Confetti Stage is proud to present the seventeenth iteration of its entirely locally written and produced one act plays, Confetti Fest XVII!

Confetti Fest XVII features…

“Grace Notes” by Ingrid Madelayne, directed by Peter Kantor, music direction by Robin Leary.
In the early days of the 2020 Quarantine, a lonely woman struggles with depression, as she faces recent and past tragedies. Through “socially distant” conversation and singing, a friendly neighbor helps her to find hope and purpose again.

“Desert Roses” by Sean T. Baldwin, directed by Yvonne Perry
Nurse Clare Hansen has been kidnapped by the feared Crow County Copperhead. Much to her surprise, the Copperhead unmasks herself as a woman and asks for Clare’s help. Through manipulation, humiliation, and a nurse’s innate ability to see their patient’s thoughts, the two discover one another’s deepest secrets and gain a mutual understanding of each other. Seeing her kidnapper’s inner struggle and good intentions, Clare agrees to help the bandit just in time for the posse to arrive.

“Orlando at Dawn” by Judith Barlow, directed by Tristan Strasser
On a road trip through deepest Florida, Laurel Miller and her niece Courtney discover their very different approaches to life. Can a fortyish ex-hippie and her fastidious tween niece find common ground as they argue about everything from Minnie Mouse to Transcendental Meditation?

“Gravity” by Laura Darling, directed by Amanda Brinke Dorman, assisted by Anthony Halloway
When the weight of the thoughts in your own mind seem to hold you down, who can you turn to? Can you repair damage that someone else gave you? What if the “cure” hurts more than the scar tissue on your soul? “Gravity” is an in depth look at a therapy session, asking questions that are more common behind closed doors than society will allow us to openly discuss.

“The Eye of Selene” by Matt Reichel, directed by Ryan Gangemi, assisted by Max Beyer
When a woman in ancient Greece tries to elope with her one true love, a final confrontation with her father threatens to upend her whole plan.

Confetti Fest XVII features Lauren Bobersky, Joe Bruton, Kristin Crouch, Amy Hausknecht, Rachel Jenack, Robin Leary, Deborah Mazzone, Mathena Rush, Michelle Sanders, Siobhan Shea, and Sarabell Wrigley.

Performances will be held at the Albany Masonic Temple, 67 Corning Place, Albany, NY 12207. Performances will be held November 5-7 and 11-14. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 7:30 PM, with Sunday matinees at 2 PM.

PLEASE NOTE: Audience members will be asked to wear a mask and provide proof of vaccination. Confetti Stage reserves the right to exclude attendees who will not comply.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at

Tickets are $15 for general admission at $10 for children and students with valid student ID. A group rate of $8 per person for groups of 8 or more is available by calling the box office at (518) 460-1167.

PLEASE NOTE: Confetti Stage will be collecting donations for the Tri County Council of Vietnam Era Veterans during the Veterans Day performance on November 11.

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