(Cambridge, NY February 16, 2017) Hubbard Hall and the adjacent Battenkill Books are thrilled to be producing Karen Zacarías’ hilarious The Book Club Play, opening March 4 at Hubbard Hall’s Freight Depot, and would like to invite you to a pre-show conversation at Battenkill Books on Saturday, February 25 at 2pm. Joined by members of the cast and the creative team, David Snider, Executive and Artistic Director for Hubbard Hall and Connie Brooks, Proprietress of Battenkill Books, will lead a discussion about the play, book clubs, art & literature, and how to bring a play about books and book clubs to life. This event is free and all are invited to join!
The play itself focuses on the fun, frivolity, and deeply serious politics found in our beloved Book Clubs. When a new member is hastily invited into this Club, will this group of friends ever be the same? Uproariously hilarious, this contemporary comedy lets us celebrate our love for reading while allowing us to laugh at ourselves – and our loved ones. Accompanied by opportunities for each audience to share their favorite book titles, this play is a celebration of why we love to love – and talk about – our books.
Performances of The Book Club Play will run Saturday, March 4th through Sunday, March 19th, Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm and 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $25 General Admission/$10 Student. Members of a local book club can call in to our box office to save $5 on General Admission. All tickets are available online at hubbardhall.org or by calling our box office at 518-677-2495 Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am to 5pm or Wednesdays and Fridays 11am to 4pm; performance tickets are also available at-the-door if the show is not sold out. If you cannot attend but would like to continue to support the work of the Hall, please donate or sign up for the e-newsletter at hubbardhall.org, or like and follow us on Facebook.
Since 1878 Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education has developed, produced, and presented theater, music, dance and the visual arts. From 19th century vaudeville and traveling troupes performing Shakespeare to today’s newest developing artists, the Hall has long been a home for theater, opera, dance and music and in recent years has developed into a world-class development center for new work. Since 1977, Hubbard Hall’s current 501c3 has engaged hundreds of artists and students and thousands upon thousands of audience members in acclaimed productions ranging from world premiere musicals to the great works of Chekhov, Shaw, Miller, and Shakespeare, amongst many others. As a training ground for both young and seasoned artists, Hubbard Hall continues to develop a new generation of artists and audiences while providing opportunities for artists and audiences to take new risks and grow beyond their comfort zone. Recognized as an arts institution in the state of New York, Hubbard Hall is a national model for community-based arts organizations.