Open Eye gearing up for "Summertree"

For its second summer production, The Open Eye Theater presents the play “Summertree” by Ron Cowen, which opens on August 21 and runs through August 31. Although the play was written in 1967, the underlying story is still relevant today. Director David Turan says the universal messages in the play are timeless. The play won immediate acclaim for the playwright, who like the main character, was in his twenties when he wrote the play. 
It was produced at Lincoln Center less than a year after its first staged reading and gained Cowen a Drama Desk Award and a Pulitzer Prize nomination.
The cast includes Lizz Browne, David Cyrelson, Erwin Karl, Beau Morrow, Ben Murdock, Ed Newman, Rebecca Newman and Tom Newman.  The innovative set, revolving around a majestic old tree at center stage, has been brought to life by artist Jill Tannone of South Kortright.
Summertree runs from August 21 through August 31 at the Open Eye Theater at 960 Main Street in Margaretville. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, contact the box office at 586-2727 or visit
Ticket prices are: adults, $15; seniors, $12; students, $7 and for groups of eight or more: adults, $13; seniors, $10 and students, $5.