New world-class theater – full productions and staged readings – rolls on all summer long at Vassar’s Powerhouse. From now through July 9, television star Joshua Radner’s new play Sacred Valley will be performed in the Powerhouse Theater. Directed by Sheryl Kaller, the bittersweet comedy deals with the ramifications of a mushroom trip gone awry and the disruptions that it causes in a tight circle of friends and lovers.
On the weekend of July 7 through 9, Lauren Yee’s The Great Leap will be produced in the Susan Stein Shiva Theater. Directed by Will Davis, The Great Leap tells the story of Manford Lum, a kid locally renowned on the sidewalk basketball courts of Chinatown who talks his way onto a college team, just before they travel to Beijing for a “friendship” game. When they arrive, China is in the throes of the post-Cultural Revolution era, and Manford must juggle international politics and his own personal history.
For showtimes and ticket prices, visit https://powerhouse.vassar.edu/season. Vassar College is located at 124 Raymond Avenue in Poughkeepsie.