by Will Eno
Directed by Micheal Trzos
April 10-13, 18-19
Sponsored by The Bear Bookshop
Will Eno says we spend a lot of time thinking about the end and the
beginning, the miracle of birth and the mystery of death, in kind of
self-aggrandizing ways. "But, by definition, all of our lives take place
in the middle of those two sort of unknowable events, in this great and
often unexamined middle."
MIDDLETOWN, a sometimes sad, always ironic work, tries to find just the
tiniest shred of certainty, of consistency in this, the unknown territory
of life. Inspired by and sometimes parodying Thornton Wilder's Our Town,
it reflects as well Eno's mentor Edward Albee, who asks, in an interview
with Will Eno, "What could be worse than getting to the end your life and
figuring out you haven't participated in it?"
Directed by Micheal Trzos, the NEYT Senior Company tackles this rich and
deeply thoughtful contemporary work about the mysteries of human
Recommended for ages 13 and up, due to adult content and language.
Thu, Fri & Sat at 7:00 pm
Sat & Sun at 2:00 pm
Fri & Sat at 7:00 pm, Sat at 2:00 pm
Tickets: Adults $12.00, Seniors $10.00, Students $8.00
Flights of Fancy
Thursday April 24, 10:30 am/Friday April 25, 7 pm
Sponsored by Clear Solutions and Green River
“Flights of Fancy” is a story about standing up for what you believe in and the power of self-expression. The town of Bravo is famous for its Dancing Mayor and theatrical townspeople. However, dramatic endeavors in Bravo are threatened by the villainous King Henry VIII and Cleopatra as well as Julius Caesar and Calpurnia, the rulers of the neighboring Kingdom of Killjoy. Will the villains win out and banish all singing, dancing and acting from Bravo? What will happen to the Prince and Princess from the Kingdom of Killjoy who run away to Bravo? Will the Southern Gal with Attitude succeed in helping Bravo stay true to its fame? Could the trick of the Elf help save the day?
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HOW CAN WE KEEP FROM SINGING?
A Pete Seeger Tribute Sing-a-Long
Hosted by Stephen Stearns & Peter Amidon
All proceeds to benefit NEYT's The Angels in the Wings Scholarship Fund
Friday May 2, 7:30 pm
NEYT is proud to present a galaxy of well-known singers and songwriters, many of whom have sung with Pete Seeger and written songs with him over the past fifty years. Included are: Gould & Stearns, Peter Amidon, Ruth Pelham, Sarah Pirtle, Scott Ainslie, Andy Davis, Peter Siegel, Becky Graber and the Brattleboro Women’s Sing About Chorus, John Ungerleider, Bill Conley, Mike Miller, Val Mindel, Nick Apollonio, Keith Murphy, Becky Tracy, Jim Anderson, Mollie Gawler, Ian Stearns, Al Stockwell, and Jerry Stockman.
The show will follow Pete’s life and the songs, in many genres, that he sang at various points throughout his life: Woodie Guthrie and Almanac Singers years, The Black List years, The Weavers years, the college concerts and children’s campfire years, the years of protest marches for Civil Rights and against the Vietnam War, his devotion to cleaning up the Hudson River and the planet as a whole, while trying to plant songs in every heart and every lip as he went along his way. He was the total Medieval troubadour; a man for all seasons. There will be something for everyone to relish and sing along with from “If I Had A Hammer” to “Sweet Potatoes” to “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy” to “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine”.
Tickets: Adults $20.00, Seniors $15.00, Students $10.00
NEYT strives to make its programs and performances accessible. Classrooms and the theater in our facility are universally accessible, and the box office can provide Assistive Listening Devices to patrons upon request. Theatre Adventure shows are always ASL interpreted, and we aim to provide ASL interpreters for at least one major production each year.