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The Shades Repertory Theater has moved to its new home at the Garnerville Arts Center (see the address details at the end of the page). Shades is preparing the Fall/Winter program which will be added to this site as soon as it is scheduled.

The Shades Repertory Theater group also has plans to begin offering acting classes and workshops hosted by some of the Tri-State Area's rich array of talented actors.

REHEARSAL SPACE AVAILABLE Our spacious new Loft at Garnerville Arts Center is equipped with a piano, lighting, and sound equipment. Contact the Artistic Director for booking details: Theater: 1-845 675 8044 or Studio: 1-845 271 4295.

The Schedule

February 15th, 16th and 17th 2018, all shows at 8 pm

"The Burning of New York" written and directed
by Samuel Harps

February 24th 2018, showtime 7.30 pm

"for colored girls" written by Ntozake Shange

Shades Repertory Theater


The Burning Of New York

Written and Directed by

Samuel Harps

Stage Manager

Marguerite Louissaint

Lighing Designer

Wayne Bissinger

In 1741, a series of fires swept through Lower Manhattan, creating a panic that ultimately led to the hanging of over 30 people for an alleged slave revolt.


Rahiem Wilson-Morgan ~ John DeBlasio ~ Marlena Castricato ~ Sara Parcesepe ~ Jim Coakley

Cynthia Hoover-Paoli ~ Nick Byrne ~ Jerry Castricato ~ Steve Allen ~ Derek Tarson

Phil Gist ~ Scott Paoli ~ Bruce Pearl ~ Alison Cooper-Mullin ~ Lara Noble

Gary Simon ~ Richard Troiano ~ Douglas Taylor

February 15th, 16th and 17th 2018, all shows at 8 pm

Shades Repertory Theater

The Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center

55 West Railroad Ave, Dye Works Auditorium,

Garnerville, NY 10923

Phone 845 675 8044

4th Wall Theater


For colored girls

In celebration of Black History Month, 4th Wall Theatre presents a fully staged reading of Ntozke Shange's 1970s ground breaking play with a message that holds just as true today.

"for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf" is billed as a “choreopoem” and weaves together 20 separate poems with music, movement, and narratives to tell the stories of love, empowerment, struggle, and loss in a complex representation of African-American sisterhood. The cast consists of seven nameless African-American women only identified by the colors they are assigned. The show first premiered at the Henry Street Settlement, Joseph Papp's Public Theatre, and later moved to Broadway.

The show contains mature subject matter; please use discretion when considering bringing children under 16. The show will be followed by a brief discussion for those who are interested.

4th Wall Theatre is a non-union professional theater company who has presented theater in northern New Jersey for over 20 years and is excited to bring this powerful story to the Rivertowns.

Contact the Irvington Town Hall Theater Box Office at or on 914-591-6602

Contact the Theater Manager at or on 914-591-5434

February 24th 2018, showtime 7.30 pm

The Irvington Town Hall Theater

85 Main Street Irvington, NY 10533

Phone 914-591-6602

Tickets (General Admission): Adults: $22.00: Students: $20.00: Seniors: $20.00

Our mailing address and contact details

Shades Repertory Theater

The Garnerville Arts and Industrial Center

55 West Railroad Ave, Building Five - Second Floor,

Garnerville, NY 10923

Phone 845 675 8044


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