to Benefit Hubbard Hall Scholarship Programs
Tickets: $25 general admission / $20 members / $10 students
A wide variety of ghostly stories, from comic to chilling tales, classics and originals.
This year’s cast includes:
Siri Allison loves stories and plays, and comes to storytelling from a theater background. After her children were born, she began telling stories and teaching creative dramatics in Hudson Valley schools. She has told at retreats, libraries, summer camps, town festivals and birthday parties. She is a member of the Story Circle of Albany, and invites everyone to the monthly storytelling-for-adults at Proctors and Glen Sanders Mansion. Find her at www.siriallison.blogspot.com
David Braucher is an actor, director, teacher and playwright with more than thirty years experience in regional theatre and off-off Broadway. He has worked with such notables as Carol Woods, John Heard, Dana Ivey, Susan Sarandon, Leila Kenzle and Paul Sorvino. In New York City he has been associated with TOSOS, Irondale Ensemble, Process Studio Theatre, Circle in the Square, and the Kitchen. He has acted and directed at the Academy and Alliance Theatres in Atlanta, Center for Music, Drama, and Art in Lake Placid, and at Center Stage of Bergen County, NJ, where he played principal roles in nine productions and founded the improvisation company Good Clean Fun. For three years he directed the Teen Life Theatre touring company of Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, NJ. He has taught acting and improvisation at a variety of companies and universities and for nearly a decade he taught, wrote, and directed with Youth Theatre of New Jersey.
Jeannine Haas has always loved a good ghost story. Her nieces and nephews used to turn out the lights and beg her “Please, Aunt Jeannie, tell us a scary story.” This Spring she will be on the Hubbard Hall stage in the one-woman An Iliad (a co-production with Pauline Productions of which she is the Artistic Director). Last year she was onstage at Hubbard Hall in Parallel Lives and directed Of Mice and Men. Other directing credits at Hubbard Hall include Amadeus, You Can’t Take It With You, Twelfth Night.
Christie Keegan began telling stories almost twenty five years ago as the storyteller in residence at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. Since then she has entertained audiences of all ages in such diverse settings as schools, coffeehouses, summer camps, Scouting events, telethons, fundraisers, Blessing of the Animals, open mics, animal rehab centers, residential programs for youth and the elderly, Tellabration, Riverway, and Story Sunday at Proctor’s Theater. Christie tells folk tales from many countries, but is probably best known for her personal tales in which she dishes about her life – from having a worm hospital, taking on the neighborhood bully,to the history of kissing in her life. Her lively, often humorous style reflects her experiences growing up dividing her time between New York City and Appalachia. She is currently at work putting together a one woman show about the animals with whom she’s shared her life – domestic and not so much – as a follow up to her Just Sayin’ Show in 2012.
Jeannine Laverty, who started telling stories in 1979 as a result of teaching American culture to her English as a Second Language students, still doggedly believes that we all need to hear the folk tales and myths of our ancestors, and to place them against the situations we experience in 2014. Jeannine tells stories in schools and at Caffe Lena, in prisons and nursing homes, in homes and hotels. She teaches storytelling skills to anyone who wants to learn the discipline.
Stephanie Moffett-Hynds has performed at the Young Vic in London; Spirit Square in Charlotte, NC; Creede Repertory Theatre, CO; and in Los Angeles at Theatre East, Theatre 40, Theatre Geo, the Knightsbridge Theatre, and the Long Beach Playhouse. Locally, Stephanie has had the pleasure of performing with the Oldcastle Theatre Company, the Dorset Theatre Festival, and Hubbard Hall where she has appeared in eleven shows (including Seascape, Heartbreak House, Playboy of the Western World, Private Lives, Galileo, Three Sisters, Afterplay, The Enchanted, The Importance of Being Ernest, A Doll’s House, and Night of the Iguana) and directed Incorruptible. She is delighted to be doing another evening of bone whispering with Kelvin and the gang.
Catherine Seeley has spent the last three years doing shows at Hubbard Hall. Her last appearance was as Nurse in Romeo and Juliet over the summer. She’s excited to participate in the Halloween spookfest this year as she is an October baby and considers this time of year her true birthright. Also, she’s quite terrifying. Ask anyone.
Erastus Betterov-Underhill spent his time among the living serving as a physician and undertaker, a very risk-free combination of professions from the standpoint of profitability. He is enjoying his retirement in the Land Beyond the Living, although, like many of his departed friends, he still enjoys a brisk walk around the graveyard. He is sometimes accosted on the street by disgruntled and concerned citizens who sometimes mistake him for Greenwich, New York resident Kelvin Keraga, whom he closely resembles. While such encounters are disconcerting, given Mr. Keraga’s sullied reputation, they are a cross that Dr. Betterov-Underhill has learned to bear. He is currently promoting a line of products for the Post-Consumer.
Saturday, October 25 at 8pm
Mainstage at Hubbard Hall
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Next Tour July 2015!
Tours feature a wide range of works including bronze sculpture, ceramics, mixed media constructions, folk art, paintings and pastels highlight the talents of this vibrant artist community. Guests are invited to a self-guided tour through the beautiful county side and into the studios of each artist to see new work and talk to each artist.
Washington County, New York is home to a rich, vibrant artist community. Farmhouses, barns and old factories have been converted into studios where artists paint, sculpt, carve and create works of art that are exhibit the U.S. as well as internationally.
Stay posted for the dates! Open Studios of Washington County offering a glimpse into their creative lifestyles, and a unique opportunity to purchase great art directly from their studios.