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THEATER LISTINGS December 2021

 

Apple Tree Inn Restaurant • 10 Richmond Mountain Road, Lenox, MA • AppleTreeInnLenox.com
“The Elephant in the Room” • Tale of a nice Jewish girl who goes on a psychedelic odyssey though Pentecostal churches, psych wards, the Ivy League and 12-step meetings that finally brings her closer to God, herself and a resolution of intergenerational trauma. But funny! And with music! • Dec. 3, 10, 17 • 8 pm • 21+ yrs • Vax or neg. COVID test w/in 48 hours REQ’D • Tix at mela-nie.s.greenberg@gmail.com or 646-761-2635

 

Bridge Street Theatre • 44 W. Bridge St., Catskill, NY • 518-943-3818 • bridgest.org • Masks & proof of vax REQ’D
• “My Witch: The Margaret Hamilton Stories” • A one-woman tour-de-force in a funny and moving performance about the behind-the-scenes life, craft and experiences of the actor behind the green make-up who played The Wicked Witch of the West in “The Wizard of Oz” • Dec. 3-12 • Thu., Fri., Sat. at 7:30 pm; Sun. at 2 pm • Dec. 5 (pay what you will) • Discounted adv. tickets (highly recommended) at mywitch.brownpapertickets.com

 

Fort Salem Theater • 11 E. Broadway, Salem, NY • 518-854-9200 • FortSalem.com
• Salem Central School Drama Club presents “The Sound of Music” • Dec. 3 & 4, 7 pm; Dec. 5, 2 pm • Salem Central School, 41 E. Broadway, Salem, NY
• “There’s No Business Like Snow Business” • Original family-friendly holiday showtune revue and sing-a-long with familiar, traditional Christmas tunes, as well as new ones • Dec. 10 & 11, 7:30 pm; Dec. 12, 2 pm

 

The Ghent Playhouse • 6 Town Hall Pl., Ghent, NY • GhentPlayhouse.org • Masks & proof of vax REQ’D
• The Annual Panto “Rapunzel: The Tale of a Quaran-teen,” written & directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher • Outrageous Panto Loons’ family-friendly production with all the elements of a traditional British panto-mime, and this year’s twist is on the famous Brothers Grimm fairy tale • Dec. 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 7:30 pm; Dec. 5 & 12, 2 pm • $23 members/$28 nonmembers
• “The Curious Savage,” by John Patrick, dir. by Cathy Lee-Visscher • A fanciful comedy that compares the kindness and loyalty of patients in a psychiatric hospital with the greed and hostility of so-called “normal people” • Jan. 28 & 29, Feb. 4, 5, 11 & 12, 7:30 pm; Jan. 30, Feb. 6 &13, 2 pm

 

Jacob’s Pillow • 358 George Carter Rd., Becket, MA • 413-243-0745 • jacobspillow.org
• Special Edition Holiday Stream of STREB Extreme Action Company’s 2021 Dance Festival Performance and Behind the Scenes Activity • 7:30 pm, Dec. 1-Jan. 6, 2022, 11 pm • jacobspillow.org/events/holiday-stream-streb • 2021 Dance Festival bonus content: • PillowTalk w/Elizabeth Streb (https://youtu.be/HjwKMb7JV_8) • STREB Post-Show Talk (https://youtu.be/WOHlBQlouPo) • Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive: Elizabeth Streb in “Little Ease” (1985) in 1997 (https://danceinteractive.jacobspillow.org/streb-ringside/little-ease/) • Women in Dance: Elizabeth Streb by Maura Keefe, Themes | Essays (https://danceinteractive.jacobspillow.org/themes-essays/women-in-dance/elizabeth-streb/)

 

Skidmore College Theater • Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater, Skidmore College Campus, Saratoga Springs, NY • theater.skidmore.edu or 518-580-5439 • Vax proof AND 48 hr. neg. COVID test REQ’D
• “Somewhere – A Primer For The End of Days,” by Marisela Treviño Orta, dir. by Lisa Jackson-Schebetta • The world is falling apart as crops fail. Cassandra and her brother Alexander track the last monarch butterflies as they head to the west coast, and their path intersects with a small group of people hunkering down for the on-coming collapse of society • Dec. 3 & 4, 7:30 pm; Dec. 5, 1:30 pm