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.
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
in the 1950’s.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
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."