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THEATER, STORYTELLING & COMEDY

July 16–18, 23–25, 28–30: The Voysey Inheritance. 7:30 p.m. Unadilla Theater, 501 Blachly Rd., Marshfield. Adults $20; children 12 and under $10. 456-8968. unadilla@pshift.com.

July 16–19: Living Together. A trio of comedies set over one weekend at a home in the English countryside. 7:30 p.m. Festival Theater at Unadilla, 501 Blachly Rd., Marshfield. Adults $20; children 12 and under $10. 456-8968. unadilla@pshift.com.

July 16–19: Baker Street. The Sherlock Holmes musical. Thurs.–Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. matinee, 2 p.m. QuarryWorks, Haggett Rd., Adamant. Free. Reservations: 229-6978. quarryworks.org.

July 17: Stroke Yer Joke. Open-mic stand-up comedy hosted by Bitsy Biron. Sign up in advance on Facebook or sign up at the door a half hour before show time to try five minutes of your best material before a live audience. 8 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

July 17, 26: Beautiful Thing. A classic teen coming-out play by Jonathan Harvey. Part of the Vermont Pride Theater 5th annual Summer Festival. 7:30 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. Advance tickets: adults $17; students $12. Day of show: adults $20; students $15. 728-6464. chandler-arts.org.

July 17, 18, 25; Aug. 1: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. An average day in the life of Charlie Brown. July 17, 7:30 p.m.; July 18, 25 and Aug. 1, 2 p.m. The Mirror Theater, Town Hall Green, 81 Lauredon Ave., Greensboro. $10. 533-7487. mirrorarts.org.

July 18: John Epperson: Show Trash. Traces how a shy, misfit kid from Mississippi came to reincarnate the glamor goddesses of yesterday in Epperson’s big-city showbiz persona “Lypsinka.” Part of the Vermont Pride Theater 5th annual Summer Festival. 7:30 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. Advance tickets: adults $17; students $12. Day of show: adults $20; students $15. 728-6464. chandler-arts.org.

July 18, 25: Underneath the Above Show Number 1. Presented by Bread and Puppet and inspired by the forthcoming presidential election campaign. Tour of farm, 6 p.m.; show starts 7:30 p.m. The Bread and Puppet Farm, Paper Maché Cathedral, Rt. 122, Glover. $10 suggested donation. 525-3031. breadandpuppet.org.

July 19, 24: The Kid Thing. Sarah Grubbins’ prize-winning play examining the effect on two lesbian couples of one couple’s pregnancy. Part of the Vermont Pride Theater 5th annual Summer Festival. 7:30 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. Advance tickets: adults $17; students $12. Day of show: adults $20; students $15. 728-6464. chandler-arts.org.

July 19, 26; Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Overtakelessness Circus and Pageant, Comet’s Passage Over Reality Passion Play, The Rootsie Tootsies. Presented by Bread and Puppet. After the shows, The Rootie Tooties will perform early 20th Century American folk and jazz. 3 p.m. The Bread and Puppet Farm, Rt. 122, Glover. $10 suggested donation. 525-3031. breadandpuppet.org.

July 22: Extempo. Locals tell short-format, first-person, true stories live on stage without any notes or reading. 8 p.m. Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery, 4373 Rt. 12, Berlin. $5. 223-1151. storytelling@extempovt.com.      extempovt.com.

July 23–Aug. 9: Stone. Lost Nation Theater presents the glorious and gritty story of the people who shaped Barre’s granite heritage. This is the 10th anniversary production of Kim Bent’s award-winning play with traditional Italian, Irish and French-Canadian music and dances. Thurs., 7 p.m.; Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Vermont Granite Museum, 7 Jones Brothers Way, Barre. $15–30. 229-0492. lostnationtheater.org.

July 23–Aug. 14: Kiss Me Kate. Thurs.–Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m. The Mirror Theater, Town Hall Green, 81 Lauredon Ave., Greensboro. $20. 533-7487. mirrorarts.org.

July 24: Bueno Comedy Showcase. A dedicated show of stand-up hosted by Sean Hunter Williams that features four or five talented comics from here and away. 8:30 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. $6. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

July 25: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The Kellogg-Hubbard Players present the Shakespeare play. All ages. 2 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.

July 25: HICK: A Love Story. A moving portrayal of the little-known relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and reporter Lorena Hickok. Part of the Vermont Pride Theater 5th annual Summer Festival. 7:30 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. Advance tickets: adults $17; students $12. Day of show: adults $20; students $15. 728-6464. chandler-arts.org.

July 25, 26; Aug. 1, 2: Rapunzel. Children’s production of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Sat., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. QuarryWorks, Haggett Rd., Adamant. Free. Reservations: 229-6978. quarryworks.org.

July 25–Aug. 16: Hamlet. Sat.–Sun., 7:30 p.m. The Mirror Theater, Town Hall Green, 81 Lauredon Ave., Greensboro. $20. 533-7487. mirrorarts.org.

July 26: An Evening with Brian Cox. Cox, winner of the Olivier for his Titus Andronicus for the Royal Shakespeare Company, will discuss his experiences performing and teaching Shakespeare in an interactive evening that begins with the Greensboro company’s production of Hamlet. 7:30 p.m. The Mirror Theater, Town Hall Green, 81 Lauredon Ave., Greensboro. $20. 533-7487. mirrorarts.org.

July 26: Silents Are Golden. Hosted by Rob Mermin. A celebration of the greatest films of the silent film era. Mermin demonstrates the silent acting styles of the stars with lavish clips from 100 films. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Unadilla Theater, 501 Blachly Rd., Marshfield.  Adults $20; youth $10. 456-8968.

July 26–Aug. 16: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. Sun., 2 p.m. The Mirror Theater, Town Hall Green, 81 Lauredon Ave., Greensboro. $20. 533-7487. mirrorarts.org.

July 29: The Mirror Theater: 2015 Gala. Live event featuring song, theater, dance and some of the stars of all our shows.  Food and drinks served. All proceeds benefit the Greensboro Nursing Home. 5:30 p.m. The Mirror Theater, Town Hall Green, 81 Lauredon Ave., Greensboro. $45. 533-7487. mirrorarts.org.

July 31: poeMUSEic. Bring your poetry, prose, diary entries and more for five minutes at the mic, backed by an improvising house musician or two. Or provide your own accompanist(s). Sign up at the door; hosted by Geof Hewitt. 7 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. Free. 479-0896. events@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

Aug. 2, 16, 23: Rob Mermin Performs Adventures in Mime & Space. A multi-media tribute to his mentor, legendary French mime Marcel Marceau. 7:30 p.m. Unadilla Theater, 501 Blachly Rd., Marshfield.  Adults $20; youth $10. 456-8968.

Aug. 5, 14, 21: Rob Mermin Performs Circle of Sawdust. A one-man, multi-media, autobiographical history of life “under canvas” in the Big Top circus world. 7:30 p.m. Unadilla Theater, 501 Blachly Rd., Marshfield.  Adults $20; youth $10. 456-8968.

Aug. 6–9, 13–16: The Trip to Bountiful. Horton Foote’s classic drama. Thurs.–Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat.–Sun., 2 p.m. QuarryWorks, Haggett Rd., Adamant. Free. Reservations: 229-6978. quarryworks.org.

AUDITIONS

July 18: Midsummer Night’s Dream Auditions. Can we present a Shakespeare play in one week? Audition on Sat., July 18, learn lines and rehearse during the week and perform the next Saturday! Ages 8+. 11 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.