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Skidmore Theater Presents: ‘Blood Wedding’

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Photo credit: Sue Kessler

Photo credit: Sue Kessler

The Skidmore Theater Department will debut its spring mainstage production, Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding, this Friday, April 10th at 8pm. The show will run from April 10-12, then April 16-19. All performances are at 8:00pm, except for Sunday matinees, which are at 2pm.

Tradition, passion and violence are at the core of this true story about a love that can never become a marriage. BLOOD WEDDING is rooted in the land, and in it’s people’s desire to cling on to tradition in changing times. Underneath the landscape of this play is the rumbling of the early days of the Spanish Civil War and Lorca’s poetic resistance.

Tickets are $8 for Students & Seniors and $12 for General Admission. Contact the Skidmore Theater box office at 518-580-5439 or for tickets, or purchase tickets online.

(UPDATE 4/10/15: The Saratogian recently did two great write-ups on the show, which you can check out here and here.)

Skidmore Theater Presents: Sweeney Todd

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013


The Theater Department’s mainstage production of spring 2013 is the classic Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

When I was a wee child, I tried so hard to hate this musical, but it’s basically impossible. Thus, I conclude that everybody loves Sweeney Todd, and if you don’t, you lack both heart and taste.

Here’s the press thing in case you never saw the Tim Burton adaptation:

Love! Murder! Revenge! Tragedy! Comedy! Stirring music! These are all elements of the great SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, a musical thriller. Set in mid 19th century England, it is the chilling tale of a barber, Benjamin Barker, who is unjustly imprisoned for years in Australia by a lecherous judge who ravaged his wife. Barker returns to England as the vengeful Sweeney Todd. Todd opens up a barbershop above Mrs. Lovett’s pie shop. His thirst for blood soon expands to include not only the Judge, but also his customers. The resourceful Mrs. Lovett happily grinds up the bodies and puts them into her meat pies, which become a hot item in London!

The production is directed by Carolyn Anderson, with scenic design and co-creation by Garett Wilson, and musical direction by Emma Weiss ’13. Tickets are $8 for students, Skidmore community members, and seniors; $12 for general admission. For reservations, contact the Skidmore Theater Box Office at (518) 580-5439 or email

Friday April 12, 8pm
Saturday April 13, 8pm
Sunday April 14, 2pm
Thursday April 18, 8pm
Friday April 19, 8pm
Saturday April 20, 8pm
Sunday April 21, 2pm

Theater Dept. Presents: Passion Play

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Gee, that guy looks a little cross

In case you missed the first run before Thanksgiving break, award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play is back tomorrow night, for an additional four performances. Presented by the Skidmore Theater Department, Passion Play is a “bold, funny and poignant expression of the intersection of religion and politics:”

The play takes us behind the scenes of three communities in different eras of time who are attempting to stage the death of Christ. Charles Isherwood, writing in The New York Times, notes, “The travails of performing in the ancient Christian drama of the title are a recurring theme in Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play, an epic-length but light-spirited romp through several centuries of religious pageantry, individual morality and global politics. <Scope>

Performances at the JKB Theater are on December 1, 2, and 3, all starting at 7:30pm. There will also be a Sunday matinee performance on December 4 starting at 2pm. Tickets are $8 for students and senior citizens, and $12 for the general public. For reservations, call the SkidmoreTheater Box Office at (518) 580-5439 or email


Theater Dept. Presents: Boothe-Luce’s The Women

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Emily Zahn ’11 writes in to tell us about The Women:

The theater department’s mainstage production of The Women by Clare Boothe-Luce opens this Friday. It stars 21 gorgeous women and 0 men as 40 characters in this fabulous satire about high society ladies in the 1930s. It’s funny, adorable and poignant all at the same time. We have shows at JKB on November 20th and 21st at 8PM, November 22nd at 2PM, December 3rd, 4th and 5th at 8PM and December 6th at 2PM.

Tickets can be reserved by calling 518-580-5439 or emailing