SARATOGA SPRINGS – iTheatre Saratoga/ The Creative Place International (CPI), a not-for-profit professional theatrical/cultural resource based in Saratoga Springs, announces a season that will transport audiences across at least three continents, into other-worldly dimensions, and to various points along the space-time continuum.
And they’ll be getting out into the community to do it, initially at St. Clement’s School this summer and then, beginning next fall, at Saratoga Arts in downtown Saratoga, where the theatre organization staged their first production in 2012.
First, be whisked away to lands ruled by Light and Dark and the shadows in between. Retracing a journey made in 2016, iTheatre will offer another chance for enchantment. In Guardians of the Treasure, two teenage girlfriends find a mysterious book that illuminates the elements of good and evil and how one force may overcome the other when ineluctable rebellion breaks out.
The girls come to a new understanding of life, love, and the infinite capacity of the human spirit on their spiritual voyage to a realm far, far away. Directed by Mary Jane Hansen, this production of Guardians of the Treasure will be presented at St. Clements School on Lake Avenue in August 2019. Performances August 2 at 7:30 pm and August 3 + 4 at 2 pm. Tickets: $20 adult / $10 child and available HERE.
Feeling stuck… in time? Do things seem… alien? Do you feel… invisible? Having to contend with… talking animals on a remote island run by a mad scientist? If you know a young person who can answer yes to any of these questions, ship them off to iTheatre Saratoga for this year’s youth workshop. Friends of H.G. Wells: A Sci-Fi Support Group will mine the canons of the famous science fiction author.
Once again, the performance project for 9-16 year olds sets out to explore a variety of social issues affecting our youth, push the boundaries of theatre, and incorporate the insights of iTheatre’s young collaborators. Starting July 29, with a week of play writing and improvisation The second week will focus on rehearsals culminating with two special performances featuring the workshop participants. It’s sure to be another zany adventure with a great time had by all.
A nominal enrollment fee of $400 is charged per/student for the two-week program, with scholarships and reduced rates for households with multiple children available, funded in part by Stewart’s Shops’ Holiday Match Program. Call 518-587-5827 for program information and to reserve a place in the workshop. Admission to the showcase on August 9 at 7:30 pm and August 10 at 2 pm is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Tickets available HERE.
And then in October 2019, step through the doors of the theater at Saratoga Arts and into Pontypool, Ontario: population 2,408 and rapidly dwindling. When the sleepy town is hit with a devastating and mysterious epidemic, shock jock Grant Mazzy and the staff at the local radio station must ask, “Is this more fake news?” As reports of escalating violence in the streets pour in, tensions rise in the basement studio where Mazzy continues to broadcast.
Based on Pontypool Changes Everything, the cult horror novel-turned-film-turned-radio play by Tony Burgess, this suspenseful and gory stage adaptation merges thoughtful semiotic satire with America’s zombie obsession. And leaves us wondering if our words will, in fact, pronounce the end of humanity. Performances are October 31, November 1 + 2 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, November 3 at 2 pm. Tickets for Pontypool are $25 for adults, and $15 for students, available HERE
Finally, travel back in time and thousands of miles from home in the new year in order to answer two burning questions: Who is the murderer in iTheatre’s next World Premiere Agatha Christie mystery? And which iconic story has the latest adaptation evolved from? It’s no secret that last season’s debut professional production of Christie’s The Stranger was a huge success, and the demand for more of Dame Agatha’s lesser-known works has been duly noted. Stay tuned for more clues (a few have been deposited throughout this release). Join us at Saratoga Arts in 2020. Performances take place January 24, 25, 31 + Feb 1 at 7:30 pm and Jan 26 + Feb 2 at 2 pm. Tickets available HERE.
iTheatre Saratoga/CPI is recognized as a Small Professional Theatre by Actors’ Equity Association. Tickets for all events are available at Brown Paper Tickets. Telephone reservations may be made at 518 584-7780 or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Further information about iTheatre Saratoga / CPI available at: iTheatreSaratoga.org.