Student Ensemble To Perform “Loves’ Fire” and “Social Connections” April 10-12 & 17-19 in OH Theatre

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- A pair of one-act plays, under the billing of “Love and Other Drugs,” comprise the annual spring performances of the SUNY Orange Apprentice Players, who will showcase “Loves’ Fire” and the world premier of “Social Prescriptions” this April in Orange Hall Theatre on the College’s Middletown campus.

The student productions will enjoy a six-show run during the weekends of April 10-12 and 17-19. Evening performances on Friday and Saturday, April 10-11 and 17-18 will begin at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees on April 12 and 19 set for 3 p.m. There will be a “talk back” with actors and directors immediately following the April 18 performance.

The program begins with “Loves’ Fire” directed by Cabot Parsons. The greatest love poetry in the English language provides the springboard for four works re-imagined by the best playwrights in America: Eric Bogosian, Tony Kushner, Marsha Norman and Ntozake Shange. Shakespeare’s sonnets of romantic and sexual love are timeless, and are not bound to any particular setting or to either sex. These four short acts, each paired with the sonnet that inspired it and pulled into one play, are startling not only in the variety of their mood, content and setting, but also in their unusual interpretation.

Enjoying its first time on stage, “Social Prescriptions” written by Molly Pease and directed by David H. Cohen, depicts a young woman’s memoir about her daily passage through the world of depression; abetted and impeded by her friends and family.

The cast of “Love and Other Drugs” includes Joseph Polichetti, Ally Andryshak, Jordan Scarzfava, Sarah Hutchinson, Joseph Colon, Matthew Colben, Victoria Cottone, Alan Moss, Jazmin Jackson and Anwar George.

Ticket prices are $14, general admission; $10, senior citizens, faculty and alumni; $4, students; and free for active duty military personnel. Student tickets are only available at the box office. All other tickets may be purchased online at (click the events link on the home page and follow to online ticketing). For Group prices (10 or more) call (845) 341-4790. There is a $2.50 surcharge for each ticket purchased online. Tickets purchased online may be printed at home or picked up at the box office.

The box office opens one hour before curtain time. All children must have a ticket to enter the theatre. Cash, check or credit cards accepted. Both plays contain strong language, adult themes and situations, and are not suitable for young children.

For more information, contact the Arts and Communication Department at (845) 341-4790. For updates on all cultural and artistic events at SUNY Orange, visit “The Arts at SUNY Orange” Facebook. Orange Hall Theatre, located in Orange Hall, is universally accessible. Parking is available in the College parking lot at the intersection of Wawayanda and Grandview avenues

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Mike Albright
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