SARANAC LAKE - "And a Nightingale Sang" centers around the hopes, foibles and strength of a quirky family during the course of World War II.
The charming, bitter sweet and often hilarious play evolved from an oral history project commissioned by Newcastle Upon- Tyne's "Live Theatre."
"There are literary playwrights who can wow us with big themes and dazzling language. But no less valuable are the overlooked playwrights who can bring ordinary people to life with all their comic flaws, crushing losses, and stubborn hopes. (Baltimore City Paper.)
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"I love this play for many reasons, but primarily because it celebrates the indomitable human spirit," Director Susan Neal said.
The ensemble includes Mackenzie Barmen, Jordan Hornstein, Chris McGovern, Donna Moschek, Tyler Nye, Brandon Patterson, Binnie Ritchie-Holum.
The Pendragon production is a limited run: July 5, 6, 11, 12, 19, 24, 25, Aug. 4, 7, 8 at 8 p.m. and a 2 p.m. matinee on Aug. 5.