ALBANY COUNTY THEATRE » 2011 http://albanycountytheatre.org Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:23:25 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8 Christmas Thieves: Special Performance /journal/special-performance/christmas-thieves-special-performance/ /journal/special-performance/christmas-thieves-special-performance/#comments Sun, 18 Dec 2011 05:00:27 +0000 /?p=180 Christmas Thieves: A Small Town Radio Play
by Greg Oliver Bodine
Directed By Bliss Ragsdale

Featuring Jay Shogren and The Flyggapojkernas Family Fun Time Polka Band
December 17th! Reception at 7:00pm, Curtain at 7:30pm. Taking it on the road to the Platte Valley Community Center Theatre in Saratoga, Wyoming.

Tickets are free, donations accepted at the door!

Live music after the performance!

It’s Christmas Eve in America’s heartland, and radio host Bjorn Gundlarrsen is preparing for the telethon performance that will keep his tiny polka station afloat. Unfortunately, the prize troupe of British actors he’s hired has all fallen ill due to a dastardly combination of indigestible foreign meats.

With time running out, will Bjorn be able to replace them in time and save the show? After all, it’s not like Christmas is known for miracles…

 

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Christmas Thieves: A Small Town Radio Play /journal/past-performances/christmas-thieves-a-small-town-radio-play/ /journal/past-performances/christmas-thieves-a-small-town-radio-play/#comments Sun, 11 Dec 2011 14:27:29 +0000 /?p=146 Christmas Thieves: A Small Town Radio Play
by Greg Oliver Bodine
Directed By Bliss Ragsdale

Featuring Jay Shogren and The Flyggapojkernas Family Fun Time Polka Band

December 8th, 9th & 10th at 7:30pm In the Laramie Plains Civic Center Theatre

It’s Christmas Eve in America’s heartland, and radio host Bjorn Gundlarrsen is preparing for the telethon performance that will keep his tiny polka station afloat. Unfortunately, the prize troupe of British actors he’s hired has all fallen ill due to a dastardly combination of indigestible foreign meats.

With time running out, will Bjorn be able to replace them in time and save the show? After all, it’s not like Christmas is known for miracles…

Albany County Theatre presents
Christmas Thieves

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Barrymore’s Ghost /journal/past-performances/barrymores-ghost/ /journal/past-performances/barrymores-ghost/#comments Sun, 06 Nov 2011 21:40:51 +0000 /?p=40 by Jason Miller

November 3rd, 4th & 5th at 7:30pm

You’ll laugh, and you’ll cry as you are masterfully guided through triumphs and heartaches of legendary John Barrymore who is synonymous with American theatre and film, and of course, Hamlet.

When “Barrymore’s Ghost” landed in Jud Harmon’s hands shortly before he shipped out for deployment to Iraq it became the rock that got him through tough times. Having researched John Barrymore years earlier for the role in “I Hate Hamlet” it didn’t take long at all for him to identify with the ”Hollyweird” legend.

“Barrymore’s Ghost” is the bittersweet tale of John Barrymore, a larger than life actor, but also a flawed human. Not only was he the first box office star, but he was also the first nationally known movie star. And it is widely recognized that he was the first of his kind to grapple with national fame, and all its trappings.

John Barrymore is haunting the local stage as penance for squandering his talent. Once he realizes there is an audience in the darkened house he begins the tale that explores his own life. He candidly talks about his marriages (or bus accidents as he calls them), his relationships with his famous siblings Ethel and Lionel Barrymore, and his penchant for being prickly to directors, co-stars and even loyal fans. He talks about his most famous accomplishment of playing Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and his list of early American Films both silent and “talkie”.

John Barrymore was well known for his drinking, womanizing and outlandish behavior in and out of the spotlight. He describes his “castle” and his opulent lifestyle without apology but certainly with a self-reflective question as to why. The questions he has about the way he lived are ones we all have at some time in our life and thus the character is endearing.

Jud masterfully guides the audience through each new topic. He is consistently engaging and entertaining, and uses his considerable skill to draw the audience into John Barrymore’s world.

In addition to having a scheduled performance, Jud held acting workshops at local high schools, and he was recently encouraged to hold an encore performance locally. In February, Jud traveled to The Rocky Mountain Theatre Association’s annual festival, where he performed and held a workshop for students, instructors and community theatre group leaders around the Rocky Mountain States.

Even if you don’t know who John Barrymore was you’ll find yourself being captivated by his story. The script is witty, sardonic and beautiful in its language and the performance is riveting. Don’t miss this opportunity to bring an American Theatre icon to your stage!

 

Albany County Theatre presents
Barrymore’s Ghost

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Edward Mast’s Jungalbook /journal/past-performances/edward-masts-jungalbook/ /journal/past-performances/edward-masts-jungalbook/#comments Fri, 19 Aug 2011 20:35:39 +0000 /?p=35 by Edward Mast

2011 August 18th & 19th 7:00pm 20th 2pm

Set deep in a jungle of India, Jungalbook tells the classic story of Mowgli, the human child who is raised by wolves. He is befriended by Baloo the bear and kept under the watchful eye of Bagheera, the lone panther. We follow Mowgli as he learns that he is not actually a wolf but instead a human who must defend himself against Sherakhan, the fearsome tiger who killed his parents. When Mowgli finally meets Sherakhan face-to-face he uses rope stolen from a nearby village to defend himself which is against jungle law. He is forced to choose between defying jungle law and facing the consequences, or leaving the jungle forever.

As Edward Mast’s first play for young audiences, this adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Books, embodies the spirits of loyalty, adventure, and betrayal found in the original stories. Jungalbook won a Distinguished Play Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education in 1991.

“This project is supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts”

Albany County Theatre
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Christmas Thieves

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Almost Maine /journal/past-performances/almost-maine/ /journal/past-performances/almost-maine/#comments Sun, 10 Apr 2011 20:21:27 +0000 /?p=28 by John Carianni

2011 March 31st – April 9th 7:30pm

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

Almost Maine-poster1 Almost Maine-poster2 Almost Maine-poster3 Rick Howard, left, and Darin Hill rehearse a scene for the Albany County Theatre production of "Almost Maine."
Albany County Theatrepresents

Almost Maine

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Rick Howard, left, and Darin Hill rehearse a scene for the Albany County Theatre production of "Almost Maine."

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