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Dudley Stone, Artistic Director
Amelia V. Anderson, Board President

 

The cast of The Importance of Being Earnest

 

 

Doubt by John Patrick Shanley

March 7 & 8, 2014, 7:00 PM

 

A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt

September 20 & 21, 2013

 

Outward Bound

June 14 & 15, 2013

By & Large - The Bard!

Friday, April 19, 2013, 7PM

 Friday/Saturday February 22-23 7PM

Tartuffe Is One of Triangle's Best Yet! Hilarious!

Amelia Anderson (Dorine) left, Robert Meksin (Orgon) right

Robert Meksin (Orgon) left, George Millenbach (Tartuffe) right

Hilarious! One of Triangle's Funniest Ever!!!

September's Hit! 

 

Visiting Mr. Green
Friday June 1st and Saturday June 2nd 2012
7pm Draesel Hall

With Merwin Goldsmith and Mike Roche 
Directed by Elowyn Castle
Stage Manager: Francine Miles
Set Design: Joe Arnow

What starts as a comedy about two men who do not want to be in the same room together becomes a gripping and moving drama as they get to know each other, come to care about each other, and open old wounds they've been hiding and nursing for years. Translated into 22 languages, with over 200 productions in large and small venues, it has won numerous best play and best actor awards throughout the world.

 

Thursday March 1, 2012
New York Public Library - 
Mid-Manhattan Branch - Fifth Ave & 40th Street

The Spiritual Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Christina Rossetti
- A Comparison

Directed by Dudley Stone
With Amelia Anderson, Marie Bridget Dundon and Dudley Stone

A good-sized crowd attended Triangle's Poetry Reading in cooperation with the New York Public Library.

                                                                                                                                                               

 

The cast of The Troll Palace celebrates two sold out nights and Dudley's birthday!

Friday and Saturday, February 24th & 25th, 2012
Draesel Hall at 7:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triangle's Background

Triangle Theatre is celebrating its 47th year of offering staged readings and full productions of classic and contemporary plays for The Church of the Holy Trinity's congregation, neighbors in Yorkville and theatre enthusiasts throughout New York City. Triangle is a respected member of the New York City theatrical community, providing opportunities for actors to practice their craft and for new playrights to try out their plays with an audience. Triangle is an integral part of the life of the parish and is one of the very few theatres on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Triangle has produced plays of both new playwrights and established dramatists. Past productions have included works by Oscar Wilde, Anton Chekhov, George Bernard Shaw, Brian Friel, Lanford Wilson, A.R. Gurney, Romulus Linney, and Tina Howe. Casts feature Equity, non-Equity and parish actors. Occasionally, Triangle also presents poetry programs. These have included works by George Herbert, W.H. Auden, Emily Dickinson, and Christina Rossetti.

Since 2006, Triangle has been under the leadership of artistic director Dudley Stone, an actor and playwright, assisted by actor and director Constance George. The Triangle Board, chaired by the Rev. Michael Phillips, consists of 13 members: Amelia Anderson, Retta Blaney, Jean Geater (Vice President), Constance George, Melanie Hill (President), Inez Lambert (Treasurer), Margaret Kennedy, Jackie Price, Richard Schumacher, Dudley Stone, and Jean Streit.

Triangle gratefully receives financial gifts in support of its work. You may write checks payable to "Triangle Theatre" and send them to Inez Lambert, Treasurer, Triangle Theatre, 316 East 88th Street, New York, NY 10128.

Please also feel welcome to contact artistic director Dudley Stone, 212-289-8369, to talk about acting classes you can take and future productions you can enjoy!

                                                                                                                       

 

Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24, 2011

Ancestral Voices: A Family Story
by A.R. Gurney

Triangle presented a staged reading of A.R. Gurney's charming play, Ancestral Voices. If the family is the key theme of American drama, Gurney's play is a beautiful chamber work in that great tradition. The family is a rich WASP family in Buffalo, NY between 1935 and 1942, with a brief coda from the 1960s. The play unites the microcosm of family to the macrocosm of America at war.

Following the reading, the audience was invited to a reception where they were able to meet with the cast.

"A magical play, not a mere exercise in uncritical nostalgia but a nuanced reminiscence full of time and change and loss and suffering - as well as joy." (NY Post)

"Gurney's gently comic play leaves exceedingly pleasant memories in its wake. It is as elegantly faceted as a marquise diamond." (NY Times) 

"The story of unravelling expectations in a society that considered itself constant, is no less captivating a human document of recent but very foreign times." (Newsday)

 Friday and Saturday, June 3 and June 4, 2011

Quartermaine's Terms
by Simon Gray

Directed by Constance George

With Constance George, David H. Hamilton, Robert Meksin, George Millenbach, Robert James Walsh, Dudley Stone and Stephanie Stone

A tragi-comedy in two acts about the goings-on in a school for English for foreign students in Cambridge, England.

George Millenbach (l) and Dudley Stone (r) in John Martin's play The Dinner Party,
presented at Triangle Theatre on November 11 and 12,2010.

An Evening of Murder and Mayhem

The Dinner Party
by John Martin
Directed by Elowyn Castle
At this dinner party, murder was on the menu.

The Real Inspector Hound 
by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Elowyn Castle
Hilarious parody of the British murder mystery.

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Noel Coward in Two Keys

Two one-act plays by Noel Coward

Come Into the Garden, Maude 
A Song at Twilight

Directed by Constance George
October 1 and 2, 2010

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A Lovely Sunday For Creve Coeur

Directed by Owen Thompson
This play by Tennessee Williams, arguably the greatest American playwright, focuses on one morning and one encounter of four women. In it, Williams once again skillfully explores, with comic irony and great tenderness, the meaning of loneliness, the need for human connection, and the inevitable compromises one must make to get though “the long run of life.”

The Cast of A Lovely Sunday for Creve Couer
From Left to Right: Melanie Hill (Bodey), Bridget Marie Dundon (Miss Gluck), Stephanie Stone (Dorothea), Elisabeth Rodgers (Helena) 

The Cast of Painting Churches
From Left to Right: Jennifer Fell Hayes (Director), Elowyn Castle (Fanny Church), Dudley Stone (Gardner Church), Merissa Merrigan (Margaret Church)

Painting Churches
A Staged Reading
Directed by Jennifer Fell Hayes
With Elowyn Castle, Merissa Merrigan and Dudley Stone
The play by Tina Howe tells of a woman artist's coming of age amid the flowering and decay of a Boston blue-blood family. 

Scenes & Monologues
Directed by Constance George
Presented byStudents in Triangle's Acting Class

Four Stages in the Development of the Poetry of W.B. Yeats
With Amelia Anderson, Marie Bridget Dundon and Dudley Stone
At The Mid-Manhattan Library, 40th Street & Fifth Avenue

Triangle in 2009

Love & Marriage, a benefit for The Church of the Holy Trinity. The program, directed by Elowyn Castle, comprised: How He Lied to Her Husband, by George Bernard Shaw; Here We Are, by Dorothy Parker; and Wanda’s Visit, by Christopher Durang.

Staged reading of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece, The Cherry Orchard, in a new version by Triangle’s Artistic Director, Dudley Stone. This version of the play, which Chekhov said was a comedy, brings out enduring human foibles in the midst of the drama. Marlena Lustik directed.

Triangle in 2008

Staged reading of three one-act comedies, Measuring Up by Constance George and The Flattering Word by George Kelly, both directed by Ms. George, and A Proposal by Anton Chekhov (new English version by Dudley Stone).

Staged reading of Mark Weston’s play Meet George Orwell, featuring Dudley Stone, directed by Lorree True, a benefit for the church’s kitchen renovations.

An evening of Monologues and Scenes from Triangle Theatre’s acting class.

Two Nights of Murder and Comedy: staged readings of Will and Pace by Constance George and The Twelve Pound Look by J.M. Barrie, directed by Ms George and The Rats, by Agatha Christie, directed by Adam Melnick 

Triangle in 2007

Staged reading of She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith. Directed by Constance George.

Staged reading of Three One Act Comedies: The Audition by Constance George, The Bear by Anton Chekhov, and Gentleman and Scholar by John Martin. Directed by Constance George, Elowyn Castle and Dudley Stone, respectively.

Poetry Reading, A Celebration of the Poetry of W.H. Auden. Directed by Dudley Stone. At the Mid-Manhattan Library, 40th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Concert reading of Dylan Thomas’ masterpiece Under Milk Wood, a play for voices, with music. Directed by Lorree True.

Poetry Reading, with organ and soprano, The Poetry of George Herbert, directed by Dudley Stone.

Triangle Theatre Christmas Show, a parish celebration, with monologues, readings, poems, carols, and Dylan Thomas's A Child's Christmas in Wales. Directed by Constance George.

Triangle in 2006

Staged reading of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde on June 5, 2006. Directed by Lorree True.

Staged reading of Stevie by Hugh Whitemore on September 18, 2006. Directed by Lorree True. This had previously been presented at the invitation of the Mid-Manhattan Library, 40th Street and Fifth Avenue in the spring.

Staged reading of two one-act plays by George Bernard Shaw, Two by Shaw, on October 14, 2006. Directed by Constance George.

Staged reading of Charles Dickens' classic, A Christmas Carol, adapted by Dudley Stone, on December 9, 2006, featuring parishioners and clergy of Holy Trinity. Directed by Constance George.