The student theater troupe at Johnson State College will stage a nontraditional production of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy “Antigone” at the Dibden Center for the Arts on campus.
Performances of “Antigone: Red Feed, Blue Feed” will start at 7 p.m. Nov. 9-11 and 2 pm. Nov. 12. Tickets are $10 a person (cash only) for the public. Johnson State College at the Dibden Center for the Arts on campus.
With a script JSC students revised using three varied interpretations of “Antigone,” the cast changed the play’s approach to reflect the influence of social media feeds on public opinion. Audience members can vote on who they think is the play’s hero, and their vote will affect the ending.
To reserve tickets, contact the Dibden Center box office at email@example.com, or call 635-1476 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Stage 32, the U-32 Theater program, is proud to present an intimate production of the acclaimed musical The Spitfire Grill by James Valcz and Fred Alley, based on the movie filmed in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont in 1996.
The Spitfire Grill production staff: Directors: Erin Galligan-Baldwin and Heather Clark-Warner; Music Directors: Roger Grow and David Powelson; Set Design and Construction: David Sanguinetti and students; Lighting Design: Wendy Stephens and students; Costumes by Amy Papineau and students and Prop design by Sue Verchereau and students.
The show follows recently paroled convict Percy Talbott, who is looking for a place to start over, and rural Gilead, Wisconsin, seems just the right place. She takes a job at the Spitfire Grill, a crumbling diner where the townsfolk congregate and gossip, run by an ornery widow named Hannah. Hannah has been trying to sell the diner to escape from the painful memories it holds, but the property has been on the market for a decade with no takers. Soon, Percy hatches a plan to hold a raffle for ownership of the Spitfire Grill – for one hundred dollars and an essay about why they might want the Grill, anyone can enter the contest. As the seasons change and rumors about her past build, the contest entries begin to roll in and Percy starts to realize that she’s not the only person in Gilead with a history.
Building on last year’s success of Cry Baby, which featured rock inspired music, Stage 32 looks to bring new life to this popular musical about rural America. When the show debuted in 2001, Billboard Magazine said “The Spitfire Grill is like a breath of fresh country air.” Stage 32’s Fall 2017 production of The Spitfire Grill will have you believing in the simple power of redemption. Family friendly. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets will be available at the door or you can reserve tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LNT Aid! - Vermont Stars come out for Lost Nation Theater
4th annual mega concert with mega-talented & fun artists doing their remarkable respective things to raise much needed funds for Lost Nation Theater. Great tunes, great laughs, great storytelling with Vermont stars of stage and song! In alphabetical order,LNT Aid 2017 stars Patti Casey, Jon Gailmor, Taryn Noelle (with Dan Boomhower), and George Woodard, plus Special Guest Star, Emmy-Winner Gordon Clapp. Soundman Bennett Shapiro of MadTech Sound provides the audio engineering.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Montpelier City Hall Arts Center, 39 Main Street Montpelier VT 05602
All tickets: $25 (all proceeds benefit Lost Nation Theater)