Harbinger Theatre Announces Their Full 2022 Season

The impetus to found Harbinger Theatre grew out of the desire to produce impactful theater with an emphasis on regional premieres. When it became evident that the Albany Barn was available as a base and also that the area was rich with opportunities for creative venue collaboration, Harbinger saw an opportunity to build a season around a roster of vibrant new work.

These upcoming productions are following close to three exciting Harbinger offerings which have delighted and challenged audiences during the past few months. These have included the first play offered under the Harbinger banner: THE CHRISTIANS by Lucas Hnath which drew audiences to The Barn followed closely by the exuberant HURRICANE DIANE by Madeleine George which dazzled audiences in February and most recently the thought-provoking ADMISSIONS by Joshua Harmon co-produced with the Sand Lake Center for the Arts.

The season announcement for HARBINGER./ Abby Zarakovich

Immediately upcoming on this roster is the regional premiere of a new play by the award-winning, internationally recognized playwright Jason Odell Williams. DESTROYING DAVID is being staged uniquely in the main exhibit space of the OPALKA GALLERY on Albany’s Sage campus. The play is a
celebration of the indomitably of art and the triumph of life over death. This two-person play will be helmed by two of the area’s most lauded actors, Chris Foster and Patrick White, and directed by Harbinger company member Amy Hauskenecht. Destroying David will open with a student preview performance on April 6th with opening night on April 9th at 7:30 PM. Subsequent performances are on April 10th at 2:00; April 12, 13, 15, and 16 at 7:30 PM. Arrive early to see Judith Braun: My Pleasure, an immersive exhibition of large graphic paintings, wall drawings and sculptures, now on view at Opalka Gallery through April 23, 2022.

In a recent interview for Nippertown, Williams said “Art is this beacon,“[Destroying David] is about more than just the grieving, it’s about finding your way through it.” 

EXIT STRATEGY by Ike Holter will be Harbinger’s next offering at the Albany Barn running from 6/16- 6/25. The play has been cast under the leadership of Harbinger Theatre company member and Exit Strategy director, Dennis Skiba.  

In the fall, HARBINGER will offer ANDY AND THE ORPHANS by Lindsay Ferrentino again at the Albany Barn 9/22-10/01. Andy and the Orphans will be directed by Harbinger’s Patrick White. 

The final inaugural Harbinger Theatre season production will be THE AGONY AND THE AGONY
by Nicky Silver which will be co-produced and staged at Union College, Schenectady from 12/08 – 12/17. The season closer will be directed by Harbinger member Chris Foster.

Read more about Harbinger Theatre here.

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