Highlights of the festival will include a production of George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, directed by Gregory Thompson; Gilbert and Sullivan's little-known operetta The Sorcerer, directed by Erica Schmidt; new dance works by Doug Varone and Susan Marshall; and a production of A Florentine Tragedy and The Dwarf, two one-act operas by Alexander von Zemlinsky.
In addition, the Bard Spiegeltent will feature such performances as a variety show from artist Martin Creed, winner of Britian's prestigious Turner Prize; From a Basement on a Hill, Daniel Fish's adaptation of Elliot Smith's song cycle; the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus; and The Blackamoor Angel, an opera by Carl Hancock Rux, Deirdre Murry, ad Karen Coonrod.
The festival will also include a film series, British Postwar Classics, featuring 11 works including The Third Man, The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus, Oliver Twist, and Topsy-Turvy.
For more information, call 845-758-7900 or visit www.fishercenter.bard.edu.
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