WOODSTOCK - Theatre on the Road, a traveling company based in Rosendale, New York, will collaborate with the Historical Society of Woodstock on an original play, “Voices from the Past”, …
WOODSTOCK - Theatre on the Road, a traveling company based in Rosendale, New York, will collaborate with the Historical Society of Woodstock on an original play, “Voices from the Past”, that will allow guests to meet seven characters from Woodstock’s illustrious past. Performances will be held outdoors at the Historical Society’s Eames House, 20 Comeau Drive in Woodstock on Saturday, September 10 and Saturday, September 17 at 3:00 pm. Guests are encouraged to bring folding chairs.
Both performances will be benefits for the Historical Society of Woodstock. Advance tickets are $15 per person, $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org or by calling 845-679-2256.
Frank Marquette, the owner-operator of Theatre on the Road, is producing “Voices from the Past.” Lydia Pidlusky, a Hudson Valley based writer-singer-actor, is directing from her original script. She offers, “Through the perspectives of seven historical characters spanning two centuries, we will explore the role of women and African-Americans in the 19th century, the explosion of tourism and the creation of the art colony, the legacy of the indigenous peoples, and Woodstock’s tradition of honoring the iconic beauty of the landscape and its independent spirit.”
Characters will share stories through monologues as well as interaction with each other. Featuring early settlers Charles Krack and Elias Hasbrouck, George Mead of Mead’s Mountain House, medicine woman Betsy Booth, Elizabeth Reynolds of the famed boarding house, Andrew Mink, an early African-American settler, and artist and writer Anita Smith. The performance will also include live period music.
The Historical Society of Woodstock was founded in 1929 by a group of artists, writers, academics, and local citizens. In addition to the exhibition space, which is located at the historic Eames House on Comeau Drive in the center of Woodstock, the Historical Society has an extensive archive consisting of paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture, textiles, photographs, books, manuscripts, correspondence, documents, film/sound recordings, and antique tools. The archive serves as a resource for a wide range of exhibitions, public programming, and research.
Theatre on the Road is the creation of actor, writer and director Frank Marquette and wife and producing partner, Kristen. Producing plays for educational, charitable and private events since 1998, they offer original scripts, professional actors, period styling and handmade costumes. Original productions include, Poe’s Last Mystery, Voices from the Past, Whiskey Women, A Taste of Shakespeare and seasonal “living history” tours in Kingston, Hurley and Rhinebeck.
No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here