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A weekend of theater

Original play in Croton and the Glass Ceiling Breakers Play & Film Festival in Garrison
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This weekend prepare to immerse yourself into the world of theater with some of Peekskill’s finest talents. The Thanksgiving Show, presented by the YCP TheaterWorks features Sonia Lee Garber of Antonia Arts, and will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley at 2021 Albany Post Road in Croton-on-Hudson. The second theater event taking place is actually a festival and is the first women’s short play and short film festival of the Hudson Valley. Theatre Revolution presents Glass Ceiling Breakers Short Play & Short Film Festival at the Philipstown Depot Theater in Garrison only steps away from the Metro-North Train Station. Two of the short plays at the festival will feature Peekskill actors, Sol Miranda and Marisa Lowe.


The Thanksgiving Play

The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa Fasthorse is a clever comedy about political correctness that when taken to its extremes, may cause stifling and embarrassing situations. It veers into many genres including clever wordplay, broad comedy and slapstick. The play deals with teachers, a street performer and a professional actress putting on a Thanksgiving play where they hope to satisfy parents and provide diversity for the community while being true to the actual events of the first Thanksgiving.

Directed by Richard Troiano, The Thanksgiving Play, will be performed at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley, 2021 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson NY 10520. The cast is Dru Darling, Samantha Darling, Gretchen Craig, Heather Firestone, Sonia Lee Garber, Kate Gleeson, Lisa Lawrence, Jeffrey Ramsey, Gary D. Simon and Derek Tarson. Performances will occur Fridays, Saturday and Sundays starting Saturday, June 15 through  Sunday, June 30. On Fridays and Saturdays June 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 all performances will be from 8:00 – 10:00 pm. All Sunday performances  including June 16, 23 & 30 will begin at 3:00 pm. General Admission tickets are $25. Tickets are available by clicking here

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Celebrating its 63rd year of continuous operation, YCP TheaterWorks is the oldest community theater in northern Westchester. The group began in 1959 when a handful of theater-lovers decided to put on a play. That play was The Male Animal, the first of more than 160 to follow. Originally known as the Yorktown Community Players, the group has entertained thousands and offered the opportunity to perform, direct, and work backstage to countless others. 

Glass Ceiling Breakers Short Play & Short Film Festival 

Theatre Revolution, presents Glass Ceiling Breakers: Short Play & Short Film Festival, the first women’s short play and short film festival of the Hudson Valley, at the Philipstown Depot Theater this coming Friday June 14th, Saturday, June 15th, and Sunday June 16th. The Festival will feature 7 short plays, 30 short films, from 9 different countries featuring women from all over the world. Two of the short plays at the festival will feature Peekskill actors. As a writer, producer and lead actress, Sol Miranda will be featured in and presents Asynchronous. Peekskill talent Marisa Lowe stars in The DinoStore by Linda Bidwell Delaneu who based the script on her grandson who has a passion for dinosaurs.

Born & raised in Puerto Rico, Sol Miranda is known widely for her roles as “mole woman” Donna Maria Nuñez in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the medium Beatriz on Archive 81, both series #1 globally on Netflix. Most recently, she co-starred in Daniel Poliner’s indie feature Come Find Me, a Latinx mother-daughter story with Victoria Cartagena and Tovah Feldshuh. On stage, her one woman show “I Am Here. I Belong. This is Peekskill a Friendly Town”, based on interviews to Latino/a/e residents in Peekskill, was presented at MOCA in 2017 thanks to a NEA grant for Lana Yu’s “What Matters?” multidisciplinary project. 

Tickets prices vary between $15 – $50. Glass Ceiling Breakers: Short Play & Short Film Festival at the Philipstown Depot Theater can be bought using this link. For more information visit or visit the Theatre Revolution Facebook and Instagram pages.

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About the Contributor
Dave Mueller
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]