Posted on Apr 25, 2003

Mountebanks, the student theater organization, will present
the murder-mystery theater “It Spoiled His Constitution” on Friday, May 2, at 6 p.m. in Upperclass Dining.

Tickets are $5, declining balance available. For
reservations, call ext. 6812.

The original production, by sophomore Kit
Goldstein and alumna Umber Gold, is an interactive
performance set in 18th-century Albany.
Through scripted dialogue and audience interaction, the play re-creates the
atmosphere of dissention and celebration that prevailed in Albany
politics in the summer of 1788. As a prominent Albany
gentleman holds a party to celebrate the ratification of the U.S. Constitution,
a bitter Anti-Federalist arrives to disturb the proceedings. Music, dancing and
murder result.

The play was performed in the summer of 2002 by the
Niskayuna Acting Troupe at Schuyler Mansion Historic Site in Albany
and at the Mabee Farm historic site in Rotterdam.

The cast includes Sean Luttman, Jill Goldberb, Pamela
Koncius, David Kay, Federico Folres Lopez, Alisa Akst, Mary Olushoga, Guy
Goldstein and Brian McCarty. The crew includes Josh Dubs,
producer; Nina Kalinkos (stage manager); and Kit Goldstein
and Alina Samuels, directors.