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Spotlight – A Little Betrayal Among Friends

Free theater continues at the Nissequogue River State Park.

The Airmid Theatre Company continues its 2011 free summer theater festival at the with , a free adaptation by Caridad Svich, from the Spanish Golden Age play La Traicion en la Amistad, by Maria de Zayas y Sotomayor.

Described as Shakespeare meets "Sex in the City," this 17th century romantic comedy abounds in love and deception.

Three women find themselves in love with the same man. One is his jilted fiancée, one his toy for pleasure, and the third, a free spirit in life and the art of love.

On a quest to find and keep true love, these upper class women use all the tools at their disposal.

Tricia McDermott, founder of the theater company and the play’s producer, explains, “This is Airmid’s most modern piece to date. Even though it is originally from the early 1630s, our translation brings the original story to life in a very contemporary and eclectic production. That’s reflected in the text the costumes and the set.”

“It’s 90 minutes of fun. It’s sexy, smart and moves really fast,” concludes McDermott.

A Little Betrayal will be presented for 16 performances, starting with a public preview on Tuesday, July 26th at 7:00 p.m. The play opens July 27th, with performances running for three weeks, Wednesdays through Saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m.

Theatergoers should bring their own chairs or blankets for seating and umbrellas for shade.


When:   Preview, Tuesday, July 26, at 7:00 p.m. Opens Wednesday, July 27 and runs through August 14. Wednesdays - Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.  

Where:  Nissequogue River State Park, 799 Saint Johnland Road, Kings Park. North side of the park, behind the Bird Pond

 Price:   Free Admission (donations welcome)

              New York State Parks parking fees apply

Why:     To enjoy free theatre in the park

Note:     Mature themes and strong language

Cloudy Skies Weather Policy:  Rain rarely cancels Airmid performances. Should dark skies threaten, call 631.704.2888 to check for cancellations.


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