Adirondack Fest Premieres New Gibson Play, All Is Not, June 21-July 1

News   Adirondack Fest Premieres New Gibson Play, All Is Not, June 21-July 1
Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glens Falls, NY, opens its 2006 summer season with the world premiere of Melissa James Gibson's All Is Not June 21.
Rebecca Nelson in All Is Not
Rebecca Nelson in All Is Not Photo by ATF

The play was commissioned and developed by ATF over the last four years. Performances begin with a Pay What You Can preview 8 PM June 21 at Charles R. Wood Theater. Opening night is June 22.

ATF artistic director Martha Banta will direct All Is Not. The play is set during a rain storm in four separate locations. "Four separate stories unfold as each character loses or misplaces something important to them," according to ATF.

Originally titled Lost, before the hit TV series of the same name emerged, the play was seen in a work-in-progress reading by ATF in 2005.

"Melissa's play examines how when we lose one seemingly small item, it can take on a huge meaning for other things in life, particularly in our relationships," Banta said in a statement. "All of these characters become caught off guard when they misplace or lose something and then end up facing feelings they didn't even know they had. As with all of Melissa's plays, she writes this play with much humor and insight."

The cast includes Mark Setlock (Fully Committed), Christopher McCann, and Haerry Kim, all of whom appeared in the staged reading of the play at ATF in 2005. Joining them are Colleen Werthmann, Rebecca Nelson, Mina Kim and young actor Malcolm Morano (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). Obie Award winner Gibson is known for her plays [sic], Brooklyn Bridge and Suitcase. All Is Not "intertwines the story of a woman at a dry cleaner, a couple on their front porch, a man in front of his mirror, and a 10-year-old boy, all of whom have lost something trivial, or something important."

The design team features set designer Eric Renschler, lighting designer and ATF founder Matthew Frey, costume designer Maiko Matsushima, and sound designers Jill Duboff and Daniel Baker.

The Adirondack Theatre Festival's 12th season will run June 21–July 29.

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