HRC Showcase Theatre to Open 31st Season with “For The People”

NEW LEBANON, NY—On May 7, 2022, HRC Showcase Theatre, now based in New Lebanon, New York will launch its 31st season with a staged reading of For the People, by Carol Mullen. For the People is the fictional story of Pittsburgh city councilwoman Meg Cabot, the first openly lesbian elected official in Pennsylvania…

HRC Showcase Theatre Announces Full 2022 Season at The Theater Barn in New Lebanon

New Lebanon, NY—HRC Showcase Theatre, previously based in Hudson, New York, has resumed its staged readings of original plays at a new location.  In September, 2021, following a hiatus due to the pandemic, the company performed Jerry Slaff’s “Lies” at The Theater Barn in New Lebanon, New York.  That venue…

HRC Showcase Theatre Seeks to Fill Marketing & Grant Writing Positions

HRC Showcase Theatre seeks a part-time marketing person to help circulate our press materials in Columbia County, NY, the Capital District, and Berkshire County, MA.  We produce four staged readings from May through September. We are also looking for a grant writer.  Paid positions.   Contact Barbara Waldinger, Artistic Director: …

HRC Showcase Theatre Seeks BIPOC Actor

HRC Showcase Theatre, beginning its 31st season, seeks an experienced BIPOC actor for its June 18 reading of HOW WE SURVIVED by Pauline David-Sax at The Theater Barn in New Lebanon.  The character is 19:  a quiet, caring,   intelligent, gifted pre-med student who is undocumented and has had to…

HRC Showcase Theatre Announces New Season of Play Readings

New Lebanon, NY—After three decades in various venues in Hudson, New York, HRC Showcase Theatre is announcing the resumption of its program of staged readings of original plays at a new location:  The Theater Barn in New Lebanon. In early spring, 2020, HRC was in the midst of its 30th…

REVIEW: “My Witch” at Bridge Street Theatre

by Barbara Waldinger Bookending their fall, 2021 season of American plays, Bridge Street Theatre featured two solo productions, each showcasing a character created by Margaret Hamilton in THE WIZARD OF OZ:  Miss Gulch Returns! in September, and My Witch:  The Margaret Hamilton Stories, currently running.  The former, an original musical…

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…

REVIEW: “The Chairs” at Shakespeare & Company

by Barbara Waldinger Shakespeare & Company’s production of The Chairs has shaved off Ionesco’s sharp edges, anything unpleasant or uncomfortable, focusing instead on the relationship between an Old Man (Malcolm Ingram) and Old Woman (Barbara Sims) who have been married for seventy-five years.   The Old Woman begs her husband…

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