Powerhouse Announces Cast for WE ARE HERE & SAM BENDRIX AT THE BON SOIR

Powerhouse Announces Cast for WE ARE HERE & SAM BENDRIX AT THE BON SOIR

Vassar & New York Stage and Film is pleased to announce the cast of the world premiere play WE ARE HERE (June 29 - July 11) by Tracy Thorne, directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall), the first of two fully-staged and designed Powerhouse Mainstage productions for the 2010 season. WE ARE HERE's cast will include Uzo Aduba (Coram Boy), Tony nominee de'Adra Aziza (Passing Strange), Tony winner Adriane Lenox (Doubt, Chicago, Caroline or Change), Larry Pine (The Seagull, End of the World, Roy Cohn in Angels in America), Adam Rothenberg (The Retributionists, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea), and Michael Cummings (Joe Turner's Come and Gone). The first Inside Look workshop of the series, SAM BENDRIX AT THE BON SOIR (July 1 - 3) by Keith Bunin, directed by Mark Rucker with musical direction by Debra Barsha, will feature Luke MacFarlane (Brothers and Sisters, The Busy World is Hushed, Kinsey). The Powerhouse Theater Box Office will open tomorrow (June 2) for single ticket sales. Season subscriptions are on sale - online - now.

Powerhouse Theater, now beginning its 26th season, continues its mission to offer a haven for world-class artists to gather and explore new material in an atmosphere that is both protected and challenging. Each season Powerhouse offers its audience debuts by Pulitzer, Oscar, and Tony-winning writers, directors, and actors, and introduces its patrons to exciting emerging artists, all at affordable ticket prices.

For tickets and additional information, visit http://powerhouse.vassar.edu or call the Box Office at (845) 437-5599.

June 29 - July 11
Written by Tracy Thorne
Directed by Sheryl Kaller
Set design by Scott Bradley
Costume design by Toni-Leslie James
Lighting design by Russell H. Champa
Sound design by John Gromada

WE ARE HERE (June 29 - July 11) by actor and playwright Tracy Thorne (Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it, Building Big Buildings, Miss St. Hilda's Junior Kindergarten), directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall, Adrift in Macao, Dangerous Beauty), will offer a glimpse at three generations of a family possessing wit, endurance, and compassion in the face of unimaginable loss. As the joyful past and devastated present are braided together with song, young parents Billie (de'Adra Aziza) and Hal (Adam Rothenberg), together with Billie's sister Shawn (Uzo Aduba) and their parents Everett (Larry Pine) and Vera (Adriane Lenox), search for the strength to live on.

Mainstage in the Powerhouse Theater. Tickets are $35.

Performance dates and times: June 29, 30, July 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 at 8:00pm; July 3, 10, 11, at 2:00pm. There will be a post-show discussion on Tuesday, July 6, and after the matinee on Saturday, July 10.

July 1 - 3
Written by Keith Bunin
Directed by Mark Rucker
Musical direction by Debra Barsha

A smoky Greenwich Village nightclub in 1958 - a decade before the Stonewall riots - is the setting of SAM BENDRIX AT THE BON SOIR (July 1 - 3), a play by Keith Bunin (Vera Laughed, The Busy World is Hushed) with music drawn from well-known songs of the era. Directed by Mark Rucker (Die, Mommie, Die!, The Lady in Question is Charles Busch), with musical direction by Debra Barsha, SAM BENDRIX stars Luke MacFarlane (Brothers and Sisters). In this sharp and poignant look at a now-vanished world, a young singer takes the stage of a Greenwich Village nightclub for his last performance before leaving New York City for good.

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