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Jennifer Westfeldt, Greg Kinnear, and Dominic Fumusa in the Powerhouse 2012 production of The Power of Duff.  Photograph by Buck Lewis.

The 2014 Powerhouse Theater Season

Mainstage productions announced!

June 25-July 6
By Richard Greenberg
Directed by Terry Kinney

1967.  A 38-year-old writer from bohemian Greenwich Village commutes to Levittown, Long Island to teach an adult-education Creative Writing class.  He finds anything but the cookie-cutter lives he expected in this straight-laced community, as his students come to discover the power of storytelling to transform their lives. And one special student – a kindred spirit? or something more? – reawakens him to his own artistic impulses.

July 5-13
Directed and Choreographed by Christopher Gattelli Music by Stephen Flaherty Vignettes written by Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, & Alfred Uhry

In Your Arms features ten dance vignettes–written by an unprecedented collection of preeminent playwrights–that each tell a story without words of a pair of lovers, constituting an evening of storytelling, dance and music with a cast of more than 20 performers.

July 16-27
Written and directed by John Patrick Shanley

The Danish Widow is a mystery which unfolds against an international backdrop. The main character, a female insurance investigator, finds herself battling wits with a formidable Danish widow.  Disturbing, funny, deadly serious, sexy, like a Hitchcock film with a modernist edge.

More programming to be announced!

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The Powerhouse Theater is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts

The Powerhouse Theater receives funding from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature


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Since 1985, the Powerhouse Summer Theater Season, a collaboration between New York Stage and Film and Vassar, has produced remarkable works of theater and trained an entire generation of young artists through our apprentice training program.  For the past 29 seasons, we have made Poughkeepsie, NY a theater destination for thousands.

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Chloe Sevigny in Abigail/1702 (PHT 2012)

Andre De Shields in Fortress of Solitude (PHT 2012)

Dee Roscioli and Daniel Breaker in Murder Ballad (PHT 2012)

Harriett D. Foy, Saycon Sengbloh, and Tracie Thoms in The House That Will Not Stand (PHT 2012)

Michael Chernus and Patrick Carroll in Fires Are Confusing (PHT 2012)

Austin Lysy and Rebecca Naomi Jones in A Maze (PHT 2011)

Mario Cantone in Margaret and Craig (PHT 2011)

Victor Rasuk & Carlton Byrd in Handball (PHT 2011)

Marianne Mayberry in A Maze (PHT 2011)

Cristin Milioti & David Costabile in February House (PHT 2011)

Photographs by Buck Lewis

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