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Audition dates HAVE BEEN DELAYED!

The 2020 Season is Sponsored By:

NYS Council on the Arts

2020 Season Delayed 

We would like to thank all our loyal subscribers and patrons for their patience, understanding, and support at this time.

 

With regret, we are announcing a delay for our upcoming 14th season due to the coronavirus. Our highest priority has to be the safety and health of our audience, actors, directors, designers and staff.  Under the current circumstances, it’s unlikely that we’d be able to open our season on May 22 as originally scheduled.

 

Because our facility doesn’t have enough heating capacity to allow performances past early November, this delay means we will be likely go with a 3 play season instead of our usual 4 (cancelling Silent Sky, originally intended to open our season).  At this time, it doesn’t make sense to pick the date for when we’ll start.  There’s just too much up in the air that we cannot control, and the answers are still weeks away.

 

In the meantime, we will not start accepting season ticket sales on April 1 as originally planned.  As soon as we feel comfortable that this crisis is far enough past that it’s safe for you to attend, we’ll let you know performance dates and season ticket prices.  Our website will always have the most current information.

 

Do what you can to help those in need.  That’s what we’ll be trying to do.  I wish you all resilience and good health during these trying times.

 

Bill

Artistic & Managing Director

Chenango River Theatre

Projected 2020 Season (as of March 17)

HARD CELL    

By Brent Askari    DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Co-Produced by Pete & Karen Raymond and NBT

CRT’s production will be the first of this laugh out loud comedy (reminiscent of the classic American comedy The Foreigner) after the world premiere at Geva in Rochester.  A madcap new comedy of errors and mistaken identity, college professor Nick Abtahi finds himself with a broken down car and lost in a small Midwestern town while on a cross country road trip.  The welcome mat doesn’t exactly get rolled out by the town’s crazy collection of locals - somehow the town’s local tough goon falsely identifies mild-mannered Nick as a terrorist, and threatens his life.  Nick ends up with no choice but to pose as a bomb-wielding terrorist just to stay alive.  As the situation spirals comically out of control, Nick uses his attackers' own fears against them, along with his wits, manipulating the chaos in order to survive and get out of town. 

 

“It is rare that a world premiere comes along that is this funny, right out of the box.”

beyondthenest.com

 

“Brilliantly crafted and full of wit.”

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS    

By Joe DiPietro         DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Co-Produced by Debbie & Jim Dyal and The Raymond Corp.

 

A thoroughly engaging comedy centered around Nick, a young Italian-American guy from New Jersey, and marketing professional whose star is on the rise.  Given the opportunity for an impressive promotion, Nick has to choose between moving to Seattle to follow his dreams and staying in NJ near his two loving (ok, maybe smothering is more accurate) sets of grandparents.  They’ll do anything to ensure their grandson is happy, as long as he stays home.  When Nick announces his intention to leave, the four oldsters hatch plots to keep Nick nearby, whether through food, family, or the attentions of a local girl.  A classic comedy about family, dreams, and connections, and what it means to love.

“A hilarious family comedy that is even funnier

than his long-running musical, I Love You,

You’re Perfect, Now Change.” 

BackStage

 

“Loaded with laughs every step of the way.”

Newark Star-Ledger

 

THE CRAFTSMAN    

By Bruce Graham        DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED

Co-Produced by Edward Jones Investments and Anonymous

CRT’s production will be only the second for this new play that was held over in its initial Philadelphia run.  An intriguing tale of ambition, genius, and deception based on the true story of Dutch painter Han van Meegeren, whose arrest as a Nazi collaborator was a cause célèbre just after World War II.  A rich and reputable art dealer, Van Meegeren previously sold rare Vermeer paintings, which the Dutch consider national treasures, to the Nazis.  Charged with treason and on trial for his life, the petty, passionate, manipulative and charming Van Meegeren gleefully embraces his trial to seek a revenge the prosecutors know nothing about.  A riveting, often humorous play that raises sweeping questions about art and artifice, lying and forgery, and hatred and revenge.

 

"A thoroughly engaging and thought-

provoking play."  

Talkin' Broadway

 

"A richly-layered examination of truth and deception, human motivation and widespread gullibility . . . Graham is a master at understanding the deep-seated emotions that drive us.”

DC Metro Theater Arts 

Distinctive Theatre in the Southern Tier

The greater Binghamton area’s only theatre company under annual contract with

Actors’ Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers in the U.S.

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