Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Return of Proud Uncle

My nieces are so busy making theatre that they're filling up this blog all by themselves, it seems...

Elder niece Julie, who many of my readers have met (she was on nytheatre.com's reviewing squad last summer, for one thing), is co-directing a production of the musical Bat Boy in Saratoga Springs, New York. Here's the press release:

Channel Z Presents

Bat Boy: The Musical

Directed By Ryan Emmons and Julie Congress

BAT BOY: The Musical is a comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia. For lack of a better solution, the local sheriff brings Bat Boy to the home of the town veterinarian, Dr. Parker, where he is eventually accepted as a member of the family and taught to act like a "normal" boy by the veterinarian's wife, Meredith, and teenage daughter, Shelley. Bat Boy is happy with his new life, but when he naively tries to fit in with the narrow-minded people of Hope falls they turn on him, prodded by the machinations of Dr. Parker, who secretly despises Bat Boy. Shelley and Bat Boy, who have fallen in love, run away together from the ignorant townsfolk, but their happiness is shattered when Meredith arrives and reveals a secret. Soon the entire town arrives and hears the shocking story of Bat Boy's unholy origin.

The Cast
In alphabetical order: Lydia Aimone, Sydney Boles, Dave Burns, Lexie Coon, Ryan Crotty, Will Federiconi, Jake Glover, Harris Gold, Steve Goodwin, Delia Halpern-Graser, Melissa Hill, Zac MacKrell, Leah Moore, Luke Padovani, Ben Smith, and Jana Volkel

When: May 3, 4, 10,11, 18 at 1:30 PM; May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 at 7
Admission: $10.00 Students$12.00 General Admission
Location: Caffe Lena
47 Phila St. Saratoga Springs, NY
Reservations: Call 583-0022 Ext. 94

What the release doesn't tell you is that this Bat Boy is being staged in German Expressionist style. If you're in that part of the world, check it out!


nytheatre mike said...


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nytheatre mike said...

Have you been upstate to see the show yet?

Martin-nytheatre.com said...

Alas, Proud Uncle has not made it Saratoga Springs to see this. However, watch for more Julie work later this summer!