Lower Hudson Valley stages are brimming with possibilities this weekend, with new productions across the region. Here are a few, with a pitch from each company. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, best to call ahead to find out if shows are up and running.
Hudson Stage presents “Stones in His Pockets,” directed by Dan Foster, Nov. 2-17.
The pitch, from producer Denise Bessette: “The Irish spirit meets the American dream! A rural Irish community is turned upside down by the arrival of an American film crew on location to capture the real Ireland. Two actors play a cavalcade of local characters and Tinseltown types.”
Details: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Nov. 4, 11, 17. Q&A follows Nov. 17 matinee. $35; $33 students and seniors. Woodward Hall Theatre, 235 Elm Road, Briarcliff Manor. 877-238-5596. hudsonstage.com. 914-271-2811.
Westchester Collaborative Theater, Ossining’s lab for new works, presents Marshall Fine’s “Your New Neighbors,” directed by Jessica Irons, Nov. 2 and 3.
The pitch: “They collided at the intersection of friendship and real estate.”
Details: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2; 2 p.m. Nov. 3. Talkback with cast, playwright and director after Saturday matinee. Free admission and refreshments. firstname.lastname@example.org. If the Ossining Library is still closed, the performance may be moved to Atria on the Hudson. 914-263-4953
Actors Conservatory Theatre presents “The Runner Stumbles,” directed by Arlene Wendt, Nov. 2-11.
The pitch: “The provocative true story of a priest accused of murdering a nun in 1912 Michigan. That spring, he knew he was in love with her. Four years later, he was on trial for her murder.”
Details: 8 p.m. Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10; 2 p.m. Nov. 4, 11. $20, $18 for seniors and students 18 and younger. 20 Buckingham Road, Yonkers. actshows.org. 914-391-6558.
The Armonk Players present “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” directed by Christine DiBuono with music direction by Howard Kilik, Nov. 2 through 10.
The pitch: Eight actors sing their way through and award-winning show described as “Seinfeld set to music.” Producers says there have been 61 wedding proposals at past productions and, “happily, the responses to all were a resounding YES!”
Details: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 4 p.m. Nov. 4. Mature content. $20. Whipporwill Hall, 19 Whippoorwill East, Armonk. armonkplayers.org. 914-861-2049.
Antrim Playhouse presents Horton Foote’s “Dividing the Estate,” directed by Bobbi Schevitz, Nov. 2 through 18.
The pitch, from Schevitz: A Tony-winning play from the Pulitzer-winning Foote, who once lived in Nyack. A hilarious look at a wealthy, dysfunctional family in conflict, a comic perspective at what greed does to a family.
Details: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $20; $18 seniors, $5 students. 15 Spook Rock Road, Wesley Hills. antrimplayhouse.com. 845-354-9503.
Irvington’s Clocktower Players present “9 to 5: The Musical,” directed by George Croom, Nov. 4 to 11.
The pitch: “A hip, hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the male-dominated corporate world of the 1970’s. Three under-appreciated secretaries are pushed to their boiling point by their slimy, sexist, egotistical, hypocritical, chauvinistic boss. Hatching a plan to turn the tables on him and take control of their company they learn there’s nothing they can’t do – even in a man’s world.”
Details: 7:30 p.m., Nov. 3, 9, 10; 2 p.m., Nov. 4, 11. $30, $20 students and seniors. Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington. irvingtontheater.com. 914-591-6602. UPDATE: Opening shows canceled; donation-only “Sandy Seats” offered.
Clarkstown High School South presents “The Great Gatsby,” Nov. 2 through 4.
The pitch: Nick, Gatsby, Daisy and Jordan Baker. What more do you need to know, sport?
Details: 8 p.m., Nov. 2 and 3; 2 p.m., Nov. 4. Clarkstown High School South, 31 Demarest Mill Road, West Nyack.
Here are some shows that are continuing or ending their runs this weekend.
Philipstown Depot Theatre presents “The Beggar’s Opera” weekends through Nov. 11. 7 p.m., Fridays; 2 and 7 p.m., Saturdays; 4 p.m., Sundays. $20 first weekend. $25; $20 for seniors and students. www.philipstowndepottheatre.org. 845-424-3900.
Axial Theatre presents Clifford Odets’ “Awake and Sing,” directed by Francesco Campari, through Sunday.Nov. 4. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 4 p.m. Sundays; 8:30 p.m. Nov. 2. 8 Sunnyside Ave., Pleasantville. $20; www.axialtheatre.org. 800-838-3006.
Westchester Sandbox Theatre presents “Cabaret,” directed by Jason Summers, through Sunday. Nov. 4. 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2, 3; 3 p.m., Sunday. $28; $24 for students and seniors. Not appropriate for those younger than 16. 931C E. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck. wstshows.com. 914-630-0804.
Westchester Sandbox Theatre presents the family musical “The Great Pumpkin Caper.” Saturday and SundayNov. 3,4, directed by Broadway’s John Treacy Egan. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., SaturdayNov. 3; noon Sunday Nov. 4. $15; $10 for those 10 and younger. 931C E. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck.wstshows.com. 914-630-0804.