Nyack resident Ric Siler is performing his one-man show, “Old Hickory” at the Woodstock Fringe Festival this weekend.
Here’s a blurb from a festival email:
“OLD HICKORY is a story about a man with a little problem – two really –a fearsome ex-wife who won’t leave him alone and a knife . . . and he’s been having these thoughts. Set today in the mountains of West Virginia, “Old Hickory” is a ‘hillbilly gothic’ comedy about one man’s journey to his moment of decision, with his trusty knife (and the guidance of a mountain shaman named Catfish). Ric Siler plays five characters in this engrossing story that explores family, the choices we make and the extremes we go to when we see no other way out, all with a healthy dollop of Appalachian culture, wisdom and humor. The rhythms and ways of Appalachian life seems to spring naturally and evocatively to life in this funny, suspenseful and touching study of people trying to live together . . . or not. “Old Hickory” was recently performed to great acclaim at the One Man Talking Festival in New York City, after development at the Woodstock Fringe Playwrights Unit and a well received reading in March of this year in the Voices from the Fringe series.
Performances are at 8 p.m., Aug. 12, 13, 14, 20, at 2 p.m. Aug. 15 and 22, and at 5 p.m. Aug. 21. All performances are at the Byrdcliffe Theatre, Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, N.Y.
Details: 845-810-0123 or on the Woodstock Fringe website.