HRC Showcase Theatre Presents Reading of “Up from Stardom”


You are cordially invited to HRC Showcase Theatre on April 22 for a staged reading of Up from Stardom, by Lawrence DuKore.

Lawrence DuKore has had success as a playwright, screen writer, television writer, novelist, and lyricist. He began his career with the Richard Pryor film, Greased Lightning. His television play, A Mistaken Charity, was produced for PBS/American Playhouse and was nominated for a Writers Guild of America award for best dramatic writing. Mr. DuKore is a member of both the HB (Herbert Berghof/Uta Hagen) Playwrights Foundation and the Actors Studio Playwrights/Directors Workshop. His plays have been produced regionally (CentreStage, Greenville, South Carolina; Jewish Ensemble Theatre, West Bloomfield, Michigan, etc.) and off-Broadway. His play, Stained Glass, premiered off-Broadway at the award-winning Metropolitan Playhouse.

Artistic Director Barbara Waldinger will lead a cast comprised of Phillip X Levine, Robert Meksin, Sadrina Renee, and Kim Wafer. Bob Pagnani will be the narrator. The play will include four songs featuring music by Douglas J. Cohen with lyrics by Lawrence DuKore, and accompanied by Justin Friello.

Up from Stardom will be presented on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the auditorium of the First Reformed Church of Hudson, 52 Green Street, Hudson, NY. The performance will be followed by a reception, including delicious snacks and beverages and a talk-back with the playwright, actors, and director. Admission is $15.

For reservations, please telephone 518-851-2061. Walk-ins are always welcome.

This program is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, administered through the Community Arts Grants Fund in Columbia County by the Greene County Council on the Arts. Additional funding is provided by a grant from the Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation.

2 thoughts on “HRC Showcase Theatre Presents Reading of “Up from Stardom”

  1. Hi, Gail. You’re doing such a great job. Here’s a suggestion, though. Sometimes the post uses initials (HRC) for the name of a theater or production company. If it’s possible to include the full name and/or location of a theatre, it will help me to decide whether to read the full article immediately rather than later. Just a suggestion.

    • Thanks for the kind words, Ed. HRC Showcase Theatre goes by it’s initials, which stand for Hudson River Classics but you won’t find that anywhere on their Website because they no longer focus just on the classics. In general, I try to use as much of the theatre’s name as possible in the headline to give readers a good idea of where they’re headed. For instance I might say “Weston Announces 2017 Season Opener” because their full name – Weston Playhouse Theatre Company – is too long for headline use. In that case I am assuming my readers know that there is a theatre in Weston, VT, but if they don’t there will be a link to the theatre’s Website in the first paragraph.

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