THE OUTGOING TIDE to Close Chenango River Theatre's Season, 9/27-10/13
It's a play that was voted Chicago's Best New Play of 2011, starring Frasier's John Mahoney. And then became an off-Broadway hit featuring The Walton's Michael Learned. It's is a play about family, about trust and love, about sickness and health, about holding on and letting go.
And it's a play every theatre in the country has coveted getting the rights to perform. One of the very first theatre companies to win that right is the Binghamton area's own Chenango River Theatre. On Sept. 27, the theatre opens the regional premiere of a sensational new drama by Bruce Graham titled The Outgoing Tide. It's first and foremost a love story - a 50 year marriage now visited by an unwelcome intruder - the loss of memory - in a deeply moving, surprisingly funny, straight talking story that runs smack dab into what happens when we know we're seeing the end of the road, how we want to deal with that and how that affects our family.
In a summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay, Gunner and Peg are spending a final weekend before the weather turns. Unknown to Peg, Gunner has hatched an unorthodox plan to secure his family's future but meets with resistance from his wife and son Jack, who Gunner has also invited to visit. Gunner has an idea and he needs Peg & Jack to buy in. And it has to be now. The three must quickly find common ground and come to an understanding before the tide goes out.
Directed by CRT's Artistic Director Bill Lelbach, the show features 3 actors who have all worked together before at Chenango River Theatre. Joan Mullaney (from Las Vegas) was previously seen in I Hate Hamlet several years ago. Michael Arcesi appeared in both Broadway Bound and as Candy in CRT's highly acclaimed production of Of Mice and Men in 2010. Drew Kahl, a theatre professor at SUNY Oneonta, has performed numerous roles for CRT (Talley's Folly, True West, Rounding Third, I Hate Hamlet, Other People's Money, etc.) and directed this season's hit opening comedy Miracle on South Division Street.
Running Sept. 27 - October 13 (several performances are already sold out, visit www.chenangorivertheatre.org for up to date information), this is the final show of Chenango River Theatre's 2013 season and is co-produced by Sentry Alarms of Binghamton.
Individual tickets are $20 Thursday, $22 Friday, $23 Saturday and $21 Sunday. The best way to reserve seats is via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call the 24-Hour Reservation Line at 607-656-8499 (TIXX). Tickets may be charged to MasterCard, Visa or Discover. The entire 2013 season is sponsored byEmpire Toyota of Oneonta.
Chenango River Theatre's intimate, 99 seat theatre is just 15 minutes north of Binghamton (3 miles south of Greene) at 991 State Highway 12. CRT is the greater Binghamton area's only professional non-profit theatre company under annual contract with Actors' Equity Association, the national association for professional actors and stage managers in the United States - the same actors you see on television, in film and at major theatres across the country.