Albany Civic Theater is located at 235 Second Avenue in Albany, NY. The main entrance is around the side of the building on Sand St.
Parking: ACT is located in a residential area, on-street parking only is available, so we encourage arriving early. Please be considerate of residents and do not block driveways or residential entrances when parking.
From Albany: Take a hard left off Delaware Avenue to Second Avenue. ACT is on the left past the third traffic light.
From Delmar: Take Delaware Avenue into Albany and a right onto Second Avenue. ACT is on the left past the third traffic light.
From I-787: Proceed to the southern end of I-787, through the first intersection with traffic light and take a right at next traffic light onto Second Avenue. ACT is on the left after one more light.
From The Thruway: Take Exit 23, turn left on 9W, and right on to Hoffman Avenue. Take a right at the next traffic light at Second Avenue. ACT is on the left.
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Good morning! It's time for the clues for Day 2: Descriptive Trivia! Each show (in the same order as yesterday) have trivia associated with them.
The first person to correctly identify all (or the most) shows gets two tickets to Deathtrap at ACT!
1. This show opened on Broadway with an actor from the Harry Potter series and closed with an actor from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in that same role.
2. This show is based on a best-selling book that as of the 2000s, sells approximately 100 million copies annually.
3. This show has a famous couple in the cast! Well, one spouse was in the original off-Broadway cast and one spouse was in the Broadway cast.
4. This show's setting may take place in Pennsylvania and switch between two years but premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2015.
5. This play actually takes place in New York. Not New York City mind you, but a little more west. ... See MoreSee Less
8 hours ago ·
It's time for the clues of Day 1: The Emoji Round. You may roll your eyes but our Millennial market loves them. Each show has two emojis associated with them.
This only the first day of clues. The first person to correctly identify all (or the most) shows gets two tickets to Deathtrap at ACT!
5. 🌜👶 ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago ·
What an exciting weekend!
No, not because Valentine's Day candy is 75% off but because we're announcing our 2020-2021 Season!
This year, ACT is proud to announce FIVE shows. 4 plays and 1 musical.
But we're not going to announce right now. Over the next three days, we will drop clues for the entire season. Your job is to try and guess the season. The first person to get it correct, will win TWO FREE TICKETS to ACT's next show, Deathtrap! ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago ·
Sadly, all shows must come to an end and we're sad to see American Soldiers go. Luckily, we were able to see Joe Bruton makes his debut on our stage as Carlo Colletti Sr!
Here's his thoughts on why people should see American Soldiers:
American Soldiers is a timely piece of work, covering vital topics such as war, patriotism, religion, alcoholism, politics, and family dynamics.
These all are expressed through the dysfunctional Colletti family who live in Hicksville, Long Island, NY about 2008. Carlo Colletti Sr. is a Vietnam vet, a retired NYC cop, and widower who has increased his drinking to cope with his life. His daughter, Angela, has just returned home after serving in
the first Iraq War.
When she returns after six months on her own, her decisions affect not only her troubled father but her younger sister, who
takes care of Dad, her brother, who’s running for office, and her ex- boyfriend Hutch, who provides much needed comic relief. The values and topics they discuss cause them to clash often, but there is tremendous love between them all.
I hope the audience leaves thinking about what it means to be soldier, how much soldiers and their families sacrifice, and the toll it may take on the soldiers and the families. Add in some sarcasm, some bad singing, a few curses, and a lot of yelling, and you have one a hell of a play!
Nicely said Joe! American Soldiers has the last show at 3:00 pm. We hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago ·
We are back tonight at 7:30 pm!
Let's get to know someone making their debut at ACT, it's Siobhan Shea as Marie!
1. Why should people see American Soldiers?
With recent the recent political climate I think it is important to take a look at our country’s relationship to war and those affected by it. American Soldiers offers a sobering look through the lens of a family that is struggling to coexist. It’s very relatable; and it really makes you think.
2. What is a 2020 resolution you have made?
Eww, I don’t do resolutions.
3. How do you take your eggs?
Over easy, scrambled, hard boiled, a dozen to help me get large...
4. What is American Soldiers about?
At its core, I think it’s about family. It’s about of relationships with each other. How we deal with the fallout of dissension. We’re seeing this struggle through the lens of a veteran, but I believe that belief, in god, in our country, in doing what is “right”, is something every one struggles with on some level.
5. Tell us about your character.
Marie is perhaps best described with this string of emojis: 💃🏽💃🏽🤦🏽♀️🥱🕵🏽♀️🍳🆘🥱🥱☕️🤬💃🏽💃🏽🥃🤬🆗😢
6. What is one movie that everyone needs to see?
7. What are you reading/watching/listening to these days?
There is only theater and The Sims.
8. You’re running for President. What’s your campaign slogan?
“Vote Shea, she’s ur bae.” OR “Harvesting a better tomorrow with Sickle Cell!”
9. The toughest part of American Soldiers so far?
I tried to live Marie’s lifestyle for one weekend...never again☠️ Guess I’m not a method actor.
10. Do you have a metaphorical theatre mother and/or father?
My mom is also my theater mother. She costumed and assistant directed the first show I ever did in second grade. Since the. She guides and supports me in all of the theater choices I make. (Plus she’s my biggest fan.) Love ya momma.
See the performance called "bold and aching" by The Daily Gazette. We only have two performances left. You do not want to miss this. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago ·
1 week ago ·
We were so lucky to have a great turnout for our talkback session on February 9th as the cast of American Soldiers, along with director Dennis Schebetta, were joined onstage by veteran Penny Lee Deere.
Penny is a retired Army SFC and served full time in the Army from 1975 – 1995. During her time she was part of the Woman’s Army Corps, served during the Cold War, Desert Storm/Desert Shield and Military Intelligence.
Now she is on the Support Our Troops Committee and is an Art4vets Leader.
Here is a wonderful article from the Times Union about Art4vets (https://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Art4Vets-creative-way-to-heal-13362389.php)
We thank Penny for her service and taking the time to join ACT to share her experiences. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago ·