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July 5, 2013

Glimmer Globe productions to open

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The Daily Star

---- — For the second summer, the Glimmer Globe Theatre and Acting Studio will appear at the Cooperstown Theatre Festival with original productions of nationally recognized shows.

Glimmer Globe, the performing arts division of Smithy Center for the Arts, was founded in 2010 by artistic director and SCA Executive Director Danielle Newell. This is its second year producing its own shows.

Glimmer Globe’s production of “The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged]” will be offered at 8 p.m. July 10-13 and 3 p.m. July 14 at CTF at 7163 State Highway 80. Directed by Newell, this three-man British comedy by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield brings actors Steve Dillon, Michael Henrici and Jake Wansor to the stage for quirky renditions of Shakespeare’s dramatic works. Slapstick and tongue-in-cheek humor drive the play from beginning to end.

Wendy Wasserstein’s “The Heidi Chronicles,” a more serious show, will open with shows at 8 p.m. July 19 and 20 and 3 p.m. July 21. Directed by Cooperstown Central School’s Rebecca Burk-Sciallo and featuring CCS graduates Jessi Haggerty and Caley Sharratt, “The Heidi Chronicles” follows Heidi Holland through a 30-year span of her life, from the 1960s into the 1980s.

Tickets are available to purchase online at smithyarts.org, in person at the Smithy at 55 Pioneer St. in Cooperstown, via email at director@smithyarts.org or over the phone at 547-8671. There are reduced rates for seniors, students, children and groups. Children 6 and younger get in free.