[GHENT, NY] – The Ghent Playhouse proudly announces its reopening program. Kicking off the new 2021-22 season of live theater is the outrageous Panto “Rapunzel: The Tale of a Quaran-teen.” The comedy “The Curious Savage” brings in the new year, and is followed by “Fun Home,” the winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical. Closing out the season is “Last Train to Nibroc,” a poignant and captivating play. The Ghent Playhouse is located at 6 Town Hall Place in Ghent, NY.
“We are re-opening the theater with a variety of fun, comedic, fascinating, and poignant pieces,” said Artistic Director Cathy Lee-Visscher. “We invite all live theater lovers to our beautiful year-round home in the village of Ghent.”
Each production will run three consecutive weeks: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday matinee at 2:00pm. Tickets are available online only: $23 for members, $28 for nonmembers, and $12 for students. Tickets can be purchased at GhentPlayhouse.org with no additional processing fees.
All attendees must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination on arrival. Additionally, masks must be worn at all times inside the theater. For more information about The Ghent Playhouse Season, or to learn about upcoming auditions, visit ghentplayhouse.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DETAILS OF THE 2021-2022 SEASON
The Annual Panto “Rapunzel: The Tale of a Quaran-teen”
November 26-28, December 3-5, December 10-12, 2021
Now in their twenty-first season, the outrageous Panto Loons’ family-friendly productions have all the elements of a traditional British pantomime: audience participation, local and national politics, great characters and songs, and lots of cross-dressing. This year’s twist is on the famous Brothers Grimm fairy tale. It’s holiday fun for the whole family! Written and directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher.
“The Curious Savage”
January 28-30, February 4-6, February 11-13, 2022
Ethel has been left ten million dollars by her late husband. Her stepchildren want to get their hands on it and commit Ethel to a sanitarium. There she meets social misfits who have the skills to help her. This warm comedy leaves one with the hope that kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that can seem motivated only by greed and dishonesty. Written by John Patrick; Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher.
March 25-27, April 1-3, 8-10, 2022
Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical and adapted from the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel. This groundbreaking play reveals memories of Bechdel’s dysfunctional family, as she tries to unlock the mysteries of her father’s past, while discovering her own sexuality. A refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes. Written by Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tresori and Alison Bechdel; Directed by Michael McDermott and Michael C. Mensching; Musical Direction by Joanne Mensching
“Last Train to Nibroc”
May 20-22, 27-29, June 3-5, 2022
In the winter of 1940, two young people are forced to sit next to one another on a crowded train headed east, only to discover a mutual attraction that will change their lives forever. A poignant and captivating gem of a play, reminiscent of Thornton Wilder.
Written by Arlene Hutton. Directed by Sky Vogel.
NOTE:Friday and Saturday performances are now at 7:30pm
Sunday matinees at 2pm
TICKET PRICES: $23 Members * $28 Non-members *$12 Students
Tickets go on sale this week – October 15. There are no added fees this year. Tickets can be ordered through our website or by phoning the theater (someone will get back to you) 518-392-6264.
COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS: All theatre-goers must be fully vaccinated, show proof of vaccination and wear a mask at all time inside the theater.Our refreshment stand will be closed until further notice.
We are working to make the Ghent Playhouse safe for your return. In addition to sanitizing stations and protocols that match current CDC guidelines, we have installed a state-of-the-art Air Scrubber that is constantly cleaning the air in the Playhouse.