Here's a description of the plays:
Playing October 9-27, 2013
'Art' by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton
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.