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Virtual Staged Reading Series

Last Night: Gil and Jacqueline (Jackie) Blaine are two nice people working hard to run a dude ranch for visitors from the city. They have nice guests and rude guests, but Mr. Burroughs takes the prize for rudeness by abruptly departing early one morning. The problem is, Mr. Burroughs never arrived home and now his wife wants to know where he is!


Bells:   Henry and Lucy Fielding are a happily married couple who need to get away from their noisy cramped apartment. They have looked high and low for a larger quieter house in the suburbs, but the high rents are a big problem. Lucy accidentally purchases the wrong newspaper and discovers just the house they’re looking for and for a very affordable rent. But the low rent actually comes at a higher cost than either of them could have possibly imagined

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This virtual, LIVE, staged reading will be hosted on Zoom Join is on February 4, 2023 at 7:00pm ET.  This event is FREE.  Donations gratefully accepted.

This project is made possible in part with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature and administered in Columbia

County by the Columbia County Council on the Arts dba. CREATE Council for the Arts.




We are pleased to be offering our 4th consecutive year of Virtual Staged Readings.  Join us!



Live on Stage

The scene is the cozy New York apartment of Luba, a woman successful in business but less fortunate in her private life. She is awaiting a male dinner guest and has engaged a clarinet player to provide romantic background music. Falling into a reverie, Luba begins to reminisce about the three men who have meant the most to her in her life, which leads to a series of intriguing flashbacks. In the first Luba is sixteen and meets Paul, a young employee of her father's, who initiates her into the mysteries of sex, but bores her otherwise. Then comes Jack, a high-powered television producer who is successful, exciting and funny, but also married to someone else. Finally there is George, a rich widower who keeps the house for her but looks elsewhere for love. As the play ends the unanswered question is whether her new dinner companion will, at last, be "the man" she has been searching for, but as the nonspeaking clarinet player so eloquently suggests with smiles, shrugs & instrumental trills, the prospects (measured by Luba’s past) are not too promising.

The Lady And The Clarinet Player features Constance Lopez as Luba, Eamon Martin as Paul, Bill Solley as Jack, John Leinung as George, and Stephen Sanborn on clarinet. The Theater at the Copake Grange’s historic grange hall provides an intimate performance space that brings the audience into this engrossing romantic comedy.

Performances of The Lady And The Clarinet are 2 weekends only:  Feb. 17th, 18th & 19th, and the following weekend of Feb. 24th, 25th & 26th, 2023.


Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30pm and Sunday matinees are at 3pm. The comfortable & intimate Theater at the Copake Grange is located at 628 Empire Road in Copake NY, right down the street from the Clock Tower Pub in the center of town. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for Students & Seniors and can be purchased by calling 518-329-6293 or purchasing them online:

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