Adirondack Theatre Festival Has Fresh Direction with Bluegrass, Rock & Kid’s Comedy [Berkshire on Stage]

Three of the planned shows: (l to r) Kalamazoo, The UnCivil Wars, J. Robert Spencer.
Three of the planned shows: (l to r) “Kalamazoo,” “The UnCivil Wars,” J. Robert Spencer.

As the Adirondack Theatre Festival begins its 21st season, it also has fresh new direction as it enters its third decade. 2015 is the first season under the festival’s new producing artistic director, Chad Rabinovitz, who has overseen and incubated many new plays at the helm of the Bloomington IN Playwrights Project. That enterprise grew and greatly expanded under his leadership. He also has a history of working with magicians, among them Washington, D.C. mentalist Max Major, who is planning to further develop his new stage show this summer at ATF.

In addition to magic being in the air, there is also a comedy about a wild-oats-sowing older couple, a rock musical about memory, a bluegrass Civil War musical starring an original Broadway Jersey Boy and a reading of a script by veterans of “The Simpsons” – including Homer himself. The selection of offerings is a happy blend of edgy contemporary theater works on crowd-pleasing themes, all to be staged this summer in Glens Falls at the Adirondack Theatre Festival.

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