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Get Thee to the Funnery
Much Ado About Nothing
Directed by Peter Gould, Taylor Patno, Wyndham Maxwell and Alec Dandelions

Come be wowed by our cast of super energetic and deep-thinking young Shakespeareans!  Directed by Peter Gould with the assistance of three of NEYT’s finest home-grown young actor/directors, this is one of the Bard’s greatest comedies. Featuring famously foolish physical comedy scenes, and two ‘lovers-in-spite-of-themselves’ whose teases and barbs are the stuff of legend! 

Gould says “This Much Ado is NOT about nothing, it’s about SOMETHING and, that something is young actors bringing these characters and this language to life -- that’s the most fun you can ever have with Shakespeare, and that’s why we invite you to Get Thee to the Funnery!”

Performs June 29 at 7pm
July 1 at 11am
July 2 at 2pm

Admission: Free
Sponsor: The Richards Group


Melodrama Festival One
Junior (ages 9-11)  The Great Caper Caper
Written by Nick Bombicino
Directed by Hayden Bunker and Raphi Shamas

When a trio of quick-thinking sisters gets tired of "You must pay the rent!" and "I can't pay the rent!"... they take matters into their own hands! But what happens when you live in a world where villainy is chic but morality is still the right thing to do? What happens when you walk a mile in another's shoes? What happens when you can't go home again? Tune in to find out!
Senior (ages12-15) Pomp and Circumstance
Written by Caleb Roitz
Directed by Moriah Martel and Caleb Roitz

When an infamous diplomat is found dead at the estate of a renowned doctor, the mystery is on, the culprit must be found and shenanigans ensue! WIll our detective and his trusty assistant solve the case? Will the unfortunately named reporter rise above his bizarre moniker? And most importantly - is yoga the key to life?

Performs Friday, June 30 at 6pm
Saturday, July 1 at 2pm and 6pm
Admission $8 for admission to both Junior AND Senior shows
Sponsor: Howard Printing


NEYT’s Traveling Commedia Troupe presents: 
The Emperor’s New Clothes 
Written and directed by Rosa Palmeri with Jonny Flood

In the tradition of classic Commedia street theater, the company will perform this hilarious and timely adaptation throughout the region at various venues. Stay tuned for new dates as they are scheduled - you never know where and when these nomadic performers will show up next!

NEYT is proud to collaborate with Main Street Arts for their 1st annual Great River Theater Festival:
One Weekend, 7 Theater Companies, 14 Shows, 4 Venues, In Beautiful Putney Vermont.
Come see our Commedia Troupe perform the hilarious (and timely!) "The Emperor's New Clothes", written by Rosa Palmeri and directed by Jonny Flood. 

July 8 at 2pm and 7pm
Tickets: Adults: $15, Youth $8
Buy tickets here.

These are chilly times  my dear friends, and King Bibble is bored. He usually has a new bauble or trifle to hoard, Now not even the grandest fashion will charm him. Unless it’s fresh, hot, new, and without some synonym He won’t give it a glance. Cue Sylvester and Sydney, Swindlers so clever, they’ll steal your heart and your kidnye. They’ll make the king his fine robes, and make themselves some good monies Sewn from “invisible cloth”, unseen to all dummies. Come see for yourself -  King Bibbles new clothes!  Bring a friend! NEYT’s clowns reveal how it’s all gonna end.

Performs : July 8 at Next Stage Arts in Putney, as a part of the Great River Theater Festival.


Senior Company Summer Musical
The Drowsy Chaperone

Directed by Rebecca Waxman
Musical Director: Mary Sugar
Choreographer: Shoshanna Bass

Performs at 7pm on July 7, 8, 11,12,13,14,15
Performs at 2pm on July 8, 9, 15
Admission: Students: $11 Seniors: $13 Adult: $15
Sponsors: Hazel Restaurant; Phillips, Dunn, Shriver & Carroll; The Putney School
On a dark stage, a man appears and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The melody comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins. With two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theater producer, a dotty hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, an intoxicated chaperone, and his own uniquely entertaining commentary, this stranger shares a tale of delightful hijinks and bewitching music.
Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another.  Hailed by New York Magazine as "The Perfect Broadway Musical," The Drowsy Chaperone is a masterful meta-musical, poking fun at all the tropes that characterize the musical theatre genre while having a fabulous time along the way.

Melodrama Festival Two
Junior (9-11):  'A Titanic Heist' Or: 'None Too Soon!' A Tale of Titanic Proportions!
Written by Nick Bombicino 
Directed by Taylor Patno and Kristina Meima

What happens when Classic Melodrama Villains have to change with the times? They head to where the money is: Hollywood. The Dry Gulch Duo, Sting Sharply and Ivan Hoffa, decide to up their game to game the system in 1930's silver screen fashion with insurance fraud on the new, upcoming talking picture, Titanic!, a film about the famous voyage. Join grand actors, undercover police, moustachioed villains, and even a Canadian Mountie on their journey to stardom.
Senior (12-15): Eventually on Napkins 
Written by Hayden Bunker
Directed by Hayden Bunker and Raphi Shamas

Paralyzed by anxiety that she will never out-do her early success, Beatrix, a once-great playwright, has struggled for decades to follow up her critically acclaimed debut with a second masterpiece. But when she’s commissioned to produce another work, Beatrix embarks—with the help of her husband and trusty butler—on a journey of whimsical imagination and self-discovery as her ideas and characters spring to life upon the stage.

Performs July 21 at 6pm
July 22 at 2pm and 6pm
Sponsor: Howard Printing

Circus Minimus
The Super Hero Circus

Directed by Kevin O'Keefe

Can you fly or make yourself invisible? Shoot spider webs out of your wrists, stop a speeding bullet, always be warm in the VT winter, be unerringly polite, have the world’s best mustache, or always be on time? This year’s Circus Minimus celebrates all kinds of Super Heroes, as local kids get together and create heroes of their very own.
Kevin O’Keefe discovered Circus Minimus in 1985 when he found a small suitcase outside his apartment in NYC and filled it with everything he would need to perform his One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase around the world. Since then Circus Minimus has expanded to include five programs that have touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of families. This year’s circus promises to be the fantastical super hero journey of your life, so don your mask and your cape and come see The Super Hero Circus Minimus!

Performs July 29 at 4pm and 7pm
Admission $8
Sponsor: Prentiss Smith & Co

Twelfth Night
Directed by John Hadden

Twelfth Night is a brilliant dark comedy about love and madness. Full of music, beautiful language, cross-dressing and other forms of disguise, this play shows what happens when we give in to reckless love fantasies. Shipwrecked twins on a voyage far from home, each thinking the other has drowned, wander into a world full of petty rivalry, misunderstanding, cruelty, and ridiculous hijinks, most of it fueled by longing and disappointment. 
Shakespeare wrote the play the same year he came up with Hamlet, and it contains much of the same existential questioning, but in a world as colorful and wacky as Denmark is cold and serious.  Each character comes from her own world, complete and isolated from the others. The play is like a collection of planets, careening around a universe called Illyria.
The cast of senior NEYT actors is all set to play some wild games with this one!

Performs at 7pm on August 11 and 12th
Performs at 2pm on August 12 and 13th
Admission: Students $10, Seniors $12, Adults $13
Sponsor: Brattleboro Savings & Loan Assn.


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