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10th Anniversary Season


Celebrating Woodstock

In association with the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, we will present "By the Time We Got to Woodstock" by acclaimed novelist and playwright Rilla Askew at the Tusten Theatre in Narrowsburg on Friday and Saturday, August 15 and 16, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, August 17 at 3:00 pm.

This special event will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the world-famous Woodstock Festival. The performance will begin with a multi-media presentation of the actual 1969 concert, followed by the play, after which the audience will be invited to eat, drink and dance to the original music. A $20 admission will benefit DVAA and the Liberty Free Theatre.* 

For information and reservations, call 845 798-1527 or email libertyfree1@verizon.net

In the play, which takes place in 2006, three people meet by chance at the Woodstock monument site. A woman in mid-life crisis, a teenage girl fleeing the threat of reform school, and a Mexican immigrant escaping deportation, all have their own reasons for revisiting the magic of 1969. Their needs clash and combine to bring them together in a dangerous adventure in the dark of night on Max Yasgur's field.  Featured performers are Rilla Askew, Leif Johansen and Sierra Thomas. The evening is directed by Paul Austin, with set design by Alexis Siroc and sound and light design by Jon Jon Thomas.

Rilla Askew is the author of four novels, two plays and a book of stories. Her latest novel, "Kind of Kin," was called "a kind of miracle" by Adriana Trigiani. Her first novel, "The Mercy Seat," was a finalist for the Pen-Faulkner Award. Her award-winning novel, "Fire in Beulah," was a significant factor in bringing the Tulsa race riot to public consciousness. She  received a 2009 Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for the body of her work. Leif Johansen is making his Liberty Free Theatre debut and Sierra Thomas is making her theatrical debut.


*While we always endeavor to keep to our mission as a free theatre, sometimes during our travels, our hosts have a necessary admission policy to cover their own costs providing time, space and management at no cost to LFT. Thus, the modest admission. - the proceeds of which DVAA will generously share as a benefit for both organizations.


It's All About Steve Jobs

The Catskill Art Society and the Liberty Free Theatre present a staged reading of Mike Daisey's controversial, electrifying one-act play, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, on Friday, August 22, at 7:30 pm.

One man's journey to the infamous Foxconn factory in China explores the unsettling reality behind how our beloved Apple products and computers are made. A triumph of moving, fiery storytelling, this solo play exposes the human side of labor, money, and power underneath the shiny surface of modern technology.  

Famously lauded on the radio program This American Life and later scrutinized for embellishments in a scorching controversy, version 2.0 has been adapted to clear up the details in this hard-hitting blend of theatrical fabulation and shocking fact.  The play runs approximately 75 minutes and will be followed by a free reception.  Admission is free. Advance reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. For reservations, call 845-436-4227 or email info@catskillartsociety.org.

...and More to Come


The theatre will continue its annual Evening of Poetry and Jazz with Barry Wallenstein and Steve Carlin at the Dead End Café in Parksville on Saturday, August 23. And in Highland Lake, "The Police," Slawomir Mrozek's farcical take on the conflict between authority and rebellion, will play NACL September 4 -7.








And plans are being readied for tours to Grahamsville and Fallsburg.

Call 845 798-1527 or email libertyfree1@verizon.net  for reservations and information. 

Whenever possible, the theatre will continue its tradition of inviting the audience 

to gather for complimentary food and drink after the performances.

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