Theatre Adventure Program
Directed by Laura Lawson Tucker and Darlene Jenson
Sponsored by Brattleboro Ford-Subaru, Brown Computer Solutions, and Green River Data Analysis
"Extravaganza Journey!" is a pageant created from the students’ ideas. This one-hour show will weave together acting, physical comedy, creative movement, circus arts, drumming, fabric arts, shadow puppetry, projections, and sound. The audience will enjoy an experiential production inspired by many interpretations of "journey."
Theatre Adventure actors with and without disabilities create brave and vibrant theater. With innovative artistic vision Theatre Adventure actors inspire awakened views from their audiences.
Performance: July 10
Friday, July 10, 10:30 am
Tickets: All tickets $10
Performances are at the West Village Meeting House, 29 South Street, West Brattleboro.
ASL interpreted and the venue is wheelchair accessible
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Peter Gould
Sponsored by Trust Company of Vermont
Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, has been living on a primitive island with his fifteen-year-old daughter, Miranda, for the past 12 years. His dukedom had been usurped by his own brother, Antonio, whom Prospero had entrusted to manage the affairs of government while he was concentrating on his study of the liberal arts. With the support of Alonso, the King of Naples, Antonio conspired against his brother to become the new Duke of Milan. A second shipwreck brings ashore the enemies of Prospero and the man of Miranda’s dreams. The Tempest is filled with majesty, hilarity, music, magic, and surprise.
Performances: July 10-12
Friday, July 10, 7pm
Saturday, July 11, 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, July 12, 2pm
Tickets: Adult $10, Senior $8, Sudent $8
In Search of Pirate’s Booty!
Directed by Kevin O’Keefe
Sponsored by Potter Stewart Jr. Law Firm
Ahoy maties! Join Captain Kevin O’Keefe and climb aboard the HMS Circus Minimus! We will set sails for foreign lands in search of the elusive pirate booty. Lad and lassies come join yer ship mates and witness the marauding. They will climb the yardarm (do partner acro), walk the plank (that’s a tightwire, for you land lubbers) and juggle the jewels of the Seven Seas.
Performances: July 18
Saturday, July 18, 4pm and 7pm
Tickets: All tickets $8
Melodrama Festival Two
Flora of the Flowershop
written by Betty Tracy Huff
directed by Michael Trzos and Zoe Guttenplan
Small businesses are the fabric that makes up a thriving community. That's why Flora and her friends opened a flower shop to help serve every occasion--Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Groundhog Day, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, Bubble Dath Day and even National Spinach Day! (Ew gross). But there is just one problem. Flora’s Flower Shop is not thriving and the evil villain Carruthers B. Coldheart has forced his hand into the flowerpot to uproot the business once and for all. The only hope now is to help Flora solve the puzzle of how to grow a mysterious and ancient flower worth 100 million dollars and to find a hero clever enough to outsmart Coldheart. Or can she just do it herself? Find out this summer!
The Last, Last, Last Will
written by Jane Baker and Sandy Klein
directed by Jay Gelter and Maia Gilmour
Sponsored by Potter Stewart Jr. Law Firm
With the aid of her best friend Lady Bea Plottin, and the servants of the newly deceased Lord Nottoolong, Lady Marion Kind must thwart her father’s wishes that she be married in order to receive her rightful inheritance. The evil Uncle Lord Barron Fields stands to inherit everything and become guardian to Marion if she does not marry, and marry quickly!
Performances: July 24-25
Friday, July 24, 6pm
Saturday, July 25, 2pm and 6pm
by Greg Kotis, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Directed by Rebecca Waxman
with Alli Lubin as musical director and Alisa Hauser as choreographer and vocal coach
Sponsored by Hazel Restaurant, Rich Earth Institute, and The Richards Group
A side-splitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.
Winner of three TONY Awards, three Outer Critic’s Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself!
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!
Inspired by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, Urinetown is an irreverently humorous satire in which no one is safe from scrutiny. Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the “comedic romp” into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.
Performances: August 7-15
Friday, August 7, 7pm
Saturday, August 8, 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, August 9, 2pm
NO SHOW Monday, August 10
Tuesday, August 11, 7pm
Wednesday, August 12, 7pm
Thursday, August 13, 7pm
Friday, August 14, 7pm
Saturday, August 15, 2pm and 7pm
Tickets: Adult $15, Student $11, Senior $13