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PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

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July 16 - 21

July 23 - 28

July 30 - August 4

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VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION
THURSDAY, JULY 18

5:30 PM | Symphonic Hall

Prior to JIM DALE: LIVING WITH LAUGHTER, join us for an exclusive VIP Reception with Jim Dale and the NYSAF artistic community, where we will raise a glass to NYSAF and Marist College’s shared commitment to development, dialogue, and discovery. The Reception will also acknowledge supporters for impactful programming, including the development of a new Artist-in-Residence initiative during the upcoming school year, early-career Apprenticeships, and Marist College’s Summer Pre-College Program.

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JIM DALE: LIVING WITH LAUGHTER
THURSDAY, JULY 18

7:00 PM | Nelly Goletti Theatre

LIVING WITH LAUGHTER will give the audience the gift of time with Jim Dale, who John Simon noted “may just be the most charming farceur to tread the boards, to say nothing of his brilliant recorded readings of the seven Harry Potter novels, in which he manages a different, equally splendid voice for all two hundred plus characters. But let’s get back to charm. This usually comes with high comedy a la Noel Coward or Cary Grant, it almost never comes with unabashedly low or middle-range farce, dazzlingly elevated to the heights attained by Jim, as he holds you in his palms, his feet, his whole body leaving you wallowing in laughter. LIVING WITH LAUGHTER is essentially Dale’s telling and reenacting of his life and stage story, from Britain’s beloved Music Hall and beyond it to every possible medium, including Shakespeare and Molière, displaying terrific timing and those oodles of charm which only inborn talent and hard work lightly worn can attain. It is impossible to impart all this through mere printed words; you must catch and experience the show firsthand. What you see and hear will stay with you as a touchstone for as long as you are capable of joyous remembrance."

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MOMMY, A ONE WOMAN CHO
FRIDAY, JULY 19

7:00 PM | Fusco Recital Hall

In MOMMY, A ONE WOMAN CHO, Grammy and Emmy Award nominated stand-up comedian, actress, and singer-songwriter Margaret Cho depicts all of the things she wishes her mother had actually said. This is a work of fiction.

Supported in partnership with Zeilinger Productions.

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WELL WELL WELL
SATURDAY, JULY 20

3:00 PM | Fusco Recital Hall

When Erik crashes Erika’s engagement party, she’s reminded of why she quit drinking in the first place. WELL WELL WELL follows two people who try to live together, try to live apart, and try to live with their changing relationships to the world and substances around them. What’s the difference between love and enabling? What’s the difference between a choice and an addiction? 

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SATURDAY CLUB
SATURDAY, JULY 20

Between performances of WELL WELL WELL & THE NINTH WOMAN 

Purchase a Saturday Club Ticket, and come break bread with us between shows! Each week, we’ll provide food and drink in the Donor Lounge, where you may socialize with your fellow patrons and NYSAF artists and staff members. 

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THE NINTH WOMAN
SATURDAY, JULY 20

7:00 PM | Nelly Goletti Theatre

THE NINTH WOMAN is a new musical experience that transports you into the heart of a Puritan witch trial. As mob justice tangles with an all-powerful witch, the vibrant harmonies and pulse-pounding melodies of Delta Rae fuel a night of magic, passion, and twisted karma. Meet us at the bottom of the river.

Supported in partnership with P3 Productions.

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SUNDAY, JULY 21
BIGFOOT

1:00 PM | Nelly Goletti Theatre

You’ve heard the myth and legend, but do you know the man? BIGFOOT is a hilarious musical about a small town whose horrible mayor has them convinced their problems are all the fault of Bigfoot and not his inept leadership. With book and lyrics by New York Times bestseller and Tony Award, WGA, and Emmy nominated writer Amber Ruffin (THE WIZ, SOME LIKE IT HOT) and Kevin Sciretta (“Mystery Science Theater 3000”) and music by David Schmoll (The Second City), BIGFOOT is the next gut-bustin’, laugh-a-minute New York musical! 

Supported in partnership with Benson Drive Productions

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SUNDAY, JULY 21
RIDE THE PARTY BUS!

Pickup and drop off before and after BIGFOOT

Attending BIGFOOT from NYC? Join us on the Party Bus! These chartered wheels will provide direct midtown-to-Poughkeepsie access and back, including NYSAF swag and snacks! 

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THURSDAY, JULY  25
GENIUS

7:00 PM | Fusco Recital Hall

New York City. Two artist couples—Sara and Joel, Peter and Charlotte—come together across generations and genres for an intimate dinner party that will reveal the fault lines in their relationships, and the power dynamics through which art and legacy are contested and defined.

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FRIDAY, JULY  26 
GAME NIGHT

7:00 PM | Nelly Goletti Theatre

GAME NIGHT is an exhilarating story of seven friends coming together for their monthly gathering of good times, jokes and most importantly, games. Told through dance and spoken word, they find out things about each other they never knew, some of which challenge the very core of their bond and some that will change the trajectory of the friend group. GAME NIGHT showcases the beauty and complexities of American experiences through the lens of Black American culture and unabashedly highlights the challenges of those experiences. Co-created by choreographer Ray Mercer and actress Shanessa Sweeney, GAME NIGHT is a love letter to the Culture.

 

Learn More about our STORIES THAT MOVE series

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SATURDAY, JULY  27 
the monsters

3:00 PM | Fusco Recital Hall

the monsters is a sibling love story that follows LIL and BIG as they reconnect Wrestle with their demons Fight with their fists. All through their love of MMA.

the monsters was originally commissioned by Two River Theater 

John Dias, Artistic Director, Michael Hurst, Managing Director

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FOOD TRUCK
SATURDAY, JULY 27

Between performances of the monsters & GAME NIGHT

Bring your picnic blanket and join us between shows for an array of cuisine, to be purchased from a variety of local food trucks. Come see what the Hudson Valley has to offer on wheels! 

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SATURDAY, JULY 27
GAME NIGHT

7:00 PM | Nelly Goletti Theatre

GAME NIGHT is an exhilarating story of seven friends coming together for their monthly gathering of good times, jokes and most importantly, games. Told through dance and spoken word, they find out things about each other they never knew, some of which challenge the very core of their bond and some that will change the trajectory of the friend group. GAME NIGHT showcases the beauty and complexities of American experiences through the lens of Black American culture and unabashedly highlights the challenges of those experiences. Co-created by choreographer Ray Mercer and actress Shanessa Sweeney, GAME NIGHT is a love letter to the Culture.

Learn More about our STORIES THAT MOVE series

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SUNDAY, JULY  28 
BASEMENT, IL

1:00 PM | Fusco Recital Hall

A Midwestern family comes together one night, only to be shattered by an alleged buried secret; true or not, it swallows the family whole.

Supported in partnership with LuckyChap Entertainment.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 1
TULIPA GARDEN PARTY

5:30 PM | Marist Green

Get in the right frame of mind and enjoy some refreshments on the picturesque Marist campus before the reading of TULIPA. Rosé and roses, anyone?

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 1
TULIPA

7:00 PM | Fusco Recital Hall

There was a brief moment in history when a flower could ruin your life. Jessica Hecht stars in TULIPA, a riches to rags monologue set against the Dionysian backdrop of Tulipmania in the 17th century. In a world gone mad, TULIPA examines how we can find what truly nourishes us. This sensual and surprising story of self-discovery is the second collaboration between writer Kate Douglas (The APIARY) with director Kate Whoriskey (CLYDE'S). 

Tulipa is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional support by the Bechdel Project.

Learn More about our STORIES THAT MOVE series

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 2 
THE HEART

7:00 PM | Nelly Goletti Theatre

THE HEART is based on Maylis deKerangal’s novel, Réparer les Vivants, and tells the story of 24 hours in the life of a heart as a young man is leaving this world and a woman making peace with her early death receives a second chance at life. The show is a fast-paced, 9-actor ensemble piece, featuring a through-composed EDM score that takes its inspiration from the world of the high-tech hospital.

Supported in association with The Fourth Act LLC

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
AFTER PETER

3:00 PM | Fusco Recital Hall

After the sudden death of her collaborator, Jo goes on a quest for answers that may or may not–most likely may not–help finish the piece they were working on together. Generations of artists speak to each other across the chasm of space and time in this living requiem about the intertwining of loss and the creative process, and the ways in which art hides and reveals us. 

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
SATURDAY CLUB

Between performances of the AFTER PETER & THE HEART

Purchase a Saturday Club Ticket, and come break bread with us between shows! Each week, we’ll provide food and drink in the Donor Lounge, where you may socialize with your fellow patrons and NYSAF artists and staff members. 

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
THE HEART

7:00 PM | Nelly Goletti Theatre

THE HEART is based on Maylis deKerangal’s novel, Réparer les Vivants, and tells the story of 24 hours in the life of a heart as a young man is leaving this world and a woman making peace with her early death receives a second chance at life. The show is a fast-paced, 9-actor ensemble piece, featuring a through-composed EDM score that takes its inspiration from the world of the high-tech hospital.

Supported in association with The Fourth Act LLC

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 4
DIGNITY, ALWAYS, DIGNITY

1:00 PM | Fusco Recital Hall

Stranded on a deserted island, a washed-up performer attempts to put on one last show before the rising waters swallow him up.

DIGNITY, ALWAYS DIGNITY has been supported and developed by Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT; Jacob Padrón is the Artistic Director and Kit Ingui is the Managing Director.

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The 2024 NYSAF Summer Season is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and by leadership support from the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and the Board of Directors of New York Stage and Film.

 

Leadership support for Stories That Move: Developing Dance Musicals, inspired by Jerome Robbins, is provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation with additional support provided by the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Frederick Loewe Foundation and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

 

Kate Douglas’s TULIPA is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional support by the Bechdel Project. 

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