Youth Arts @ The Rosendale Theatre Present Dark Night/New Light

Youth Arts @ The Rosendale Theatre Present Dark Night/New Light

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

7 pm , $10/$5 children

This Winter Solstice event is a multi-media performance featuring original music, spoken word, dance, art and folk tales about the light.

The program is under the direction of Carrie Wykoff, Debbie Lan and Bryan “Drew” Andrews. The cast features over a dozen seven to thirteen-year-olds from the Rosendale, Stone Ridge, and New Paltz area.

Opening the evening will be a short presentation by Jerrice Baptiste who is a Poet, Educator, Founder & Facilitator of Authentic Poetry & Healing. She is also has a weekly show on WKZE and and is the Hostess of “Women of Note.” The evening will culminate in a sing-along.

A few of the tales are from the Sufi tradition.  Sufism is a mystical Islamic belief and practice in which Muslims seek to find the truth of divine love.

“We are very proud of the cast of this show, they have all been working so hard” states Carrie Wykoff, the Director of the Youth Arts program. “We are eagerly at work creating a performance that emulates community and the light, in honor of the Winter Solstice. The audience will be invited not just to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show but also to lean forward, engage and start changing the world for the better through art, music, and theater.”