Upstate Films will screen Thelma and Louise outdoors at Greig Farm in Red Hook on Saturday, August 24 at dusk.
Choreography on the Edge is a consistently innovative program aimed at giving professional choreographers and dancers a chance to experiment and push their boundaries. Performances started last weekend with some chestnuts from past works and continue Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18 with an array of new works by local choreographers Andrea Pastorella, Laura Ward, Julie Manna, Rebecca Frank, Jai Mason, Jess Lewis and Jocelyne Danchick.
If this sounds a lot like Gilead, the world of Margaret Atwood’s groundbreaking 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale and its current hit Hulu TV series, you’re right.
Friday, August 16: Aquaman is a throwback to the days when comic-book characters and situations were uncomplicated, wholesome, earnest, unironic… And yet we find ourselves invested in Aquaman/Arthur Curry’s reluctant quest to save Earth’s surface from the Atlanteans and the Atlanteans from themselves.
Friday-Sunday, Aug. 16-18: The Tina Chorvas Park performance is adjacent to the site of what will be Arm-of-the-Sea’s permanent home. When completed, the Tidewater Center for Hudson River Arts and Science will be include a 100-seat outdoor amphitheatre and facilities for river-related programs. Built on a neglected, much-graffitied industrial site on the Esopus Creek, once home to the circa-1880 Sheffield Paper Company, the Tidewater Center will also feature a waterworks playground.
Saturday, August 10: Besides outdoor theater, our region also hosts several summer film series to which the general public is invited free of charge, with other attractions such as live music and food vendors typically on hand as well.
The Farewell is strongly autobiographical, evolving out of a memoir that Wang first iterated as a segment on the NPR radio program This American Life. The Farewell is a lightly fictionalized version of that story, starring the rapper/actress Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8, Crazy Rich Asians) as Billi, Wang’s alter ego.
Aug. 6-30: Cyrano is a truly larger-than-life character. Go make his acquaintance this summer in the theater tent perched above the finest view in the Hudson Highlands at Boscobel House and Gardens.
The film is a poignant, lyrical and occasionally eye-opening documentary about musician Leonard Cohen and muse Marianne Ihlen that is doomed to disappoint its intended audience on one or more levels, even while they lap it up.
There isn’t much more detail in which a reviewer of White Rabbit Red Rabbit can indulge without spoiling its content. It is structured to be performed as a “cold reading” by a different actor every night – an actor who has neither read the script nor ever seen a performance of the play. Thousands of actors have risen to the challenge over the past decade, some of them quite famous, and not every one has relished such a raw experience of “winging it.” There’s some room for improv built into the script, but mostly it requires a close and exact reading. Following the author’s instructions to the letter is essential to the message he’s trying to convey.