Coming September 2023
Live on Stage
Karaoke Killer (A murder mystery
thriller in collaboration with The Claverack Library):
The Claverack Library has become the latest stop on the National Karaoke Hall of Fame tour. Come on down to the infamous Pink Flamingo Nightclub, hosted by club owner and local impresario “Pinki” Zaloosa and her ever popular bartender Jack Daniels, for a great evening! Celebrities of the karaoke universe are coming from far & wide for a stellar evening of singing to the best of karaoke’s hits. (well, at least the stars and moon should
be visible if the weather is good!!).
Don’t miss this great evening of music and mayhem
One night only: Saturday September 9th, 2023 at the Marilyn and Bob Laurie Gallery (Claverack Library, 629 NY-23B in Claverack, NY)
Doors open at 7:00 pm, the show starts at 7:30pm.
Tickets are $5 and available at the door.
The concession table will be available during intermission courtesy of Chatham Provisions.
Coming November 2023
Live on Stage
Blithe Spirit is a comic play by Noël Coward, is set in the home of socialite and novelist Charles Condomine. At the start of the play, while dressing for dinner, Charles and his second wife, Ruth, discuss his first wife, Elvira, who died young, seven years earlier. He comments, "I remember her physical attractiveness, which was tremendous, and her spiritual integrity, which was nil".Among the Condomines' dinner guests is an eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, whom Charles has invited in the hope of learning about the occult for a story he is writing. He has arranged for her to conduct a séance after dinner. During the séance she plays a recording of Irving Berlin's song "Always" on the gramophone, inadvertently attracting the ghost of Elvira. The medium leaves, unaware of what she has done. Only Charles can see or hear Elvira, and Ruth does not believe that Elvira exists, until a floating vase is handed to her out of thin air. The ghostly Elvira makes continued, and increasingly desperate, efforts to disrupt Charles's current marriage. Charles accuses her of being "feckless and irresponsible and morally unstable". She finally sabotages his car in the hope of killing him so that he will join her in the spirit world, but it is Ruth rather than Charles who drives off and is killed.
Ruth's ghost immediately comes back for revenge on Elvira, and though Charles cannot at first see Ruth, he can see that Elvira is being chased and tormented, and his house is in uproar. He calls Madame Arcati back to exorcise both the spirits, but instead of banishing them she unintentionally materializes Ruth. With both his dead wives now fully visible, and neither of them in the best of tempers, Charles, together with Madame Arcati, goes through séance after séance and spell after spell to try to exorcise them. It is not until Madame Arcati works out that the housemaid, Edith, is psychic and had unwittingly been the conduit through which Elvira was summoned that she succeeds in dematerializing both ghosts. Charles is left seemingly in peace, but Madame Arcati, hinting that the ghosts may still be around unseen, warns him that he should go far away as soon as possible. Charles bids his vanished wives farewell and leaves at once; the unseen ghosts throw things and wreck the room as soon as he has gone.
Performances of Blithe Spirit are 2 weekends only:
November 10th, 11th, 12th, & the following weekend of Nov. 17th, 18th & 19th
Performances will be held at the Copake Grange (Click Link for directions)
Saturday performances are at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees are at 3pm.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for Students & Seniors and can be purchased online (coming soon) or by calling 518-758-1648