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Monday, October 22 @ 8PM

Into The River I Went
by Nelson Diaz-Marcano
directed by Margaret Hall
at Superior Merchandise Company (147 4th St, Troy, NY 12180)

Raquel and Ben are high school sweethearts who have gotten engaged to the dismay of his sister, Janet. The two women have been pitted against each other since the day they met by class, culture, and gender expectations. Suddenly they find themselves forced to work together to fight a violent beast that stalks them. Can they come to an understanding in time or will they fall prey to the beast?

About the Playwright:

Nelson Diaz-Marcano is a Puerto Rican playwright based in New York City. Recently, his play “Rabiosa” was one of the winners at the distinguished Samuel French OOB Short Play Festival and will be published later in the year by them. Other awards include Outstanding Play at the Fresh Fruit festival for “The Diplomats” (now published by OWP) and Best Play at the Downtown Urban Arts Festival 2016 for his play “Radical”. Other recent credits include: “World Classic” (Ingenio Milagro 2018,) “Revolt” (World Premiere - Vision Latino Theatre Company,) “El Yunque in English” (Fresh Fruit Festival 2018,) “Paper Towels” (The Brick, EAT New Work Series,) “Promised Lands” (Stable Cable Lab Co’s,) and “Prison Song” (Downtown Urban Arts Festival 2013.) Nelson's mission is to create work where different cultures are represented, and to raise awareness of their history. ndmstrikes.com



Monday, October 15 @7PM

Capital Repertory Theatre
Main Stage
111 North Pearl St. Albany, NY

Wives' Tale by Leah Barker
directed by Matthew Winning

In an isolated town blighted by the Dust Bowl, a writer rents a room in a farmhouse run by the charismatic Ruth and her silent assistant, Lydia. Inexplicably drawn to the women and the house, he nonetheless suspects his hosts are not being honest with him. Why do they keep sneaking into his room at night? And how is it possible he wrote a story about the women years before he met them?

Cast in Alpha Order (L to R) - Click the photo to read actor bio’s.

Ethan Botwick* - Hugh Morgan/Stage Directions
Shayne David Cameris* - Jury Foreman
John Noble - Coroner
Lucas Phayre-Gonzalez - Harker

The Inquest by Roy Proctor
directed by KD McTeigue

When a recluse living alone deep in the American wilderness comes to an untimely end, the local coroner assembles a jury at the recluse’s cabin to determine how he died. The recluse’s young friend, who was with him when he died, has one idea. The jury comes to a different conclusion. Don’t be surprised if the corpse, which is laid out under a sheet on a table at the inquest, has the final say. Roy Proctor adapted his one-act horror play from “The Damned Thing,” a short story by 19th century American author Ambrose Bierce.  This play requires four adult male actors. A short horror play by ROY PROCTOR adapted from “The Damned Thing,” a short story by AMBROSE BIERCE.

Cast in Alpha Order (L to R) - Click the photo to read actor bio’s.

Ethan Botwick* -Tenant
Shayne David Cameris* - Stage Directions
Amy Kirkpatrick Rosen* - Ruth
Rachael Yoder* - Lydia

About the playwrights:

LEAH BARKER is a New York-based playwright, actor, and director. Her plays have been produced by Hartford Stage, Exquisite Corpse Company (many productions across New York City and in New Orleans; Current Playwright in Residence), and Dixon Place. Her selected acting credits include The Cripple of Inishmaan (Centenary Stage Company, BroadwayWorld Regional Award nomination), A Presentation by the People of Lake Victory for Our Leader (the Gym at Judson), The Knick (Cinemax), and Sugar!, an upcoming feature starring Alice Ripley and Robert Clohessy (Atlantic City Cinefest Award for Best Supporting Actress). She has also worked as an assistant director for Lincoln Center Education (Macbeth) and Amore Opera (Don Giovanni). Leah is an honors graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

ROY PROCTOR wrote his first play in 2012 after retiring from a 30-year career as the staff theater critic on the two daily newspapers in Richmond, Va. Since then, he has completed 89 short plays – 55 minutes down to one minute -- that have been fully produced, accorded staged readings and/or produced as podcasts more than 200 times in 23 American states and in 10 countries on four continents. His plays have been fully produced on the stage in a Pacific-to-Pacific arc extending from Los Angeles to Chicago, New York, London, Stuttgart, Bangalore, Misawa (Japan) and Sydney. Proctor writes all kind of plays but specializes in short-play adaptations of classic short stories in the public domain, especially the stories of Anton Chekhov. He lives in Richmond and is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America.