Shoestring Players 2017 - 2018 Season
Midnight Pillow - Shakespeare on Love
Conceived and edited by Stephen Unwin
Directed by Lee and Deana Neibert
- Nov. 16 – 18, 2017, 8 p.m.
- Nov. 19, 2017, 3 p.m.
Midnight Pillow, a series of collected Shakespeare scenes, is directed by Stephen Unwin, the founder of the English Touring Company. The selected scenes often explore the varied relationships between pairs of young lovers. Stephen comes to us fresh from the success of the production of his play, All Our Children, at the Jermyn Street Theatre in London. Having authored several volumes on Shakespeare and directed many of the Bard’s works, he brings extensive expertise to our season. He also championed the initial collaboration between The Rose Theatre in London and the Shoestring Players that provides Upstate students the opportunity to complete internships in London. He is the former Artistic Director of The Rose Theatre.
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
By Anne Washburn
Directed by Lee Neibert
- March 1 – 3, 2018, 8 p.m.
- March 4, 2018, 3 p.m.
Mr. Burns: A Post – electric Play by Anne Washburn asks what would happen if the grids that provide abundant electricity all failed at once, never to be restored. How would our culture be preserved and passed on to future generations? This play asks these and other questions as the characters find themselves in a blackout. Theatre has always been an archive of humanity’s time on earth. This play explores how we might try to remain connected to each other and how performance and pop culture might evolve, becoming the only vessel left to preserve our cultural history in a post – electric world.
- Jan. 18, 2018, 7 – 9 p.m.
Book and lyrics by Alecky Blythe. Music and lyrics by Adam Cook.
Directed by Jimm Cox
- April 12-14, 2018, 8 p.m.
- April 15, 2018, 3 p.m.
London Road documents the events from 2006, when the quiet town of Ipswich in England was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five prostitutes. The residents of London Road, victims of years of curb side soliciting, became suspicious and weary of their neighbors. A local resident was charged and convicted of the murders and the community grappled with what it means to protect a sense of community. Taken directly from police transcripts, London Road is a unique documentary musical ripped from the headlines. The play boasts two sold out seasons at The National Theatre of Great Britain
- Jan. 23, 2018, 7-9 p.m.
The Golden Shoe Awards Show
- April 29, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Golden Shoe Awards Show, is a gala evening of fun and entertainment honoring this season’s productions. Awards range from best actor to technical achievement and everything in between
- General public: $8
- Faculty, staff and student with ID: $4
- General public: $10
- Faculty, staff and student with ID: $5