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INVITE FROM ROGER H. SIMON TO TUESDAY'S SIMON STUDIO/City of Poughkeepsie Historical Pageant

HI! I'M DIRECTING AND PRODUCING THIS SPECIAL WORLD PREMIER EVENT
TUESDAY, MAY 26 (DAY AFTER MEMORIAL DAY). PLEASE SEE BELOW,
SPREAD THE WORD AND BE OUR GUEST THAT AFTERNOON. AND PLEASE RSVP.
BEST,
ROGER


Roger Hendricks Simon 917 776 9209 SimonStudio.com

THE SIMON STUDIO
Press Release
May 14, 2009
Contact Jude Albert, Public Relations
212-841-0204/845-485-9829
rhsstudio@hotmail.com
www.simonstudio.com
SIMON STUDIO AND CITY OF POUGHKEEPSIE PRODUCE TUESDAY, MAY 26TH. WORLD
PREMIER HISTORICAL PAGEANT
MAJOR EVENT OF HUDSON/FULTON/CHAMPLAIN QUADRICENTENNIEL CELEBRATION
COMMEMORATES POUGHKEEPSIE'S REVOLUTIONARY SHIP YARDS
UNIQUE CAST COMBINES CITY, STATE, NATIONAL AND MILITARY LEADERS WITH
PROFESSIONAL & LOCAL ACTOR

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Poughkeepsie, NY - As a major part of N.Y. State's Hudson Fulton
Champlain Quadricentenniel Celebration, THE SIMON STUDIO in
association with the City of Poughkeepsie presents the world premier
of THE POUGHKEEPSIE SHIPYARDS AND THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. Sponsored by
Marshall and Sterling, St. Francis Hospital, the Grandview and
Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, this special Quadcentenniel event will be
presented one time only on TUESDAY, MAY 26 at 3:15 pm as an historical
military pageant on Poughkeepsie's Hudson River waterfront at Ship
Yard Point. Admission is free and open to the public. As an added
note of interest, it will be performed outdoors in the parking lot of
Shadows Restaurant - just north of the ship yard's original historical
site where the play's 18th. century story actually unfolded. Written
by Nicholas Conti of Beacon, N.Y. it is directed and produced by Roger
Hendricks Simon - Artistic Director of THE SIMON STUDIO in NYC and
Poughkeepsie. Mr. Simon has been associated with the NY Shakespeare
Festival, Yale Rep and London's Royal Court Theatre. This performance
celebrates a pivotal chapter of local, NY State and national history -
the building and activity associated with the Revolutionary War
Continental Congress Ship Yards at "Ship Yard Point" in Poughkeepsie.
Nancy Cozean, Chair of the Celebration Committee, Coordinator of the
event and former Mayor of Poughkeepsie, said, "This pageant is one of
the real highlights of our Quad celebration. I am constantly amazed
at the rich history of our City, but this event embodies a decisive
moment in our state and nation's history." Director Simon adds that
the performance's location is a thematic key. "I wanted to stage this
pageant on the actual site where the events actually occurred rather
than in a traditional theatre. That way we truly feel like we're
reliving our history. Those 18th. century events were real drama.
Then as now we felt under seige and in real danger. The British were
the terrorists then."

Included in the pageant will be Revolutionary War drills and members
of our Military Services. The US Coast Guard Cutter, The Sturgeon
Bay, The Navy
Heritage Center in Washington, D.C., the US Military Academy Band, The
Hellcats from West Point along with the NYS Navy Militia and a
historic replica of a revolutionary boat from New Jersey will
participate and be part of a flotilla of ships in the river as a back
drop to the event. A unique cast of both professional
and local actors, singers, musicians and civic leaders will be joined
by the Kreiger School Colonialists and the area Continental Army and
Zuavaes along with
military, city, state and national leaders as well. In particular
Congressman Hinchey, Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyak and Colonel James
Johnson among others will participate in the pageants Grand Finale -
the dedication ceremony of a plaque commemorating the historical ship
yards. Cast members include Tyler Barden, Steve Wing, Peter Leonard,
Lora Lee Ecobelli, Peter Bedrosian, Doug Nobiletti, Ron and Gloria
Robbins, Peter Walker and members of the Walker Family Band, Ralph
Cashen and Rob Rondon. Associate Director is Blair Wing and Stage
Manager is Teresa Woolcott.


This is the third in a series of PUBLIC THEATRE site specific original
historical dramas produced by THE SIMON STUDIO and the City of
Poughkeepsie. Each production uniquely combined professional actors
with local civic, community and political leaders reflecting the
historical roles they played. The first was THE DECIDING VOTE - about
the ratification of the US Constitution in 1787 Poughkeepsie and
produced at the Dutchess County Courthouse - the actual
historical site of the event. Next came LAND OF THE FREE - about the
Amistad trials and commemorating the underground railroad movement in
the Poughkeepsie area. That performance was presented outdoors in
Waryas Park and used the docked Amistad ship museum and the Hudson
River as its backdrop. For further information on this Revolutionary
Pageant call THE SIMON STUDIO at 845-485-9829 or 212-841-0204 or
rhsstudio@hotmail.com/www.simonstudio.com.

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