Cariani, Bean and Zimbalist Announced for Shadowland Summer Season

News   Cariani, Bean and Zimbalist Announced for Shadowland Summer Season Tony nominee John Cariani will stage his comedy Almost, Maine as part of the summer season at the Shadowland Theatre in New York's Catskills.
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The 25th anniversary season at the equity theatre, running May 29-Sept. 27, will also offer works from Arthur Miller, David Mamet, Rupert Holmes, as well as Gutenberg! The Musical.

Summer kicks off with Arthur Miller's The Price (May 29-June 4), starring Orson Bean and Stephanie Zimbalist under the direction of James Glossman. "Forty years after their father lost everything in the Great Depression, two estranged brothers are forced sell off their deceased father's remaining belongings," according to press notes. "Their history of resentment and responsibility fuels this compelling drama, as the brothers haggle with a charismatic antiques dealer who'll teach them as much about life as furniture."

John Cariani (Fiddler on the Roof) heads to the Catskills to direct his play Almost, Maine (June 19-July 12). "It's a Friday night in the frigid, mythical town of Almost, Maine. On this magical night, love is in the air - from the local watering hole, The Moose Paddy, to Ma Dudley's Boarding House - and the locals are falling in and out love faster than a hockey slap shot."

Michael LaFleur will stage Scott Brown and Anthony King's quirky Off-Broadway tuner Gutenberg! The Musical (July 17-Aug. 9). "Bud and Doug are aspiring (and thoroughly misguided) musical theatre writers who've come up with the perfect, splashy, big-budget Broadway musical - based on the exciting story of Johann Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press. It's got everything a big, Broadway musical should - all they have to do now is pitch it to the audience of Broadway producers."

Jack Harris directs Rupert Holmes' thriller Accomplice (Aug. 14-Sept. 6). "This comic chiller begins with two lovers planning the murder of the woman's boorish husband. Plans are made, alliances drawn…and then the real fun begins. But plot twist after plot twist take this murder to a very different place." The season concludes with Shadowland artistic director Brendan Burke's staging of the David Mamet work American Buffalo (Sept. 11-27). "Three small-time wannabe crooks un-hatch a misguided plan to steal a valuable antique coin collection. Acquiring this bounty could be their ticket to the American Dream. But to do it successfully will require skill, trust and action. Will they have what it takes to make their way to a world beyond the fringes of capitalism?"

Season and single tickets are currently available by phoning (845) 647-5511, or by visiting ShadowlandTheatre.

The Shadowland Theatre is located at 157 Canal Street in Ellenville, NY.