In the Dutchess County Spotlight
Powerhouse Theater: Abigail/1702
Tickets are currently on sale for Vassar & New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Theater's drama Abigail/1702, a suspenseful tale of a young woman's quest for forgiveness. As the first mainstage play of the season, Abigail is sure to impress.
The play, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (The Mystery Plays, Good Boys and True, Glee and Big Love), stars Chloe Sevigny ("Big Love", Boys Don't Cry, American Psycho) and is directed by David Esbjornson. Joining her are Patrick Heusinger (Next Fall, Black Swan) as John Brown, Paxton Whitehead (The Importance of Being Ernest, My Fair Lady, Noises Off) as Judge/Rev. Parris/Man in Gray Suit, and Laila Robins (Heartbreak House) as Elizabeth/Margaret Hale.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa makes his debut at the Powerhouse Theater with his riveting, dark and suspenseful story. The story begins with Abigail Williams, who takes on a new identity while living in Boston. The play takes place ten years after the events of The Crucible and unfortunately, she is being haunted by her past. Abigail must confront Salem's history head on when the dark, mysterious figure appears. She must make amends for her past mistakes and seek forgiveness.
Many questions arise. What did Abigail do in her past? Will she receive forgiveness for her mistakes? What or who is the dark figure?
To find out these answers, purchase a ticket to see Abigail/1702! Performances dates are: June 27-30, July 3 (post show discussion), 7/5-7, at 8pm; 6/30, July 1, 7 (post show discussion), and 7/8 at 2pm
To purchase a ticket online or to get more information about the play or the Powerhouse Theater, check out www.powerhouse.vassar.edu. Tickets can also be purchased at the box office located in the Vassar College campus at 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie. For more ticket information, the box office can be reached at (845) 437-5599 or through email at PHTBoxOffice@vassar.edu