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2013-14 - The 33rd Season of Actors' Theatre!

Love! Valour! Compassion! Promo ImageLove! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally
September 19-28, 2013

In Duchess County, New York eight friends gather over the course of three summer weekends in a house belonging to aging Broadway choreographer Gregory and his younger partner Bobby, who is blind. 

The guests gather, some possibly for the last time, as friendship, love, life and death take center stage in the award-winning contemporary classic by renowned playwright Terrance McNally, author of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, ‘Lips Together, Teeth Apart’, and Corpus Christi.  [Read More]

Venus in Fur by David Ives

December 12-21, 2013

Director Thomas is desperate to find a female lead for his new adaptation of the classic 19th century erotic novel, Venus in Furs, when at the last minute, a young actress named Vanda, barges in and requests an audition. What begins as a normal audition quickly turns into a seductive battle for power. Vanda’s masterful performance flips the script on Thomas’ expectations and turns the session into a tango for dominance between actress and director, woman and man. 

Dubbed by the New York Times as “90 minutes of good, kinky fun” this smash Broadway hit is both an  intellectual adventure and laugh-out-loud study of the politics of sex and power.  [Read More]

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson promo imageBloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, a new musical
February 6-22, 2014

Meet Andrew Jackson : our seventh President and our first political maverick.  He kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and put a hurt on the Spaniards all in the name of these United States – who cares if he didn’t have permission? 

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson begs the question: is wanting to have a beer with someone reason enough to elect him?  What if he's hot?  Really hot?  
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God of Carnage Promo ImageGod of Carnage by Yasmina Reza
April 17-26, 2014

A playground altercation between their eleven year-old boys brings two couples together in an attempt to resolve the matter.  Initially diplomacy prevails but, as the evening progresses (and  alcohol flows…), the gloves start to come off in Yasmina Reza's award-winning, comically explosive landslide. 
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Grey Gardens Promo ImageGrey Gardens, the musical
June 5-14, 2014

Equally hilarious and heartbreaking, Grey Gardens is a musical based on the cult classic documentary of the same name, which explores the true story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale - aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

From glamorous beginnings to a penniless, co-dependent existence, Grey Gardens paints an intimate and not unsympathetic portrait of two of the 20th century’s most notorious recluses.
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