BY JENNY STAFFORD, WORLD PREMIERE
Is a lie always a lie? Can it be a defense against hurting another person? Can it be a means to ensure the greater good? Married couple Kate and Ben, she a workaholic ethics professor and he an unemployed programmer, have invented the perfect game for getting to the truth and nothing but the truth. “Secret hour,” is their time to share only the truth and no lies. When an automobile accident unexpectedly reveals Kate’s deepest and darkest secret, her marriage spins out of control. Jenny Stafford’s play, winner of the 2021 Next Act! New Play Summit, is a delicious adult puzzle about sex, lies and the games we play to keep life moving along on cruise control and what happens when the forces of the universe– or at least human nature– make sure we take the wheel and keep our eyes on the very bumpy road ahead!
Jenny Stafford is an award-winning book writer, lyricist, and playwright whose works have been heard on Broadway, regionally, and internationally. Her work has been featured at the Lincoln Center Songbook Series (The Lyrics of Jennifer Stafford), Prospect Theatre Company, Two Rivers Theatre, The National Alliance for Musical Theatre Songwriter Salon, the New York Musical Theatre Festival, 54 Below, Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub, and numerous other NYC venues, including multiple inclusions in William Finn’s Ridiculously Talented concert series. Click here to learn more about Jenny Stafford.
SECRET HOUR IS PART OF OUR 22-23 SUBSCRIPTION SEASON.
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Opening Night – Tuesday, January 31
Includes complimentary post-show champagne toast.
Chef’s Table – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 7
Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by local restaurants
ASL Performance – 3 p.m. Saturdav, February 11
This performance features sign language interpreters. To request access to the designated seating section, please call the box office at 518.346.6204
Thirstv Thursdav – 6:30 p.m. Thursdav, Februray 16
Light fare and tasting samples from local breweries, cideries and distilleries.
Behind the Scenes – 1 p.m. Sunday, February 19
12:30 p.m., complimentary coffee and pastry before the pre-show presentation of the special effects behind Secret Hour, hosted by Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. This special conversation is free and open to the public.
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