Jack and the Devil's Three Golden Hairs
Town Schools Theatre
by the Brother’s Grimm.
adapted from a musical written by Stephen Stearns and Peter Amidon.
Directed by Naomi Shafer and Jonny Flood
Sponsored by The Windham Southeast Supervisory Union, Building Bright Futures and People's United Bank
Performances: January 23-25
Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm
Tickets: All tickets $6
The story starts long, long ago in a poor village with a birth. A fortune teller predicts that the baby will marry the princess. When the King gets word that a peasant child will someday usurp him, he sets out to stop fate. Alas, his plan goes terribly wrong. With the help of forest robbers, Jack grows up to marry the princess, but not before he completes a set of challenges, including plucking three hairs from the devil’s head.
Town Schools Theatre is a partnership between the New England Youth Theatre (NEYT) and Academy, Green Street and Oak Grove. Students from each school came to NEYT for a free after school program to learn theatre skills and rehearse this play. NEYT has led outreach programs at each school, but the principlas had the idea to create a unified program so that all students in the public elementary schools can have equal arts opportunities. The program is for students in 4th, 5th and 6th grades.
Sherlock Holmes: the Adventure of the Speckled Band
by Conan Doyle
Directed by Harry Poster
Performances: Feb. 13 – March 1
Thursday 13th at 7:00 Saturday 14th at 2:00 and 7:00, Sunday 15th at 2:00
NO SHOWS WEEK OF the 16th
Friday 27th at 7:00, Saturday 28th at 2:00 and 7:00 and
Sunday 1st at 1:00
Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective first came to life in 1887 and still is a great inspiration for story after story today. The unstoppable Sherlock Holmes is on the hunt for his next mystery. Master of disguise and deduction, with encyclopedic knowledge and the ability to unlock a clue from a muddy footprint, Holmes has yet to be confounded by a mystery. With house companion Dr. John Watson at his side,there is no adventure that has out ventured him. Now a new kind of villain is on the loose and London's police have lost the scent. Down every shadowy alley way lies another trick, another trap. Is Sherlock above the case, or is the opponent leading his every move? Travel back to the origins of Doyle’s distinct detector and find out if he can stand up to the challenge. The game's afoot.
Adapted by Elizabeth Lincoln Gould, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
Directed by Stephen Stearns
Performances: March 20-29
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm
Civil war time: Little Women is a "coming of age" drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girls father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by their beloved Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie. The play focuses primarily on Jo and her relationship to the world as a creative independent young woman.