'Masked Man' to be staged at Hubbard Hall

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. - Hubbard Hall Theater Company artistic director John Hadden will bring a new version of his solo theater piece, "Travels with a Masked Man," based upon interviews with his father who was the CIA station chief in Israel during the 1967 6-Day War. It is a play about deception, "the game" of espionage and rough filial love.

In speaking of his solo piece, Hadden shares: "Soon after the attack on the twin towers in 2001, I taped and transcribed 20 hours of interviews with my father. The project started as a book, an excerpt of which was published in the 2006 American Letters and Commentary. From the beginning bits of it started to appear as theater material for small audiences at bookstores and living rooms. Now, having worked and performed it again with 'We Players in San Francisco,' I offer this next phase of it to you here in the Freight Depot."

Performances will take place on Friday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. in the Freight Depot Theater, behind Hubbard Hall. Admission is pay what you will, at the door, with a suggested donation of $20. Advance tickets may be purchased for $20 at www.hubbardhall.org or by calling 518-677-2495.

John Hadden is the artistic director of the Hubbard Hall Theater Company, where he was recently seen as Salieri in "Amadeus." Plays he has directed here include "Hadrian VII," "The Madwoman of Chaillot" and "The Night of the Iguana." He was a founding member of Shakespeare & Co where he acted, taught and directed for 20 years; he was the co-founder and artistic director of Counterpoint Theater in Boston. He has a play writing MFA from Goddard College; his plays and films have won awards and have been published, work-shopped and performed regionally and in New York City. He works frequently as a teaching artist in the Vermont public schools.


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