All posts by Ann Hutton

Bread & Puppet brings Our Domestic Insurrection Circus to Hudson

Bread & Puppet brings Our Domestic Insurrection Circus to Hudson

Friday, Sept. 8: The troupe’s giant papier-mâché and cardboard characters are recognized all over the world. With this outing, Bread & Puppet hopes to inspire the public to rebel and “underthrow the current system from the toes up.” The troupe’s founder and director, Peter Schumann, says that they want to create the “possibilitarian models of the new: the sourdough, the potato patches of the new.”

Fall for Art: Creations for a cause in Kingston this Thursday

Fall for Art: Creations for a cause in Kingston this Thursday

Twenty-one years of fundraising through the promotion of local artists have given the Jewish Federation of Ulster County the edge on good works. With the commitment to supporting the rich talent in our region while boosting a number of worthy causes, the organization once again hosts “Fall for Art,” a juried show, sale and cocktail event, to be held Thursday, September 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Chateau in Kingston.

Dragon Boat Race in Poughkeepsie

Dragon Boat Race in Poughkeepsie

Saturday, July 22: Dragon boats are 40-foot-long canoes made of fiberglass, decorated with a carved painted dragon head on the front, a wooden tail on the back and dragon scales down the hull. Holding up to 20 paddlers, plus a drummer to set the rhythm and a steerer, the boats create quite a spectacle as they glide on top of the waters.

Ellenville’s Shadowland stages premiere run of The Jag

Ellenville’s Shadowland stages premiere run of The Jag

Through July 16: After opening the summer season with Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, Shadowland Stages in Ellenville now offer the New York premiere of The Jag, written years ago by Gino DiIorio but held up for practical reasons until now. Shadowland’s Brendan Burke explains that the acquisition of an actual Jaguar (the car, not the cat) was imperative to the production. There’s just no way this play could be done without the genuine article onstage.