April 26, 27, 28 and May 3, 4, 5
Tickets: $15 for adults
$10 for Seniors and Students

Greg is a man of middle age, a restless empty-nester, tired of his job in finance, looking for meaning in his life. Sylvia is an exuberant and beautiful lab/poodle mix, astray in Central Park, looking for a new home. When they meet, it is love at first sight. But his wife Kate, a busy rising star in the public school system, is looking forward to some independence now that the couple no longer has children to care for, and is less than thrilled by the clever and coquettish canine who jumps, slobbers, sits on her couch, and takes Greg’s attention away from his marriage. Wandering the streets of Manhattan with Sylvia by his side, Greg feels like he has connected to a deeper, primal, more natural side of the world. Sylvia supports these poetic musings, but can rarely focus on them for long, being more interested in flipping off the neighborhood cat, or flirting with Bowser at the dog park. Sylvia exerts such a charismatic pull that Kate’s friends are appalled, the marriage counselor advocates divorce and euthanasia, and even Greg’s new dog-owner friend warns him of the splintering effect a dog can have on the relationship between husband and wife. It is only when Greg is prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice that Kate is able to see Sylvia not as a threat, but as a new member of her family. A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia is a smart, silly, sophisticated, and occasionally salty comedy about relationships, nature, and growing older.

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Our 2019 Season


Sylvia

A small cast comedy about how one man’s life changes after he finds a stray dog.
Auditions: Feb 23 & 24
Shows:
April 26, 27, 28 and May 3, 4, 5

Huck Finn
Mark Twain’s classic story adapted for the stage.
Auditions: April 6 & 7
Shows:
June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Macbeth
Shakespeare’s infamous Scottish Tragedy will be performed at St. Albans City Park
Auditions: May 10 & 11
Shows:
July 19, 20, 26, 27

Matilda: The Musical
The little genius Matilda overcomes obstacles, including the wicked Miss Trunchbull, to save the day!
Auditions: July 13 & 14
Shows:
Sept 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22

 

Mine 9


A film showing for one weekend only
May 30 & 31
June 1 & 2
Two miles into the earth, nine Appalachian miners struggle to survive after a methane explosion leaves them trapped with only one hour of oxygen.

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Ed Asner comes to the Alban for
God Help US


GOD HELP US! is a play ripped from today’s headlines, an evening’s entertainment that is at once hilarious, unifying and thought provoking. 

Two pundits, Larry (a liberal lad) and Randi (a conservative gal), find themselves confronted by GOD (the legendary Ed Asner), a wise, sarcastic, cantankerous and wildly funny character who is offended by what America’s political leaders have done to America. He has brought Randi and Larry to Purgatory for a lively debate about the issues of our time. And whomever he finds more persuasive will get God’s “mighty thumb on the scale” in one or the other’s favor. 

Given the current state of our politics – GOD HELP US! speaks to audiences of all political persuasions with one essential argument, that we must listen to each other so that we can all live – and laugh – together.  

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