TWO MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO SEE THE DINING ROOM THIS WEEKEND
CALL FOR RESERVATIONS! The cast of THE DINING ROOM rehearse a children’s party scene.Seated are Shereen LaPointe, John Freleigh, Natalie Kennedy, Jeff Ryan. Standing: Yolie Canales, Bruce Applegate.
You have an invitation to eavesdrop on the action in THE DINING ROOM in the Warehouse Theatre on September 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30 and September 14 at 2:30. This brilliantly conceived and humorous theatrical tour de force (and Off-Broadway success) by A.C. Gurney is set in a dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes—some funny, some touching, some rueful—which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. The six actors change roles, personalities and ages as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids.
THE DINING ROOM is the fifth of seven main-stage plays produced in 2014 by Hamilton-Gibson, Tioga County’s community performing arts organization. Now in its 24th season HG offers exciting theatre and music, providing opportunities for people of all ages to enrich and empower their lives through community performing arts. Information about times, venues, reservations, and ticket prices for shows and concerts occurs elsewhere in this article.
German Choir Sings in Wellsboro
On their first stop of their US tour, the Concert Choir of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will perform a concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Pearl Street at 7:30PM. This stop of their tour is hosted by Hamilton-Gibson Children and Youth Choirs. The 50 voice choir will be housed by area families.
“We first heard of the choir when we hosted the Juniata University Choir last spring,” said Thomas Putnam, organizer of the event. “Hosting both the Juniata Choir and the boy choir from Montreal this summer were incredibly positive experiences for our singers, the audiences, and the community at large. Getting to know people who love to sing as much as we do is powerfully affirming.”
The Karlsruhe choir began in 1978 with only 20 members and has grown to over 140 members. Most of them are students or staff members of the KIT. The choir regularly performs throughout Germany and beyond. Their repertoire reaches from old to contemporary music, from folksongs to great oratories. “Seeing the wide variety of music they’ve selected for this tour, I know we’re in for a special experience,” said Putnam.
Admission to the concert is on a donation basis, with all the proceeds going to the Hamilton-Gibson Choirs. The choir scholarship fund helps area children and youth to participate in the HG choral program who may not otherwise be able to. The HG choir is providing a meal for the choir prior to the concert. “We’ve found that audience members are very generous with their donations when they understand how much it helps our community choir program to operate.” For more information, contact HG Productions at 570.724.2079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hamilton-Gibson Choirs Begin 20th Season of Community Choral Program for Youth
The Hamilton-Gibson Children and Youth Choirs will officially begin their 20th Season on August 14 at a special kick-off rehearsal at the Bogacyk Farm in Cherry Flats, announced Katherine Brennan and Thomas Putnam, directors of the community-based choirs. “We are excited to celebrate the 20th season of our community choral program,” said Ms. Brennan. “We've watched the program grow from just 18 singers in grades 4-8 back in 1996, to a full program for singers from all over the county in grades 2-12.”In celebration of the 20th Season, the music chosen for the year are favorites from past years. The season will conclude with a reunion concert with singers from past years joining together on the Memorial Day weekend in 2015.
THE DINING ROOM Described as a “comedy of manners” the play is set in a single dining room where 18 scenes from different households overlap and intertwine. A mosaic of interrelated scenes, the play creates an in-depth portrait of the upper-middle-class WASP, a ‘species’ which, for all intents and purposes, has virtually vanished from the West County’s neck of the woods.Performances at the Warehouse Theatre: September 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30 PM and September 14 at 2:30 PM
GERMAN CHOIR SINGS IN WELLSBORO On their first stop of their US tour, the Concert Choir of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will perform a concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Pearl Street at 7:30PM.
MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVSION STREET From the playwright who gave us OVER THE TAVERN, Tom Dudzick, comes a warm, witty, and wonderful celebration of a family’s conflict with a secret from the past. Warehouse.
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Performances at the Warehouse Theatre: November 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7:30 PM and November 9 at 2:30 PM