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 July 26, 27, 28, Aug. 1, 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.
Le Groove and Cabinet at Smoke Signals
LAKE PLACID — Le Groove, Cabinet to perform at Smoke Signals, 2489 Main Street, at 7 p.m. on July 26.
Cabinet weaves bluegrass, country and folk influences to powerful effect. Tight dynamics punctuate gorgeous, soaring harmonies as down-to-earth rhythm and lyrics.
Pappy Biondo on banjo and vocals, J.P. Biondo plays mandolin and vocals, Mickey Coviello playing acoustic guitar and vocals, Dylan Skursky playing electric bass, double bass, Todd Kopec playing the fiddle and singing, and Jami Novak playing drums and percussion, all love and live music. They each have a nuanced approach and posses broad talents in their own rights. But the passionate, affirming, and joyous musical world that they create together is Cabinet.
Cabinet is currently promoting themselves with a free seven track download through NoiseTrade. To hear their new music go to http://noisetrade.com/cabinet/2013-summer-sampler.
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 July 26, 27 at 8 p.m., July 28 at 2 p.m. and 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.
“Doom” band will perform at Monopole
PLATTSBURGH — Doom F*ck will perform at the Monopole, 7 Protection Ave, at 10 p.m. on July 26.
Doom F*ck is a local improv/jazz punks and noisemaking collaboration of the sounds of Catie Wurster on bass, Shannon Stott on violin, Will Scheifley on guitar, Matt Hall on drums, Darnell “Poppa Bear” Webbe on vocals, and Lowell Wurster on vocals.
The band is an eclectic mix of sense-blasting rock sure to have listeners unsure if they should dance or jump.
The Soap, Tarred and Feathered play at ROTA
PLATTSBURGH — The Soap and Tarred & Feathered, two surf rock oriented punk bands on tour together from South Carolina, will perform at ROTA Gallery 50 Margaret Street on July 26.
The Soap creates their music with vocalist and guitar player Eric Mathews, Brandon Broussard on bass on vocals, Skyler Hill on guitar, and drummer Louis Kirk.
Tarred and Feathered band comes from Greenville, North Carolina bringing their “not so surfy” sound to the Plattsburgh Stage with musicians on six and four string surf boards, oil barrels.
PleasureDome to perform at Naked Turtle
PLATTSBURGH — PleasureDome will perform at the Naked Turtle, 1 Dock Street, on July 26 and 27 at 9 p.m.
The Maine band, PleasureDome bring to the stage a performance of loud and rocking decades past with songs from the 80’s ranging from Bon Jovi to Guns and Roses.
PD is on it, with a stellar cast of characters who deliver like no other band around. Fronted by Jayson Argento, a multi-talented vocalist/actor/filmmaker. Jayson was also selected as a top-5 finalist in Singer Universe Magazine’s “Singer of the Month” contest. Guitarists Ed Fletcher and Travis Beaudette pair on guitar to recreate all of the classic riffs of the 80’s. Tom Dunn brings the bottom to PleasureDome, having played throughout the New England cover circuit with several bands over the last 20 years, and Joe Villemaire is an extremely gifted and entertaining drummer.
Shakespeare on the lawn with Macbeth
LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will host Shakespeare in the Adirondack Park on their lawn with a performance of Macbeth.
Macbeth will be performed at the LPCA, 17 Algonquin Drive, on July 29 at 7 p.m.
Set in a 20th-century militaristic society, this accessible 60 minute adaptation features 6 actors playing all the roles, creating a mesmerizing and chilling tale of greed and ambition. Guests are encouraged to bring your blankets and chairs.
Admission is free. In case of rain the performance will be held inside the LPCA Theatre For more information call the LPCA at 523-2512.