Showing posts with the label play reviews 2016

Pendragon Theatre’s A Christmas Carol Is the Perfect Mix of Holiday Spirit

A Christmas Carol at Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake “Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, benevolence, were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!” ~  Jacob Marley  (Charles, Dickens, A Christmas Carol ) Dates: December 21, 22, 23,27, 28, 29, at 7 pm Admission: Adults/$15, Students (9-18) $10, Children (8-under)/free Where : Pendragon Theatre, 15 Brandy Brook, Saranac Lake NY A young Scrooge (Galen Halsaz) is comforted by his sister Fan (Lilly Grace Kipping) (Saranac Lake) You don’t have to believe in Santa or even celebrate Christmas to walk out of Pendragon Theatre’s A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens knowing it’s never too late to make change for the good. Director Kent Streed pulls together a stellar cast for this classic tale of redemption and generosity. Kudos to Kent Streed who wears many hats in this classic productio

Review: Pendragon Theatre's Amadeus is Divine

Pendragon Theatre presents Amadeus (Saranac Lake) My thirteen-year-old daughter sits in the  Pendragon Theatre audience with me madly reading the program to learn a bit about the play  Amadeus , before the lights start to dim. I bring her with me as a lover of history and music. She grasps that the main story is a fictional account of the rivalry between two classical musicians, Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. It's later on that she learns rumor and innuendo are just as fatal as murder.  Salieri (John Nicholson) with Katerina (Emily S. Wanamaker) I’ve watched the 1984 Oscar winning movie based on the  Peter Shaffer play, but I’ve never seen the stage production. The differences are vast, as the play's action draws us in and allows the audience to be involved in the process. A poignant story of artistic brilliance, jealousy and destruction is brought to life through the powerful performances of the entire cast under the direction of Kimberley A. Bouchard.  Ama

REVIEW: Pendragon Theatre's Phenomenal Performance Makes For A Riveting Work of "ART"

“White has a tendency to make things visible.  With white, you can see more of a nuance; you can see more. ”   ~  American artist, Robert Ryman ART By Yasmina RezaI, translated by Christopher Hampton Director: Burdette Parks Assistant Director: Allison Studdiford Set Design: Burdette Parks Costume Design: Kent Streed Light Design: Bonne B. Brewer Stage Manager: Mireena Fleury Cast: Marc: Burdette Parks Serge: Peter Wilson Ivan: Jordan Hornstein What: This quick-witted play digs into the essence of friendship. Three men in their New York City apartments test their friendships when one purchases a modern art painting. The painting is the catalyst that sparks opinions about what is art, but also what is friendship. Audience : Appropriate for older middle school students, high school students and adults. Not for young children. There is some language. Where: Pendragon Theatre , 15 Brandy Brook, Saranac Lake,  518-891-1854 REVIEW