This holiday season, Confetti Stage brings to the stage the full length version of a show which saw its first production as part of Confetti Stage?s 4th Annual Short Play Festival in the fall of 2008. “Heresy,” written by Clifton Park’s own Marty Egan is a comical look into the superstitions and traditions of Community Theater.
It’s opening night for the cast and crew of “A Christmas Carol” at this small Upstate New York Community Theater. Nerves are unsteady as everyone arrives at the theater. Charlie, in his first leading role, fights the opening night jitters by continuously running his lines. All seems “normal” until first time actor, Jack, whose day job is as a meteorologist for the National Weather Service, utters the name of the Scottish Play, thus bringing the “Macbeth curse” down upon the show. Jack’s disregard for the tradition of “undoing” the curse, only adds to the tension of the evening. Near blizzard conditions, backstage gossip, an unfulfilled love affair between the leads, a broken furnace, and faulty wiring all threaten to close the show before it even opens. In the end, the troupe vows that the show will go on.
“Heresy” is written by Marty Egan. It is directed by Cory Haines, assisted by John A. Nickles. Production assisted by Ro Dell’Acqua (Direction, Stage Management) and Candice Potrafka (Set, Props). produced by John A. Nickles.
The cast includes Rebecca Ash, Tyler Cardona, Lee Lattimer, Kristen C. Lilkas, Marissa Lounello, Zachary Middleton, and Brandon Page. Ro Dell’Acqua serves as swing. Photography by Dan Lilkas-Rain and Candice Potrafka.
“Heresy” runs December 15-17 at 7:30 PM on Friday and Saturday and 2:00 PM on Sunday. It is performed at the Albany Masonic Temple, 67 Corning Place, Albany, NY 12207.
The box office may be reached at (518) 334-9132. http://confettistage.org/buy-tickets
Guests will be asked to wear masks to performances. Confetti Stage reserves
the right to refuse entry to those who decline.
We’ll see you there!