Monday, July 16, 2018

Theatre: The Jedi Handbook in Glens Falls

the jedi handbookThe 24th season of the Adirondack Theatre Festival (ATF) is set to feature the nostalgia-filled dramatic comedy The Jedi Handbook. The show will open at the Charles R. Wood Theater, located at 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls, and run from July 21st to 27th, with a preview on July 20th. Performances will start at 7:30 pm and will include a matinee on Wednesday, July 25th.

The Jedi Handbook is a coming of age story about a young boy who survives growing older with help from The Force. The show has only been seen once in its entirety in Calgary, and ATF will be working with the playwright on a new, condensed version.

Stephen Massicotte is a Canadian born actor and playwright. He graduated with a BFA in drama from the University of Calgary, where he would later help found Ground Zero Theatre and The Shakespeare Company. Massicotte has written many plays, as well as operas, film, and fiction. He has written plays such as Mary’s Wedding, The Oxford Roof Climber’s Rebellion (winner of the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama at the Alberta Literary Awards and the Carol Bolt Award for Drama), and The Clockmaker (winner of a Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding New Play and the Toronto Theatre Critics’ Association Award for Best Canadian Play).

The Jedi Handbook stars Sam Kebede (Mission Hamlet), Janet Krupin (Bring it On: The Musical), Lucy Lavely (One Man Two Guvnors), and Sid Solomon (King Kong). It is directed by Chad Rabinovitz, ATF’s Producing Artistic Director. Designers include Shane Cinal (Scenic), Shannon O’Donnell (Costume), Jon Fredette (Sound), Jeffrey L. Small (Lights), and Douglas Seldin (Fight Choreographer).

Tickets range from $34-$45 and can be purchased at the Wood Theater Box Office, online, or by calling (518) 480-4878.

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