The Crucible – The New Deal Creative Arts Center

Review By erin hebert Atmosphere was the first thing you noticed about New Deal Creative Arts Center’s production of The Crucible. The Pleasant Plains Presbyterian Church in Staatsburg, where the production was staged, is foreboding as you drive up to it. Proud Roman columns stand guard outside, backlit in stark white light, and there’s even (presumably for…

The Women – CenterStage Productions at The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck

Review by Erin Hebert The CenterStage Production of The Women, directed by Lisa Lynds and produced by Lou Trapani, delivers a rare insight into the lives of the most glamorous, wealthy, and miserable socialites of Manhattan—and each quip and catty comment is an absolute delight. The Clare Boothe Luce play, which first opened on Broadway in…