"Listen, learn, imagine, perform."
The plays are The Giver & Gathering Blue adapted by Eric Coble from the Newbery Award-winning books by Lois Lowry.
THEATER O RETURNS TO BETHANY ARTS COMMUNITY WITH THE STING! The excitement, maneuvers and comedy of the Paul Newman/Robert Redford screen triumph have been brilliantly adapted for stage production by one of the finest professional playwrights writing today. This show takes place in Chicago many years ago in a world of small-time hustlers and their […]
Join us July 12th for a work-in-progress showing. Dear Diary LOL by Antigravity Performance Project is in residence at Bethany Arts Community July 8-13. Dear Diary LOL is an ensemble-driven comedic theater work born verbatim from the real-life, tween-teen diaries of the show’s actual creators. Dear Diary LOL explodes its source diaries with moments of […]
Week 1 Theater O Summer Camp coming to Bethany Arts Community! The Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry is open to muggles ages 8-14. Staffed by Theater O, the camp will explore the magical world through theater, art, music, puppetry, storytelling, games and more. For fans of The Boy Who Lived and all things fantastical and magical! Live […]
Week 2 Theater O Summer Camp coming to Bethany Arts Community! The Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry is open to muggles ages 8-14. Staffed by Theater O, the camp will explore the magical world through theater, art, music, puppetry, storytelling, games and more. For fans of The Boy Who Lived and all things fantastical and magical! Live […]
The lives of five friends and a teen ex-prostitute tangle and break in this tale of sex, drugs, loneliness, faith, and rock and roll set against the early 90s rock scene in suburban anywhere USA. Pat O'Neill's play "The Erythrosine Ballad" was grand prize winner at last year's Aery Festival in Garrison, NY. Both "Feedback Loop" and "The Erythrosine […]
Week 3 Theater O Summer Camp coming to Bethany Arts Community! The Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry is open to muggles ages 8-14. Staffed by Theater O, the camp will explore the magical world through theater, art, music, puppetry, storytelling, games and more. For fans of The Boy Who Lived and all things fantastical and magical! Live […]
At the conclusion of HERE's theater design residency at BAC, a unique opportunity in Westchester to see a work before its world premiere this January. Attend an open rehearsal of ThisTree. Featuring Cellist/singer Leah Coloff, this new work weaves autobiographical storytelling, 8 mm home movies, and Coloff’s signature blend of blues, rock and non-traditional cello playing to investigate the […]
Frowzy, acid-tongued, supporting herself and her two daughters by taking in a decrepit old boarder, Beatrice Hunsdorfer wreaks a petty vengeance on everybody around her. One daughter, Ruth, is a pretty but highly strung girl subject to convulsions; while the younger daughter, Matilda, plain and almost pathologically shy, has an intuitive gift for science. Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie undertakes a gamma ray experiment with marigolds that wins a prize at her high school—and also brings on the shattering climax of the play. Proud and yet jealous, too filled with her own hurts to accept her daughter's success, Beatrice can only maim when she needs to love and deride when she wants to praise. Tortured, acerbic, slatternly, she is as much a victim of her own nature as of the cruel lot that has been hers. And yet, as Tillie's experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil. This is the timeless lesson of the play and the root of its moving power and truth.
This stage adaptation of the much loved novel, The Outsiders, deals with real people, seen through the eyes of young Ponyboy, a Greaser on the wrong side of life, caught up in territorial battles between the have-it-made rich kids—the Socs—and his tough, underprivileged “greaser” family and friends. In the midst of urban warfare, somehow Ponyboy can’t forget a short poem that speaks of their fragile young lives:
Join us at Bethany for Theater O's production of A Wrinkle in Time! One of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back -- braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she's joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O'Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, […]
Housed on the beautiful Bethany Arts Community Campus in Ossining, NY, The Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry is open to muggles ages 8-14. Staffed by Theater O, the camp explores the magical world through theater, art, music, puppetry, storytelling, games and more. This creative program will run for four weeks, July 8- August 2. It is for fans […]
Suzi Takahashi & Kristin Marting (HERE Arts) – “THE STORY BOX” Takahashi and Marting are developing The Story Box, which uses a traditional form of Japanese storytelling called, kamishibai, to compare the lives a Japanese American today to girl living in a 1943 internment camp. They will share an excerpted reading of the work, which […]
TICKETS Theater O Presents: And a Child Shall Lead By Michael Slade This is the heroic and true story of children coming of age in Terezin, the "Jewish city" established by the Nazis near Prague as a way station before the death camps. In the face of unspeakable horror, these children use their determination and […]
TICKETS Theater O by Marjorie Sokoloff The Witch was the fairest one of all first, and she will not be silenced any longer! This updated version of the classic story unveils the villain's perspective, from her tragic childhood to her quest for revenge. So how did the story really go? Join all seven quirky dwarves, […]
Theater O Presents Kodachrome By Adam Szymkowicz Feb 6, 7, 8 (7-9pm) at Bethany Arts Community BUY TICKETS Welcome to Colchester, a small town where everybody knows each other and the pace of life allows the pursuit of love to take up as much space as it needs. Our tour guide is Suzanne, the town photographer, […]
Join us Oct 10th @ 11:00am via Facebook LIVE Go to Facebook LIVE Playwright, Susan Jennifer Polese, presents a 20 minute excerpt stage reading of monologues from her play in development, Secret Sundays. Susan will use her residency to continue to write the script. The public performance will feature local actor, Michelle Concha Herko. As a playwright inspired by different forms of […]
Work in Progress Reading via Facebook LIVE: "I'm so Hot" by Playwright, Catherine Weingarten View Facebook LIVE Who cheats first? Men or women? What if they’re both insanely hot? In this adaptation of "La Dispute" by Marivaux, a Prince captures hot people to see who cheats first!! It’s like olden day French reality TV. About […]