Hardwick VT: Modern Times Theater has the perfect antidote to the end of winter doldrums. It’s the Saturday Storefront Puppet Show Series, a trilogy of family-friendly events in downtown Hardwick.
Each show features live music, a pie raffle, a pre-show gramophone dance party, popcorn, cider, and, of course, the most spectacular puppet show this side of the Mississippi River. It’s Saturday morning cartoons, LIVE, right in the heart of the town that entertainment saved.
Modern Times Theater is Rose Friedman and Justin Lander. They are producers of Vermont Vaudeville, and have been performing puppet shows together since 2008.
Lander, who makes and puppeteers all the characters, promises suspense, “Each week is a different show, and each one ends with a cliffhanger– you won’t want to miss anything! And, half the jokes are for the parents, so they have a good time too.” Friedman narrates the show and provides musical accompaniment. She guarantees a good time for the whole family: “There’s variety: music, puppetry, crankies, and if all else fails, there will be donuts made by the world famous Red Sky Trading Company!” At each show one lucky audience member will win a Red Sky cake in a raffle.
Performances are March 3, 10, and 17 at 2:00 pm at the Blinking Yellow Light Theater (the Gohl Building), 101 South Main Street in downtown Hardwick, Vermont. Good for all ages, admission is by suggested donation of $7, or $25 for a family of four. This production is made possible in part by the NEK grant from the Vermont Community Foundation, as well as support from NEKArts.
Vermont Shakespeare Salon: staged reading of Wittenberg by David Davalos
Please join us for HCA’s first ever Vermont Shakespeare Festival Shakespeare Salon! Faust, Martin Luther, and Hamlet walk into a bar at the University of Wittenberg and the outcome is an intriguing and hilarious debate over destiny, inspiration, and conscience. Wittenberg is an invigorating invention that mixes up Shakespeare’s Prince of Denmark, Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus, and the real-life Martin Luther in a fateful week at the German university of the title. This comedy reveals the story behind the stories of these three historical and literary legends and is the rare sort of play that can both entertain and make you think.
What is a VSF Salon? A play that is chosen with immediate relevance to our world right now. Plays are by Shakespeare or inspired by Shakespeare. The play is read, with actors from the community and beyond. The performance is followed by a full discussion including the audience. A great way to discover new plays and talk about them with friends and experts!
Tickets by donation $10 The Hardwick Street Café will be open after the show offering great wine and cheese!
Highland Center for the Arts 2875 Hardwick Street Greensboro, VT 05841 www.highlandartsvt.org
MOXIE Productions proudly presents the 2018 “One & Only Series,” a celebration of solo performances, at the Grange Hall Cultural Center, with a double bill of award winning shows, “Manifesting Mrs. Marx,” and “Syndrome,” on March 10 & 11.
Saturday, March 10 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 11 at 1pm
After the Sunday matinee performance, a talk back with the artists and NAMI VT will follow, sponsored and led by NAMI Vermont (Vermont’s National Alliance on Mental Illness).
Manifesting Mrs. Marx, written by Australian-born New York City actress and Bachelor of both Laws and Biomedical Sciences, Clara Pagone, she uses Jenny Marx, the wife to the famed philosopher Karl Marx, is a journey of a woman and a soul trapped inside the books of history, betrayed by her famed husband and philosopher. The story of Jenny Marx is an homage to all people trapped inside the limitations and delusions of what society says they must be, and what happens when one endures through their psychosis of their trauma and times.
“Syndrome,” performed by Timothy McCown Reynolds, is the story of the every day battle to move through life struggling with the challenges that Tourettes Syndrome presents. This play, written by Kirk Wood Bromley, celebrates life’s tiny victories that propel our story through the complex struggle of facing the ordinary world when living inside the syndrome of Tourettes.
For information and reservations, call 802/ 244-4168 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or buy advanced tickets at sevendaystickets.com.