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Vermont Stage Company Newsletter June 18, 2013

posted at 3:00 pm Tue Jun 18th, 2013 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Thank you for an incredible 19th Season!
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Thank you for being a part of our 19th season!  We could not have done it without you. No really.
In fact, here are 3 major accomplishments thanks to your help...  
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  • we brought to life 4 compelling and hilarious contemporary plays plus we produced our 8th WINTER TALES and our 2nd Annual BAKE OFF (THE 39 STEPS! Woo Hoo!)
  • we celebrated our 19th year producing the Vermont Young Playwrights Festival, helping over 5,000 (and counting) young people write their first play since its inception 
  • we employed over 100 professional actors, designers, and directors and we also employed over 50 UVM, St. Mike's, and Champlain College students to work with us on all of our shows
So thank you, thank you, thank you for an incredible year.  I hope you enjoyed our plays.  I hope they stirred your heart, your mind, and your funny bone too.

Thanks again and see you next year!

Cristina Alicea 
Producing Artistic Director

PS. Did you enjoy this year and want more?
  Then we could use your help.  We still need to raise $15,000 to meet our fundraising goals for this season.  That's a lot of money -- but I know we can do it with your help. If you haven't donated yet this season, please make a gift to Vermont Stage.  Your support is critical to our success.

PPS. Only 50% of our costs are covered by ticket sales. Please donate now to to help keep Vermont Stage going strong. 
Subscriptions to our 20th Anniversary Season are on sale now!
Subscribe before June 30th to receive your two free ambassador passes
Our 2013-2014 Season promises to be our most funny and thrilling yet. Don't wait to subscribe!  Need something to sweeten the pot a little? If you subscribe before the end of our fiscal year on June 30th, you will be given two free tickets to any production next season.

Here's a description of the plays:

'Art' by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton
Playing October 9-27, 2013

Three old friends square off over the purchase of an expensive white-on-white painting. As the fight devolves in a riotously funny battle of wills over their differing opinions of what constitutes "art", their friendship is finally tested - affirming the power of what binds them together. Vermont Stage Company first produced this award-winning comedy in 2001 and is bringing it back in celebration of our 20th Anniversary.


Winter Tales conceived by Mark Nash

Playing December 4-8, 2013

Patti Casey will be back again in our 9th installment of our holiday tradition, filled with new stories and songs to bring a bit of sunlight back to the dark days of winter.


Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz

Playing January 29-February 16, 2014

When Brooke arrives at her famous parents' mansion on Christmas Eve with the manuscript of her tell-all memoir in tow, she unearths a devastating family secret-throwing her parents into a panic that threatens to rip the clan apart. Pulitzer Prize-finalist Jon Robin Baitz's smart new play, full of high drama and serious laughter, "has the appeal of a Broadway hit from another age" (The New York Times).


Venus in Fur by David Ives

Playing March 12-30, 2014

This seductive comedy blends love, lust, and literature, with the ultimate battle of the sexes. Vanda is an unusual young actress who arrives to audition for the lead in playwright Thomas' adaptation of the erotic novel, "Venus in Fur." During the reading, realities begin to shift and Thomas finds himself heading into dangerous territory. Does art imitate life? Or is it the other way around? Written by comic mastermind David Ives, this sizzling new play will keep you guessing until the very end.


A World Premiere Play written by Greg Pierce and composed by Randal Pierce

Playing April 23-May 11, 2014

In this soon-to-be-titled world premiere production, Shelburne native Greg Pierce is creating a new play specifically for Vermont Stage in collaboration with his brother Randal Pierce a local musician and composer. Greg Pierce is the author of the acclaimed play Slowgirl, which premiered at Lincoln Center Theater in 2012 and will be produced by Steppenwolf Theatre in August, as well as the musical The Landing (written with John Kander) which will be produced by the Vineyard Theatre next season. These Vermont natives are "ones to watch," and we are thrilled to be introducing their work to our audiences.


The Bake Off conceived by Artistic Director Cristina Alicea

Playing June 10-15, 2014

Join us for our 3rd annual directing "Bake Off", where we strip a play down into three parts and bring in three different directors and casts to discover the varying ways a play can be brought to life for an audience. 

Thank you to our sponsors of The 39 Steps
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Help Vermont Stage bring you better theatre every year!


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 Make your tax-deductible gift before June 30th to help make this season a success! 


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