Performing Arts

THEATER, STORYTELLING & COMEDY

Oct. 10–12, 16, 18: The Thirty-Nine Steps. Lost Nation Theater presents a fast-paced “whodunit” for anyone who loves the magic of theater. Nonstop laughs with over 150 zany characters. See below for adult ticket prices. Note: prices vary with show dates and times. All shows: $5 discount for seniors ages 65+; youth 11 and under $10. 229-0492. lostnationtheater.org.

Oct. 10: 8 p.m., $30

Oct. 11: 2 p.m., $25; 7 p.m., $30.

Oct. 12: 7 p.m.; $30.

Oct. 16: 7 p.m., $25.

Oct. 18: 8 p.m., $30

Oct. 9, 11, 12, 17–19: The Comedy of Errors. Lost Nation Theater presents hilarious hijinks from one of the greatest writers of all time, William Shakespeare. Mistaken identities, witty dialogue, puns and plot-twists. See below for adult ticket prices. Note: prices vary with show dates and times. All shows: $5 discount for seniors ages 65+; youth 11 and under $10. 229-0492. lostnationtheater.org.

Oct. 9: 7 p.m., $25.

Oct. 11: 2 p.m., $25; 8 p.m., $30.

Oct. 12: 7 p.m., $30.

Oct. 17: 8 p.m., $30

Oct. 18: 2 p.m., $25.

Oct. 19: 2 p.m., $30.

Oct. 11: Lamb Chop Loves the Military. Lamb Chop and Mallory Lewis live in person. Benefits Rhythm of the Rein’s Equine Services for Veterans Program. 7:30 p.m. Alexander Twilight Theater, Lyndon State College. Free with military ID; adults $10; children 12 and under $5. 426-3781. rhythmoftherein.org.

Oct. 16: Kathleen Kanz Comedy Hour. With Vince Mulac, Melissa Moran, Adam Cook and Ellington Wells. 7 p.m. Capitol Grounds, 27 State St., Montpelier. $5. 223-7800. capitolgrounds.com.

Oct. 16–18: Brigadoon. The classic story of two American tourists who stumble upon the mysteriously blessed village of Brigadoon. Oct. 16 and 17, 7 p.m.; Oct. 18, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Old Meeting House, 1620 Center Rd., E. Montpelier. Adults $12; children $8; family of four $35. Tickets available through eventbrite.com, at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier and at the door. oldmeetinghouse.org.

Oct. 16–19, 23–26: October. New play by local Vermont playwright Tom Blachly. Story takes place in a mythical Vermont town, and revolves around a couple who run an orchard and their rebellious daughter who dreams of a life on the stage. 7:30 p.m. Haybarn Theatre, Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield. Adults $15; students and seniors $12. 426-3955. blachly@together.net.

Oct. 17: Zora. Adapted from the original theatrical biography of Zora Neale Hurston by Laurence Holder. Incorporating music from the era and some of Hurston’s southern folklore, the story focuses on her battle to preserve her people’s culture and to live an authentic life against all odds. Surrounded by a pre- and post-show interactive discussion the audience will explore themes including racism and the Harlem Renaissance. Recommended for grades 7–12. 10 a.m. Chandler Music Hall. 71-73 Main St., Randolph. $10. 431-0204. outreach@chandler-arts.org.

Oct. 17: Paula Poundstone. Appearing on stage armed only with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone is famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity. 7:30 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. $36 advance; $40 day of show. 728-6464. chandler-arts.org.

Oct. 17, 18: Vermont Vaudeville presents What Goes Up . . . Unique combination of comedy, circus and music. Oct 17, 8 p.m.; Oct. 18, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Hardwick Town House, Church St., Hardwick. Advance: adults $12; children $6. At door: adults $15; children $8. Sat. matinee: adults $10; children $5. 472-1387. vermontvaudeville@gmail.com. vermontvaudeville.com.

Oct. 23: Extempo. Listen to locals tell their first-person true stories live without notes or reading. Sign up in advance if you want to tell a story yourself. 8 p.m. Bridgeside Books, 29 Stowe St., Waterbury. $5. 244-1441. storytelling@extempoVT.com. extempovt.com.

Oct. 24: Local Storytellers Live on Stage. Twin Valley Senior Center fall fundraiser. Enjoy your friends and neighbors of all ages telling true stories on stage about vitality, wisdom and aging. Plated dinner, dessert and raffle included. 6 p.m. The Canadian Club, 414 E. Montpelier Rd., Barre. $25. 223-6954. 454-1222. twinvalleyseniors.org.