William Blachly and Ann O'Brien Founders
At the Unadilla Theatre
At the Festival Theatre
Waiting for Godot
Is This A Room
The theatres are a few yards from each other.
W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
The grand masters of melody and comedy! Brilliant music and witty dialog. "Pinafore" is their masterpiece!
20 minute curtain raiser
Trial By Jury
Trial is also by Gilbert and Sullivan and is often performed with Pinafore, the shortest of all the operas. It is Gilbert's satire of England's legal system.
Archadina is charming and silly, imperious and intelligent, tough to the point of cruelty and also exquisitely sensitive. Her brother's country estate, where nearly all of the drama takes place, is a
hive of shifting loyalty, jealousy and desire, dominated by Archadina's grand and difficult personality.
Waiting for Godot
Despair becomes repartee in Samuel Beckett's great play in which the act of waiting itself is caught like a buzzing bluebottle in a glass jar and dissected: the uncertainty, the boredom, the dawdling, the attempts to fill up the time that weighs so heavily and passes so slowly and yet reduces 50 years to a blink. As Pozzo observes, we are given life "astride the grave" and then "the light gleams an instant, then it's night once more."
This is a play about parenting choices, and most of the dramatic tension comes from the realization that the grown-ups are all making the wrong decisions.
Is This a Room
Reality Winner, (Yes that is her real name) is an Air Fore veteran fluent in several Afghan languages. In 2017, she was 25 and worked at a Georgia contractor complex, translating communications related to Irianian aerospace. Interrogation scenes are a staple of crime shows, where wily, smooth-spoken police officers in closed rooms strategically grill their subjects into telling all. The session in Room takes place in the driveway, yard and interior of the Georgia house Winner was renting, and it is conducted with a clumsy casualness.
The script is a verbatum account of the FBI (unclassified) interigation.
The shocker is that Winter was accused and convicted of treason and is serving a 5 year prison sentence in Federal prison!...in America---right now!
Babes-in-arms cannot be admitted.
Late comers will be admitted only at intermission.
Adults $25, 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.