CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> Hubbard Hall welcomes John Hadden back to the stage to present "Travels With a Masked Man," his one-man show based on his book "Conversations With a Masked Man" released earlier this month. Haunted by unanswered questions about his childhood overseas, a man confronts his father, an ex-CIA chief who ruminates darkly on the American Empire, the human animal, and himself in a play about deception, "the game" (espionage), and rough filial love. Alternately horrifying and hilarious, the verbal contest between father and son covers Cold War material from Vietnam to the Middle East and the Bomb, from abstract art to James Bond films, with a steady undercurrent of family politics.
This One-Night-Only performance will be presented in Hubbard Hall's Freight Depot Theater on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 General Admission/ $5 Students and are available online, at the door, or by calling Hubbard Hall's Box Office at (518) 677-2495. Seating is limited, so reservations are recommended.
In addition to the solo performance, there will be a Curiosity Forum hosted at Battenkill Books on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 7pm which is free for all to attend. John Hadden will be reading selections from his new book Conversations With a Masked Man, which is presently available for purchase at Battenkill Books or online at maskedman.org. Author Eric Darton describes the book as, "a paternal biography, personal memoir, family saga, CIA history, and Cold War spy thriller – all folded into a psychologically penetrating work of literature. This book will also be of interest to anyone exploring the commonalities and divergences between one's self and one's parents with a view to better understanding the dynamic that has made us, respectively, who we are." Be sure to have your copy signed and hear the author himself speak at Battenkill Books before seeing the show on Saturday night at Hubbard Hall.
Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education, located in a renovated 1878 rural opera house and adjacent former freight yard complex, is a community arts center dedicated to bringing the best of the arts to the region with year-round theater, music and dance performances and classes and workshops for all ages and skill levels. Hubbard Hall is located at 25 East Main Street in Cambridge, NY. For more information on this and all Hubbard Hall programs, or to purchase tickets, register for classes, make a donation, and/or become a Hubbard Hall Pass carrier please visit www.hubbardhall.org or call (518) 677-2495.