Contemporary Plays

Short Stuff

A new theatrical format from APE!

Every few months, join us for an evening of shorts featuring original plays, music, film, vaudevillian acts and mashups of all the styles.

Next up:

Short Stuff at GEM Fest
Friday, July 26 at 7:00pm

Featuring a one-act by Play Fest winning writer, Tim Gonyea.  Short musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda, 21 Chump Street. Vaudevillian acts featuring fire breathing and sword swallowing.  Musical challenges.  Plus a mashup of film and live performance by Play Fest writer Nick McDowell.

Directed by Kalinn Saunders

You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy.

So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for.

  1. Ice Cream
  2. Kung Fu Movies
  3. Burning Things
  4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose
  5. Construction cranes
  6. Me

You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling. Soon, the list will take on a life of its own.

A new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.

At The Strand Theater in Hudson Falls, NY.

Friday August 30th at 7:30PM

Saturday August 31st at 3:00PM

Saturday August 31st at 7:30PM

Sunday September 1st at 3:00PM

Ticket information to come.

You don’t know what you would do if someone was erasing you

Directed by Kalinn Saunders
Musical Direction by Anthime Miller

Back by popular demand! 

A steamy exploration of the complications of love, the compromises we make and the betrayals that undo us. Conceived by Jonathan Larson Award winner and two time Susan Blackburn Prize finalist, Julia Jordan, Murder Ballad is a contemporary rock musical that delivers powerful vocal performances and an edge of your seat tale.

This will be in concert at The Strand Theater in Hudson Falls, NY.

Friday September 13th at 7:30PM

Saturday September 14th at 7:30PM

Sunday September 15th at 3:00PM

Ticket information to come.
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