Ancram Opera House Announces Free Community Workshops

ANCRAM, NY [April 28, 2022] – Co-Directors Jeff Mousseau and Paul Ricciardi are delighted to once again be able to offer free, interactive community workshops at the Ancram Opera House this spring, with the artists behind our 2022 summer season. No previous experience is necessary! AOH workshops are designed to…

The Ancram Opera House Seeks Audition Submissions for August Production of “Invasion!”

Ancram, NY (April 21, 2022) — The Ancram Opera House (AOH) announces a call for submissions from Equity and Non-Equity performers for their August production of INVASION! by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles. Auditions will be hosted by Jeffrey Mousseau, co-director of the Ancram Opera House who will…

Ancram Opera House Announces 2022 Season

ANCRAM, NY [March 28, 2022] – Co-Directors Jeff Mousseau and Paul Ricciardi are proud to announce the 2022 summer season at the Ancram Opera House in Ancram, NY. “We are looking forward to resuming productions throughout the summer at our gem of a theater in the historic hamlet of Ancram,…

REVIEW: “An Iliad” at the Ancram Opera House

by Barbara Waldinger Ancram Opera House presents a battle between two superheroes! Featured in an eighth-century B.C. epic poem (Homer’s The Iliad), Achilles, a demi-god, was the most powerful warrior in Ancient Greece, and his nemesis, Hector, was the greatest warrior in Troy.  Actor MaConnia Chesser, playing the Poet, brings…

An Interview with MaConnia Chesser and Jeffrey Mousseau About “An Iliad” at the Ancram Opera House

October 21-24 MaConnia Chesser, an actor well known to Berkshire audiences, seen this past summer as Goneril in “King Lear” at Shakespeare & Company, will be performing in the solo show “An Iliad” at the Ancram Opera House. “An Iliad” by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare based on Robert Fagle’s…

REVIEW: The Plein Air Plays at the Ancram Opera House

by Barbara Waldinger Imagine a team of two producers, co-directors of a tiny gem of an opera house located in the small town of Ancram, New York, tackling the logistical feat of staging three short, site- specific plays, performed simultaneously in residents’ yards and on a baseball field, whose spectators…

Ancram Opera House Present “The Plein Air Plays”

Ancram Opera House presents its theatrical production of the summer, The Plein Air Plays, featuring three original short plays staged at three secret, site-specific locations near the Ancram Opera House. The performances take place August 13th at 5pm & 6p, August 14-15th at 4pm, 5pm, and 6pm.   The Plein Air…

Ancram Opera House Announces Hybrid Virtual and In-Person 2021 Summer Season

Sixth Season Will Include Site-Specific Performances and Free Online Programming Ancram Opera House’s 2021 summer season will combine free virtual events with live performances in parks, barns and gardens set against the backdrop of the beautiful Hudson River Valley. Beginning in June and running through late August, programming will range…

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