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Deborah Jean Templin in "Souvenir" by Stephen Temperley at Penguin Rep Theatre in 2018. (Photo by Chris Yacopino)

Penguin Rep Announces 2019 Season

The lineup includes a world premiere, a political piece, and special presentations.

STONY POINT, N.Y.: Penguin Rep Theatre has announced its 2019 season, featuring a romantic comedy, a political solo production, as well as special event performances.

The mainstage season will kick off with Art (May 17-June 9), by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton, about three close friends who weigh the true value of an expensive painting. Joe Brancato will direct.

Penguin Rep will produce their annual play-reading series, Play With Your Food (June 24-Sept. 16) on Summer Mondays. Audiences will enjoy new works along with a bite to eat.

Next on the mainstage will be Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade (June 21-July 7) by David Arrow, which ponders the would-be shift in the political sphere if Robert F. Kennedy hadn’t been assassinated. Eric Nightengale will direct.

The season will continue with A Brooklyn Boy (July 12-13), co-written by Stephen Prescod and Moises Roberto Belizario, about a man making his way through his young-adult life in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Moises Roberto Belizario will direct.

Following will be The Sabbath Girl (Aug. 2-25) by Cary Gitter, a romantic comedy about art gallery employee, Angie, and the possibility of love with the boy next door. Joe Brancato will direct.

Then the theatre will stage The Sabbath Girl will be Heart Like a Wheel: A Tribute to the Music of Linda Ronstadt (Aug. 25), performed by Rita Harvey.

The company will wrap up the season with Mr. Parker (Sept. 13-Oct. 6) by Michael McKeever, which follows newly single Terry Parker discovering how to adapt to an ever-changing world.

Penguin Rep, founded in 1977, strives to present emerging work to the Hudson Valley and beyond.




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