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Art Night Schenectady, November 21, 2008 and Ensuing Weekend! November 6, 2008

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(Schenectady, NY – November 10, 2008) – The Classic Theater Guild, Inc., a non-profit theater serving the Capital Region with locally produced plays, announces its schedule of Pop-Up Plays for the 2008-2009 season with a kick-off November 21-23 at Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady.  This event is co-sponsored by Art Night Schenectady and Dangerous Music at Proctors.


The Guild’s Pop Up Plays will be held at various locations along Proctors Arcade, while the New Play Festival will hold performances at the Robb Alley Stage (by the Muddy Cup Café) and the Education Center.


Our Pop-Up Plays, to be performed during Art Night Schenectady, November 21st include:


Humorist Dirck Toll’s solo performance piece, “Relax – I Brought Enough Ego for Everybody” satirizes self-aggrandizement, self-help and self-deprecation in a series of short, hectic segments.


“The Date:  In Six Rounds” by Julie Demers is a comic short play where a date is presented as a pugilistic bout with blow-by-blow scoring from an announcer. 


“The Anchor at Rest” by Fred Sahner, depicts an anchorman who can’t quite seem to leave his anchor persona goes on a visit to his increasingly tormented mother’s house. 


“Farewell Tour” by Jonathan Riven and Ed Bablin, another comic play about 2 music producers who must contend with the unexpected death of their star just hours before they are to leave for a world tour. 


The a capella group F’loom will be performing as “musical docents” to introduce 1 performance of each of the shows.  All four shows will be performed at 6:30, 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30 that night.


Our New Play Festival will include the following plays and times:


“Communion on the 97th Floor” by William Berezansky at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 22 on the Robb Alley Stage.  “Communion” follows a group of bond trading firm workers in Tower 2 of the World Trade Center as they face the unfolding events of September 11, 2001, amid racial and religious prejudice and the surprising lesson of redemption in the final minutes.



“Mother Explains” by Bear, 8 p.m., Saturday, November 22, 2008, in the Proctors Education Center.  It’s William’s First-Year Sober Anniversary (part 2), and to celebrate, he holds a Mah Jongg party at his house with all his friends with surprising results.


“Outside” by P.E. Van Alstyne, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 23, 2008, on the Robb Alley Stage.  Mary, an Irish woman whose mother Miriam has recently passed away, tries to find out information relating to a photograph she found in Miriam’s possession.  As she interviews Peter, an elderly German gentleman, Mary discovers that her mother was the daughter of Jewish parents in Nazi Germany, who struggled with sending her abroad as part of the Kindertransport.


These events are free to the public.


About the Classic Theater Guild, Inc.

We are a local non-profit community theater organization working to strengthen theatre arts, support emerging playwrights, encourage education in the Arts, present a diverse array of topics, and encourage persons to enter acting, directing and playwriting by promoting the benefits of dramatic entertainment to educational institutions and to the general public.



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