Freeport Theatre Festival invites one and all to join in the celebration of its 30th summer season. Thirty seasons is a milestone! And, milestones merit celebrations. And celebrate we will by inviting all audience members to pre-show revels, one-half hour before every performance this season.
FTF’s July offering will represent the mask of Drama. Cauldron of Steel, a historical drama written and directed by Rennick Steele, about brave immigrants coming to America via Ellis Island, to work in the new steel mill in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania—a “worker’s paradise” conceived and built by George McMurtry. Of course, there are obstacles to reaching “paradise” of any kind. Cauldron of Steel reflects the willingness of people to sacrifice everything in search of a better life for their families. Cauldron pays homage to those immigrants. Their story is inspirational. Their story is our story.
Performances: July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, at 7:00 p.m. Pre-show Festa d’Italiana at 6:30 p.m., with special guest, Joe Lege, accordionist.
In August, the Mask of Comedy will entertain with the classic comedy, Arsenic and Old Lace, written by Joseph Kesselring, directed by Thomas Abbott, and featuring Bonnie Cahill and Lisa Camerlo, two of our most accomplished comediennes, as the “altruistic” sisters who are intent on vanquishing loneliness with their elixir of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and “just a pinch” of cyanide! This merry and madcap comedy will fizz, pop and bubble on August 9th and continue through August 25th, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at 7:00 p.m. Pre-show Revels at 6:30 p.m.