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Vermont Theatre Festival




Incorporated 1979



William Blachly and Ann O'Brien Founders




Annuit Coeptis


2019

unadilla@gmail.com


Season






At the Unadilla Theatre


Pirates of Penzance

The Accidental Death of an Anarchist

The Admission




At the Festival Theatre

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

The Cherry Orchard

The Father

When Strangers Meet






Scroll down for more information and schedule of plays .

























Pirates of Penzance

by

W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
The grand masters of melody and comedy! Brilliant music and witty dialog. "Pirates" is their masterpeice!




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The Cherry Orchard

by

Anton Chekhov


Madame Ranevskaya is a spoiled aging aristocratic lady, who returns from a trip to Paris to face the loss of her magnificent Cherry Orchard estate after a default on the mortgage. In denial, she continues living in the past, deluding herself and her family, while the beautiful cherry trees are being axed down by the re-possessor Lopakhin, her former serf, who has his own agenda.









The Accidental Death of An Anarchist


by

Dario Fo




A play as absurd and paranoid as the times in which we live. A man has fallen to his death from a police station window. Did he jump or was he pushed? The cops want a cover up, but first they have to contend with an unlikely detective a certified lunatic with a knack for impersonation.




Whose Afraid of Virginia Wolff


by

Edward Albee

It has often been pointed out that George and Martha, the names of the central couple, are the names of the first president of the United States and his wife. A modern day parable can also be detected. All these possibilities are contained in the larger theme that Albee's dialogue keeps pointing out: the slipping between truth and illusion.











The Father

by


Florian Zeller

The Moliere Prize for France's best play, The Father makes us see things as if through the confused eyes of Andre, as he struggles to make sense of a progressively befuddling world. Sound grim? It's not. It's a play that constantly confounds expectations and works almost like a thriller, with a sinister Pinteresque edge, as complete strangers keep on turning up in Andre's flat.







The Admission



by

Motti Lerner


It's about an Israeli Jewish and an Arab family in Haifa during the first Intifada. The patriarch of the Jewish family, Avigdor, has funded a restaurant run by the son of the Arab family, which has lost its Jewish customers. He also financed the graduate education of the Arab family's daughter, who had had an affair with Avigdor's son, who is a business professor and who is now engaged to a Jewish woman who works for his father's business. But a story that at first glance seems to be about love and business turns into a dark tragedy about the conflict between Arab and Jew growing out of the 1948 war. It is triggered by the claim of the Arab father, Ibrahim, that Avigdor was the commander of the Israeli forces that either killed or expelled the residents of the village outside of Haifa where Ibrahim and his family lived. If there is a lesson from The Admission, it is a very simple one: that what was triumph for the Jewish people was a catastrophe for Palestine's Arabs, and that the hope for reconciliation lies in the recognition of triumph and tragedy.







When Strangers Meet




When strangers, who are all playwrights, meet exciting things happen on stage!



. 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.
















Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

June

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Pirates (o)
Wolff (o)
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Pirates
Wolff
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Pirates
Wolff



July








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Wolf (c)
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Father (o)
Cherry (o)
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Cherry
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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.






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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.