUINS & PROMISCUITY
Written by James McLindon
July 7-22

A Brief History of Penguins and Promiscuity, is an outrageous new comedy by Boston playwright James McLindon. Is the stuffy but steady English Lit Professor the true father of his son? Or is it the incredibly ugly Marine Biologist? Or the obnoxious French Waiter? Or the Fedex, DHL or UPS Deliverymen? (Not to mention the aspiring Mime…) A simple question becomes hilariously convoluted when the power of Penguin Musk is unleashed on the unsuspecting mother! The LA Times named it a Best Bet that “yields plenty of laughter!”

SOUVENIR
Written by Stephen Temperley
July 28-August 6

A funny and touching look at Florence Foster Jenkins, the true story of a New York Socialite who thought she could sing, but couldn’t– at all! Her recitals became a sensation in the 1930’s with everyone in on the joke except her. Her “career” culminated with a recital at Carnegie Hall. It sold out in two hours! By the end of that concert, her understanding of music (and our understanding of her) will both change profoundly

THE TAFFETAS
Conceived by Rick Lewis
Additional Material by Arthur Whitelaw
Musical & Vocal Arrangements by Rick Lewis
August 11-27

This four woman girl group sings hit after hit of the 1950’s as they desperately try to get chosen for The Ed Sullivan Show. Songs include such classics as “Mr. Sandman”, “Johnny Angel”, “Dedicated to the One I Love”, “Where the Boys Are”, “Sincerely” and many, many more!

ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE

The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre’s 2017 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

All Aboard for 2017! Season Sneak Peek!

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This past year was filled with excitement and triumphs onstage and off! Now we’re asking you to help ensure 2017 is even better!

Our stage was graced by the top quality, professional artists you expect at the Depot – talented women sang, emoted, and triumphed in Shout!; incredible men made Murder for Two seem like a cast of dozens, the outstanding ensemble of Outside Mullingar transported us to Ireland and Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake loaned us their wonderful Glass Menagerie.

And these shows were only part of the Depot’s success! Behind the scenes we kicked off a major campaign to replace our tired old seats and carpeting, formed a plan to change-out the aging lighting grid, and welcomed a new, year-round Producing Director (since I am he, I shall refrain from self-aggrandizing adjectives.  But seriously, I couldn’t be more pleased and proud to join you in the Depot family)!

You might be tired of hearing the generalization that ticket sales cover only a portion of the expense of producing quality theatre, so I want to put it in black and white: at the Depot, if we had to cover all our expenses with box office revenue, we’d have to raise our ticket price from $30 to $69.76. Yep, read that shocker again.

This is why we have to reach out to you, our Depot family, to help cover this difference between ticket prices and production costs. To stay true to The Depot Theatre’s mission to create the highest quality, professional entertainment possible at an affordable price in order to reach the largest audience possible.

As the Polar Vortex hovers over Westport, I thought that a sneak peek at our 2017 summer season might bring some warmth to you and yours. The season is taking shape and promises to be packed with fun! Shows I’m considering include:
  • A Brief History of Penguins & Promiscuity
    The East Coast Premiere of an outrageous new comedy! Victorian literature, Penguin musk, shotguns, fantasy men and French waiters all collide in this racy look at paternity!
  • Souvenir
    A funny and touching look at the New York Socialite who thought she could sing, but couldn’t – at all! Her recitals became a sensation in the 1940’s with everyone in on the joke except her (this story was told in a different way in the recent movie starring Meryl Streep).
  • The Taffetas
    This four woman girl group, desperately trying to get on The Ed Sullivan Show, takes us on a musical journey through the fabulous fifties including Mr. Sandman, Johnny Angel, Dedicated to the One I Love, Where the Boys Are, and many more!
  • New Playwright Reading Series
    Our play reading series this year will feature NEW plays still under development (and the playwrights will be there to take part in our discussion!).

So please, if you can, make a contribution today – of any amount.  Help us keep the Adirondacks’ premiere professional theatre, The Depot, alive with stirring music, hysterical comedy, and indelible characters!  Your generosity makes the magic possible. (And all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law!)

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Thank you and see you at the theatre this summer!

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Kevin Cochran
Producing Director

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New Seating/Theatre Improvements Project Underway – Watch the Video!

Making room for a seat with your name on it!
Thanks to your support, it’s really happening!

This past summer, the Depot Theatre announced a special capital campaign to replace the audience seating and carpeting in our historic 1876 train station theatre.  The new seats will include accommodations for patrons in wheelchairs as well as LED aisle lighting. Matched by a grant from the New York State Council for the Arts, we set a lofty goal for the project — a sold out house!

Each new seat can be sponsored by contributing $500 or more per seat, which includes a personalized name plate on the seat. Recognition on Front Row seats has been especially reserved for donors wishing to contribute $1000 or more per seat.  All contributions of $250+ will be recognized on a permanent display, and all contributors at any level will be recognized in the theatre’s playbills for the coming three seasons.

gift-graphicLooking for that perfect holiday or birthday gift?  Consider putting that person’s name permanently on a seat or making a gift in honor of a family member or friend.  This limited time opportunity is a very unique way to further ensure the long term viability of professional theatre in the Adirondacks.

You can make a donation online today here!

Thank you for your generosity and continued support of the Depot Theatre!  See you next season, sitting back and enjoying a show in one of our new seats!

CLICK HERE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND OTHER WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE.

ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE

The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, N.Y., and operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. In addition to its volunteer board of trustees, the theatre depends on the support and generosity of its loyal donors, volunteers and community members. Committed to promoting and providing exposure to the performing arts in the Adirondacks, the Depot Theatre invites all to “Take a journey without leaving the station.” The Depot Theatre’s 2016 Season is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Meet The Cast of THE GLASS MENAGERIE

Pendragon Theatre presents
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Karen Lordi-Kirkham
Sponsored by Emmet Carter Green Design
At the Depot Theatre
September 1-4

The play that catapulted Williams to fame is as haunting and treasured as memory itself. Based on elements of his own life, the classic drama moves from shimmering moments of warmth and humor to scenes of shattering heartbreak. This special offering is produced by the award-winning Pendragon Theatre of Saranac Lake.

(l to r) Beth Glover, Liv Paulson, and Miles River Willow (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

(l to r) Beth Glover, Liv Paulson, and Miles River Willow (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

BETH GLOVER (Amanda), a NYC-based actress, starred most recently in the Broadway national tour of Cinderella as the Wicked Step Mother. Beth has performed in 11 Depot Theatre productions over an 18 year period; most recently MarieLombardi in Lombardi.  She was last seen at Pendragon as Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire. National Tours: All Shook Up; Promises, Promises, Dirty Blonde, Anything Goes, The Taffetas.  Off-Bway: Take Me Along, Counsellor at Law, and many more.  World Premieres: Analog & Vinyl; The Good Girl is Gone; Book of Candy; Body Shop. She won the SFBACC Best Actress award for portraying Big Edie and Little Edie in Grey Gardens. She was nominated for best actress for 9to5, Good News, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  National commercials, TV & Film. For complete credits: www.BethGloverActress.com.  Much love and thanks to Karen and Karen.

Liv Paulson (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

Liv Paulson (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

LIV PAULSON (Laura) has been involved in over 20 Pendragon productions since 2007, including Bus StopAlice in Wonderland, Other Desert Cities, and most recently The Snow Queen and Arcadia. This season she is delighted to be part of Amadeus and The Glass Menagerie.  She is an undergraduate in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Binghamton University and would like to thank the wonderful cast and crew of The Glass Menagerie & her Pendragon family. Special thanks to Anne and Don Paulson, and Steven Hebert.

(l to r) Miles River Willow and Beth Glover (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

(l to r) Miles River Willow and Beth Glover (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

MILES RIVER WILLOW (Tom) is pleased to return to Pendragon for his second season. Last year you may have seen him in Arcadia (Septimus Hodge), The Seagull(Konstantin), or Twas the Night Before Christmas (Uncle Brierley/Sir Guy). Other favorite credits include: Bent (Captain), Back of the Throat (Bartlett), and A Streetcar Named Desire (Stanley Kowalski). Miles is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam and will soon be a proud resident of New York City. Miles would like to thank his family for their unending support; and you-the patrons of Pendragon for keeping theatre thriving here in the Adirondacks. Cheers!

(l to r) Liv Paulson and Dylan Duffy (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

(l to r) Liv Paulson and Dylan Duffy (Photo credit: Burdette Parks)

DYLAN DUFFY (Jim) is ecstatic to be back for another summer season here at Pendragon! He has spent the last 3 years working in the community as a real estate salesperson and acting as much as possible. Recently, Dylan has been in the following Pendragon productions: The Complete World of Sports: Abridged, Aladdin, Dirty Blonde, Death of a Salesman, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Dylan is also very involved in community theatre with the Upper Jay Arts Center and the Community Theatre Players. When Dylan isn’t working or at the theatre you can find him on the lake or trying to keep up with his 2 year old black lab, Maya. Lastly, Dylan would like to say thank you and congratulations to the entire Pendragon summer cast and crew on another great season!

ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM

KAREN LORDI-KIRKHAM (Director) has extensive experience directing in both regional and academic settings. In addition to her over fifteen years at Pendragon, she has directed for the Jean Cocteau Repertory, Handcart Ensemble and Phoenix Ensemble in NYC, and the Attic Theater in Los Angeles, where she received the Drama Logue’s Award for Best Director and Production. She has directed productions ranging from musicals to new plays, including the world premiere of Andre Gregory’s Bone Songs, for which she also served as the dramaturg working extensively with Gregory pre-publication of the script. Highlights include directing Julie Harris in the world premiere of Peter Dee’s Amber Patches, touring shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Berlin, assisting Marshall Mason for the Broadway production of Lanford Wilson’s Redwood Curtain and assisting Jiri Zizka and being dramaturg for the Wilma Theater’s production of Stoppard’s Every Good Boy Deserves Favor with the Philadelphia orchestra. She has additional experience in dance, movement theater and choreography. She graduated with a MFA and DFA from the Yale School of Drama, where she was the artistic director of the Yale Summer Cabaret. She is also a Full Professor of Theater and Dance at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.

KELLIE MCMENEMON (Stage Manager) is excited to be a part of the 2016 summer season at Pendragon Theatre. Most recently Kellie has worked at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota Florida as an Assistant Stage Manager on Butler and Alabama Story. Other credits include Almost Maine (Two Roads Theatre, CA), Be More Chill (Two River Theatre, NJ) and Desdemona: A Play About  A Handkerchief (Edinburgh, Scotland).

PEGGY ORMAN (Touring Stage Manager) is excited to be involved in her sixth summer season at Pendragon Theatre; working with old friends and new! Recent onstage appearances include CTP’s The Little Mermaid and the Reader’s Theatre series, cabarets and Ghost Tales at Pendragon. As always, much love and thanks to her family for “being there,” so she can be here.

BONNIE B. BREWER (Production Manager/Lighting Designer) has been working the professional theatre circuit over a quarter of a century. A company member at Pendragon Theatre since 1990, she has directed more than 20 shows, and has shared her talents in designing sound, lights, sets and creating props for close to 160 productions all throughout upstate NY. This season is for Bean, he is missed every minute of every day–of all the souls I have known, his was the most… human.

TIJANA BJELAJAC (Set Design) is a New York based set designer and visual artist. Her work includes set designs, paintings, sculptures, for theater and opera. She has shown her work in various exhibitions throughout Europe and U.S. Since 2006 she has been one of the designers in “George Tsypin Opera Factory” where she worked on operas such as Magic Flute for Opera Australia, musicals Spiderman and Little Mermaid and Opening ceremony for the Olympic Games 2014 Sochi, Russia. Past credits include: Three Penny Opera (Marvell Repertory Theater) NYC; Othello(Actors Shakespeare Project) Boston; Odyssey (45.Bleecker St. Theater) NYC;Hinges Keep A City (Huntington Theatre) Boston, The Red Lion (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre) Boston; Peter Pan (Olney Theater, MD); Doorman’s Double Duty (Ohio Theater) NYC; Wolves (Belgrade National Theatre). Tijana is the recipient of several major awards, including the prestigious Kahn Career Entry Award for extraordinary talents (2007).

KENT STREED (Costume Design) is a year round part time member of the Pendragon staff who: sells tickets, stuffs envelopes, designs and occasionally acts and answers the phone to loan you a prop or costume item.

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GLASS Calendar

Pendragon Theatre presents
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by KAREN LORDI-KIRKHAM
With BETH GLOVER, LIV PAULSON, MILES RIVER WILLOW, AND DYLAN DUFFY
Lighting Design by BONNIE B. BREWER
Set Design by TIJANA BJELAJAC
Costume Design by KENT STREED
September 1-4, 2016

The 2016 Season is sponsored by The Galley Restaurant & Bar at Westport Marina