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December 05, 2016
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Margolis Brown Adaptors step it up at NACL

Meanwhile, the company is hard at work preparing to dazzle audiences at NACL ( this weekend with its newest production, “Pulling Strings,” which has been in workshop development for over two years. “We generally don’t have a title until we are months into the process,” Margolis said, “and all of our work stems from a question. This time, the questions presented themselves: why do we, as humans, strive for perfection? Are we being manipulated by outside forces? What is perfection and do we lose a little of our humanity when we lose sight of ourselves? Life sometimes is almost like a human puppet show.”

This show promises to be unlike anything experienced before. “We are committed to develop our skill set to be new, provocative and engaging. Our goal is always to be different and never afraid to be entertaining. We do not create a single thing without taking the audience into consideration. Whether you leave the theatre laughing, crying or even confused, we promise that you will be thinking about the experience for a long time to come. Our shows are designed to be thought about long after it’s over. We can promise that you will not be bored,” said Margolis.

All of the actors in the company live here full time, but “Pulling Strings” is the first opportunity the company has had to collaborate with NACL. “We are thrilled to have this affiliation with our neighbors,” said Margolis. “The interest has always been there and between the theatre’s new grant award, and the timing, everything just fell into place. This production is on a fairly grand scale and we needed the actual space to be large enough for us. We have loved performing at the Tusten in Narrowsburg, but ‘Pulling Strings’ needed even more room than that theatre could provide.”

When asked to sum up what theatre goers can expect from the show, Margolis paused for a moment. “Musical, lyrical, visceral and poetic are words that spring to mind,” she said. With an original soundtrack and six actors in tow, this production promises to be “theatrical, moody and funny” as well. “The NACL is tremendous, and we’re excited to present the work to our community. This piece has been years in the making, and we only get one shot at an opening night. This is fabulous—and audiences are in for quite a ride!”

“Pulling Strings” will be performed at NACL in Highland Lake on Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9. For reservations and information, visit or call 845/557-0694.