October to May 2009-2010


6 March 2010 — THE PASSAGE
By Donald C. Drake
Directed by Barbara Waldinger

The Cast...
Bonnie
Black
David
Gibson
Deanna
Gibson
Robert
Hefley
Vincent
Lamberti
Nicholas
Wilder

The play is set some time in the not-too-distant future, after assisted suicide has become an accepted practice and woven into the social fabric. It covers the four hours preceding the scheduled authanasia of Angus Dewart, as families and friends gather for Angus’ Passage at the traditional party given to people about to depart this world.

Donald C. Drake returns this year with the gripping drama,The Passage. In the 2007-08 season Donald was the winner of the W Keith Hedrick Playwriting Contest with his play, Proper Protocol and in 2008 Showcase theatre presented his comedy,Candide Does America. His plays have been produced and showcased at the Brick, Hedge-row, Walnut Street and Wilma theaters in Pennsylvania, Love Creek Productions and Lark Theatre Company in New York City, Playwright's Center in Palm Springs, Ca. and Plays in Progress in California. He has had staged readings throughout the country and is a winner of several national playwriting competitions, including the O'Neill Theater Center's National Playwrights Conference. He is a former reporter and narrative editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he used playwriting techniques to tell news stories. He is a member of the Philadelphia Dramatists Center and the Dramatists Guild of America.


This event is made possible (in part) with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered through the Twin Counties Cultural Fund in Columbia County by the Columbia County Council on the Arts.
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