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Apr
14
Tue
Defiant Monkey: Improv Jam @ Taylor Theater
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Defiant Monkey Improv
Improv Jams & Masters of Improv Shows

Defiant Monkey Improv is a two-person improvisational group featuring Karen Eichler and Andrew Spragge that creates on-the-spot theatre based on audience suggestions and participation, like you see on the TV show Whose Line Is It, Anyway? The team hosts a monthly “jam” where participants take part and a show where they take suggestions from the audience and then create one-of-a-kind theatre experience. Both events take place in the Taylor Theater. There is a $5 cost to participate in jams; $10 admission for shows. Click here to visit their website for tickets and information.

 

2020 Schedule

Show’s and Jam’s begin at 7:00PM

February

5 – Show

11 – Jam

 

March

4 – Show

10 – Jam

 

April

1 – Show

7 – Jam

 

May

6 – Show

12 – Jam

 

June

3 – Show

9 – Jam

 

July

1 – Show

7 – Jam

 

August

5 – Show

11 – Jam

 

September

2 – Show

8 – Jam

 

October

7 – Show

No Jam this Month

 

November

4 – Show

10 – Jam

 

December

2 – Show

8 – Jam

 

Apr
17
Fri
The Dining Room @ Taylor Theater
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Dining Room
by A.R. Gurney

April 17 & 18 at 7:30PM
April 19 at 2:00PM
April 24 & 25 at 7:30PM
April 26 at 2:00PM

The Dining Room is centered on the dining room table that could have been in any typical middle-class American household, where the family gathers for their meals and holiday celebrations. The six actors play a variety of roles in a multitude of scenes that could have taken place in so many families.  The scenarios are sometimes comical, sometimes thoughtful, but always resonate with truth.

“Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother’s infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn’t recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.”  (Dramatist Play Service website)

Directed by Betsy Bittar.

Apr
18
Sat
The Dining Room @ Taylor Theater
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Dining Room
by A.R. Gurney

April 17 & 18 at 7:30PM
April 19 at 2:00PM
April 24 & 25 at 7:30PM
April 26 at 2:00PM

The Dining Room is centered on the dining room table that could have been in any typical middle-class American household, where the family gathers for their meals and holiday celebrations. The six actors play a variety of roles in a multitude of scenes that could have taken place in so many families.  The scenarios are sometimes comical, sometimes thoughtful, but always resonate with truth.

“Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother’s infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn’t recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.”  (Dramatist Play Service website)

Directed by Betsy Bittar.

Apr
19
Sun
The Dining Room
Apr 19 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The Dining Room
by A.R. Gurney

April 17 & 18 at 7:30PM
April 19 at 2:00PM
April 24 & 25 at 7:30PM
April 26 at 2:00PM

The Dining Room is centered on the dining room table that could have been in any typical middle-class American household, where the family gathers for their meals and holiday celebrations. The six actors play a variety of roles in a multitude of scenes that could have taken place in so many families.  The scenarios are sometimes comical, sometimes thoughtful, but always resonate with truth.

“Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother’s infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn’t recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.”  (Dramatist Play Service website)

Directed by Betsy Bittar.

Apr
24
Fri
The Dining Room @ Taylor Theater
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Dining Room
by A.R. Gurney

April 17 & 18 at 7:30PM
April 19 at 2:00PM
April 24 & 25 at 7:30PM
April 26 at 2:00PM

The Dining Room is centered on the dining room table that could have been in any typical middle-class American household, where the family gathers for their meals and holiday celebrations. The six actors play a variety of roles in a multitude of scenes that could have taken place in so many families.  The scenarios are sometimes comical, sometimes thoughtful, but always resonate with truth.

“Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother’s infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn’t recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.”  (Dramatist Play Service website)

Directed by Betsy Bittar.

Apr
25
Sat
Train Show @ Kenan Arena
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lockport Kenan Center Train Show   – hosted by the Toy Train Collector’s Society and NOME.

Saturday 10 – 4pm, Sunday 10 – 4pm. Kenan Arena, 195 Beattie Ave., Lockport, New York, 14094

Train Show Lockport features Toys, action figures, barbies, comics, baby toys & dolls, antique dolls, model trains, model platform, die cast vehicles, video games collectible and etc. over 100 tables. Many operating layouts.

The Dining Room @ Taylor Theater
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Dining Room
by A.R. Gurney

April 17 & 18 at 7:30PM
April 19 at 2:00PM
April 24 & 25 at 7:30PM
April 26 at 2:00PM

The Dining Room is centered on the dining room table that could have been in any typical middle-class American household, where the family gathers for their meals and holiday celebrations. The six actors play a variety of roles in a multitude of scenes that could have taken place in so many families.  The scenarios are sometimes comical, sometimes thoughtful, but always resonate with truth.

“Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother’s infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn’t recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.”  (Dramatist Play Service website)

Directed by Betsy Bittar.

Apr
26
Sun
Train Show @ Kenan Arena
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lockport Kenan Center Train Show   – hosted by the Toy Train Collector’s Society and NOME.

Saturday 10 – 4pm, Sunday 10 – 4pm. Kenan Arena, 195 Beattie Ave., Lockport, New York, 14094

Train Show Lockport features Toys, action figures, barbies, comics, baby toys & dolls, antique dolls, model trains, model platform, die cast vehicles, video games collectible and etc. over 100 tables. Many operating layouts.

The Dining Room
Apr 26 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The Dining Room
by A.R. Gurney

April 17 & 18 at 7:30PM
April 19 at 2:00PM
April 24 & 25 at 7:30PM
April 26 at 2:00PM

The Dining Room is centered on the dining room table that could have been in any typical middle-class American household, where the family gathers for their meals and holiday celebrations. The six actors play a variety of roles in a multitude of scenes that could have taken place in so many families.  The scenarios are sometimes comical, sometimes thoughtful, but always resonate with truth.

“Each vignette introduces a new set of people and events; a father lectures his son on grammar and politics; a boy returns from boarding school to discover his mother’s infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn’t recognize her own sons at Christmas dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home, etc. Dovetailing swiftly and smoothly, the varied scenes coalesce, ultimately, into a theatrical experience of exceptional range, compassionate humor and abundant humanity.”  (Dramatist Play Service website)

Directed by Betsy Bittar.

May
1
Fri
Ladies Karaoke Night! @ Taylor Theater
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Kenan Center will be hosting a Ladies-Only Karaoke Night inside our beautiful Taylor Theater. Ever dream of taking the stage to your favorite tune? Well here is your chance!

On Friday, May 1st the Kenan will host our 2nd Annual Ladies Night Karaoke – fully equipped for a good time with a cocktail lounge, appetizers and guest bartender mixing up specialty cocktails!

This is the perfect gift as we lead into Mother’s Day – can’t make it? Buy some tickets for the Mom’s in your life!

For weather related closing information please click here.

Kenan Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.