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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
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.
Swimming with Champy to make a splash
LAKE PLACID — Swimming with Champy will perform at Smoke Signals, 2489 Main Street, on Aug. 2 at 8 p.m.
Swimmin’ With Champy is Lake Placid’s own not-quitebluegrass supergroup that branches out to include other styles that influence us, from 50s big-band to Iron Maiden.
The bands off-kilter sound comes from members Joe Beneahan on guitar; Sven Curth plying the banjo; Lowell Bailey playing the mandolin; Dick Fitts on bass; Kester Hollrock on the fiddle. Member Lester who took the summer off to have a baby will rejoin the group after hiatus.
Sven, Joe and Fitts hail from the band JIM., whose notoriously excellently incoherent fan base has been filling area venues for fifteen or so years.
Lowell hails from area band Big Slyde, and Kester from Big-time out-west band Steam-Powered Airplane.
Live Pop and Punk Music show held at ROTA
PLATTSBURGH — ROTA Gallery will host a live Pop and Punk Music Show featuring bands: The Young Leaves, Betty Nico, Marco Polio, Alison Lutz, at the Gallery, 40 Margaret Street, on Aug. 3 at 7 p.m.
The Young Leaves are a 3-piece Indie rock band from Holliston, MA. Taking influence from bands such as Dinosaur Jr., Archers of Loaf, and Husker Du, The Young Leaves play loud, fast, and powerful sludge-pop that will make you think you traveled back in time to 1994.
Admission is based on a sliding scale between $3 to $10 pay what you can.
Duo Fae to perform at Concert-Dinner Soirée
SARANAC — Duo FAE: Violinist Charlene Kluegel and pianist Katherine Petersen, will perform for a Concert-Dinner Soirée as part of Hill and Hollow Music at Weatherwatch Farm, 550 Number 37 Road.
The Sunday Soirée will be held on Aug. 4 beginning at 6 p.m. with drinks and appetizers, the Duo Fave will perform at 7 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 8 p.m.
Duo FAE will offer a beautiful program of selected movements from three notable, beloved sonatas for violin and piano: César Franck (1822-1890) - Sonata in A major, one of his masterworks, composed in 1886, considered a seminal example of late romanticism; Leos Janacek (1854-1928) - his only violin-piano sonata, written in the summer of 1914; and Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) - Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108, the last of his violin sonatas, composed between 1878 and 1888.
There is a suggested donation $40 for admission. For more information call Angela Brown at 293-7613.
Rod Hamilton xylophone experience at ROTA
PLATTSBURGH — Rod Hamilton xylophone concert with special guest Kimberly LeClaire will be held at ROTA Gallery, 40 Margaret Street, at 7 p.m. on Aug. 4.
Hamilton will perform a series of spontaneous improvisational songs with a MalletKat, using a variety of percussion techniques and sound loops.
Admission is based on a $3 to $10 pay-what-you-can admission. For more information or to hear samples of Hamilton’s music go to RodHamilton.Bandcamp.com.