United We Act
The Putnam Theatre Alliance is a new collaboration among a trio of Putnam County’s leading arts organizations: Arts on the Lake, the Philipstown Depot Theatre, and Tompkins Corners Cultural Center. Our mission: Work together to deliver daring theatre to the Hudson Valley and present the region as a hub for the development of top-quality productions.
The Alliance’s first effort launches May 13 with The Freedom Project, which pairs a series of radio plays written in 1940 with original plays written during the pandemic. Separated by decades, the pieces are linked by themes of justice, civil rights, and democracy.
Click here for tickets to Part 1.
The historic plays were written by Orson Welles, Maxwell Anderson and other members of the Free Company. The companion pieces were written specifically for this project by some of the finest playwrights working today: John Pielmeier, Christine Toy Johnson, and Craig Lucas.
Click here for a press release.
Each pair of plays will stream online in May and June. The first pair, His Honor, The Mayor, by Orson Welles, directed by Alice Jankell, and The Secret Secrets of Wonderland County, by John Pielmeier, directed by Donald Kimmel, will stream May 13-16. Talkback sessions with the directors, writers, and cast will follow.
Tickets available HERE