Jul 07 Thursday
Join our expert at a crossword puzzle-making workshop, where she guides us through the creation of a brand new puzzle – this one aimed at rekindling an old flame. Will her words woo him back? Or leave her puzzled about the past?
SHADOWLAND is proud to announce we’ve been selected to produce the world premiere production of Donna Hoke’s thoughtful new play, THE CROSSWORD PLAY (or Ezmeranda’s Gift) at The Studio at SHADOWLAND STAGES, our new intimate black box theatre.
Jul 08 Friday
LIVE at Ancram Opera HouseJuly 8-10, Friday, Saturday at 8p, Sunday at 3p
As part of Ancram Opera House's Summer Play Lab Series, artist and activist Celeste Lecesne returns to the stage to continue their work on POOF! Each performance will be followed by a talkback led by resident respondent Kim Sykes.
Fairies have always enjoyed a close association with the natural world. But with so much of the natural world under threat from Climate Change, the fairies are not pleased, and they are beginning to show up in surprising ways. In addition to making everything more fabulous just by simply being, fairies have come to pass along a few spells that will be needed in the days to come. One such fairy is scheduled to make a rare appearance - and they will have their say. Join them.
”Celeste enters through the wild gardens of the glen as a fairy, both as a real (i.e. magic) fairy and, well, a real fairy (what they used to call gays). In the most imaginative of monologue, with uncanny puck and razor sharp wit, Celeste weaves the legend of fairies and their magical ability to survive with the world history of repression, culminating with a contemplation of the earth on the environmental edge today. In an amazingly spiritual stream of consciousness - Celeste’s language is rhapsodic – “Poof”emerges finally as a prayer for the future. Amen. “Poof!” is theater as pure as it should always be.”
-The Berkshire Edge
Jul 09 Saturday
Our flagship improv troupe takes the stage (most) Saaturdays at 8 PM for an evening of inspired, spontaneous silliness, using audience suggestions as their inspiration.
Never been to the Mopco? A Mop & Bucket Co. show is a casual evening of expert improv in a relaxed little venue. Snacks, sodas, beer, wine and cider available. Audience involvement is optional, we never pick on or make fun of anyone!
Please note: by showing us your vaccine status and wearing a mask at the theatre, (required) you are helping us protect everyone’s health, including our performers, who may choose to be unmasked for clarity while onstage. Thanks for understanding!
Jul 10 Sunday
Jul 14 Thursday
Jul 15 Friday
Join us outside on the bank of the Esopus Creek for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” where fairies roam and mischief reigns. Watch as forbidden lovers escape to the woods, a fledgling theater troupe rehearse a play, and a fairy king and queen conspire and battle.Three worlds intertwine in a dark and humorous tale of love, mistaken identity, and magic.
The show runs July 16 - 31 outdoors at The Emerson Resort and Spa in Mt. Tremper; 7:30pm Evenings / 2:00pm Matinees. Tickets are $30 Adults / $15 Students and available for purchase via the CMS website. In addition, join us for a special “A Midsummer Night Out” Opening Night Performance & After Party on July 16, a Pay What You Can Preview Performance on July 15, and a ‘Relaxed’ Performance for Kids (with Childcare) on July 23.
Gather with us outdoors and under our tent for Catskill Mountain Shakespeare’s second summer season!
Catskill Mountain Shakespeare presents classic theater (and new work initiatives) in a fresh and modern way in immersive, natural settings while fostering diversity and equity for all. CMS is committed to bringing world class theater to the community and visitors alike. Catskill Mountain Shakespeare is a 501(c)(3) non-profit theater company.