Student Performance Group to Showcase Compilation of 10 One-Act Plays by Christopher Durang

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – The SUNY Orange Apprentice Players will present DURANG’d on stage at the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange during the weekends of April 6-8 and 13-15.

“DURANG’d” is an evening of 10 one-act plays by Christopher Durang, one of America’s most original and funniest contemporary playwrights. Award-winning actress Sigourney Weaver said, “hilarious and gleefully disturbing, Christopher Durang’s writing is full of wit and mischief.” Noted critic Frank Rich of the New York Times said, “only a writer of real talent can write an angry play that remains funny and controlled even in its most savage moments.”

Durang is relentlessly entertaining whether his play is a stylish burlesque of other playwrights or a vitriolic challenge to the myths of organized religion, the American family, and parenthood—in short, all our most closely-held assumptions.

Under the direction of SUNY Orange theatre professor David Cohen, “DURANG’d” will enjoy a six-performance run. Friday and Saturday performances, on April 6-7 and 13-14, start at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances, April 8 and 15, begin at 3 p.m. There will be a talk-back with the director and cast following each Saturday evening performance.

Some content may not be suitable for children. Everyone is required to have a ticket to enter the theatre, regardless of age. Cash, check, or major credit cards are accepted at the box office. Ticket prices are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors, faculty/staff, and alumni; and $4 for students. Active duty military are admitted free. Student tickets are available at the box office only. All other tickets may be purchased in advance online for a $2.50 service charge per ticket. For group prices (10 or more) call (845) 341-4790. The box office opens one hour before curtain time.

For more information, contact Max Schaefer at the Arts and Communication Department at (845) 341-4790. For updates on all cultural and artistic events at SUNY Orange, visit “The Arts at SUNY Orange” Facebook page. The William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall (formerly Orange Hall Theatre) is universally accessible. Parking is available in the College parking lot at the intersection of Wawayanda and Grandview avenues.

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