A novel and compelling production based on Homer’s Iliad and embracing, in the words of the lead actor, David Barlow, the “universal themes … of love, war and redemption.” Capital Repertory Theatre, 111 North Pearl Street Albany; running March 10-April 2.
As a bloody civil war overtakes their country, two sisters find the courage to stand up to a fascist ruler. Inspired by Sophocles’ classic play, Antigone, this world premiere musical re-examines how one voice can change the world. Department of Music and Theatre, Performing Arts Center, University at Albany, uptown campus; running March 29-April 5.
Humanize not Militarize
A juried poster exhibit organized by the American Friends Service Committee will be touring the Capital Region from March through May, 2017. Women Against War, a locally-based grassroots network of women who work to educate for peace, is sponsoring this exhibit in the Capital Region. It will be on display at the Capital Repertory Theatre (111 North Pearl Street, Albany) in conjunction with their production of An Iliad (March 10-April 2); in the Red Room at the University at Albany Performing Arts Center, uptown campus, in conjunction with the Department of Music and Theatre's production of REBEL/SISTER (March 29-April 5); in Channing Hall at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany (405 Washington Ave., Albany) April 7-16 in conjunction with a showing on April 14 of After Spring, a documentary detailing the plight of Syrian refugees; at the Helen M. Upton Center for Women’s Studies at the Russell Sage campus (65 1st Street, Troy) April 17-May 4; at Capital Repertory Theater (111 North Pearl Street, Albany) in conjunction with a new musical play set at the time of the Turkish genocide of the Armenian people, Some People Hear Thunder (April 27-May 21); and, at the Delmar Reformed Church (May 5-7) in conjunction with the Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace program (386 Delaware Ave. Delmar).
Some People Hear Thunder
A sweeping musical play set between 1913 and 1915 in New York and an Armenian area of southern Turkey at the time of the Turkish genocide of the Armenian people. In the midst of shocking events, the characters confront crucial choices that will profoundly affect their lives and the world around them. Capital Repertory Theatre, 111 North Pearl Street, Albany; running May 5-21 (Previews start April 28).
Together Until the End: Schenectady in World War I
Devastating, morbid, and totally unprecedented, World War I changed our world entirely and redefined modernity. Now, 100 years later, this exhibition explores the Great War’s effect on Schenectady and the people who lived there, the soldiers who fought, the nurses who cared, and everyone at home whose world was reshaped completely by the War and its final reconciliation. Schenectady County Historical Society, 32 Washington Ave., Schenectady. Exhibit runs till the end of the year. Admission $5; free to SCHS members.
From Doughboys to Dylan: The Changing Time on the Rensselaer County Homefront
This exhibit focuses on home front issues during World War I and Vietnam. Using artifacts, documentation and images to illustrate a variety of issues and challenges from these times, the visitor can gain perspective on two conflicts which have had an enduring impact on the nation and the world. From civil disobedience and protest to how returning soldiers were treated at two very different times in our history, to the fight for women’s suffrage and civil rights, this exhibit also opens avenues for discussion and consideration of our own challenging times. Rensselaer County Historical Society, 57 Second Street, Troy. Exhibit runs till end of 2017. Admission fee charged.