Skidmore Theater to Present BACK COUNTY CRIMES, Begin. 11/15

The Skidmore College Department of Theater is pleased to announce its Fall 2013 production, BACK COUNTY CRIMES, directed by guest director Dave Demke. Performances are November 15-17 and November 22-24, 2013. All shows are in the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater on the Skidmore College campus at 8:00pm except Sunday matinees at 2pm.

Synopsis: BACK COUNTY CRIMES is the story of a small rural town, as told by the town's family doctor. It's a poetic tale of forbidden love affairs, sordid murders, tragic misunderstandings, and comic endeavors, similar to Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN, but with an edge. Playwright Lanie Robertson has a savvy sense of black comedy, setting the play "in the little town of Duty in the county known as Love." Music and singing fill the play, as a gallery of characters move through compellingly tragic, or caustically comic vignettes. As the town doctor's memories come to life in front of us, we are shown a tapestry of the best and worst of humanity. In the end we are left with a haunting affirmation of life, ready to embrace the themes of 'duty' and 'love' with new understanding.

From Director Dave Demke: "BACK COUNTY CRIMES tells the story of a small town midwest doctor haunted by the people he was unable to help. As he nears retirement, his memories come to life before him, challenging his desire for peace and contentment in the remaining years of his life. Filled with music, BACK COUNTY CRIMES expresses both the comedy and tragedy of life in rural America, revealing the complex palpitations of the human heart."

Tickets are $12 general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens. Call the Skidmore Theater Box Office at (518) 580-5439 or email for reservations.

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