Posts Tagged ‘The Charles R. Wood Theater’

An Evening of Political Theater Flips the “Pro-Life” Movement on Its Head with “Mom Baby God” [Berkshire on Stage]

Friday, October 10th, 2014
Madeline Burrows in “Mom Baby God”  (photo: Jessica Neria)

Madeline Burrows in “Mom Baby God” (photo: Jessica Neria)

At 7:30pm on Saturday (October 11) Madeline Burrows’ virtuoso show, MOM BABY GOD, arrives at the Charles Wood Theater in Glens Falls for one night only. Taking on the right-wing anti-abortion movement through the eyes of a teenage girl, she portrays several characters in a passionate, solo 90-minute performance that was derived from the two years Burrows spent undercover at anti-choice conferences, interviewing priests, teenage video bloggers and abstinence-only sex (mis)educators. Over the course of one evening she throws you into the world of those whose answer to unwanted pregnancy is prayer and celibacy while asking others to achieve the impossible; the “be sexy/don’t have sex” ideal foisted on young women in America today.

While tackling a controversial and serious subject, MOM BABY GOD has flashes of irony and humor. The show has left audiences around the country inspired and galvanized to action in its exploration of how girls develop a sense of self and sexuality during a time of political backlash against feminism and reproductive rights.

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Next Up at ATF: “Filming O’Keeffe” by Eric Lane, July 11‐20 in Glens Falls [Berkshire on Stage]

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
In 1918 Stieglitz first took O’Keeffe to his family home at the village of Lake George in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, and they spent part of every year there until 1929. (Steiglitz gelatin silver print taken in 1918)

In 1918 Stieglitz first took O’Keeffe to his family home at the village of Lake George in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, and they spent part of every year there until 1929. (Steiglitz gelatin silver print taken in 1918)

Adirondack Theatre Festival (ATF) continues its 19th summer season of professional theatre with Eric Lane’s new play, Filming O’Keeffe, at the Charles R. Wood Theater (207 Glen Street in Glens Falls). Performances are July 11‐20 at 7:30pm and July 17th at 2:00pm. Opening Night is Friday, July 12. Tickets are available online at ATFestival.org, by phone at (518)874‐0800, or in person at the Wood Theater.

Filming O’Keeffe is a story inspired by the years artists Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe spent living on Lake George. In this emotional, lyrical, and funny play, the spirit of these two artists come alive in a family living on the property formerly owned by Stieglitz. Set in the present, young Max is making a film about the two artists for a high school film project. When his estranged grandfather shows up, Max confronts his mother in an effort to learn about his parents’ hidden past.

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