Thorne's We Are Here, Directed by Tony Nominee Kaller, Begins Vassar Powerhouse Run June 29

News   Thorne's We Are Here, Directed by Tony Nominee Kaller, Begins Vassar Powerhouse Run June 29 Tony Award winner We (Doubt), Larry Pine, Tony nominee de'Adre Aziza (Passing Strange), Adam Rothenberg, Uzo Aduba and Michael Cummings are featured in the world premiere of Tracy Thorne's We Are Here, June 29-July 11 as part of the New York Stage and Film season at Vassar.

Tracy Thorne
Tracy Thorne

Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall) directs the play at the Powerhouse Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY. We Are Here "will offer a glimpse at three generations of a family possessing wit, endurance, and compassion in the face of unimaginable loss," according to production notes. "As the joyful past and devastated present are braided together with song, young parents Billie (de'Adra Aziza) and Hal (Adam Rothenberg), together with Billie's sister Shawn (Uzo Aduba) and their parents Everett (Larry Pine) and Vera (Adriane Lenox), search for the strength to live on."

Set design is by Scott Bradley, costume design is by Toni-Leslie James, lighting design is by Russell H. Champa and sound design is by John Gromada.

Tickets are $35. For more information, call the box office at (845) 437-5599 or visit powerhouse.vassar.edu.

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The NYS&F fully staged workshop production of Keith Bunin's Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir, directed by Mark Rucker, will star Luke Macfarlane (TV's "Brothers and Sisters") July 1-3. Musical direction for Sam Bendrix is by Debra Barsha. Macfarlane's credits include The Busy World is Hushed and "Kinsey." Performances play the Susan Stein Shiva Theater.

"A smoky Greenwich Village nightclub in 1958 — a decade before the Stonewall riots — is the setting of Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir," according to production notes. "With music drawn from well-known songs of the era, [the play is a] sharp and poignant look at a now-vanished world, a young singer takes the stage of a Greenwich Village nightclub for his last performance before leaving New York City for good."

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