THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Based on the novel by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Aaron Holbritter
Starring Ian LaChance, Nick Bosanko, Steve Maggio, Isaac Newberry, Brigitta Giulianelli, Lucy Miller, Sean Baldwin, Jessie Rosenthal, & Evan Jones
March 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, 31st, & April 1st @ Albany Barn

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CRITICAL FEEDBACK ON THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

"Creative License has managed something astonishing: attracting an audience of hip young people that would be the envy of any theater company in the region. There were more beards, full-sleeve tattoos and knit caps in Friday's nearly sold-out crowd than I have ever seen attending a play locally — except at earlier Creative License productions. There's a genuine alchemy going on here that involves the Albany Barn's visitors and residents, Creative License's choices in edgy contemporary material, smart marketing on social media and more. As a middle-aged person who sometimes feels he's among the youngest in any given theater audience, it's deeply encouraging to see."
-Steve Barnes, Times Union

"A contemporary Dorian Gray that maintains the classic Wildean values"
"I highly recommend you see this one before it’s gone – this is a treat you deserve."
-Amy Durant, The Alt

"Dorian Gray [is a] a rip-roaring production"
"This vivid production should satisfy audiences of any age."
-Paul Lamar, Daily Gazette


Written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (based on the novel by Oscar Wilde) and Directed by Aaron Holbritter, The Picture of Dorian Gray follos a preternaturally handsome Dorian Gray, who has his protrait painted by his collage classmate, the on-the-rise Basil Hallwood. When their mutual friend Harry Wotton offers to include it in a show, Dorian makes a faithful wish-that his portrait should grow old instead of him-and strikes an unspeakable bardain with the Devil. So begins Dorian’s steady decline into a life of depravity, following a twisted path that will lead him towards sexual deviance, violence, and much, much worse.

This show was presented with the help of a grant from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the NYS Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYC Legislature & administered by The Arts Center of the Capital Region.


ROW AFTER ROW

Written by JessicA Dickey
Directed by Ben Katagiri
Starring Aaron Holbritter, Ian LaChance, & Casey Polomaine
November 3rd, 4th, 10th, & 11th, 2017 @ The Frear Building

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Thoughts on Row After Row…

This script drew us in from the very first page through it's beautiful imagery and it's snappy, smart dialogue. And when we found the Frear Building in historic Troy, NY, we couldn't wait to take the show on the road.

CLICK HERE for an interview with actor Aaron Holbritter from The Saratogian


CRITICAL FEEDBACK ON ROW AFTER ROW

" There are so many things you’ll leave mulling over, and it says a lot about the production that that’s just one of the many reasons why it succeeds "
                                                                                  -Amy Durant, The Alt

" …the core of the production, directed by Creative License regular Ben Katagiri and co-starring three of its most familiar faces, has the quality acting and distinctive spirit that are hallmarks of the company.”
                                                                                  -Steve Barnes, Albany Times Union

WHEN TWO HARD-CORE CIVIL WAR REENACTORS SHOW UP FOR THEIR ANNUAL GETTYSBURG BEER AND FIND A PRETTY STRANGER AT THEIR TABLE, OLD ALLEGIANCES COME INTO QUESTION. STRADDLING 1863 AND TODAY, ROW AFTER ROW IS A DARK COMEDY ABOUT CHOOSING YOUR CAUSE AND FINDING YOUR COURAGE.