A one-man show hits the stage
May 02, 2013 | 1855 views | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend | print
PUTNEY- Next Stage Arts presents “Travels with a Masked Man,” a one-man show written and performed by John Hadden and directed by Kate Holland, to be shown on Sunday, May 5, at 4 pm.

Haunted by unanswered questions about his childhood overseas, a man confronts his father, an ex-CIA officer who ruminates darkly on the American Empire, the human animal, and himself. Hadden, who plays both characters, evolved the play from many hours of conversations he taped with his father, a resident of Brunswick, 10 years ago. Alternately poignant and hilarious, the play evokes memories and responses about parents and children and growing up during the Cold War.

Hadden is a longtime director and actor who has directed and taught locally at NEYT. He was a founding member of Shakespeare and Co. in Lenox, MA; is currently the artistic director of The Theater Company at Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, NY; associate artist with We Players in San Francisco; and a VAC teaching artist in Vermont schools. Holland trained in London and directs new work in New York, regional theater, and international arts festivals.

Admission is $15. Seats may be reserved at nextstagearts.org or at the door. Following the one-hour performance, desserts and tea accompany a discussion with the actor and director.

Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet

Comment Policy

In an effort to promote reasoned discussion, transparency, and integrity in online commenting, The Deerfield Valley News requires anyone posting comments to identify themselves using their real name. Anonymous commenting will not be allowed. All comments will be subject to approval before posting, and may take up to 24 hours for approval to be granted.

We encourage civil discourse among readers, and ask that they be willing to stand behind their identities and their comments. No personal harassment or hate speech will be tolerated. Please be succinct and to the point. For longer comments, please consider submitting a letter to the editor instead. It will appear in both the print and online editions.

All comments will be reviewed, and we reserve the right to reject, edit or remove any comment for any reason. For questions or to express concerns feel free to contact our office at (802) 464-3388.