Saturday, July 27 at 7 pm

Sunday, July 28 at 2 pm

Spinning My Wheels

A one man show written and performed by Michael Garfield Levine

This brutally honest, often harrowing, and sometimes funny roller coaster of a ride takes us from the 1970’s streets and stages of New York to the hills of Vermont, into the depths of Michael’s psyche as he battles mental illness and addiction. Clawing his way back to sanity through bicycle racing and a life-long career in acting, he encounters an Olympian, a Zen Master, a Holocaust survivor, and a meditation teacher who becomes his wife. This courageous journey is one of sheer guts, dogged determination, acceptance, and survival.

“A performance to be remembered … Levine takes us on an epic journey through some of the most painful experiences a human can confront. He relates his soul-searching frustrations as he tells us of his pain, doubts, fears, and, ultimately, redemption thanks to the people around him … A charismatic actor, he entrances an audience with his quips, charm and, especially, honesty. His conscience is laid bare in front of people whom he does not know in an ingratiating and charming manner. It takes a lot of guts to do this. The audience is rapt as he shares his innermost human tribulations.” — Macey Levin, Berkshire On Stage

Michael Garfield Levine*, native New Yorker, has worked in theatre: the Champlain Shakespeare Festival, Portland Stage Company, and Virginia Stage Company. He has appeared in film and television (Law and Order, Sopranos, daytime dramas). He studied at The Neighborhood Playhouse and was an original member of The Circle Repertory Lab. He has also made many commercials and voice overs for television and radio. He raced bicycles for 30 years, competing among National Champions, Olympians, and Tour de France winners. Michael drove a NYC taxicab for five years and lived to tell about it. Mr. Levine resides in The Hudson Valley where he writes and rides. Spinning My Wheels was originally developed in Melinda Buckley’s One Up! Solo Workshop and in Seth Barrish’s Solo-Show Performance Class at The Barrow Group. Michael would like to express his gratitude to his wife Nancy O’Hara for her invaluable contribution to the writing and editing of Spinning My Wheels. To Caitlin Langstaff for her directorial expertise and superb guidance. Thanks for joining me on this ride!

*Appears courtesy Actors’ Equity Association. Equity approved Showcase.

Caitlin Langstaff, (Director) is an actor, director, producer, story coach and teacher. She holds an M.F.A. in theatre and is a member of The Actors Studio and Actors Equity. She was the founder of Tidal Theatre Company and Tsunami Sound Waves, producing original work for the stage and radio. She co-created and produced The Mosquito, the Outer Capes only story slam. Caitlin also creates site-specific theatre including Car Theatre, Deli Theatre and theatre in elevators. She transcribed and directed “At Ease”, a documentary piece built from interviews with Afghanistan and Iraq U.S. Veterans. She was a professor at Suffolk University for 11 years teaching all aspects of theatre. She is co-producer of On The Fly Story Slam at Avalon in Catskill and Opus 40. Founder of Hudson Valley Story Workshops.

Both performances will take place at the historic Byrdcliffe Theater located at 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY. Doors open a half hour before performance time with seating unassigned and on a first come basis.

$20 members, $25 not-yet members

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Saturday, July 27 at 7 pm

Sunday, July 28 at 2 pm