David Rabe's Play at The Stissing Center

David Rabe’s Play at The Stissing Center

The Stissing Center in Pine Plains by Kevin T McEneaney Suffocation Theory by David Rabe was presented with actor Bruce DuBose at The Stissing Center last Sunday afternoon. The monologue provides adaptation of a short story Rabe published in the ...
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Shakespeare in Love: Larking at the Center

Shakespeare in Love: Larking at the Center

Curtain call Reviewed by Kevin T McEneaney The play Shakespeare in Love by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard at the Center for Performing Arts in Rhinebeck will drive Shakespeare scholars to the nearest bar for five or six drinks: the ...
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The Humor of Henry V at the Center

The Humor of Henry V at the Center

by Kevin T McEneaney None but William Shakespeare could take a script about patriotism and war and transform it into a wonderful comedy, as he does so marvelously in Henry V, written in 1599. This production of a lengthy masterpiece ...
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The Village Cidiot at The Stissing Center

The Village Cidiot at The Stissing Center

by Kevin T McEneaney Cidiot is the term local farmers employ to describe urban transplants to agricultural landscape. Idiot is a classical Greek word invented in Athens to describe a citizen who has no interest in the community—that is, a ...
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The Extremists: They are in New Milford!

The Extremists: They are in New Milford!

Reviewed by Kevin T McEneaney Are the books that you read subversively extreme? What about TV talk shows? News anchors? Do they get your attention by being extreme? Of course, they do—that’s how they get your attention—by giving you the ...
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Ironic Last Gasp at The Stissing Center

Ironic Last Gasp at The Stissing Center

Catherine Howard, Anne Undeland, Zelda Kosofsky, Dean Temple, Paula McGonagle, Tristan Latino, Jim Petrie, Martine King (stage Director) by Kevin T McEneaney As part of the Local Produce series of play readings at The Stissing Center in Pine Plains, Last ...
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Master Class in High C at Rhinebeck Center

Master Class in High C at Rhinebeck Center

From left: David Kent (Stagehand), Sabina Balsamo, Elaine Young, Sara Beth Pearson, Thomas Netter, Paul Schubert by Kevin T McEneaney Terrence McNally’s 1995 docufiction play Master Class, which won the 1996 Tony Award for Best Play, at the Center for ...
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The Bald Soprano Sings at The Stissing Center

The Bald Soprano Sings at The Stissing Center

From left: Samantha King, Autumn Prezzano, Sarah Griffin, Noah Curtis, Cameron Decker, Paige Arent by Kevin T McEneaney This past Friday and Saturday night, Stissing High School at The Stissing Center performed Eugène Ionescu’s lithesome play The Bald Soprano, under ...
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Dickens: “A Christmas Carol” as Musical Ensemble

Dickens: “A Christmas Carol” as Musical Ensemble

from left: Harriet Luongo as Tiny Tim, Rik Lopes as Scrooge, Duane Joseph Olsen changing character by Kevin T McEneaney While a novelist, Charles Dickens had an intense interest in theater, especially for his children where he would act out, ...
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What the Zany…Dickens?

What the Zany…Dickens?

Matt Austin, Billy Dempster, Jody Bayer, Bob Lussier, Jenny Schuck, Gary Millar, Delaney Dempster (stage manager) by Kevin T McEneaney ‘Tis the Holiday Season; I went to this play: What the Dickens? at TheatreWorks in New Milford, CT; was handed ...
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