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Vermont Theatre Festival




Incorporated 1979








Annuit Coeptis


2018

Season







At Unadilla Theatre

Patience

Diana of Dobson's





At the Festival Theatre



Uncle Vanya


The Show Off




Patience



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Bunthorne's Bride

by

W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan


The grand masters of melody and comedy satirize the Aesthetic Movement associated with Oscar Wilde. . Brilliant music and witty dialog. "Patience" is a masterpeice.




The Show Off




by


George Kelly



Savoring the flavor of nostalgia can be rewarding for both theater artists and the audience. George Kelly's 1924 consistently amusing dramatic comedy shows how un-musty a 93 year-old play can. be










































Uncle Vanya



by

Anton Chekhov

A Comedy






The play portrays the visit of an elderly professor and his glamorous, much younger second wife, Yelena, to the rural estate that supports their urban lifestyle. Two friends—Vanya, brother of the professor's late first wife, who has long managed the estate, and Astrov, the local doctor—both fall under Yelena's spell, while bemoaning the ennui of their provincial existence. Sonya, the professor's daughter by his first wife, who has worked with Vanya to keep the estate going, suffers from her unrequited feelings for Dr. Astrov. Matters are brought to a crisis when the professor announces his intention to sell the estate, Vanya and Sonya's home, with a view to investing the proceeds to achieve a higher income for himself and his wife.


































Diana of Dobson's



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Cicely Hamilton



Cicely Hamilton An actor, activist and contemporary of George Bernard Shaw, Cicely Hamilton penned the lyrics for the suffragette anthem and dozens of popular plays that receive practically no consideration today. Diana of Dobson’s, which appeared in 1908, is one of the best. It exposes the iniquities of the shop-girl system – a form of bonded slavery in which the live-in sales assistants of large department stores were poorly fed, underpaid and entirely beholden to the companies that employed them.


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Rick Winston brings another season of his innimitable presentation of great films in two evenings. FILM NOIR: Flawed heroes, femme fatales, large sums of cash, shadowy atmosphere - these were the hallmarks of a genre that flourished from 1940 to 1960. Rick will show clips from some classics (Out of the Past, The Killers, Double Indemnity and others) and discuss noir's roots in German Expressionism.    MUSIC IN THE MOVIES:COMPOSERS AND DIRECTORS - Rick will highlight four creative partnerships that gave us some of our most memorable film experiences: Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann, Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone, Francois Truffaut and Georges Delerue, and Federico Fellini and Nino Rota.





Performances in

RED are in the Unadilla Theatre.
Performances in BLUE are in the Festival Theatre.


The theatres are a few yards from each other.
















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Babes-in-arms cannot be admitted.




Curtain Time

7:30

Sharp


Late comers will be admitted only at intermission.




Tickets:
Adults $20, Children 12 and under $10.






Reservations and Information: 802-456-8968 or at








501 Blachly Road
Marshfield Vermont 05658



From Montpelier take Rt 2 East to East Montpelier and thence North on Rt 14 to North Montpelier. One mile North of North Montpelier turn right on Max L. Gray Road
and follow it for 5 miles to the theatre.


From St Johnsbury: Go to Marshfield Villege on Rt 2 West. In Marshfield Village turn right on Creamery St (sign: East Calais ) Go up hill bearing left onto the Calais Road.
At third 4 corners turn right on East Hill Road. Follow to Blachly Road and the theatre.








Sheep in Pasture




Heartbreak House




Present Laughter



Juno and the Paycock




Blithe Spirit





Copenhagen

Month in the Country


The Review



What The Butler Saw




Heartbreak House

Princess Ida



Patience




Little Hotel




The Caretaker




Oh, Coward!


Blithe Spirit





Pirates of Penzance




The Return of the Prodical