Oldcastle Theatre Company

This Season

Red

Red - Oldcastle Theatre

June 7 – June 23rd

By John Logan

Playwright John Logan’s Tony Award winning Best Play, “Red”, about abstract expressionist Mark Rothko having just launched the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also be his undoing.

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Brighton Beach Memoirs

July 12 – July 28

by Neil Simon

“Brighton Beach Memoirs” won the New York Drama Critics Award for Best Play. The New York Post called it Neil Simon’s “best play” saying “it will become a standard part of American dramatic literature.” It is the first of the playwright’s semi-autobiographical “B Plays.” Eugene is a 15 year old preoccupied with sex and the Yankees: a writer-to-be, an alternately perplexed and perceptive observer, and our guide to life with the Jerome family.

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Coming Soon

New Musical Workshop: May and December

Oldcastle Theatre Presents Workshop of New Musical

June 23rd, 7:30 PM

Ever wonder how a new theatre musical is created? You will have the opportunity to learn Sunday June 23rdat 7:30 p.m. as Oldcastle Theatre Company presents a workshop preview of the new Amanda Yesnowitz, Doug katsaros musical “May and December.”

Ms. Yesnowitz is one the hottest lyricists in American musical theatre. She was the first individual lyricist to win the Jonathan Larson Award. Larson wrote the iconic musical “Rent.” She has also won a Dramatist Guild fellowship, Eight MAC Award nominations and last year, the Kleban Prize for “the most promising musical theater lyricist. The annual prize, which includes a $100,000.00 award, was endowed by Edward Kleban, the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winning lyricist of the musical “A Chorus Line.”

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Conversations From The Green Room

A FEW THOUGHTS ON OLDCASTLE THEATRE COMPANY’S 47th SEASON

A five play theatrical season is a journey with ever changing scenery and new traveling companions. The trip is occasionally treacherous, often amusing, challenging, tension-filled, and ultimately, one hopes, gratifying. Our 47th excursion began during the Revolutionary War in the Berkshires, traveled to England and back again, then to the American south of the Civil War; before leaping to the early 21st century with a comedy featuring 20th century music by Cole Porter.
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