Set in a Poughkeepsie nursing home, the play In Her Shoes shows Ulster County BOCES principal Genna Suraci and her mother Lena stepping into a new stage of life together. In The Weight, a young woman from Ballston Lake faces an impossible choice that challenges her relationship with God. In Among Us, Hudson Valley Bigfoot Research Alliance founder Gayle Beatty and psychic medium Johnny Angel search for Sasquatch. Together, the three one-act plays about identity comprise The Face of It, written by Jeremy Davidson, based on conversations with Hudson Valley residents, and directed by Mary Stuart Masterson.
Masterson and Davidson, whose theatrical partnership is called Storyhorse Documentary Theater, are the Larry Berk Artist-in-Residence Program artists for spring 2019 at SUNY-Ulster. They will be visiting Theatre Arts classes throughout the semester to teach the format of Storyhorse Theater and guide students to present their own stories. And on Saturday, February 2, they will showcase The Face of It in the Quimby Theater in Vanderlyn Hall on the SUNY-Ulster campus.
Curtain time is 7 p.m. (snow date: March 30). Admission is free, and the program is open to the entire community. To learn more, call (845) 687-5262 or visit www.sunyulster.edu.
The Face of It
Saturday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m., Free
Quimby Theater, Vanderlyn Hall
491 Cottekill Rd., Stone Ridge