Red Maple

Friday, January 25, 2019 to Sunday, February 17, 2019

World Premiere


By David Bunce
Directed by Margaret E. Hall

January 25 – February 17

Everyone wants to know, “What’s the matter with Robert?” Since becoming an empty-nester, the usually solid and dependable professor seems to be falling apart — just like the old red maple tree in the back yard. When friends get together for a cheer-him-up dinner, Robert announces he’s had an epiphany that will rock the world of the stalwart suburban gang around the table. Things get shaken and stirred as the cocktails and confessions flow, building to a hilarious crescendo when an unexpected guest shows up begging another question, “Guess who’s coming to dinner?” Written by Capital Region veteran actor-writer, David Bunce, this uproarious comedy, set in the suburbs of Albany, was the runaway hit of the 2016 NEXT ACT! New Play Summit.

Special Events

January 29: Opening Night
Stay after the show for desserts from Bella Napoli and champagne (or ginger ale) toast with the cast and crew!

February 5: Chef’s Table Night
Hungry for a pre-show snack? Enjoy complimentary light bites before the show provided by Albany Pump Station! Samples servings begin at 6:30 p.m.

February 6: Pre-show Discussion Night
Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill will host a post-show discussion with members of the cast. Stay and join the conversation!

February 12: Young Professionals Networking Event
Interested in meeting other young professionals? Purchase a ticket for this performance using code NETWORKING and meet with other local young professionals from 6:00  – 6:30 p.m.

February 17: Behind the Scenes
A pre-show discussion with Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill and special guest, Red Maple author David Bunce at 12:30 p.m. and includes a light pre-show snack.


David Bunce/ Playwright

Local actor and playwright, familiar to area audiences as a twenty-seven year veteran with the New York State Theatre Institute. Other play scripts include a musical adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe story The Fall of the House of Usher, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and the one-man show Dogs of War; Shakespeare’s Soldiers for the Theatre Institute at Sage (TIS) and the plays Lunch and Where Are You Louise? Screenplays include Incisions, Learning to Fly and Gasoline and Lightning for Edgewood Studios. Writer and director of the short films The Smell of Existence and Soup’s On. Directing assignments have included the films All For The Birds; Pete Dubacher and the Berkshire Bird Paradise and Breakfast of Champions and stage productions of And Then There Were None for the New York State Theatre Institute, Last of the Mohicans Outdoor Drama in Lake George and Lord of the Flies, A Christmas Carol, Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, Number the Stars and The Giver for TIS. Proud member of Actors Equity Association, SAG/AFTRA, the Dramatists Guild and the Society of American Fight Directors. Love to Patti.

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