Arts Calendar: Theater
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Girls Nite Out Productions will present the dramatic comedy, “Sitting Pretty,” by Amy Rosenthal October 3-13, 2018 at Main Street Landing’s Black Box Theater located at Lake and College Streets in Burlington, Vermont. The show will be produced by Janet Stambolian and directed by Cheri Gagnon.
Performances are October 3-6 at 7:30 pm; October 11-13 at 7:30 pm; and a matinee at 2 pm on October 13.
10/3/18 7:30am - 10/13/18 10:00pm
Main Street Landing's Black Box Theater, Milton
Friday, October 5 & 12 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 6 & 13 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 7 & 14 at 2 pm
The affable Leonard Vole is being tried for the murder of a wealthy woman, and legendary lawyer Sir Wilfrid Robarts has chosen to represent him. Unfortunately, Leonard’s alibi depends on the testimony of his callous wife, Romaine — who, after the discovery of a legal loophole, makes the shocking decision to appear in court against him. To Sir Wilfrid’s surprise, this is only the first in a series of puzzling revelations and reversals.
Ticket prices: Adult: $25 Member $20 Youth $12 (18 & under)
10/5/18 7:30pm - 10/14/18 4:00pm
Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset
Long Day's Journey Into Night • Considered by many to be the greatest play by America's greatest dramatist. Spanning one day in the life of a tumultuous family. Eugene O'Neill changed American drama forever and his play is a living testament to the power of theatre.
Matinees Sunday, Thursday and First Saturday at 2 pm
10/5/18 7:30pm - 10/14/18 10:00pm
331 Main St., Bennington
This evening of pure, frothy fun will have you boppin’ to over fifty well-known songs that topped the 1960s charts: Respect, You Can’t Hurry Love, Say A Little Prayer, and more! Oct 4-7, 10-14, 17-20. Tickets and exact performance days/times can be found on our website.
10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/20/18 9:00pm
ArtisTree Community Arts Center/Grange Theatre, South Pomfret
Unger and Madison are at it again! ... Olive and Florence, that is, in Neil Simon's female version of his classic comedy.
Stowe Theatre Guild presents "The Odd Couple – Female Version," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, Oct. 3-20.
Come enjoy the fall foliage production of the hilarious comedy of mismatched, sparring roommates!
Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for students, $14 for children 12 and younger. Tickets may be purchased in advance on www.stowetheatre.com, by calling 802-253-3961 or by emailing email@example.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the box office (inside the front doors of the Akeley Memorial Building, 67 Main St., Stowe) starting at 6 p.m. on performance days.
10/3/18 7:30pm - 10/20/18 10:00pm
Town Hall Theatre, 67 Main St., Stowe
Fresh from Broadway and the West End, the regional premiere of this stunning new play will captivate audiences. Inspired by the true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships, and quiet heroics that led to the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords between the Israelis and the Palestinians, Oslo is a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas, a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. Oslo is “thrilling, a colossus,” raves Ben Brantley of The New York Times. At this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, “Oslo gives us hope” (Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News).
9/19/18 7:30pm - 10/21/18 10:30pm
74 Gates St, White River Junction
HOWARD FRANK MOSHER'S "DISAPPEARANCES" STAGED BY LOST NATION THEATER
LOST NATION THEATER BRINGS ANOTHER VERMONT STORY TO LIFE ON STAGE!! Join us for an event that goes to the heart - in the heart - of the heart - of our beloved Green Mountain home. For the last 30 years, Lost Nation Theater’s heart has been warmly embraced in the heart of Montpelier, in the heart of Vermont. And, at the heart of LNT’s mission is the telling of great Vermont stories. You can’t get much more Vermont than that. So, for its 30th Season closing production, Lost Nation Theater, in a bold and exciting venture, oh so proudly presents the world premiere staging of Howard Frank Mosher’s Vermont novel DISAPPEARANCES -- the first time ANY Mosher novel has been adapted for the stage on October 4th -21st.
LNT Founder (and native son) Kim Allen Bent's original stage adaptation is rambunctious storytelling with a twist. DISAPPEARANCES is a thrilling coming-of-age story, homage to old Vermont, and a tall tale with chases, narrow escapes, comedy, and ghosts all rolled into one. Desperate for money to keep his farm afloat in the winter of ‘32, Quebec Bill, head of his clan of hardy Vermonters, introduces his teen son to the other family trade - whiskey smuggling. It’s an epic journey through the wilderness with unforgettable characters and magical escapades.
The book was written in 1977 - the same year Kim founded Lost Nation Theater. And Kim, as you may or may not know, grew up on a dairy farm in Braintree VT.
On Friday October 5th, the DISAPPEARANCES OPENING GALA Celebrates National Life Group and Lost Nation Theater for “30 years of doing good and doing good theater.” These are two big hearts pumping life into our community! Come join us for a delicious pre-show reception at 6:30pm and live music with fiddler Adam Boyce and guest speakre Chris Graff. And after the show there is a party with the cast, desserts, and moonshine shots (non-alcoholic too)!
SHOWS: October 4th -21st. Thursdays thru Saturdays at 7:30PM; Sundays at 2PM.
OPENING NIGHT GALA on Friday October 5th starts at 6:30PM
TICKETS: www.lostnationtheater.org, or call 802-229-0492, or at the door.
LOCATION: Montpelier’s City Hall Auditorium Arts Center, 39 Main Street. Handicap Accessible.
Lost Nation Theater is a 501(c)3 non-profit award-winning professional theater committed to personal and community transformation.
Lost Nation Theater dedicates itself to staging stories about the hopeful possibilities of human interaction; to education; and to realizing the powerful potential of theater to transform people and communities. See you at the Theater!
10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/21/18 11:59pm
LOST NATION THEATER - CITY HALL PERFORMING ARTS CTR, Montpelier
As urban planning threatens the demise of a popular lunch counter in Pittsburgh’s close-knit Hill District, owner Memphis struggles with whether or not to sell, and at what cost. Wilson’s intimate portrait of a time of extraordinary challenge and change in our country is Weston’s 4th annual American Masters play. Sponsored by The Vermont Country Store!
Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm, Weston
An intimate portrait of a time of great change.
Written by August Wilson.
In the midst of the civil rights movement, a group of neighbors in Pittsburgh's Hill District navigate the changing perceptions of race in America. The sixth play in August Wilson’s acclaimed Century Cycle, Two Trains Running is Weston’s 4th annual American Masters offering.
Tuesday - Saturday Evenings at 7:30 pm
Wednesday & Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Sunday Matinee at 3:00 pm
Run Time: Approx. 2 hour 45 minutes
Ticket Price: $43. Does not include sales tax or possible fees.
Second Stage at Walker Farm, Weston
A tale of love and longing, Dear Elizabeth follows the beautiful and bittersweet friendship between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. Across oceans, continents, and three decades, these esteemed poets found a marriage of true minds in their eloquent correspondence. They traded hundreds of vibrant, witty, and passionate letters that now spring to life on stage. This intimate story paints a portrait of two ordinary – and quite extraordinary – lives.
10/4/18 7:30pm - 10/28/18 10:30pm
Northern Stage, White River Junction