Stage & Screen

Making movies in Kingston goes next level

Making movies in Kingston goes next level

So far this year, Ulster County has played host to six major motion picture productions featuring top Hollywood talent like Whoopi Goldberg, “Game of Thrones” star Maisie Williams and Stone Ridge resident Melissa Leo. Last year, Kingston was the backdrop for two films, a TV show and a commercial. Just four months into 2017, four movies have shot on city streets.

SUNY-New Paltz hosts Galumpha to benefit Unison

SUNY-New Paltz hosts Galumpha to benefit Unison

Saturday, May 6: Creativity theorist Stephen Nachmanovitch described galumphing in a more positive light, as “the immaculate rambunctiousness and seemingly inexhaustible play-energy apparent in puppies, kittens, children, baby baboons – and also in young communities and civilizations…the seemingly useless elaboration and ornamentation of activity.”

John Cariani’s Cul-de-Sac on stage in Hyde Park

John Cariani’s Cul-de-Sac on stage in Hyde Park

Opening Saturday, April 29: Considering that his Almost, Maine recently supplanted A Midsummer Night’s Dream as the most frequently performed play in US high schools, and that his Love/Sick is being produced by community theatrical companies all over the map as well, actor/playwright John Cariani could just sit on his laurels from here on in, living very well indeed off his residuals. But he’s at it again, tweaking a macabre comedy about consumerist suburbanites with something to hide. The playwright will attend opening night.