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America’s Got Downton in the Hudson Valley

  |   February 4, 2015  |  Comment

2FFBEA7D1-D3E7-2BBB-B02561958A6D7DB9.jpg.pagespeed.ce.5OWEkYBnmyXNGzhwqJCDWe admit it. We escape into the soap-opera that is Downton Abbey every Sunday night, then wistfully, gleefully consider what will happen next. While ‘Downton’ may not take place in the Hudson Valley though it could have.

We tour the lovely Gilded Age homes of Staatsburgh* and gardens of the Vanderbilt Mansion, imagining what our lives would be like if we lived back then and interacted with Lady Mary (the Mean Girl), Lady Edith (the smart one) and Lady Sybil (everyone’s favorite) or Anna, Mr. Bates or Mosley.

But every once in a while it is a time for a laugh over our obsession. America’s Got Downton offers that in a one-man show coming to Proctor’s Theatre April 24-26.

The reviews are in: “The London Daily Telegraph hails the show (called THE ONLY WAY IS DOWNTON in the UK) a “remarkable, tour de force one-man show.” Luke Kempner creates more than thirty characters in this parody that blends celebrity visitors with well-known characters from Downton Abbey. Cultures clash and eras hilariously collide to help the cast save the estate from financial ruin – again!”

So, grab your tickets now.

* Downton Abbey Tour – this Sat., 2/7

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