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BVT Presents "Next Fall"

Jun 18th, 2014



Bristol Valley Theater, the Finger Lakes' award-winning live professional theater, will present Next Fall as part of its 2014 50th Anniversary Season.

When Luke is injured in a car accident, his partner Adam must negotiate Luke's family and reconcile the differences in their faiths. Timely and touching, the play exposes the fundamental truth that we love people both because of " and in spite of " who they are. This award winning play was dubbed œthe funniest heartbreaker in town by the New York Times. Next Fall was written by Geoffrey Nauffts and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play in 2010. It is sponsored by The Grainery, Canandaigua Quick Print, and Lake Country Woodworkers.

œThe play presents many different points of view, says BVT Associate Artistic Director David E. Shane, œand it does so with humor and without ever choosing sides. That's a refreshing and realistic approach we don't see very often.

Performances run from June 26 " July 6 at the theater at 151 S. Main Street in Naples. Performance times are Thursday " Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2 (first week) and Wednesday at 2, Thursday at 2 and 8, Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 2 (second week). Ticket prices range from $33 for adults to $12 for children, with senior, student and group discounts available. For reservations and further information, call the box office at 585 374-6318 or visit

David E. Shane directs Next Fall which features a professional cast of six including Rick Apicella, Sara Fetgatter, Seth James, Mark Poppleton, and Honeoye Falls native Michael Radi. Rounding out the cast is BVT Artistic Director Karin Bowersock, who makes a rare onstage appearance as Luke's eccentric mother Arlene. The play contains some adult language.

œYou can look at this as a play about gay rights, a play about coming out, about religious differences, about flawed families or how we cope in times of crisis, says Bowersock, œbut to me it's really about how being in love can change you for the better.

The Bristol Valley Theater 2014 season opens on June 12 with Oh, Coward! and continues through September 1 with Next Fall, Deathtrap, Les Miserables, What the Butler Saw and 365: A Year in Revue.

The season is sponsored by Constellation Brands with additional support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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