One-Act Festival Opens at Depot Theatre

Event now in its sixth year

The Philipstown Depot Theatre will host the sixth annual Aery Theatre Company Ariane One-Act Festival at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, and 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 3. The festival will showcase four original one-act plays and two monologues by local playwrights, including:

  • Inner Strength (written and directed by Richard E. Knipe and starring Joseph Niola)
  • Driving The Bulgie (written and directed by Knipe and starring Mel Hancock)
  • Contacts (written and directed by Knipe and starring Nancy Swann and Brendan Ryan)
  • Scrimmage (written by Phoebe Farber, directed by Gama Valle and starring Liz Samuel and Phil Cruise)
  • Bless Me Father (written by Patrick J. Lennon, directed by Christopher Lukas and starring Lukas and Christian Flynn)
  • Tell Me A Story (written and directed by Albi Gorn, starring Joseph Niola, Madeline Sledge and Jeff Calhoun)

The festival is named for Ariane Orenstein, an Aery Theatre member who died of cancer in 2011 at age 51. Tickets are $18 ($15 for seniors) and  available at For more information, call 845-424-3900.

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