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Friday, September 20, 2019
Sep
20
2019

All the Film's A Stage: A VHC Series hosted by Rick Winston

All the Film's A Stage: A VHC Series hosted by Rick Winston

Grueling rehearsals, opening-night jitters, outsize personalities: films about the world of theater have long been a staple. Join Rick Winston in an exploration of how cinema has portrayed what goes into a theater production, from audition to rehearsal to performance. Clips from several films both American and foreign will be featured, including such classics as All About Eve, Children of Paradise, and Topsy-Turvy.
This talk is free, open to the public, and accessible to those with disabilities.
Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Vermont Humanities Council (VHC).

9/20/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Sep
19
2019
– THRU –
Sep
21
2019

Monica Bill Barnes & Company - Happy Hour

Monica Bill Barnes & Company - Happy Hour

Bring on the cheese puffs! This interactive experience thrusts you into that modern American affair, the office party—complete with drinks, karaoke and clueless dudes.

Ever felt like the most awkward person at a party? Not at this party: that role is covered by dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Elisa Clark, dressed in men's suits and steeped in ridiculous overconfidence. While you sip and socialize as at a typical office function, they swagger in and execute increasingly competitive dance numbers in an attempt to impress the ladies. No one makes better fun of mildly toxic masculinity than these two women. Choreographed by Barnes and performed by Barnes, Clark, and Robbie Saenz de Viteri, this hilarious, cathartic riff on gender roles and vulnerability has been performed everywhere from a barn in upstate New York to a villa in Italy.

Barnes founded MBB&CO in 1997 with the mission to celebrate individuality, humor, and the innate theatricality of everyday life. Other shows include The Museum Workout, in which the performers lead a choreographed exercise routine in an art museum; One Night Only (Running As Long As We Can), which announces dance performance play by play like sports; and Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, where they turn radio stories into dance. In addition to Barnes, Clark and Creative Producing Director Saenz de Viteri, the company includes Set/Costume Designer Kelly Hanson and Lighting Designer Jane Cox. Together, this team creates the most unlikely experiences for every kind of audience.

9/19/19 5:30pm - 9/21/19 11:59pm

Hopkins Center for the Arts, 4 East Wheelock Street, Hanover, NH, Outside Vermont

Sep
20
2019
– THRU –
Sep
22
2019

Hands on a Hardbody

Hands on a Hardbody

Town Hall Theater presents Hands on a Hardbody Directed by Doug Anderson. Friday, September 20 & Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 pm. Sunday, September 22 at 2 pm. Reserved seating $36/$28/$18 plus fee and tax. Trey Anastasio’s Broadway musical is the best musical you don't know. So much heart, such great roles for over a dozen people (each of whom gets a solo), amazing tunes (as you'd expect from the Phish guitarist), and some very timely ideas cooking just below the surface. It’s the true story of a competition in Texas in which ten the people had to keep one hand on a new truck, in 110 degree heat. The last one standing won the truck. By the end of the musical, we know everything about every one of them. With a terrific local cast, including Justin Bouvier, Leigh Guptill, Philip Caycedo, Bill and Mindy Bickford, Poppy Rees, Allison Devery Steinmetz and Cameron Steinmetz, Jillian Torres, Tanya Lehman, Valerie Smith Hastings, Pierre Vachon, Jon Isham, Michael Glidden and David Harcourt. And the true star of the show, a gleaming red pickup truck.

9/20/19 7:30am - 9/22/19 10:00pm

Town Hall Theater, 68 S Pleasant St, Middlebury

Sep
18
2019
– THRU –
Oct
6
2019

A Doll's House, Part 2

A Doll's House, Part 2

Nora has returned! Northern Stage is thrilled to present the unofficial sequel to our 2017 production of A Doll’s House. In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterpiece, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own. In this new play by Lucas Hnath, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock at the Helmer’s door. Why has Nora come home? And what will it mean for those she left behind? Whether you enjoyed our 2017 production or are new to the iconic story, you will delight in this moving contemporary classic that happens to be America’s most produced play this season.

9/18/19 7:30pm - 10/6/19 7:30pm

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Sep
19
2019
– THRU –
Sep
21
2019

Monica Bill Barnes & Company - Happy Hour

Monica Bill Barnes & Company - Happy Hour

Bring on the cheese puffs! This interactive experience thrusts you into that modern American affair, the office party—complete with drinks, karaoke and clueless dudes.

Ever felt like the most awkward person at a party? Not at this party: that role is covered by dancers Monica Bill Barnes and Elisa Clark, dressed in men's suits and steeped in ridiculous overconfidence. While you sip and socialize as at a typical office function, they swagger in and execute increasingly competitive dance numbers in an attempt to impress the ladies. No one makes better fun of mildly toxic masculinity than these two women. Choreographed by Barnes and performed by Barnes, Clark, and Robbie Saenz de Viteri, this hilarious, cathartic riff on gender roles and vulnerability has been performed everywhere from a barn in upstate New York to a villa in Italy.

Barnes founded MBB&CO in 1997 with the mission to celebrate individuality, humor, and the innate theatricality of everyday life. Other shows include The Museum Workout, in which the performers lead a choreographed exercise routine in an art museum; One Night Only (Running As Long As We Can), which announces dance performance play by play like sports; and Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, where they turn radio stories into dance. In addition to Barnes, Clark and Creative Producing Director Saenz de Viteri, the company includes Set/Costume Designer Kelly Hanson and Lighting Designer Jane Cox. Together, this team creates the most unlikely experiences for every kind of audience.

9/19/19 5:30pm - 9/21/19 11:59pm

Hopkins Center for the Arts, 4 East Wheelock Street, Hanover, NH, Outside Vermont

Sep
21
2019

Film: Blinded by the Light

Film: Blinded by the Light

Javed is a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in 1987 England. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers an outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to express himself in his own voice.

Directed by Gurinder Chadha.

9/21/19 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock

Sep
20
2019
– THRU –
Sep
22
2019

Hands on a Hardbody

Hands on a Hardbody

Town Hall Theater presents Hands on a Hardbody Directed by Doug Anderson. Friday, September 20 & Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 pm. Sunday, September 22 at 2 pm. Reserved seating $36/$28/$18 plus fee and tax. Trey Anastasio’s Broadway musical is the best musical you don't know. So much heart, such great roles for over a dozen people (each of whom gets a solo), amazing tunes (as you'd expect from the Phish guitarist), and some very timely ideas cooking just below the surface. It’s the true story of a competition in Texas in which ten the people had to keep one hand on a new truck, in 110 degree heat. The last one standing won the truck. By the end of the musical, we know everything about every one of them. With a terrific local cast, including Justin Bouvier, Leigh Guptill, Philip Caycedo, Bill and Mindy Bickford, Poppy Rees, Allison Devery Steinmetz and Cameron Steinmetz, Jillian Torres, Tanya Lehman, Valerie Smith Hastings, Pierre Vachon, Jon Isham, Michael Glidden and David Harcourt. And the true star of the show, a gleaming red pickup truck.

9/20/19 7:30am - 9/22/19 10:00pm

Town Hall Theater, 68 S Pleasant St, Middlebury

Sep
18
2019
– THRU –
Oct
6
2019

A Doll's House, Part 2

A Doll's House, Part 2

Nora has returned! Northern Stage is thrilled to present the unofficial sequel to our 2017 production of A Doll’s House. In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterpiece, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own. In this new play by Lucas Hnath, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock at the Helmer’s door. Why has Nora come home? And what will it mean for those she left behind? Whether you enjoyed our 2017 production or are new to the iconic story, you will delight in this moving contemporary classic that happens to be America’s most produced play this season.

9/18/19 7:30pm - 10/6/19 7:30pm

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Sep
20
2019
– THRU –
Sep
22
2019

Hands on a Hardbody

Hands on a Hardbody

Town Hall Theater presents Hands on a Hardbody Directed by Doug Anderson. Friday, September 20 & Saturday, September 21 at 7:30 pm. Sunday, September 22 at 2 pm. Reserved seating $36/$28/$18 plus fee and tax. Trey Anastasio’s Broadway musical is the best musical you don't know. So much heart, such great roles for over a dozen people (each of whom gets a solo), amazing tunes (as you'd expect from the Phish guitarist), and some very timely ideas cooking just below the surface. It’s the true story of a competition in Texas in which ten the people had to keep one hand on a new truck, in 110 degree heat. The last one standing won the truck. By the end of the musical, we know everything about every one of them. With a terrific local cast, including Justin Bouvier, Leigh Guptill, Philip Caycedo, Bill and Mindy Bickford, Poppy Rees, Allison Devery Steinmetz and Cameron Steinmetz, Jillian Torres, Tanya Lehman, Valerie Smith Hastings, Pierre Vachon, Jon Isham, Michael Glidden and David Harcourt. And the true star of the show, a gleaming red pickup truck.

9/20/19 7:30am - 9/22/19 10:00pm

Town Hall Theater, 68 S Pleasant St, Middlebury

Sep
22
2019

Lights Up Cabaret: Oh, the Places We'll Go

Lights Up Cabaret: Oh, the Places We'll Go

Come celebrate all that is Northern Stage and help us kick off our 2019-20 Season with a fabulous flourish! This magical night will feature your favorite Northern Stage actors, Boot Camp students, and more in a Dr. Seuss inspired musical revue entitled “Oh, the Places We’ll Go” narrated by Producing Artistic Director Carol Dunne and Director of Education Eric Love. Dream of Northern Stage’s future while wearing your most festive cocktail attire, eating delicious hors d’oeuvres, drinking signature beverages, and bidding generously on eye-catching auction items as we support our beloved Upper Valley theater.

9/22/19 6:00pm

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction

Sep
22
2019

Film: Blinded by the Light

Film: Blinded by the Light

Javed is a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in 1987 England. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers an outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to express himself in his own voice.

Directed by Gurinder Chadha.

9/22/19 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock

Sep
22
2019

Black Enough: A Musical Cabaret

Black Enough: A Musical Cabaret

Come join local talents, Victoria Benkoski and Matt Edwards for a night of musical theare, classical, and jazz standards.

Come discover what it means to be enough.

Including pieces from the broadway musicals-- Waitress; The Last 5 Years; Hairspray; The Wild Party; Kinky Boots; Ragtime; Once on this Island; and many more. Jazz standards by Etta James and classical selections by Robert Schumann.

9/22/19 7:30pm

Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington

Sep
22
2019

Film: Blinded by the Light

Film: Blinded by the Light

Javed is a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in 1987 England. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers an outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to express himself in his own voice.

Directed by Gurinder Chadha.

9/22/19 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock

Sep
18
2019
– THRU –
Oct
6
2019

A Doll's House, Part 2

A Doll's House, Part 2

Nora has returned! Northern Stage is thrilled to present the unofficial sequel to our 2017 production of A Doll’s House. In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterpiece, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own. In this new play by Lucas Hnath, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock at the Helmer’s door. Why has Nora come home? And what will it mean for those she left behind? Whether you enjoyed our 2017 production or are new to the iconic story, you will delight in this moving contemporary classic that happens to be America’s most produced play this season.

9/18/19 7:30pm - 10/6/19 7:30pm

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction

Monday, September 23, 2019
Sep
23
2019

Film: Blinded by the Light

Film: Blinded by the Light

Javed is a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in 1987 England. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father. But when a classmate introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers an outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to express himself in his own voice.

Directed by Gurinder Chadha.

9/23/19 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, Woodstock

Sep
3
2019
– THRU –
Oct
7
2019

Youth Theater at Main Street Arts

Youth Theater at Main Street Arts

Youth Theater with Dominic DiBenedetto and advisor Charles Norris Brown
Session I - From Page to Stage - “Did Tiger Take the Rain”
(Future sessions of Youth Theater will focus on the ongoing development of “Did Tiger Take the Rain” for production.)
Mondays & Tuesdays, (5 weeks total) 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Dates:
Week 1: Tuesday, September 3
Week 2: Monday, September 9th and Tuesday, 10th
Week 3: Monday, September 16th & Tuesday, 17th
Week 4: Monday, September 23rd & Tuesday, 24th
Week 5: Monday, September 30th & Tuesday, October 1st
Week 6: Monday, October 7th

Cost: $125
Ages: 8 to 18
In this session of Main Street Arts’ Youth Theater, participants will be working collaboratively with local artist, anthropologist and author of the children’s book “Did Tiger Take the Rain?” Charles Norris Brown and educator, writer and actor Dominic DiBenedetto. This is an opportunity for youth to bring their ideas and vision to an exciting creative and collaborative process through which they will adapt “Did Tiger Take the Rain?” into a scripted play. “Did Tiger Take the Rain” carries cultural, social and environmental messages that are important and relevant to our community and world.The class will culminate in a reading/presentation of the completed script. Youth in the Tharu village in Nepal terai, India (where the book is set) will also be engaged in a similar creative process. Elements of this class will involve a cross cultural exchange between the youth groups.

Book Synopsis
In a Tharu village in the Nepal terai, it has been uncommonly hot and dry. One day, a tiger comes. People run away in fear. The villagers think it is a bad omen and that the tiger has taken the rain.

Best friends Usha and Anjali decide to ask Tiger herself why she has taken the rain. They set out for the jungle. Entering the forest, they meet Jackal who wants to know why they are there. They tell Jackal that they have come to ask Tiger why she took the rain. Jackal asks them to follow him and he will help them find out where the rain went.

Thus they start on an adventure from Jackals story to being swept away into the tree tops by monkeys who tell their own side of the story. Tiger did not take the rain. Forest help make clouds. Rain comes from clouds and when the forests disappear, so will the rain. What happened to the forest and how can we bring it back?

Dominic’s Bio
Dominic E DiBenedetto is a local educator currently in his 12th year teaching 8th grade English at Keene Middle School, in addition to his experience teaching at the high school and college level. He has been working at summer camps and similar programs for the past sixteen years; teaching writing, literature, and drama. Dominic holds a Master of Education degree and was a recipient of the Promising Practitioner Award by the New England League of Middle Schools. As a writer, Dominic has been a summer fellow for the National Writing Project, and he enjoys writing poetry, drama, and personal essays - his "This I Believe" essay can be found on the NPR website.

Charles’ Bio
Dish washer, bus driver, teacher, theoretician, and artist, Charles Norris-Brown was born in the small northern Pennsylvania town of Warren. He completed a PhD degree in Social Anthropology and Sociology at Lund University, Sweden, in 1984, based on fieldwork in the inner hills of Uttarakhand, India. By 1990, Charles had re-focused his work to look at small communities living in and dependent on forests. This took him from the rainforest of Borneo to poor communities in eastern Canada and the Appalachian region of the USA. While visiting India as part of a planned tiger conservation research project, he decided to combine his art, anthropology, and concern for the environment to begin to focus on writing and illustrating children’s books. He began by completing an on-line course with the Institute of Children’s Literature in 2005. A revisit to Nepal led to his first children’s book: Did Tiger Take the Rain?

9/3/19 4:30pm - 10/7/19 6:30pm

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Sep
18
2019
– THRU –
Oct
6
2019

A Doll's House, Part 2

A Doll's House, Part 2

Nora has returned! Northern Stage is thrilled to present the unofficial sequel to our 2017 production of A Doll’s House. In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterpiece, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own. In this new play by Lucas Hnath, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock at the Helmer’s door. Why has Nora come home? And what will it mean for those she left behind? Whether you enjoyed our 2017 production or are new to the iconic story, you will delight in this moving contemporary classic that happens to be America’s most produced play this season.

9/18/19 7:30pm - 10/6/19 7:30pm

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction

Sep
3
2019
– THRU –
Oct
7
2019

Youth Theater at Main Street Arts

Youth Theater at Main Street Arts

Youth Theater with Dominic DiBenedetto and advisor Charles Norris Brown
Session I - From Page to Stage - “Did Tiger Take the Rain”
(Future sessions of Youth Theater will focus on the ongoing development of “Did Tiger Take the Rain” for production.)
Mondays & Tuesdays, (5 weeks total) 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Dates:
Week 1: Tuesday, September 3
Week 2: Monday, September 9th and Tuesday, 10th
Week 3: Monday, September 16th & Tuesday, 17th
Week 4: Monday, September 23rd & Tuesday, 24th
Week 5: Monday, September 30th & Tuesday, October 1st
Week 6: Monday, October 7th

Cost: $125
Ages: 8 to 18
In this session of Main Street Arts’ Youth Theater, participants will be working collaboratively with local artist, anthropologist and author of the children’s book “Did Tiger Take the Rain?” Charles Norris Brown and educator, writer and actor Dominic DiBenedetto. This is an opportunity for youth to bring their ideas and vision to an exciting creative and collaborative process through which they will adapt “Did Tiger Take the Rain?” into a scripted play. “Did Tiger Take the Rain” carries cultural, social and environmental messages that are important and relevant to our community and world.The class will culminate in a reading/presentation of the completed script. Youth in the Tharu village in Nepal terai, India (where the book is set) will also be engaged in a similar creative process. Elements of this class will involve a cross cultural exchange between the youth groups.

Book Synopsis
In a Tharu village in the Nepal terai, it has been uncommonly hot and dry. One day, a tiger comes. People run away in fear. The villagers think it is a bad omen and that the tiger has taken the rain.

Best friends Usha and Anjali decide to ask Tiger herself why she has taken the rain. They set out for the jungle. Entering the forest, they meet Jackal who wants to know why they are there. They tell Jackal that they have come to ask Tiger why she took the rain. Jackal asks them to follow him and he will help them find out where the rain went.

Thus they start on an adventure from Jackals story to being swept away into the tree tops by monkeys who tell their own side of the story. Tiger did not take the rain. Forest help make clouds. Rain comes from clouds and when the forests disappear, so will the rain. What happened to the forest and how can we bring it back?

Dominic’s Bio
Dominic E DiBenedetto is a local educator currently in his 12th year teaching 8th grade English at Keene Middle School, in addition to his experience teaching at the high school and college level. He has been working at summer camps and similar programs for the past sixteen years; teaching writing, literature, and drama. Dominic holds a Master of Education degree and was a recipient of the Promising Practitioner Award by the New England League of Middle Schools. As a writer, Dominic has been a summer fellow for the National Writing Project, and he enjoys writing poetry, drama, and personal essays - his "This I Believe" essay can be found on the NPR website.

Charles’ Bio
Dish washer, bus driver, teacher, theoretician, and artist, Charles Norris-Brown was born in the small northern Pennsylvania town of Warren. He completed a PhD degree in Social Anthropology and Sociology at Lund University, Sweden, in 1984, based on fieldwork in the inner hills of Uttarakhand, India. By 1990, Charles had re-focused his work to look at small communities living in and dependent on forests. This took him from the rainforest of Borneo to poor communities in eastern Canada and the Appalachian region of the USA. While visiting India as part of a planned tiger conservation research project, he decided to combine his art, anthropology, and concern for the environment to begin to focus on writing and illustrating children’s books. He began by completing an on-line course with the Institute of Children’s Literature in 2005. A revisit to Nepal led to his first children’s book: Did Tiger Take the Rain?

9/3/19 4:30pm - 10/7/19 6:30pm

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Sep
18
2019
– THRU –
Oct
6
2019

A Doll's House, Part 2

A Doll's House, Part 2

Nora has returned! Northern Stage is thrilled to present the unofficial sequel to our 2017 production of A Doll’s House. In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterpiece, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own. In this new play by Lucas Hnath, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock at the Helmer’s door. Why has Nora come home? And what will it mean for those she left behind? Whether you enjoyed our 2017 production or are new to the iconic story, you will delight in this moving contemporary classic that happens to be America’s most produced play this season.

9/18/19 7:30pm - 10/6/19 7:30pm

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Sep
26
2019

National Theatre Live in HD: One Man, Two Guvnors

National Theatre Live in HD: One Man, Two Guvnors

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

9/26/19 7:00pm

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe

Sep
18
2019
– THRU –
Oct
6
2019

A Doll's House, Part 2

A Doll's House, Part 2

Nora has returned! Northern Stage is thrilled to present the unofficial sequel to our 2017 production of A Doll’s House. In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterpiece, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own. In this new play by Lucas Hnath, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock at the Helmer’s door. Why has Nora come home? And what will it mean for those she left behind? Whether you enjoyed our 2017 production or are new to the iconic story, you will delight in this moving contemporary classic that happens to be America’s most produced play this season.

9/18/19 7:30pm - 10/6/19 7:30pm

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction

Friday, September 27, 2019
Sep
18
2019
– THRU –
Oct
6
2019

A Doll's House, Part 2

A Doll's House, Part 2

Nora has returned! Northern Stage is thrilled to present the unofficial sequel to our 2017 production of A Doll’s House. In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterpiece, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own. In this new play by Lucas Hnath, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock at the Helmer’s door. Why has Nora come home? And what will it mean for those she left behind? Whether you enjoyed our 2017 production or are new to the iconic story, you will delight in this moving contemporary classic that happens to be America’s most produced play this season.

9/18/19 7:30pm - 10/6/19 7:30pm

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction

Saturday, September 28, 2019
Sep
18
2019
– THRU –
Oct
6
2019

A Doll's House, Part 2

A Doll's House, Part 2

Nora has returned! Northern Stage is thrilled to present the unofficial sequel to our 2017 production of A Doll’s House. In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterpiece, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own. In this new play by Lucas Hnath, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock at the Helmer’s door. Why has Nora come home? And what will it mean for those she left behind? Whether you enjoyed our 2017 production or are new to the iconic story, you will delight in this moving contemporary classic that happens to be America’s most produced play this season.

9/18/19 7:30pm - 10/6/19 7:30pm

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction

Sunday, September 29, 2019
Sep
18
2019
– THRU –
Oct
6
2019

A Doll's House, Part 2

A Doll's House, Part 2

Nora has returned! Northern Stage is thrilled to present the unofficial sequel to our 2017 production of A Doll’s House. In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterpiece, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own. In this new play by Lucas Hnath, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock at the Helmer’s door. Why has Nora come home? And what will it mean for those she left behind? Whether you enjoyed our 2017 production or are new to the iconic story, you will delight in this moving contemporary classic that happens to be America’s most produced play this season.

9/18/19 7:30pm - 10/6/19 7:30pm

Barrette Center for the Arts, White River Junction

Monday, September 30, 2019
Sep
3
2019
– THRU –
Oct
7
2019

Youth Theater at Main Street Arts

Youth Theater at Main Street Arts

Youth Theater with Dominic DiBenedetto and advisor Charles Norris Brown
Session I - From Page to Stage - “Did Tiger Take the Rain”
(Future sessions of Youth Theater will focus on the ongoing development of “Did Tiger Take the Rain” for production.)
Mondays & Tuesdays, (5 weeks total) 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Dates:
Week 1: Tuesday, September 3
Week 2: Monday, September 9th and Tuesday, 10th
Week 3: Monday, September 16th & Tuesday, 17th
Week 4: Monday, September 23rd & Tuesday, 24th
Week 5: Monday, September 30th & Tuesday, October 1st
Week 6: Monday, October 7th

Cost: $125
Ages: 8 to 18
In this session of Main Street Arts’ Youth Theater, participants will be working collaboratively with local artist, anthropologist and author of the children’s book “Did Tiger Take the Rain?” Charles Norris Brown and educator, writer and actor Dominic DiBenedetto. This is an opportunity for youth to bring their ideas and vision to an exciting creative and collaborative process through which they will adapt “Did Tiger Take the Rain?” into a scripted play. “Did Tiger Take the Rain” carries cultural, social and environmental messages that are important and relevant to our community and world.The class will culminate in a reading/presentation of the completed script. Youth in the Tharu village in Nepal terai, India (where the book is set) will also be engaged in a similar creative process. Elements of this class will involve a cross cultural exchange between the youth groups.

Book Synopsis
In a Tharu village in the Nepal terai, it has been uncommonly hot and dry. One day, a tiger comes. People run away in fear. The villagers think it is a bad omen and that the tiger has taken the rain.

Best friends Usha and Anjali decide to ask Tiger herself why she has taken the rain. They set out for the jungle. Entering the forest, they meet Jackal who wants to know why they are there. They tell Jackal that they have come to ask Tiger why she took the rain. Jackal asks them to follow him and he will help them find out where the rain went.

Thus they start on an adventure from Jackals story to being swept away into the tree tops by monkeys who tell their own side of the story. Tiger did not take the rain. Forest help make clouds. Rain comes from clouds and when the forests disappear, so will the rain. What happened to the forest and how can we bring it back?

Dominic’s Bio
Dominic E DiBenedetto is a local educator currently in his 12th year teaching 8th grade English at Keene Middle School, in addition to his experience teaching at the high school and college level. He has been working at summer camps and similar programs for the past sixteen years; teaching writing, literature, and drama. Dominic holds a Master of Education degree and was a recipient of the Promising Practitioner Award by the New England League of Middle Schools. As a writer, Dominic has been a summer fellow for the National Writing Project, and he enjoys writing poetry, drama, and personal essays - his "This I Believe" essay can be found on the NPR website.

Charles’ Bio
Dish washer, bus driver, teacher, theoretician, and artist, Charles Norris-Brown was born in the small northern Pennsylvania town of Warren. He completed a PhD degree in Social Anthropology and Sociology at Lund University, Sweden, in 1984, based on fieldwork in the inner hills of Uttarakhand, India. By 1990, Charles had re-focused his work to look at small communities living in and dependent on forests. This took him from the rainforest of Borneo to poor communities in eastern Canada and the Appalachian region of the USA. While visiting India as part of a planned tiger conservation research project, he decided to combine his art, anthropology, and concern for the environment to begin to focus on writing and illustrating children’s books. He began by completing an on-line course with the Institute of Children’s Literature in 2005. A revisit to Nepal led to his first children’s book: Did Tiger Take the Rain?

9/3/19 4:30pm - 10/7/19 6:30pm

Main Street Arts, Saxtons River