Sullivan County has two summer theaters. Most folks here know about the Forestburgh Playhouse, our more traditional ‘summer stock’ venue with an 8 play season (7 musicals, 1 drama), opening with Damn Yankees on June 16th. But there’s also the NACL Theater (North American Culture Lab) in Highland Lake, our ‘off-Broadway’ venue that presents new work that’s often edgy and provocative. NACL opens its season this Saturday May 30th with Desire Line by Laura E J Moran.
I’m a theater geek and like both. The Forestburgh Playhouse presents Broadway crowd pleasers. It’s always a fun night out, with the largely young casts pouring their hearts into the shows, and the rustic barn like setting screams “summer”. The NACL fare is usually very well done, and thought provoking. If you tend to gravitate south of 14th Street in the city for theater, then you should definitely put a show or two at NACL on your summer Sullivan calendar.