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Friday, February 9, 2018

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Feb
9
2018
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Feb
11
2018

JAGFest

JAGFest Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

JAG Productions is pleased to announce JAGFest 2.0, a weekend performing arts festival of new works all celebrating the talents of African-American playwrights and performing artists.

Presented February 9 – 11 at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The weekend-long festival of play readings celebrates and explores diverse, new voices in American theater. JAGFest will include four staged readings over the course of three days, each featuring a post-show conversation with the playwrights, actors, directors and Dartmouth scholars.

Founder & Producing Artistic Director Jarvis Green says “I am beyond excited to amplify Black voices in the American theater by having JAGFest serve as an incubator for new works that are written, directed, and performed by Black theatre artists. Introducing residents and visitors of the Upper Valley to the newest voices in American theatre with a festival that brings attention to the Black experience in America, in my opinion, is very necessary. Our company sees itself as playing a key role in bringing diverse actors and stories to the stage and to the Upper Valley, one of the most racially homogeneous regions of the United States, via powerful art that are artfully staged.”

Time: 2/9/18 7:30pm - 2/11/18 9:30pm
Location: Briggs Opera House, White River Junction
Feb
8
2018
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Feb
11
2018

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Description:

Picasso at the Lapin Agile - The Perfect Fix for Winter Doldrums

Looking for a reason to come out of hibernation? Ready for an infusion of warm intellect with a provocative dose of humor? Wipe the winter gloom away, and come out to the Town Hall Theater February 8-11 to see the Middlebury Community Players' presentation of Picasso at the Lapin Agile.

Steve Martin's play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, is a clever and humorous take on a chance meeting and witty repartee between Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein. There will be a cash bar at each performance with a limited number of café table seats available. Tickets are $12 for opening night, Thursday, February 8 at 7:30pm, and $17 for all other shows Feb. 9-10 at 7:30pm and Feb. 11 at 2:00pm (plus $1 THT preservation fee on Feb. 8 and $2 fee Feb. 9-11). Tickets are on sale through the Town Hall Theater Box Office at townhalltheater.org, or in person at 68 South Pleasant Street, Middlebury (802-382-9222) Monday-Saturday, noon to 5:00pm, or at the door starting one hour before show times.

About the play... It is 1904, in Paris, France. The Lapin Agile (Nimble Rabbit), quaint watering hole to struggling artists and would-be geniuses, welcomes two soon-to-be legends for one extraordinary night. Picasso and Einstein, whose egos match their intellects, spar with the regulars and each other about art, science, inspiration, love, and the promise of the 20th century. Throw in a mysterious visitor who makes the ladies swoon, and you're in for a well-rounded theater experience.

Equally smart and silly, Picasso at the Lapin Agile asks serious questions about art, science, and genius while it cracks goofy jokes about history, romance, and how to bake a pie in the shape of the letter e. It was Steve Martin's first full-length play; at the debut reading in Martin's Beverly Hills home, Tom Hanks read the role of Picasso and Chris Sarandon read the role of Einstein. The 1995 production in New York City won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play.

More information is available at middleburycommunityplayers.org or on the MCP Facebook page.

Founded in 1959, the Middlebury Community Players present musicals, comedies, and dramas in and around Middlebury, Vermont, USA. The Players are an enthusiastic group of actors, directors, technicians, and production personnel from Addison County and beyond. The purpose of this organization is to further the interest of theater in Addison County, Vermont. If you have any questions about the show or MCP, please email info@middleburycommunityplayers.org.

Time: 2/8/18 7:30pm - 2/11/18 11:59pm
Location: Town Hall Theater, 68 South Pleasant Street, Middlebury
Jan
31
2018
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Feb
18
2018

Only Yesterday

Only Yesterday Vermont Arts 2018
Description:

Paul McCartney and John Lennon together again for one night only. This intimate play by Hollywood writer Bob Stevens (The Wonder Years, Murphy Brown, Malcolm In The Middle) brings to life a little known night when John and Paul were becoming the most famous young men on earth. Stranded in a hotel room in Key West, they do what many young men do when they’re bored–get drunk. They have some laughs, but as their talk turns serious, they bond over the revelation of traumatic childhood events they have in common and find inspiration for the music that changed our lives.

Advisory: Ages 12 and up.

Time: 1/31/18 7:30pm - 2/18/18 9:30pm
Location: Northern Stage, 76 Gates Street, White River Junction