2017 FESTIVAL

ONE WEEKEND ONLY!

New and original works by local artists

Presented by CENTERstage in association with Warrior Productions at The CENTER for Performing Arts at RhinebeckSeptember 15-17, 2017.

PROGRAM A:

Friday, 9/15 – Evening Show at 8pm

Saturday, 9/16 – Matinee at 3pm

1. “CALL WAITING” by A.D. Ariel

A couple’s monthly credit card statement review escalates into an emotional accounting of their relationship, until a mysterious synchronicity changes things.

2. “EASTERN EXPOSURE” by Richard Gotti

Five months after Martin and Louise move into a retirement community together, Louise announces she’s moving out.  Martin’s attempts to stop her uncover her fear, the ways we cope with society’s prescription for aging, and what it means to be truly cherished.

3. “HEARTS AND MINDS” by Anthony Leiner

Hearts and minds take a break from the human bodies they inhabit to contemplate the stubbornness of human will and what it means to surrender.

4. “RENT HAIR” by Sandy McKnight

A middle-aged man blames the failure of his life on his premature balding.  Turns out that wasn’t it.

LINK: Click HERE for a list of shows & artists, from writers & directors to actors & crew

PROGRAM B:

Saturday, 9/16 – Evening Show at 8pm

Sunday, 9/17 – Matinee at 3pm

5. “BOOM BOX ALLEY” by Elaine Fernandez

What will people do for Art… and Love!?  A very local comedy about a group of professionals who give up on the impossible job market and decide to make a go of it living their dream.

6. “FUL NABIT” by Thalia Cunningham

A member of the all-female suicide brigade of ISIS plans to blow up the museum where she works.  As she stops to pray, she is visited by one of the framed inhabitants.

7. “AN AMERICAN NOEL” by Marianna Boncek

With the help of his on-again off-again angel, Gabriel, an old bum looking for some returnables and a warm place to sleep finds an abandoned baby instead.

8. “THE REMEMBRANCE” by Cheryl Veach Delvecchio

A terrible accident causes a family to reflect on emotional barriers, guilt and forgiveness.

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Come celebrate Warrior’s third and final Short Play Festival in Rhinebeck.  Thank you, RPA, for providing an opportunity for up and coming local playwrights to showcase their dreams, desires, and fears through their newly written work at your state-of-the-art theatre. 

We are forever grateful!

The Short Play Festival @ RPA: A Trilogy of New Works by Emerging and Established Playwrights in the Hudson Valley, New York, 2015 – 2017.

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This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

THANK YOU ARTS MID-HUDSON!

WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO THE MORTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY & COMMUNITY HOUSE FOR SPONSORING OUR FIRST GRANT!
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