(Westport, N.Y.) The Depot Theatre kicks off its second year of “La Depot Dangereuse,” a four-night play reading series that begins Wednesday, July 15 at 8 p.m. with the dramatic comedy “4,000 Miles”.
In addition to its main stage shows, The Depot Theatre offers La Depot Dangereuse for the discriminating playgoer who wants cutting-edge drama and comedy, with samples of what’s hot on and off-Broadway, read by local and New York City-based talent. The performances are sit-down or semi-staged readings, which are then followed by a moderated audience discussion with the director and actors.
“This series compliments the Depot’s traditional, popular main stage shows”, said Jonathan Hadley, Interim Producing Director. “These performances provide an opportunity for us to bring celebrated works to our stage that might otherwise not be available in the region, and to present them in a format that allows the audience to weave together the actors’ words with the images created in their mind’s eye.”
Audiences should be advised that the material and subject matter may not be suitable for all audiences. Parental discretion is advised.
La Depot Dangereuse 2015 Lineup
by Amy Herzog
July 15 at 8 p.m.
A cross-country bike trip leads 21 year old Leo to crash on the couch of his 91 year old grandmother in NYC. These unlikely roommates infuriate and bewilder each other on their personal journey to understanding. This dramatic comedy was a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist & 2012 Obie winner!
by David Lindsay-Abaire
July 22 at 8 p.m.
A tough and tender comedy about the insurmountable class divide between those who make it out of a blue collar neighborhood in South Boston and those who are left behind. A hit in NYC and London! New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award 2011.
GOD OF CARNAGE
by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton
August 5 at 8 p.m.
A comic study in the tension between the civilized surface and basic savage instincts of two very different couples as they meet to discuss their 11 year old sons’ fight. Winner of the 2009 Tony Award & 2009 Olivier Award!
by Samuel D. Hunter
August 26 at 8 p.m.
Big-hearted and fiercely funny, The Whale tells the story of a man’s last chance at redemption, and of finding beauty in the most unexpected places. Winner of 2013 Lucille Lortel Award & 2013 Drama Desk Award.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
TICKETS: General admission tickets for each individual reading are $10 and are based on availability. A Playreading Pass is $20 and includes admission to all four readings. (A $1 facility fee will be added to each individual ticket to help defray the cost of maintaining the Depot’s historic theatre.)
Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased online at depottheatre.org, by phone at 518-962-4449 or at the Box Office window at 6705 Main Street in Westport. Phone and Window hours are 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
PARKING: Free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the upper and lower lots of the Westport Train Station.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: The Depot Theatre is air-conditioned and accessible to all audiences. Patrons who are sensitive to air-conditioning and Adirondack breezes may wish to bring a light jacket or sweater.
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 2015 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.