Amontillado by Hugh Sheehy, Read by Actor Frank Boyd

ANCRAM, NY [July 16, 2022] – Ancram Opera House presents Crystal Radio Sessions Upstate, a reading series showcasing the poetry, fiction, personal essays and creative non-fiction of established and emerging writers from the Hudson Valley. The series is curated by Ashley Mayne.

On Saturday, July 23th at 8 pm, AOH brings Crystal Radio Sessions Upstate to The Hilltop Barn in Roeliff Jansen Park in Hillsdale, NY for a summer’s evening of live storytelling under the stars.

This summer’s Crystal Radio Sessions will feature a live reading of Beacon-based author Hugh Sheehy’s soon-to-be-published Amontillado  – a tale about a secret: there is no purer feeling than a wish for revenge – by AOH audience favorite, actor Frank Boyd, seen at AOH last summer in Baseball is Dead, one of the Plein Air Plays, and in his own solo show, The Holler Sessions.

Tickets are $25 each, available at or by calling (518) 329-0114

Crystal Radio Sessions Upstate is generously sponsored by Copake Wine Works and Oblong Books.



Amontillado by Hugh Sheehy

Read by Frank Boyd

Saturday, July 23 at 8 pm 

The Hilltop Barn in Roeliff Jansen Park

9140 NY Route 22, Hillsdale, NY 12529

Tickets are $25 available at

About Crystal Radio Sessions

As the local outpost of the New York City reading series, Crystal Radio Sessions Upstate is devoted to transmitting compelling literary expression through the ether. Curated by Ashley Mayne.

About Curator Ashley Mayne

Ashley Mayne’s work has appeared in Fence, Post Road, Juked, Peripheries, Blight Podcast, Metambesen, and elsewhere. She is one of the creators of Crystal Radio and edits fiction for Fence. She lives in Millerton.

About Author Hugh Sheehy

Hugh Sheehy is the author of two collections of short stories, Design Flaw (Acre Books, out in November 2022) and The Invisibles (University of Georgia Press, Winner of the 2012 Flannery O’Connor Award). His stories have appeared in many literary magazines, including Fence, The Kenyon Review, Crazyhorse, and West Branch. He lives in the Hudson Valley and is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Literature at Ramapo College.

About Frank Boyd

Frank Boyd is an actor and writer based in the Hudson Valley. He has appeared off-Broadway in Gatz (Public Theatre), Is This A Room (Vineyard Theatre) and The Select (New York Theatre Workshop). Frank has toured nationally and internationally, performing with Elevator Repair Service, Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, Half Straddle and the TEAM. Frank is also the writer and performer of The Holler Sessions, a solo show about a jazz DJ that was a NY Times Critics’ Pick before touring nationally – including a run at the Ancram Opera House in 2017. TV credits include: FBI (CBS), Blue Bloods (CBS), Z Nation (SyFy).


The 2022 season at the Ancram Opera House is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.


The Ancram Opera House in southern Columbia County, NY,  is an intimate showcase for fresh, contemporary work by visionary theater and musical artists where audiences can connect with performers in immersive, immediate ways. 

The Opera House was erected in 1927 as Ancram Grange #955, a chapter of the National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry, to address the social, educational and economic concerns of the region’s farmers.  In 1972, the building was repurposed and renamed the Ancram Opera House as an arts venue focusing on light operatic fare.  

Today, Ancram Opera House rededicates itself to aspects of its origins, producing and presenting inventive contemporary theatrical performances to be shared by a rural community.

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