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Vermont Theatre Festival




Incorporated 1979








Annuit Coeptis


2018

Season







At Unadilla Theatre

Patience

Diana of Dobson's

She Loves Me



At the Festival Theatre



Uncle Vanya


The Show Off




Patience



or


Bunthorne's Bride

by

W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan


The grand masters of melody and comedy satirize the Houses of Parliment and the British army. 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


While Vanya is the protagonist of this play (and a rather ineffectual one, at that), Doctor Astrov plays the major role. Like most of Chekhov’s physicians, Astrov has lost his idealism and much of his capacity for close human relationships. Unlike some of them, though, Astrov has not become narrow-minded, greedy, or pompous. He does his job conscientiously and still retains active curiosity about the world. As far as the emotional life is concerned, he seems to rely on alcohol. Yelena re-awakens in him the desire for intimacy, but this desire is doomed to fail. And yet the play is a comedy, a human comedy. The audience is asked to laugh at people much like themselves.





































Diana of Dobson's



by



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.








She Loves Me



by

Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harrick



Set in a 1930s European perfumery, we meet shop clerks, Amalia and Georg, who, more often than not, don't see eye to eye. After both respond to a "lonely hearts advertisement" in the newspaper, they now live for the love letters that they exchange, but the identity of their admirers remains unknown. Join Amalia and Georg to discover the identity of their true loves... and of all the twists and turns along the way!


. 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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September








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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