Up From Stardom Staged Reading & Reception

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • 7:30 PM
  • Showcase Theatre, First Reformed Church, 52 Green Street, Hudson, NY

Showcase Theatre in Hudson, New York, is offering OLLI members discounted tickets to their one-night-only staged reading of Up from Stardom, by Lawrence DuKore, on Saturday, April 22nd. Tickets are normally $15, and include a reception afterwards.

Active OLLI members who mention their OLLI membership when calling to reserve tickets (518-851-2061) will receive the discounted price of just $10.

Lawrence DuKore has had success as a playwright, screen writer, television writer, novelist, and lyricist. He began his career with the Richard Pryor film, Greased Lightning. His television play, A Mistaken Charity, was produced for PBS/American Playhouse and was nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for best dramatic writing. Mr. DuKore is a member of both the HB (Herbert Berghof/Uta Hagen) Playwrights Foundation and the Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Workshop. His plays have been produced regionally (CentreStage, Greenville, South Carolina; Jewish Ensemble Theatre, West Bloomfield, Michigan, etc.) and off-Broadway. His play, Stained Glass, premiered off-Broadway at the award-winning Metropolitan Playhouse.

Artistic Director Barbara Waldinger will lead a cast comprised of Phillip X Levine, Robert Meksin, Sadrina Renee, and Kim Wafer. Bob Pagnani will be the narrator. The play will include four songs featuring music by Douglas J. Cohen with lyrics by Lawrence DuKore, and accompanied by Justin Friello.

Up from Stardom will be presented on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the auditorium of the First Reformed Church, 52 Green Street, Hudson, NY. The performance will be followed by a reception, including delicious snacks and beverages and a talk-back with the playwright, actors, and director. Admission is $15.

For reservations, please telephone 518-851-2061.

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