Aery Theatre Presents Ariane One-Act Festival April 12-14

Four one-act plays by local writers to be performed

Ariane Orenstein, long-time Aery Theatre Company and Depot Theatre actress passed away far too early in 2011. Her smile lit up the stage, her sensitivity and compassion brightened hearts, and her passion for theatre nourished all involved. In her memory, the Aery Theatre Company’s Third Annual Ariane One-Act Festival gathers together a group of local award-winning playwrights, directors and actors to perform four original one-act plays at the Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison on April 12, 13 and 14.

To be performed are:

Dreamboat, written by Anne Connolly (winner of Best Actress – Fourth Annual Aery 20/20 Festival) and directed by Connolly and Christopher Lukas (Emmy Award-winning producer-writer-director for PBS stations over a 50-year period)

Wishes, written and directed by Albi Gorn (winner of many playwriting awards including, among others, Best Play – 2006 Strawberry One-Act Festival in New York City and the 2005 Havemeyer One-Act Play Competition)

Chlorine Blues, written by Aery Theatre founder Patrick J. Lennon (winner of Best Play – 2012 Strawberry One-Act Festival in New York City) and directed by Aery Theatre artistic director Richard E. Knipe Jr. (winner in 2003 and 2004 – Strawberry One-Act Festival and in 2000 – New American Playwrights – and well-known for his Depot Theatre Mainstage productions Schooling Giacomo; Honor and Grace and Prisoners)

Lady Wife (winner of Best Play and Best Actress – Sixth Annual Aery 20/20 Festival) written and directed by Connolly

Performances are Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 14, at 4 p.m. at the Philipstown Depot Theatre, Garrison’s Landing in Garrison. The performances contain mature material.

Tickets are $15 (seniors $12). For more information or to purchase tickets, call 845-424-3900 or visit

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