There is a new act in town occupying the idle building in Yorktown.
The Infinity Repertory Company and its parent theatre school The Eclipse Theatre Company are the newest tenants in the building. They're offering year-round theatre training and performing opportunities for their students.
The young actors said they are excited for their new theatre home at French Hill.
"Our new theatre home has lots of room, inside and out," Jessica Shaw, of Somers, said. "I love the patios and big rehearsal rooms."
The Infinity Repertory Company, one of Eclipse Theatre Company’s senior companies, is run by the students themselves. They are in charge of fundraising, marketing and most aspects of their productions.
In the summer they tour European cities and put on a show. This year they began with a sold out Off-Broadway run and concluded with performances at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Theatre Festival in Scotland, where they performed "Mod," a musical about teenagers reaction to the Beatles invasion of America.
"Negotiations for French Hill were still going on when the company left for Scotland," Associate Director James Gerth said. "Many of the group had toured this facility and were hoping to continue their theatre studies and performances here."
Brian Arkin, who has been in five shows with Infinity, said he was excited to be moving into French Hill, which he called "great space on a beautiful campus."
"What a great year!" the Mt. Kisco resident said.
Eclipse Theatre Company at French Hill is a fully functioning, year-round theatre school. Through theatre, young people can find their “inner light” of self-confidence, sensitivity, creativity and leadership, organizers said. The theatre company offers programs for children of all ages.
Eclipse Theatre Company at French Hill is located at 2051 Baldwin Road, Yorktown Heights. For information on classes, productions, and registration go to www.eclipsetheatrecompany.com or call 914-218-3210.
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