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Sandglass Theater Explores Lives Of Elderly With Dementia
Friday, 03/22/13
By Susan Keese
Putney's Sandglass Theatre is known internationally for using puppets together with human actors to address weighty themes. The company's newest production explores the inner lives of five elderly puppets with late-stage dementia.
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Life-Size Puppets Perform "Woyzeck" At Dartmouth
Thursday, 09/20/12
By Charlotte Albright
A nineteenth-century German tale of a soldier driven to violence has been taking new shape at the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College.  "Woyzeck on the Highveld" combines puppetry, live acting, and animation in a play re-set in apartheid South Africa in the 1950's.
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Brattleboro Playhouse Offers 'Camping With Henry And Tom'
Thursday, 09/13/12
By Susan Keese
The Actors Theatre Playhouse of Brattleboro is staging a play that mixes history with conjecture and fiction. It's Mark St. Germain's "Camping with Henry and Tom," a comedy about Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Warren G. Harding.
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'Pregnancy Pact' At Weston Takes On Risky Topic Of Teen Pregnancy
Friday, 08/31/12
By Susan Keese
The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company winds up its Mainstage season this year with the premiere of a new pop-rock musical titled "Pregnancy Pact." It takes on a risky topic: teen pregnancy.
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In Tough Times, Annie Resonates
Wednesday, 12/07/11
By Neal Charnoff
Northern Stage in White River Junction is celebrating its 15th year bringing professional-level theater to the Upper Valley. For their 100th production, the stage is returning to its very first holiday presentation, Annie.
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St. Johnsbury Players Celebrate 75 Years With "Lost In Yonkers"
Thursday, 08/04/11
By Charlotte Albright
Seventy-five years ago, a group of amateur thespians gathered in St. Johnsbury to start a community theater that is still going strong today.
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Backstage: St. Michael's Playhouse Produces Murder Mystery
Thursday, 07/07/11
By Neal Charnoff
A lonely farmhouse. Eccentric neighbors. A perfectly timed thunderstorm. These are all elements in the murder mystery, "I'll Be Back Before Midnight" by Canadian playwright Peter Colley, which is being produced at the St. Michael's Playhouse.
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Backstage: "To Kill A Mockingbird"
Thursday, 05/05/11
By Neal Charnoff
This month, Montpelier's Lost Nation Theater is re-staging a local production of To Kill a Mockingbird, which it originally put on three years ago.  
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Backstage: "Thirteen - The Musical!"
Thursday, 03/03/11
By Neal Charnoff
The age of thirteen can be an extraordinary time of change and growth. For people who want to revisit those years, a grassroots theater company is presenting a play produced and performed by teenagers. It's "Thirteen - The Musical!"
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Play Explores Restorative Justice
Friday, 11/12/10
By Susan Keese
Restorative Justice is a relatively recent alternative to the conventional criminal justice system. This weekend and next, Brattleboro's New England Youth Theater celebrates this more inclusive approach with a program titled "The Quality of Mercy."
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Backstage with "The Oath"
Friday, 07/16/10
By Susan Keese
VPR's Susan Keese goes backstage with the Weston Playhouse production of The Oath.
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