American Soup


Mary Jane Hansen


The Arts Center

320 Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY

2PM August 5 & 12 and 8PM August 3, 4, 9*, 10, 11, 2012

Presented by The Creative Place International

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AMERICAN SOUP is the perfect first course for the August Saratoga Season! 

The Creative Place International (CPI), a newly formed non-profit organization dedicated to providing exciting cultural resources in Saratoga Springs, will present AMERICAN SOUP, a new play with music by Saratoga Playwright Mary Jane Hansen at The Arts Center in downtown Saratoga August 3-12, 2012. 

AMERICAN SOUP celebrates the American experience from the 60’s to the present with pop songs from each decade played by a first rate band, interspersed with scenes in a Italian family restaurant where we witness the triumphs and trials of America. 

In AMERICAN SOUP, mothers and fathers nurture their children, boys and girls fall exness download apk in and out of love, loss and disappointment are intermingled with Elvis, the Kennedy assassination, the Ali-Frasier fight, Marilyn Monroe, the moon landing and women’s lib. It’s a touching and inspiring theatrical event made even more interesting by a sideshow featuring pop artist Andy Warhol, whose work and notoriety spanned the last half of the 20th Century.

photo copyright 2007, Timothy Raab 

John Mcguire as Andy Warhol in American Soup



 Saratoga-based charities will benefit from all performances of AMERICAN SOUP

 The Maple Avenue Middle School Musical Club will benefit from proceeds from the Opening Night performance of AMERICAN SOUP on Friday, August 3. Everyone purchasing a ticket for the Maple Avenue benefit will receive a free ticket for their child(ren) aged 9-18 to an audition workshop to be presented in the fall by the Creative Place artistic team.

*On Thursday, August 9, a special performance of AMERICAN SOUP will benefit The Kigali Medical University Foundation. (Ticket information for the Kigali benefit available from, information at

The Creative Place International (CPI) programs for youth will also benefit from AMERICAN SOUP box office proceeds.

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CPI presents workshops for young playwrights and performers at the Museum of Dance.  Master teachers for the 2011 sessions included Broadway director and choreographer exness app Patricia Birch and Tony Award winner Ron Holgate. 


Some comments by previous students on their experience:


“I liked working on a monologue and specific scenes—it was nice to channel our skills into specific presentations…”


“…when Pat Birch came in and we did the bus improvisation…”


“I liked making our own characters…and the master classes…”


“I liked writing the stories and then writing lines for the scenes…”


“I liked meeting new people and it was interesting to see what different things they brought to the workshop…”


                                                                                    “I learned a lot and it was sooo much fun!”


“I really like meeting the master teachers and having them talk with us…”


“I liked everything!”




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Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

For more information call: 518 584-7780