The Big Sick is a rom/com that’s sweet and funny but complex and smart. It stars Kumail Nanjiani, best-known as a regular on Silicon Valley.
Saturday, July 15: The film will be shown here for the first time, before its official television premiere on the Lifetime network. The director’s husband, actor Kevin Bacon, stars in the film.
Next two weekends: On the surface, The Skin of Our Teeth couldn’t seem more different from the Thornton Wilder piece that everybody knows: the universally produced Our Town. It was written as a spark of absurd hope amidst the despair of World War II, but takes on new layers of meaning whenever troubled times roll around.
Through July 23: Downtown Manhattan’s longest-running and most accomplished experimental theater ensemble pays a 100th-birthday tribute to the trailblazing “Theater of Death” director Tadeusz Kantor.
Starting Saturday, July 8 and continuing through the month, the Film Festival will be screening independent films Saturday evenings at Upstate Films on Tinker Street. The series will culminate in a benefit concert for the Festival by the Paul Green Rock Academy on Saturday, July 29 at The Lodge.
July 7-23: The musical comedy, based on the Adam Sandler film of the same name, has been called the Grease! of the 1980s and is chock-full of singing and dancing, along with period costumes and impersonations of 80s pop singers, from Cyndi Lauper to Boy George.
Friday-Sunday, July 7-9: Television star’s bittersweet comedy deals with the ramifications of a mushroom trip gone awry.
July-August: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival spins up a giddy Jane Austen classic. Amazingly, deliciously, it all works; but purists should consider themselves forewarned.
Friday-Saturday, July 7-8: You can see a pair of cultural icons on consecutive nights in the surreal environment of the traveling Weimar performance tent.
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.