Forget About Me

Forget About Me 
By Ward James Riley
Directed by Jessica Davis Irons

Set & Lighting Designer: Andrew Irons
Costume Designer: Libby Brennes-Holtz

For three consecutive weekends beginning Friday, April 11th, and running through Saturday, April 26th, the Westchester Collaborative Theater will open its 2014 season with its most robust mainstage production to date, the world premiere of Ward James Riley’s full-length play Forget About Me, directed by Jessica Davis Irons, former artistic director of NYC’s Andhow! Theatre Company.

Set against a backdrop of the Irish-American tenement world of New York during World War II, Forget About Me explores one family’s struggle with issues of race, religion, physical handicaps and morality, and a dangerous secret that hangs in the balance, threatening to implode and destroy everything in its wake.

Steamer Co. Firehouse Theater
117 Main St., 2nd Floor
Ossining, NY
(Note: this venue requires walking up a flight of stairs)

Performance Dates
Fri. 4/11, 8pm
Sat 4/12, 8pm
Sun. 4/13, 3pm 
Fri. 4/18, 8pm
Sat. 4/19, 2pm & 8pm
Fri. 4/25, 8pm
Sat. 4/26, 2pm & 8pm

Tickets are $20, with $15 discount seats available to WCT and Ossining Arts Council members, as well as seniors and students with ID.  Opening night tickets, which include a post-performance reception with the artists, are $40. 

Following its engagement at the Steamer Co. Firehouse, the play will go on tour at several Atria senior living facilities throughout Westchester County.

Living Art Event

Gallery tours will stop in front of specified artworks as WCT actors perform plays inspired by the particular piece. 

The exhibit space will display numerous artworks for viewing. Plays will be performed for six of them.

WCT member Michael Thomas Cain is directing all plays in this event.

There will be 4 hour-long tours at: 12pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, and 4:30pm

There will also be a reception with the artists, playwrights, & actors at 5:30pm

Robert Stava Book Signing

Welcome back to the village of Wyvern Falls, here along the Hudson in that sleepy region with the witching influence in the air. This second novel in the 'Hudson Horror Series', 'The Feast of Saint Anne' brings you not one but four terrifying tales of the supernatural set in their yearly carnival: In "The Red Baron's Daughter" two boys get more history than they bargained for when a Fortune Teller draws them into the web of a monster with its origins in the deadly skies of the Western Front, circa 1918. Can CID detective John Easton save them from an even grimmer fate? With 'The Lonely Dancers' an upcoming band finally show up for their gig - thirty years after they were killed in a tragic accident. Will local musician Nick Carr unravel this murder mystery or is he doomed to relive their tale? The third story, "Lorenzo King and the Dunderberg Imp" takes a new spin on an old Washington Irving classic when a failing New York media hound finds himself in the worst, and deadliest, assignment of his life. But can he outwit this much nastier version of Irving's river goblin and show everyone who the King really is? And in the final tale, "Hey Dummy!" local Art Director Jim Franks and his girlfriend cross paths with what appears to be an old-fashioned vaudeville act. Only neither ventriloquist nor dummy are what they seem and the answer to their awful secret lies over sixty years in the past with a New Guinea witchdoctor... Four tales. One hair-raising novel. The Feast of Saint Anne.