The Depot Theatre in Westport, NY, is pleased to announce its 45th season lineup, which includes two hilarious and thought-provoking plays and a nod to the Depot’s anniversary with a classic musical from its very first season.
Lights go up on the main stage on June 29th with WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME. Upbeat and quick-witted, a middle-aged woman recounts traveling the country as a fifteen-year-old speech and debate champion. She takes the audience on a fascinating and gut-wrenching journey, ending each performance with a unique, live debate against a student on the subject of the U.S. Constitution. The show will run from June 29 through July 16.
The season continues with CHESAPEAKE by Lee Blessing, in which ONE wildly versatile actor brings alive a string of disparate characters who argue completely polar perspectives on the value of art, politics, and the mysterious connections between dogs and their humans. Hilarious and delightfully otherworldly, this one-man show draws its title from the Chesapeake retriever that plays an integral role in a heist gone wrong. Performances run from July 20 – August 6.
The season ends with the world’s longest-running Off-Broadway musical and one from the Depot Theatre’s very first season, THE FANTASTICKS! This show is a quintessential celebration of love, its enduring mysteries, its sweet simplicities, and all the foolish ways we tend to mess it up. Boasting a cherished score of classic tunes, including “Try to Remember” and “Soon it’s Gonna Rain,” the season’s finale runs from August 10-27.
“This season conveys a message collectively about meeting one another on a shared level and moving forward together,” said Michael Glavan, Depot Theatre Artistic Production Manager. “And as a bonus, each production tells a story with a solid dose of comedy!”
The Depot Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre located in a historic, functioning 1876 train station in Westport, NY, and it is the only theatre in the Adirondacks that operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Association.
2023 Season Passes will go on sale on April 15, 2023, and can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 518.962.4449. Individual tickets will be available beginning June 1. More details, information about the Depot Theatre Academy summer youth program, additional events, and news updates can be found online at DepotTheatre.org.
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