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by The Staff October 16, 2015


  If you didn’t know we were on the cusp of Halloween, the Schenectady Civic Players intend to remind you with their production of Dracula, opening Friday at the Schenectady Civic Playhouse. Steven Dietz’ 1996 adaptation of ...

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The Game’s Afoot

by The Staff December 4, 2014


  The full title of Ken Ludwig’s perennial favorite is The Game’s Afoot (Or Holmes for the Holidays), which should clue you in that this excursion into Sherlock Holmes’ world is a comedy. Strictly speaking, however, this ...

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Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure

by The Staff January 23, 2014


  The world, judging from box office results and TV ratings, has been again beguiled by Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective. First there were the films with Robert Downey, Jr., and Jude Law as Holmes and ...

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The Santaland Diaries

by The Staff December 5, 2013


  When it comes to holiday entertainment, three names stand out: Tchaikovsky, Dickens and . . . Sedaris? Perhaps we’re overstating the case, but only by a little. David Sedaris’ acidic, hilarious, for-adults-only memoir about life ...

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Sunday in the Park with George

by The Staff May 2, 2013


  Schenectady Civic Players will wrap up their 85th season beginning tomorrow (Friday) night with one of Stephen Sondheim’s best-loved musicals, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sunday in the Park with George. Inspired by Georges Seurat’s pointillist masterpiece A ...

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Three Tall Women

by The Staff January 23, 2013


  Edward Albee once wrote, “Writing should be useful. If it can’t instruct people a little bit more about the responsibilities of consciousness there’s no point in doing it.” Beginning tonight (Friday), Schenectady Civic Players take on ...

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Blithe Spirit

by The Staff October 11, 2012


  The name “Noël Coward” is synonymous with a certain sophisticated kind of British wit. One of England’s preeminent playwrights of the 20th century, Coward brought high style to tales of high society at play and ...

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Almost, Maine

by The Staff January 26, 2011

You know when “they” tell you not to worry, because failure isn’t that bad? It’s occasionally true. John Cariani’s atmospheric comedy about life in Maine, which he developed from sketches he’d written for auditions, became ...

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