THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF MR. MOLE to Premiere at The Schoolhouse Theater

THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF MR. MOLE to Premiere at The Schoolhouse TheaterThe Schoolhouse Theater will present the premiere of The Enlightenment of Mr. Mole, an adaptation of The Wind and the Willows, written and directed by Tony-award winner B.H. Barry, beginning November 9 and running through November 26, 2017.

Tickets are $38 can be purchased by visiting SchoolHouseTheater.org or by calling (914) 277-8477.

A stunning play for anyone from 5 to 105, based on Kenneth Graham's Wind in the Willows. For families, particularly at Thanksgiving, it's a perfect evening of comedy, adventure, and fun.

The cast includes Matt Biagini, Elizabeth Gilbert, John Christopher Jones, Jonathan Judge-Russo, Ilene Kristen, Adam Petherbridge, Madeline Adelle Phillips, Dan Renkin, Ken Schatz, and Marshall York.

The creative team includes Phil Monat (Lighting Designer), Nancy Palmatier (Co-Costume Designer), Alison Hublard Hershman (Co-Costume Designer), Adam Bernier (Sound Designer) and J.P. Elins (Stage Manager).

B.H BARRY (Adaptor/Director) worked as Stage Fight Choreographer for Broadway, the Metropolitan Opera, London's Royal Shakespeare Company, Covent Garden and BBC, as well as for films and regional theatres. Broadway: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Julius Caesar; Sly Fox; Kiss Me, Kate!; Crazy for You; City of Angels; Moon Over Buffalo; I'm Not Rappaport; A View From the Bridge; The Life; My Favorite Year; Into the Woods; Big River; An Inspector Calls; Noises Off. Off-Broadway: The Controversy, Svejk, The Late Henry Moss, Avenue Boys, Extremities. Film: The Impostors, Oleanna, Glory, The Addams Family, Mulan, Crossed Swords. Mr. Barry's work can also be seen as a longtime stunt coordinator for ABC's "All My Children." He has been awarded a Tony, Drama Desk and an Obie Award for Sustained and Consistent Excellence in Stage Combat.

The Schoolhouse Theater, a nonprofit organization, is a venerable cultural center devoted to professional theater at the highest possible standard. We are committed to bringing new, innovative and ground breaking programs and plays to the community. It is a place where new work is explored, and a place where things begin. Additionally, our galleries also host local artists, sculptors, and photographers from all over the county. Through classes for children, live theater, jazz, comedy, slam poetry and story telling we have sought to be a landmark home for all of the arts in Westchester County.

The beautiful building that houses The Schoolhouse Theater was formerly the Croton Falls elementary school. In 1986, founder Lee Pope transformed the building into a visual arts center. At that time the cafeteria, gym, and auditorium space was simply a white walled room with no risers and twelve borrowed lights. In 1986, Ms. Pope invited Manhattan's Acorn Productions to bring their recently produced play, Bedroom Farce, by Alan Ayckbourn to the building. Starring Brooke Palance and Michael Wilding, its limited run was a huge success and The Schoolhouse Theater was born. Gradually over the years theatrical amenities were added and a number of talented local theater companies presented shows in the space. But it was Pamela Moller Kareman, former Artistic Director of Acorn, who stayed in close touch, and she and Lee Pope charted a clear vision of growth for The Schoolhouse with its unique intimate space.

The Schoolhouse has been honored by visits from a number of theater luminaries including John Barton of the RSC, playwrights Jules Feiffer, George Furth, Tina Howe, Michael Weller, and Paul Zindel, who all came to see productions of their work and lend support to our theater.

The Schoolhouse Theater has successfully launched four productions to Off-Broadway: Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Ingmar Bergman's Nora, S.N. Behrman's Biography, and Elaine Del Valle's Brownsville Bred. Visit www.schoolhousetheater.org for more information.


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