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Vermont Stage Company Newsletter June 16, 2014


posted at 2:57 pm Mon Jun 16th, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)

Thank you for making 20 Years possible!


Thank you for being a part of our 20th Anniversary Season. We've created so many beautiful memories together over the years, and this season was no exception. 

Thanks to your continued attendance, donations, and belief in what we do, we were able to use
Alex Hudson and Kevin Christopher in The Bake Off: Beyond Therapy
this theatre of ours to accomplish three important services to our community:

 

1) We staged 4 funny and heartfelt plays, our 9th Winter Tales, and our 3rd Annual Bake Off for our friends and neighbors to experience together.  

 

(Psst... Take a look at this wonderful article The Rutland Herald wrote about Vermont Stage this week!)  

 

2) We celebrated our 20th year producing the Vermont Young Playwrights Festival, and have helped over 5,000 middle and high school students throughout Vermont write their first play since its inception.

 

3) We employed over 100 professional actors, designers, and directors and we employed over 50 UVM, St. Mike's, and Champlain College students to work with us on our shows again this season.  

 

On behalf of Vermont Stage and our entire arts community, thank you for making all of this possible.

 

See you next season!

 

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 $10,000 to meet our fundraising goals 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 keep Vermont Stage going.
Don't wait to subscribe to our 21st Season!
Need something to sweeten the pot? If you subscribe before the end of our fiscal year on June 30th, you will be given two ambassador passes you can use to bring friends to a show next season.

Here's a description of the plays:

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang

Playing October 8-26, 2014

Melancholy turns into mayhem when Vanya and his sister Sonia-along with their clairvoyant housekeeper Cassandra-are paid a surprise visit by Hollywood star sibling Masha and her twenty something boy toy Spike in this wickedly wonderful Chekhovian mash-up, by the master of comedy Christopher Durang, that equally tickles both the casual theatregoer and the ardent student of Russian classics.

 

Winter Tales conceived by Mark Nash

Playing December 10-14, 2014

Pour yourself a cup of hot cider, grab a plate of molasses cookies, and join us for our 10th Anniversary of this holiday tradition filled with funny and heartfelt stories and songs to shine a bit of sunlight on the dark days of winter. Featuring brand new stories from members of the Burlington Writers Workshop, poetry brought to you by the Young Writers Project, and songs written and performed by Patti Casey.

 

Or, by Liz Duffy Adams

Playing January 28-February 15, 2015

Against a background of a long drawn-out war and a counter-culture of free love, cross-dressing, and pastoral lyricism, the 1660s look a lot like the 1960s in this neo-Restoration comedy about the life of Aphra Behn, poet, spy, and first professional female playwright. Before she can complete her latest masterpiece, our daring heroine must solve a pushy producer problem, untangle a saucy love triangle, and stop an attempted assassination of the King. A raucous comedy about sex, love, and gender roles, OR, by Liz Duffy Adams spins the life of Restoration playwright Aphra Behn into a delightfully dizzying romp, worthy of one of Behn's very own farces.

 

Slowgirl by Greg Pierce

Playing March 11-29, 2015

A teenager flees to her reclusive uncle's retreat in the Costa Rican jungle to escape the aftermath of a harrowing accident. The week they spend together forces them both to confront who they are as well as what it is they are running from. Continuing our collaboration with Shelburne playwright Greg Pierce, this play is an intimate and elegant glimpse at two people seeking forgiveness and finding each other.

 

The Mountaintop by Katori Hall

Playing April 22-May 10, 2015

Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop is a surrealistic fantasy about a chance meeting between Martin Luther King, Jr. and a mysterious hotel maid who brings him a cup of coffee and prompts him to confront his life, his past, his legacy, and his unfinished dreams.

 

The Bake Off conceived by Artistic Director Cristina Alicea

Playing June 16-21, 2015

Take one play, break it in three parts, add three directors and three casts, and - voila! - you've got the 4th annual directing "Bake Off," an engaging exploration of "the ingredients" different directors can use to create the same play. Each performance is followed by a Q&A with the directors and audience. More information on the chosen play to "Bake Off" will be announced in early spring 2015!

 

 
 
Thanks to our sponsors of
The Bake Off of Beyond Therapy

People's United Bank
A Single Pebble 

Help Vermont Stage bring you better theatre every year!

   

EVERY gift, small and large, makes a difference.

 

 

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

 
 
 
 

Relevant Address(es):
110 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05401 (Set as Local)

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