Explains It All For You”
The Two Of Us Productions,
a local theater company based in Copake NY, is pleased to present a pair of one-act plays by Tony & Obie Award winning
playwright Christopher Durang. Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It For You & The Actor’s Nightmare, which helped establish Durang as a master of satirical
comedy, are being presented “on the road” a 4 venues across the Columbia County/Berkshire County area between
April 19th 2013 and May 12th 2013.
In Sister Mary Ignatius the show opens with Sr.
Mary explaining to the audience the basic beliefs of Catholicism. Part-way into her catechism lesson four of her former students, now grown up, enter
to perform a Christmas pageant from their childhood school days and reveal to Sister Mary the effect of her teachings
on them. Frank Rich of New York Times wrote, "only a writer of real talent can write an angry play that remains funny and controlled even in its most savage
moments. Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You confirms that Christopher Durang is just such a writer".
In The Actors’ Nightmare, George Spelvin
finds himself inexplicably backstage one day. When he is confronted by the stage manager, Meg, it becomes apparent that he
is the understudy for Edwin Booth and since "Eddie" apparently broke both his legs George must perform tonight since he
is the understudy. This play was inspired by performance anxiety dreams that
actors, as well as all of us, often have.
cast for this production hails from across New York’s Hudson Valley and Western Massachusetts. In Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It For You Sister Mary is played
by Louise Pillai, Diane by Cyndi Miller, Gary by Matt Leinung, Philomena by Kim Mauch, Thomas by Josh Bay, and Aloyisius by
Mark Leinung. In The Actor’s Nightmare George Spelvin is played by Harold LaDue, Meg
by Betsy Rees, Henry by Paul Mulholland, Sarah by Lael Locke, Ellen by Roseann Cane, and the Announcer plays herself.
two delicious one act plays by Christopher Durang are being presented at four different venues in and around Columbia County
between Friday April 19th and Sunday May 12th:
19th thru 21st at the Arts Center at Hudson High School in Hudson NY.
26th thru 28th at the Valatie Community Theater in Valatie NY.
3rd thru 5th at the Brik Gallery in Catskill NY.
10th thru 12th at the Berkshire South Regional Community Center in Great Barrington, MA.
and Saturday performance are at 8pm, Sunday matinees are at 3pm. Tickets are
$18 for adults and $14 for students & seniors, group rates are also available. For advance reservations and additional information please visit www.TheTwoOfUsProductions.org or call 1-518-758-1648. Seating is limited
at our intimate venues, so make your reservations early!