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Cornerstone Creative Community Arts Excursions | Fall 2020

Barrette Center for the Arts

Barrette Center for the Arts in Hartford.

This creative zone covers Orange and Windsor counties in the far mid-to-southeastern side of Vermont.

Missing the intimacy and thrill of in-person theater? The stage is the thing in Windsor County on the border with New Hampshire. In fact, the first in-person theatrical performance in the country approved by the Actors’ Equity Association since the start of the pandemic takes place in White River Junction at Northern Stage. Now through Oct. 25, as a part of the Tiny Necessary Theater Festival, Northern Stage is mounting a production of Stephanie Everett’s one-woman play, It’s Fine, I’m Fine. The award-winning play tells the story of Everett's struggles following multiple concussions playing soccer as a college varsity player. The play is performed in Northern Stage’s Barrette Center for the Arts. The 240-seat theater has limited seating to 25 percent of capacity, upgraded its HVAC filtration system, and is taking all other safety measures. The show runs 60 minutes without intermission. It will also be available to stream on demand Oct. 22 through Nov. 29.

BarnArts Center for the Arts has kicked off an outdoor, across-the-state staged reading of the play It Can’t Happen Here!, adapted by Tony Taccone and

Bennett Cohen from a satirical novel by Sinclair Lewis who wrote it in 1935 while living in Bernard, VT. The novel depicts a fascist takeover of the United States after a populist candidate defeats FDR for the 1936 Democratic nomination. The protagonist, an aging newspaper editor, decides to make a stand and use the press as a weapon against dictatorship, which winds him up in a military prison. The story is full of Vermont characters of all types. The tour runs through Oct. 25 at various performance locations throughout Vermont.

Chandler Center for the Arts will present the play at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Farr’s Hill recreational area, 24 Elm St., in Randolph. White River Junction’s Lyman Point Park, 167 Maple St, will host at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25.

Artisan Park in Windsor

Picnic Pairing: Artisan Park, Windsor. Dine among 18 works of art in the Path of Life Sculpture Garden along the Connecticut River.

Stage and seating areas will be cordoned off and audience will enter through one controlled Covid-19 safety check-in entrance. Ushers will coordinate six-feet of space between parties. Capacity is limited to 150, and the performance space will be a minimum of 12 feet from the audience. Masks are required in the audience area except while eating or drinking. Bring a picnic – food and drink may be brought in. The shows is in one act lasting about 80 minutes. Shows will be canceled in inclement weather, and tickets will be refundable or transferable.

For visual art, visit ArtisTree Community Arts Center in Pomfret, 2095 Pomfret Rd. The Local Color exhibit runs until Nov. 7 and includes paintings, photography, sculpture, and ceramics, celebrating local artists and the splendors of fall. The final exhibit of 2020 will be Small Works, which features 12” x 12” 2D works and 10” x 10” 3D works. The show also includes jewelry, fiber works, and ornaments and runs from Nov. 20- Dec. 23. Submissions are accepted until Nov. 5. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

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Last updated October 14, 2020.