Upper Jay Art Center / Recovery Lounge Event Information:
Events in April 2017
Play Reading- Zoo Story & The Sandbox
Honoring the late great Edward Albee, James Coleman will direct these two one-acts from the 1950's that changed the face of American Theater.
Cast - Zoo Story- Howard Runyon, Dylan Duffy
The Sandbox- Lia Loomis, Susy Doolittle, Howard Runyon, Dylan Duffy
Bob Meyer Project- Jazz
Suggested Donation- $15
Master drummer Bob Meyer has a long and distinguished career playing and recording with the likes of Joe Lovano, John Scofield, and John Abercrombie, just to name a few. His most recent band with Luke Franco on saxophone and Steve Freider on electric guitar will bring their sophisticated free flowing, melody driven approach to jazz standards as well as original band compositions to the Lounge for a show that will surely please those who love to sit back and immerse themselves in the intricacies of jazz music.
Play Reading- The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds, by Paul Zindel
James Coleman directs this 1971 classic.
Cast- Lia Loomis, Linnae D'Auria, Sophe Locke, Avry LaVallee, Rozamond Lincoln- DayThis play deals with a widow & her 2 daughters, one of whom finds fulfillment in a science project. Beatrice was a mother ... and the embittered ringmaster of the circus Hunsdorfer featuring three generations of crazy ladies living under the sloppiest big top on earth. Nanny was no problem. She sat and stared and stayed silent as a venerable vegetable should. Ruth was half-mad and easily bought with an occasional cigarette. But how in the world would Beatrice control Tillie--keeper of rabbits, dreamer of atoms, true believer in life, hope, and the effect of gamma rays on man-in-the-moon marigolds
Bella's Bartok- Dance Party
Admission- suggested donation- $15
To understand Bella’s Bartok, imagine what you would get if Salvador Dali and Toulouse Lautrec were fronting the Moulin Rouge's house band, and you have the exuberant spectacle that is Bella's Bartok. Described as "about as much fun as you can have with your pants on" (Dan Wolovick, Two Way Monologues), this 6-piece powerhouse melds Bohemian Klezmer Punk with pop sensibilities into an eminently danceable party. The diversity of musicians that make up Bella's Bartok, combined with their boundless energy on stage, has been known to break a dancefloor, or two (or three, but who's counting?). Their sound moves way beyond labels, pushing the envelope towards the darker side of Eastern European music, referencing vaudeville and 20th century eclecticism.
The Bella's Bartok line-up includes: Asher Putnam (Vocals and all-around entertainer), Chris "Fancy" Kerrigan (Guitar, Clarinet, Vocals and physicist!?!), Dan Niederhauser (Bass and Vocals), Saera Kochanski (accordion and mandolin) Amory Drennan (Trombone/Banjo and Vocals), Crisco (Drums/Percussion and Trumpet) and Gershon Rosen (trumpet). The band has shared the stage with musicians and acts such as Rubblebucket, Red Baraat, The Indigo Girls, Larry & His Flask, The Suitcase Junket, Parsonsfield, And the Kids, Kanye, Rough Francis, Beau Sasser’s Escape Plan, West End Blend, Adam Ezra Group, Meat Puppets, World Inferno/Friendship Society, Rupa & the April Fishes, Arc Iris, and many more.
With multiple awards under their belts, including The Valley Advocate's Best Band in the Valley 2014 and The Deli Magazine's Best of New England (twice!), this eclectic group of guys have carefully crafted a sound that is part strange and creepy, part pop gold. With an aura of theatricality, Bella's Bartok shows not only entertain, but they invite you to partake in the wild party they are having on stage, to involve yourself in the spectacle. Quite simply put- this is the band you should never miss, ever.
Adirondack Shakespeare Company- Cymbeline by William Shakespeare
Admission- $15 Adults, $12 Seniors and Students, Under $12 free
ADK Shakes was born on a hillside in the Brandywine River Valley of Delaware on a beautiful spring day in May 2008. We performed there with an intrepid company of 11 actors one of Shakespeare’s most obscure early plays, Henry VI Part 1. From that day, co-founders Patrick Siler and Tara Bradway have worked to grow the Shakespeare IN THE RAW project into a flourishing not-for-profit, professional theatre company serving the Adirondack Region of upstate New York and beyond.