This Season

Join Upstage Theatre to ring in 2020 with “The Great Gatsby”! This timeless story of love surrounded by all of the glamour of the 1920’s.

“Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to the stage in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, and in Simon Levy’s adaptation, approved by the Fitzgerald Estate.”–DPS 2019

Featuring the talents of:
Rachel Willoner – Daisy Buchanan
Chris Kuisle – Nick Carraway
Matthew Chew – Jay Gatsby
Andy Walerak – Tom Buchanan
Lindsay Schilling – Jordan Baker
Alex Sina – George Wilson
Raquel Hellman – Myrtle Wilson
Karen Mulvihill
Lucy King

Starring local talent:
Katurian- Andy Walerak
Michal- Brian Bedard
Tupolski- Alex Michael Beerling
Ariel- Olivia Cedotal

The Couch
By Lynne Kaufman
Performance Dates: Thursday- Sunday, July 18-28, 2019

“The play takes place at Carl Jung’s home on a lake in Switzerland. It is Sunday afternoon, and Sigmund Freud, joining his protégé for lunch, finds him in conflict with his long-suffering wife, Emma, because of Jung’s infatuation with a lovely young patient/pupil, Toni Laufer. Repressed in his own sexual feelings, Freud disapproves of Jung’s dalliance, but their dispute only hints at the larger differences that will shortly divide them—as Jung has finally decided to split with his mentor and develop his own (and to Freud, radical) theories of the subconscious. Mingling lighthearted domestic scenes, with moments of challenging intellectual exchange, the play eventually resolves the problems it has raised with novel inventiveness and good humor as Emma agrees to limit herself to running the household and tending the children (thereby gaining time to pursue her own career); Toni accepts a position as Jung’s assistant (and mistress); and Freud departs, secure in the conviction that Jung’s new direction of thought in no way diminishes the magnitude of his own accomplishments.”