One Act festival takes the stage at the Rivoli

SOUTH FALLSBURG – What do you get when you mix one producer, nine direc­tors, 32 actors and countless behind-the-scenes folks with a healthy mix of drama, com­edy, mystery, children’s the­atre, even music and dancing and two original works by lo­cal playwrights making their World Premiere?

A full evening of theatre — as the Sullivan County Dra­matic Workshop presents its “One Act Festival” to whet your appetite for its 2017 Season.

The Sullivan County Dra­matic Workshop has been providing quality, award-winning Community Theatre in our area since 1950. Hit­ting the boards at the Rivoli Theatre in South Fallsburg May 12-14 and 19-21, the “One Act Festival” will showcase nine short plays and the talents of seasoned directors and performers as well as fledgling directors and performers – which is tru­ly what Community Theatre is all about. And to take com­munity involvement one step further, this particular pro­duction will double as a food drive for the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless.

Producer and technical director, Jim Schmidt has gathered together the nine talented directors and their respective shows – Shawn Bailey will be directing and premiering his original work, “Confessor,” Dawn Perneszi directs “Aunt Maggity’s Dark and Stormy Night” by Edith Weiss, Mekayla Perneszi directs and premieres her original work, “Lifesaver,” Fran Schiff will direct Wen­dy Wasserstein’s “Bette and Me,” Amber Schmidt directs “DMV Tyrant” by Christo­pher Durang, Lori Schneider directs “TRAPPED!” by Ben H. Winters, Constance Slater directs “Nights Think­ing of Paris” by Laura Lon­shein Ludwig, Harold Tighe will direct Arthur M. Jolly’s “How Blue is My Croco­dile” and Bunny Woloszczak directs “Bottle of Joy” by Charles E. Bright.

Featured actors include Shawn Bailey, Ed Berens, Kevin Cerda, Michael Felt­man, Ryan Fogler, Elizabeth Green, Joseph Guidone, Seriya Jorge, Nicole Lavere, Melissa McTague, Bill Mo­loney, Noam Naiman, John Neails, Blaze Nolan, Jennifer Nolan, Teri Paris, Mekayla Perneszi, Alexandria Por­ter, Paul Puerschner, Jayden Ramsey, Anya Rogers, Josh Rosengrant, Amber Schmidt, Lori Schneider, Lily Si­ciliano, Donna Steele, Tabu­rica Stewart, Grace Strauss, Heather Strauss, Melinda Wallach, Stephanie Watson and Gary Zelweger. Grace Summa is the production Stage Manager.

Performances of the “One Act Festival” will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7 p.m. (note early curtain time) and Sun­day, May 14, 21 at 2 p.m. at the Rivoli Theatre, 5243 Route 42 (Main Street), South Fallsburg, NY. See all nine shows for one low price of $10 general admission. Bring a non-perishable food donation (please make sure to check expiration dates!) to benefit the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless and receive a free item from the concession stand.

Tickets will be available at the box office one hour prior to curtain for each per­formance or in advance, on­line at For additional infor­mation and blurbs about the individual shows, visit, or phone (845) 436-5336.