'Easy Out' by Arthur Bicknell Premieres in Ithaca

The Homecoming Players of Ithaca present Arthur Bicknell’s new comedy, ‘Easy Out’. Director Rachel Hockett talks about the gestation of the play, a sequel of sorts to the first play Homecoming Players performed, and the cast.  She also tells how going to her high school reunion led to the founding of Homecoming Players. http://wskg.org/audio/easyout.mp3


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The Homecoming Players Present 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

The Homecoming Players present Christopher Durang’s brilliant take-off on Anton Chekov, ‘Vany and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ on two successive Monday evenings in the Kitchen Theatre.  Rachel Hockett and Arthur Bicknell join us to talk about this romp through Russian drama, moved to rural Pennsylvania. http://wskg.org/audio/Vanya.mp3


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The Homecoming Players Revive a Favorite Play

The Homecoming Players are presenting Arthur Bicknell’s play ‘Dotty’.  The play is back by popular demand and involves a writer who has fallen on hard times and is dealing with the dementia of her mother, who was a much more successful writer.  Things have never been easy between them, but time is forcing Dotty to come to terms with their problems quickly.  We hear from the director, Rachel Hockett. http://wskg.org/audio/dottymix.mp3


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A Southern Gothic Play Comes to Ithaca

The Homecoming Players present Beth Henley’s southern gothic play, ‘Crimes of the Heart’. A Pulitzer Prize winner, it presents three sisters who couldn’t be more different, until tragedy brings them together. It’s a heart-warming and hilarious play performed as readers’ theatre at the Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca. http://www.wskg.org/audio/crimesmix.mp3


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The Homecoming Players of Ithaca present Peter Shaffer's comedy "Lettice and Lovage"

Director George Sapio speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about the Homecoming Players’ presentation of Peter Shaffer’s Lettice and Lovage by Peter Shaffer.  Shaffer is best known for his psychological dramas such as Equus and Amadeus, but Lettice and Lovage is a comedy that he wrote especially for Maggie Smith.  Lettice is a larger-than-life character whose flights of fancy displease the authorities.  But she has a way of making her enemies into co-conspirators. George Sapio: “The part is written for an actress of great talent and great dramtic reach…She’s actually a tour guide at the dullest house in England.”  

Performances are at the Kitchen Theatre in Ithaca. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1039689.mp3



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