Tuesday, 3/28: In 2012, Donald Trump tweeted, “The Electoral College is a disaster for a democracy.” By November 2016, after that same body had handed him the presidency, he was tweeting a different tune: “The Electoral College is actually genius.” If you are befuddled by how our electoral system actually works, check out this free documentary screening, sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
Saturday, 3/18: By all accounts, Kingston-based Outsider artist Mark Hogancamp is a shy guy. But Marwencol, Jeff Malmberg’s critically acclaimed documentary about the World War II-era backyard fantasy world that Hogancamp built and photographed to help himself recover from a traumatic brain injury, has been seen around the world.
Friday and Saturday, March 24-25: Castaway Players Theatre Company’s production of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck will bring David Bowie’s classic 1972 album to the stage. The cast includes a six-piece band with appearances by nearly 30 performers.
Opens Saturday, March 25: If you know someone who could use a reminder of what can happen to innocents in real life when ordinary people lack the courage to question authority, you might want to suggest an outing to see Half Moon Theatre’s newest production, “Yours, Anne.”
Paterson doesn’t mind the dull routine of his work as a bus driver because it frees him to devote himself to observation.
Friday-Sunday, 3/10-12: The posthumous publication of Eugene O’Neill’s acknowledged masterpiece left us with one of the most memorable dysfunctional families ever staged.
Exploring Hudson in 1991, Linda Bruce and Claudia Mussmann walked into an affordable building – a one-time bakery built in 1929 – and recognized its potential as an ever-evolving space for artists and community members to come together.
We know that Rana has been interrupted in her shower by a mysterious intruder; we know that she has been injured, and that bloody footprints lead away from the scene of the crime.
March 2-12: While we give thanks that Ireland is nowadays tourism-friendly, the Irish Republican Army and its English overlords and their Protestant allies having worked out a cessation of hostilities that seems to be sticking, it’s impossible to appreciate Irish culture fully without an understanding of its long history of quashed rebellions.
Sunday, March 5- Ever since the final debate of the 2016 presidential race, feminists across America have been proudly proclaiming themselves Nasty Women. So it seems like an auspicious time to reexamine the legacy of one of the most notorious nasty women of the silent screen era: actress Louise Brooks, whose short black bobbed hair inspired a generation of flappers and whose outré lifestyle and controversial characterizations generated both outrage and admiration among moviegoers.