Thank you to our season sponsors: The Bear Bookshop and Foard Panel
THE HOT L BALTIMORE
Directed by Hallie Flower
The Hotel Baltimore used to be the swankiest place in town—now it has a date with the wrecking ball. Eviction notices just went out to its residents, who live on the fringes of society and call the once elegant; now tarnished hotel home. This acclaimed play from author Lanford Wilson (set in 1973) is filled with everyday humanity—unexpectedly intimate and moving. The Hot L Baltimore reveals the lives of an unconventional community about to be set adrift once more.
Friday, April 7 at 7pm
Saturday, April 8 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, April 9 at 2pm
Friday, April 14 at 7pm
Saturday, April 15 at 2pm and 7pm
No show on Sunday, April 16
Theatre Adventure Presents
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Shakespeare is alive and well with the Theatre Adventure Thursday Troupe! Last year’s foray with Romeo and Juliet afforded tremendous opportunities to begin the great adventure of learning about the famous Bard and his rhythmic language as well as his outrageous storylines with complicated relationships and plot twists.
This year’s production, A Midsummer Night’s Dream promises to be an unforgettable experience for audiences. The actors have embraced their characters from “the inside out.” Egeus embodies the emotions of a father who feels betrayed by his daughter Hermia. In contrast, Hermia presents two distinct sides---as the headstrong daughter standing up to her father and the young woman hopelessly in love with Lysander.
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, heads the Court with wisdom as well as sympathy toward Hermia’s dilemma. Demetrius, played by three actors, also presents various conflicting emotions---as the “chosen one” by Egeus of which he is proud, but also by the persistent Helena, of which he barely tolerates. Bottom, played by two actors skillfully uses pantomime as the clown of the story. And of course, Puck, Oberon, Titania, and several other fairies, bring to the story magic, whimsy, and power of another sort.
Outstanding performances by all of the actors in glorious costumes create a theatrical production that highlights the strengths and talents of the dedicated Theatre Adventure actors. Inclusive theatre is alive and well in Southern Vermont!
Sponsored by Green River Data Analysis
Thursday April 13 at 10:30 am
Friday April 14 at 7 pm
All performances take place at the
West Village Meeting House,
29 South Street, West Brattleboro
Wheel Chair accessible
$10 tickets available: neyt.org or at the door
Group tickets available upon request
Disney’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND JR.
Directed by Shoshana Bass
Sponsored by First Advantage Dental, Scott Gordon-Macey and the Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development.
Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her mad cap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast paced take on a classic tale.
The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!
Performance: May 5-14
Friday, May 5 at 7pm
Saturday, May 6 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, May 7 at 2pm
Friday, May 12 at 7pm
Saturday, May 13 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, May 14 at 2pm
“THE PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN”
~A fairy tale written in 1872 by George MacDonald,
Adapted by Carol Lawson in 1941 and
Theatre Adventure in 2011
There was once a Princess whose Father was King over a great country full of mountains and valleys. His palace was built upon a mountain and was very grand and beautiful.
Princess Irene had eyes like two bits of night-sky, each with a star dissolved in the blue. However, I doubt if she ever saw the real sky with the stars in it for a reason I better mention at once. These mountains were full of hollow places underneath; huge caverns, and winding ways, some with water running through them, and some shining with all the colors of the rainbow when a light was taken in. There were mines there, great deep pits, with long galleries and passages running off from them, which had been dug to get at the ore of which the mountains were full.
Now in these caverns lived Goblins, cunning and mischievous. They were not cruel for cruelty’s sake and yet derived great delight in pestering the Sun-People who lived in the open-air-story above them…
The Theatre Adventure Wednesday Troupe brings to life this classic fairy tale, written in 1872 by George MacDonald. An ever present Great-Great-Grandmother, a doting nurse maid, a devoted King-Papa, a brave and curious miner boy, and more join with the courageous Princess Irene in a tale told with shadow work, acting, dancing, singing, and projections.
~Theatre Adventure actors, with and without disabilities, create theater that turns traditional roles upside down, presents a fresh take on familiar stories, and challenges audiences to open their thinking about differences.
Wednesday May 17, 10:30 am- “Sensory Friendly”
Thursday May 18/Friday May 19, 10:30 am
West Village Meeting House
29 South Street, West Brattleboro
$10 tickets available: neyt.org, and at the door
ASL interpreted/ wheel chair accessible