- Cider Mill Playhouse
Cider Mill Playhouse
Front entrance to theatre
Name Cider Mill Playhouse Formed 1976 Location(s) 2 South Nanticoke Ave. Endicott, New York, USA 13760-0482 Artistic director(s) Penny Powell Website CiderMillPlayhouse.com Genre(s) University
In the early 1970s, Binghamton University (then known as "SUNY B") professor and soon to be theater department chairman, Dr. John Bielenberg sought to expand the theater department venue to an off-campus site, first, to enhance "town-gown" presence, and second, and most important, to give the department's students more opportunities to practice and hone their craft.
Dr. Bielenberg and his colleagues found The Cider Mill, an apple warehouse on South Nanticoke in the Village of Endicott. After some discussions, Mill owner Orlando Ciotoli agreed and, on a handshake, the Playhouse was launched.
Early productions included Company, Sleuth, Night Must Fall, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Of Mice and Men, Whose Life Is It Anyway, Da, Agnes of God, South Pacific, A Raisin in the Sun, Equus, The Last meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia, and others. "The professional nature of the theater was all important to us," recalled Dr. John Bielenberg, now-retired BU Theater Department Chairman. "The students were able to work with the professionals, whom we hired as actors and directors, in an atmosphere that they would find in their theater careers." 
A Christmas Carol
Current Season: 2010 - 2011
"Agatha Christie's BBC Murders" Adapted by David Ossman and Judith Walcutt Sept. 16 - Oct. 10
"Unnecessary Farce" by Paul Slade Smith The official Unnecessary Farce website Jan. 27 – Feb. 20, 2011
"Bach at Leipzig" by Itamar Moses March 10 – 22, 2011
- ^ "TCG Member Theatres". Theatre Communications Group. http://www.tcg.org/about/membership/member_list.cfm. Retrieved 2010-02-13.
- ^ Grey, Gene (October 1, 1992). "Cider Mill Re-Opens". Press and Sun Bulletin.
- ^ Post, Wendy (2009-12-13). "Cider Mill Playhouse presents 'A Christmas Carol'". Owego Penny Saver. http://www.tcg.org/about/membership/member_list.cfm. Retrieved 2010-02-13.
- ^ "cidermillplayhouse.org". http://www.cidermillplayhouse.org/season-schedule.htm. Retrieved February 1, 2011.
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