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Arts Calendar: Theater in Southern Vermont

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Thursday, September 19, 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

Friday, September 20, 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 21, 2019
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
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
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

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
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
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

Tuesday, October 1, 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, October 2, 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, October 3, 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

Friday, October 4, 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, October 5, 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