A new play on the high cost of heating

ARMORY SQUARE PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS "The High Cost of Heating" a full length play by Craig Thornton:

What: Armory Square Playhouse will present a reading of a staged reading of a new play in progress "The High Cost of Heating" by Craig Thornton

Where: Redhouse, 201 South West Street.

When: Sunday, Feb. 22, at 1 p.m.

Admission: $7 regular; $5 for seniors and students.


What happens when your heating bill arrives and it grows and grows becoming a monster in your living room as it takes over your entire life? "The High Cost of Heating" a full length absurd comedy that is both terrifying and hysterical explores the plight of a middle-class, middle-aged couple who face the ultimate crisis, their American dream turning into a nightmare.


Armory Square Playhouse member Craig Thornton has had plays produced in New York City, Los Angeles, and Upstate New York. The LA production of "Happy Birthday, Tina Marie" was pick of the week in the LA Reader and published in the Central LA Library as one of the best plays of the year. His play "The Sweet Life" had a successful run at the Lake Ontario Playhouse in 2006 and a reading at the Abingdon Theater Company in New York in 2007. "What We Hold Onto", a play that had its first public reading by Armory Square Playhouse in 2007, is a current semi-finalist in the 2009 O'Neill Theater Conference. He is the past winner of a MacDowell Fellowship and a Ragdale Foundation Award.

The play is a presentation of a work in progress and a talkback session with the playwright will follow the performance.

For more information, visit the Armory Square Playhouse website: cnyplaywrights.org/ or phone 478-3590.

You may also visit the Redhouse website: theredhouse.org.

Armory Square playhouse is a member of the Arts and Culture

Leadership Alliance of Central New York

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