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Gruesome Playground Injuries

Gruesome Playground Injuries at Upper Jay

UPPER JAY — The Upper Jay Art Center presents “Gruesome Playground Injuries” beginning on July 26 at 8 p.m. at the center on Route 9N.

Additional showtimes include Aug. 2, 3, 4. All shows at 8 p.m.

In Rajiv Joseph’s masterful play, an accident prone dare devil and a corrosive masochist navigate friendship, love and the squishy parts that lie in between. 8-year- olds Doug and Kayleen meet in a school nurse’s office, beginning a lifelong intimacy which is revealed through the physical and emotional injuries they sustain over 30 years. Gruesome Playground Injuries tells a different kind of love story through sharp humor and even sharper insights into the human condition.

Tickets $18. Reservations required. For more information call 946-8315.

Street Car Named Desire at Pendragon


Beth Glover as Blanche and newcomer Josh Luteran as Stanley will perform A Streetcar Named Desire at the Pendragon Theatre.  Performances will take place on July 24, 25, 26, 27 @ 8 pm, July 28 @ 2 pm and August 2, 3, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 @ 8 pm

SARANAC LAKE — A Streetcar Named Desire, the Tennessee Williams’ classic is to be performed at the Pendragon Theater,

An enduring portrait of sex, class and secrets. This 1948 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play cemented William’s reputation as one of America’s best playwrights. From the infamous “STELLA” to the oft quoted “I’ve always relied on the kindness of strangers, ” the ride on this Streetcar is guaranteed to be a steamy and scintillating one. Presenting Beth Glover as Blanche and newcomer Josh Luteran as Stanley and including MacKenzie Barmen, Jordan Hornstein, Harrison Ewing, Chris McGovern, Jason Arnheim, Leslie Dame, Lauren Brennan, Rachel Jerome, Sam Balzac and Peggy Orman. Directed by Karen Lordi-Kirkham.

Performances will take place on Aug. 2, 3, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $22, $20 for seniors and $12 for those 17 years old and younger. Matinee tickets are $12. For more information call 891-1854.

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