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Friday, February 27 to Thursday, March 5 Location: Catamount ArtsDirector: Director: Paolo Virzi Rating: Unrated Run Time: 111 minutesCountry: Italy Language:  Italian w/English subtitles Genre: DramaCast: Febrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria BruniShowtimes: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Monday through Thursday 5:30pm, Sunday and Wednesday matinee 1:30pmTickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/MembersMatinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/MembersHUMAN CAPITAL begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife (Valeria Golino). Meanwhile, Dino's teenage daughter's relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi's playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition. Paolo Virzi's taut character study deconstructs the typical linear narrative, observing transformative events from each character's perspective. The result is a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation. The presence of another tremendous Italian actress, Valeria Golina, in a supporting role shows Human Capital's acting wealth. - Nick Hasted, The Arts DeskThe film is extremely well written and intricately constructed, with fine performances from a talented cast. It's quite an achievement to make a story of financial mismanagement as gripping as any thriller, but Virzi succeeds. - David Stratton, The Australian
Human Capital

Friday, February 27 to Thursday, March 5

Location: Catamount Arts

Director: Director: Paolo Virzi
Rating: Unrated
Run Time: 111 minutes

Country: Italy
Language: Italian w/English subtitles
Genre: Drama

Cast: Febrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni

Showtimes: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Monday through Thursday 5:30pm, Sunday and Wednesday matinee 1:30pm

Tickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/Members
Matinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/Members

HUMAN CAPITAL begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Ossolas, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Ossola (Fabrizio Bentivoglio), in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife (Valeria Golino). Meanwhile, Dino's teenage daughter's relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi's playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition. Paolo Virzi's taut character study deconstructs the typical linear narrative, observing transformative events from each character's perspective. The result is a nuanced account of desire, greed and the value of human life in an age of rampant capitalism and financial manipulation.

The presence of another tremendous Italian actress, Valeria Golina, in a supporting role shows Human Capital's acting wealth. - Nick Hasted, The Arts Desk

The film is extremely well written and intricately constructed, with fine performances from a talented cast. It's quite an achievement to make a story of financial mismanagement as gripping as any thriller, but Virzi succeeds. - David Stratton, The Australian

3/4/2015 To 3/5/2015
Friday, February 27 to Thursday, March 5 Location: Catamount ArtsDirector: Damien Chazelle Rating: R Run Time: 107 minutesCountry: United States Language:  English Genre: DramaCast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa BenoistShowtimes: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Monday through Thursday 7:30pm, Sunday and Wednesday matinee 1:30pmTickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/MembersMatinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/MembersAndrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity. Few relationships in recent cinema have been quite so compelling. Bring a welder's mask to ward off sparks. - Donald Clarke, Irish TimesSimmons is unnervingly good as a teacher who rules by fear and the final showdown provides as gripping a climax as you will see all year. - Allan Hunter, Daily Express
Whiplash

Friday, February 27 to Thursday, March 5

Location: Catamount Arts

Director: Damien Chazelle
Rating: R
Run Time: 107 minutes

Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: Drama

Cast: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist

Showtimes: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Monday through Thursday 7:30pm, Sunday and Wednesday matinee 1:30pm

Tickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/Members
Matinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/Members

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man's life. Andrew's passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity.

Few relationships in recent cinema have been quite so compelling. Bring a welder's mask to ward off sparks. - Donald Clarke, Irish Times

Simmons is unnervingly good as a teacher who rules by fear and the final showdown provides as gripping a climax as you will see all year. - Allan Hunter, Daily Express

3/4/2015 To 3/5/2015
Wednesday, February 25, 7:00pmEncore - Wednesday, March 4, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterTickets:Adult - $20Member - $18Students - $16A kingdom divided, a family destroyed, the faithful banished and the hateful left to wreak inhuman havoc in the realm. Four hundred years after it was written, King Lear, resonates as never before. This powerful and unforgettable production of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy stars the incomparable Colm Feore in the role of a lifetime, directed by Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino. Runtime: 2 hours, 53 minutes including one interval “The plays final scenes are as harrowing as any I’ve seen.” Charles Isherwood, The New York Times“It unquestionably catapults Colm Feore into the ranks of the world’s greatest living actors.” Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star “Feore’s fallible, fleshly Lear is unforgettable.” J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail “Colm Feore’s powerhouse of a performance stands at the apex of a riveting staging from Festival artistic director Antoni Cimolino.” Gary Smith, Hamilton Spectator “This superb production is not only the Stratford Festival at its finest, it is Shakespeare at his finest.” Robert Reid, The Record
King Lear - Stratford Festival

Wednesday, February 25, 7:00pm
Encore - Wednesday, March 4, 7:00pm

Location: Catamount Arts Center

Tickets:
Adult - $20
Member - $18
Students - $16

A kingdom divided, a family destroyed, the faithful banished and the hateful left to wreak inhuman havoc in the realm. Four hundred years after it was written, King Lear, resonates as never before. This powerful and unforgettable production of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy stars the incomparable Colm Feore in the role of a lifetime, directed by Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino.

Runtime: 2 hours, 53 minutes including one interval

“The plays final scenes are as harrowing as any I’ve seen.” Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“It unquestionably catapults Colm Feore into the ranks of the world’s greatest living actors.” Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star

“Feore’s fallible, fleshly Lear is unforgettable.” J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail

“Colm Feore’s powerhouse of a performance stands at the apex of a riveting staging from Festival artistic director Antoni Cimolino.” Gary Smith, Hamilton Spectator

“This superb production is not only the Stratford Festival at its finest, it is Shakespeare at his finest.” Robert Reid, The Record

3/4/2015 7:00 PM
 Instructor: Linda WarnaarFridays, March 6-April 24, 3:15 (slower-paced) and 3:50 (faster-paced) at Catamount Outback Artspace (no class on April 17 unless needed as a snow make-up day)Play the infectious beat of the drum! In this intensive drumming camp will be learning the hand techniques specific to the conga, playing rhythms from Cuba and Haiti. This is a great opportunity to learn to play as an ensemble, and to grow your individual skills.Class fee: $105 for 7 weeks. Drums provided; you may bring your own if you have one. Please call Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 x108 for information on scholarships or payment plans. Linda Warnaar  of Barnet is a lifetime student and teacher of music, playing trumpet, guitar, vocals, conga, and drum set. She has studied the conga, specifically Cuban and Haitian music, for 20 years, including travel to Cuba. You may have seen her play with the Drumatics, Chickweed, or Tritium Well. Linda is also available for individual drumming lessons on drum set - please contact her directly for more information at 802-633-3941
Conga Drumming (Ages 8 and up)

Instructor: Linda Warnaar

Fridays, March 6-April 24, 3:15 (slower-paced) and 3:50 (faster-paced) at Catamount Outback Artspace (no class on April 17 unless needed as a snow make-up day)

Play the infectious beat of the drum! In this intensive drumming camp will be learning the hand techniques specific to the conga, playing rhythms from Cuba and Haiti. This is a great opportunity to learn to play as an ensemble, and to grow your individual skills.

Class fee: $105 for 7 weeks. Drums provided; you may bring your own if you have one. Please call Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 x108 for information on scholarships or payment plans.

Linda Warnaar of Barnet is a lifetime student and teacher of music, playing trumpet, guitar, vocals, conga, and drum set. She has studied the conga, specifically Cuban and Haitian music, for 20 years, including travel to Cuba. You may have seen her play with the Drumatics, Chickweed, or Tritium Well.

Linda is also available for individual drumming lessons on drum set - please contact her directly for more information at 802-633-3941
3/6/2015
Friday, March 6 through Thursday, March 12 Location: Catamount ArtsDirector: Bennett Miller Rating: R Run Time: 129 minutesCountry: United States Language:  English Genre: DramaCast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark RuffaloShowtimes: Friday through Monday 5:30pm & 7:45pm, Tuesday through Thursday 5:30pm, Wednesday matinee 1:30pmTickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/MembersMatinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/MembersBased on true events, Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave. There will be no matinee on Sunday, March 8.An extremely cold, creepy and brilliant examination of the spookiest edges of the male psyche. - CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia)Steve Carell's leering du Pont, a sad, damaged soul who's blind to his princely vanity, becomes, in the character's stealthy way, an unforgettable villain. - John Wirt, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Foxcatcher

Friday, March 6 through Thursday, March 12

Location: Catamount Arts

Director: Bennett Miller
Rating: R
Run Time: 129 minutes

Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: Drama

Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo

Showtimes: Friday through Monday 5:30pm & 7:45pm, Tuesday through Thursday 5:30pm, Wednesday matinee 1:30pm

Tickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/Members
Matinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/Members

Based on true events, Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave. There will be no matinee on Sunday, March 8.

An extremely cold, creepy and brilliant examination of the spookiest edges of the male psyche. - CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia)

Steve Carell's leering du Pont, a sad, damaged soul who's blind to his princely vanity, becomes, in the character's stealthy way, an unforgettable villain. - John Wirt, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

3/6/2015 To 3/12/2015
Friday, March 6 through Thursday, March 19 Location: Catamount ArtsDirector: Morten Tyldum Rating: PG-13 Run Time: 114 minutesCountry: United Kingdom Language:  English Genre: DramaCast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew GoodeShowtimes: Friday through Monday 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday 7:30pm, Sunday and Wednesday matinee 1:30pmTickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/MembersMatinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/MembersDuring the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency', an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. (c) WeinsteinThe story, though considerably altered to make it more dramatic, is an interesting one, and Turing and Clarke's relationship is compelling in the film. Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley both give great performances in this film. - Robert Roten, Laramie Movie ScopeThe Imitation Game both brings to life and pays tribute to Turing's history-altering and pioneering work that paved the way for modern computing. - Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
The Imitation Game

Friday, March 6 through Thursday, March 19

Location: Catamount Arts

Director: Morten Tyldum
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 114 minutes

Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Genre: Drama

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode

Showtimes: Friday through Monday 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday 7:30pm, Sunday and Wednesday matinee 1:30pm

Tickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/Members
Matinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/Members

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of 'gross indecency', an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. (c) Weinstein

The story, though considerably altered to make it more dramatic, is an interesting one, and Turing and Clarke's relationship is compelling in the film. Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley both give great performances in this film. - Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope

The Imitation Game both brings to life and pays tribute to Turing's history-altering and pioneering work that paved the way for modern computing. - Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony

3/6/2015 To 3/19/2015
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 12:55pmEncore Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 7:00pmLocation:Catamount Arts Center115 Eastern AveSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets: $18 Adults, $15 Members, $6 StudentsRunning time: 140 minutesMusic: Sergei ProkofievLibretto Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov and Adrian PiotrovskyChoreography Yuri GrigorovichCast: Alexander Volchkov (Romeo), Anna Nikulina (Juliet)In Verona, the rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues brings bloodshed to the city. When the Capulets organise a masked ball in honour of their daughter Juliet, Romeo Montague and his friend Mercutio attend incognito because of the hatred that tears the two houses apart. Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love, and are distraught when they realise they belong to rival families.William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time favourite, and is one of the world’s most popular ballets.Stellar performances by Alexander Volchkov and Anna Nikulina illuminate this masterpiece, making the immortal tale of the lovers of Verona an unforgettable experience.(Ballet recorded live on May 12th, 2013) Please note this is an on-screen event.
Romeo and Juliet - Bolshoi Ballet

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 12:55pm
Encore Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

Location:
Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: $18 Adults, $15 Members, $6 Students

Running time: 140 minutes

Music: Sergei Prokofiev
Libretto Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Radlov and Adrian Piotrovsky
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich

Cast: Alexander Volchkov (Romeo), Anna Nikulina (Juliet)

In Verona, the rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues brings bloodshed to the city. When the Capulets organise a masked ball in honour of their daughter Juliet, Romeo Montague and his friend Mercutio attend incognito because of the hatred that tears the two houses apart. Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love, and are distraught when they realise they belong to rival families.

William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time favourite, and is one of the world’s most popular ballets.

Stellar performances by Alexander Volchkov and Anna Nikulina illuminate this masterpiece, making the immortal tale of the lovers of Verona an unforgettable experience.

(Ballet recorded live on May 12th, 2013)
Please note this is an on-screen event.

3/8/2015 To 3/17/2015
Sunday, March 8, 3:00pmPianoLocation: South Congregational ChurchSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets: Adults - $18Senior - $16Student - $6Special* - $6For those who find the regular price beyond their budget. We believe classical music should be available to everyone. Just request the special rate. No questions asked.You want to hear him at every possible opportunity." - Philadelphia InquirerIsraeli-born and schooled, Alon Goldstein's playing on the Classical Series in 2013 with the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio so captivated the audience, we knew we had to have him back. His solo performance will include works of Schubert and Liszt.Program TBA
Alon Goldstein, pianist

Sunday, March 8, 3:00pm

Piano

Location: South Congregational Church
St. Johnsbury, VT

Tickets: Adults - $18
Senior - $16
Student - $6
Special* - $6
For those who find the regular price beyond their budget. We believe classical music should be available to everyone. Just request the special rate. No questions asked.


You want to hear him at every possible opportunity." - Philadelphia Inquirer

Israeli-born and schooled, Alon Goldstein's playing on the Classical Series in 2013 with the Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein Trio so captivated the audience, we knew we had to have him back. His solo performance will include works of Schubert and Liszt.

  • Program TBA
  • 3/8/2015 3:00 PM
    Thursday, March 12 6:30-8:30PMLocation:Catamount Arts Center classroomClass fee: $50, materials includedBeat cabin fever by getting out of your house and adding some light to your day. We will be creating shadow lanterns with vellum and rice paper.Kate Renner is artist and educator who recently moved to the Northeast Kingdom. She taught painting, drawing, printmaking and ceramics at the high school level, and loves working with artists of all ages and levels of experience. She earned an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and makes everything from hand knit finger puppets to paper lanterns.This is part of the Creative Cold Busters workshop series for adults and older teens. Buy tickets for all three workshops and save 10%Series workshops include:Children’s Book Illustration with Robby GilbertHomemade Shadow Lanterns with Kate RennerStained Glass Mosaic Garden Stones with Bill Tulp
    Homemade Shadow Lanterns with Kate Renner

    Thursday, March 12 6:30-8:30PM

    Location:Catamount Arts Center classroom

    Class fee: $50, materials included

    Beat cabin fever by getting out of your house and adding some light to your day. We will be creating shadow lanterns with vellum and rice paper.

    Kate Renner is artist and educator who recently moved to the Northeast Kingdom. She taught painting, drawing, printmaking and ceramics at the high school level, and loves working with artists of all ages and levels of experience. She earned an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and makes everything from hand knit finger puppets to paper lanterns.

    This is part of the Creative Cold Busters workshop series for adults and older teens. Buy tickets for all three workshops and save 10%
    Series workshops include:
    Children’s Book Illustration with Robby Gilbert
    Homemade Shadow Lanterns with Kate Renner
    Stained Glass Mosaic Garden Stones with Bill Tulp

    3/12/2015 6:30 PM
    Thursday, March 12, 7:00pmEncore - Thursday, March 19, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.A brilliant, horrible and heart-breaking story. A window into the lives of India’s poorest - Time OutThis is an onscreen event.
    Behind the Beautiful Forevers

    Thursday, March 12, 7:00pm
    Encore - Thursday, March 19, 7:00pm

    Location: Catamount Arts Center
    St. Johnsbury, VT

    Tickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16

    Meera Syal (The Kumars, Goodness Gracious Me, Rafta Rafta at the National) returns to the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.

    India is surging with global ambition. But beyond the luxury hotels surrounding Mumbai airport lies a makeshift slum, full of people with plans of their own. Zehrunisa and her son Abdul aim to recycle enough rubbish to fund a proper house. Sunil, twelve and stunted, wants to eat until he’s as tall as Kalu the thief. Asha seeks to steal government anti-poverty funds to turn herself into a ‘first-class person’, while her daughter Manju intends to become the slum’s first female graduate.

    But their schemes are fragile; global recession threatens the garbage trade, and another slum-dweller is about to make an accusation that will destroy herself and shatter the neighbourhood.

    A brilliant, horrible and heart-breaking story. A window into the lives of India’s poorest - Time Out

    This is an onscreen event.

    3/12/2015 To 3/19/2015
    Friday, March 13 through Thursday, March 19 Location: Catamount ArtsDirector: Various Rating: Unrated Run Time: VariousCountry: France Language:  French w/English Subtitles Genre: VariousCast: VariousShowtimes: Friday through Monday 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday 5:30pm, Sunday and Wednesday matinee 1:30pmTickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/MembersMatinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/MembersCatamount once again is pleased to present the latest in French Cinema in connection with this year’s festival at Lincoln Center in New York City. This year’s films will include: Gaby Baby Doll on Friday, March 13As the awkward, insecure bubbly Gaby, Lolita Chammah suggests a Gallic Greta Gerwig in one of her not-quite-formed-adult roles. Upon arriving in the country, she’s promptly discarded by her boyfriend, and as solitude is not an option, the companionship-starved Gaby seeks out a replacement. She finds it in Nicolas (Benjamin Biolay), a seemingly hirsute vagabond whose shack she invites herself to share.It’s Hard Being Loved by Jerks on Saturday, March 14 In The Courtyard on Sunday, March 15National treasure Catherine Deneuve sinks her teeth into the role of Mathilde, a former social worker inhabiting an upscale apartment with her husband Serge (Féodor Atkine). When slovenly musician Antoine (Gustave Kervern) applies by chance for a caretaker job in their building, Mathilde insists Serge hire him, despite his rough manners and lack of qualifications. An unlikely friendship develops between the depressed custodian and the elegant retiree, whose dependence on Antoine increases as her grasp on reality begins to slip.  A Cohen Media Group release.Hippocrates on Monday, March 16Novice doctor Benjamin (Vincent Lacoste), interning in his father’s ward, makes a rookie mistake that costs a patient his life. The administration quickly covers up his wrongdoing, but the dead man’s wife begins asking questions and Benjamin’s overworked colleagues resent his nepotism. Lilti’s biting dramedy posits that “Hippocratic” and “hypocrite” share more than linguistic affinities. Nominated for seven César Awards including Best Film. A Distrib Films release.Eat Your Bones on Tuesday, March 17Eighteen-year-old Jason (Jason François), on the verge of baptism, finds his values tested when half-brother Fred (Frédéric Dorkel) returns from a 15-year prison stint anything but rehabilitated. The two, along with a third brother and a cousin, team up to steal a truckload of copper, but they prove to be inept criminals and unstable partners. Received the 2014 Prix Jean Vigo, awarded annually to one director by the Cinema of France “for their spirit of independence and extraordinary style.”Love at First Fight on Wednesday, March 18A triple winner at last year’s Cannes, where it played in the Directors’ Fortnight, Love at First Fight offers a warm and refreshing coming-of-age story. Easygoing and naïve Arnaud (Kévin Azaïs) plans to spend the summer helping his brother in the family carpentry business. But when he meets Madeleine (Adèle Haenel), a steely young woman determined on the harshest military service and preoccupied with visions of the apocalypse, he adoringly follows her to boot camp. Thomas Cailley’s first feature may feel unmistakably familiar, yet it offers two alluring and empathetic protagonists (portrayed by equally likable actors), well-wrought humor, and gorgeous cinematography by David Cailley (the director’s brother). Nominated for nine César Awards including Best Film. A Strand Releasing release.Stubborn on Thursday, March 19.Artist Barbara (Kate Moran) tires of her (very) brief relationship with Vincent (Vincent Macaigne) and leaves him behind in Paris. But the resolute Vincent follows her to America, determined to win back her affections. Shot in New York in wintertime and featuring daytime soap veteran and star of HBO’s LOOKING, Murray Bartlett as Barbara’s new love interest, STUBBORN, like its hero, is unabashedly romantic, utterly captivating, and often uncomfortably hilarious.
    2015 Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

    Friday, March 13 through Thursday, March 19

    Location: Catamount Arts

    Director: Various
    Rating: Unrated
    Run Time: Various

    Country: France
    Language: French w/English Subtitles
    Genre: Various

    Cast: Various

    Showtimes: Friday through Monday 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday 5:30pm, Sunday and Wednesday matinee 1:30pm

    Tickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/Members
    Matinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/Members

    Catamount once again is pleased to present the latest in French Cinema in connection with this year’s festival at Lincoln Center in New York City. This year’s films will include:
    Gaby Baby Doll on Friday, March 13
    As the awkward, insecure bubbly Gaby, Lolita Chammah suggests a Gallic Greta Gerwig in one of her not-quite-formed-adult roles. Upon arriving in the country, she’s promptly discarded by her boyfriend, and as solitude is not an option, the companionship-starved Gaby seeks out a replacement. She finds it in Nicolas (Benjamin Biolay), a seemingly hirsute vagabond whose shack she invites herself to share.

    It’s Hard Being Loved by Jerks on Saturday, March 14

    In The Courtyard on Sunday, March 15
    National treasure Catherine Deneuve sinks her teeth into the role of Mathilde, a former social worker inhabiting an upscale apartment with her husband Serge (Féodor Atkine). When slovenly musician Antoine (Gustave Kervern) applies by chance for a caretaker job in their building, Mathilde insists Serge hire him, despite his rough manners and lack of qualifications. An unlikely friendship develops between the depressed custodian and the elegant retiree, whose dependence on Antoine increases as her grasp on reality begins to slip.  A Cohen Media Group release.

    Hippocrates on Monday, March 16
    Novice doctor Benjamin (Vincent Lacoste), interning in his father’s ward, makes a rookie mistake that costs a patient his life. The administration quickly covers up his wrongdoing, but the dead man’s wife begins asking questions and Benjamin’s overworked colleagues resent his nepotism. Lilti’s biting dramedy posits that “Hippocratic” and “hypocrite” share more than linguistic affinities. Nominated for seven César Awards including Best Film. A Distrib Films release.

    Eat Your Bones on Tuesday, March 17
    Eighteen-year-old Jason (Jason François), on the verge of baptism, finds his values tested when half-brother Fred (Frédéric Dorkel) returns from a 15-year prison stint anything but rehabilitated. The two, along with a third brother and a cousin, team up to steal a truckload of copper, but they prove to be inept criminals and unstable partners. Received the 2014 Prix Jean Vigo, awarded annually to one director by the Cinema of France “for their spirit of independence and extraordinary style.”

    Love at First Fight on Wednesday, March 18
    A triple winner at last year’s Cannes, where it played in the Directors’ Fortnight, Love at First Fight offers a warm and refreshing coming-of-age story. Easygoing and naïve Arnaud (Kévin Azaïs) plans to spend the summer helping his brother in the family carpentry business. But when he meets Madeleine (Adèle Haenel), a steely young woman determined on the harshest military service and preoccupied with visions of the apocalypse, he adoringly follows her to boot camp. Thomas Cailley’s first feature may feel unmistakably familiar, yet it offers two alluring and empathetic protagonists (portrayed by equally likable actors), well-wrought humor, and gorgeous cinematography by David Cailley (the director’s brother). Nominated for nine César Awards including Best Film. A Strand Releasing release.

    Stubborn on Thursday, March 19.
    Artist Barbara (Kate Moran) tires of her (very) brief relationship with Vincent (Vincent Macaigne) and leaves him behind in Paris. But the resolute Vincent follows her to America, determined to win back her affections. Shot in New York in wintertime and featuring daytime soap veteran and star of HBO’s LOOKING, Murray Bartlett as Barbara’s new love interest, STUBBORN, like its hero, is unabashedly romantic, utterly captivating, and often uncomfortably hilarious.

    3/13/2015 To 3/19/2015
    Saturday, March 14, 10:00am-12:30pmLocation: Catamount Outback ArtspaceInstructor: Dana Karuza-TulpCreate a small tapestry or picture using various colors and textures of wool. Children and their parents and caregivers will plan the composition, color schemes, and texture of their piece and will create a finished piece by the end of class by “painting” with wool roving and a felting needle.Class fee: $15 per person, including materials. Please call Anne at 802-748-2600 ext. 108 to inquire about scholarship availability.After paying the class fee, please register here: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=K4%2Atmb06P6J6T4UrYLzLfwArtist and educator Dana Karuza-Tulp is the Director  and lead teacher at Balch Nature School, and loves to explore creativity with her students. Having worked in various artistic media, Dana is currently passionate about the art of felting, and has studied with master felters Birgitte Krag Hansen and Sharon Costello. She has previously taught at Catamount Arts, King George School, Grafton County Cooperative Extension, and numerous other schools and community organizations.
    Family Needle Felting Workshop (Ages 8 and up)

    Saturday, March 14, 10:00am-12:30pm

    Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

    Instructor: Dana Karuza-Tulp

    Create a small tapestry or picture using various colors and textures of wool. Children and their parents and caregivers will plan the composition, color schemes, and texture of their piece and will create a finished piece by the end of class by “painting” with wool roving and a felting needle.

    Class fee: $15 per person, including materials. Please call Anne at 802-748-2600 ext. 108 to inquire about scholarship availability.

    After paying the class fee, please register here: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=K4%2Atmb06P6J6T4UrYLzLfw

    Artist and educator Dana Karuza-Tulp is the Director and lead teacher at Balch Nature School, and loves to explore creativity with her students. Having worked in various artistic media, Dana is currently passionate about the art of felting, and has studied with master felters Birgitte Krag Hansen and Sharon Costello. She has previously taught at Catamount Arts, King George School, Grafton County Cooperative Extension, and numerous other schools and community organizations.

    3/14/2015 10:00 AM
    Saturday, March 14, 12:55pmEncore - Saturday, March 21, 12:55pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16Cast: Michele Mariotti; Joyce DiDonato, Daniela Barcellona, Juan Diego Flórez, John Osborn, Oren GradusBel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.
    La Donna del Lago

    Saturday, March 14, 12:55pm
    Encore - Saturday, March 21, 12:55pm

    Location: Catamount Arts Center

    Tickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16

    Cast: Michele Mariotti; Joyce DiDonato, Daniela Barcellona, Juan Diego Flórez, John Osborn, Oren Gradus

    Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, their vocal fireworks embellishing the romantic plot in this Met premiere production conducted by Michele Mariotti.

    3/14/2015 To 3/21/2015
    Sunday, March 15, 2:00 pmAward-winning Saxophone Chamber GroupLocation:St. Kieran Community Center for the ArtsBerlin, NHTickets: $12.00 adults and $8.00 (under 18)Lauded for “nonstop virtuoso skills” (Times Herald-Record, New York) and “evocative, educational, and refreshing” concerts (Newport Daily News, Rhode Island), the Asylum Quartet plays everything from lush classical works, minimalism, and modernism to indie rock, world music and klezmer.  The four classically-trained saxophonists met as graduate students at the The Hartt School in West Hartford, Connecticut in 2011.  Shortly after forming, the quartet received the Grand Prize in the 2014 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in Boston, Massachusetts, becoming the first saxophone quartet to receive this honor.  The quartet takes its name from Asylum Hill, a storied neighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut.  In the mid-nineteenth century, this area was an important commercial, political, and cultural capital where literary figures such as Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe made their homes.  Today, the quartet draws inspiration from this spirit of Asylum Hill through a commitment to engaging and captivating diverse audiences and contribution to the vibrancy of its home city.  In September 0f 2014, Harford’s Christ Church Cathedral named the Asylum Quartet its Ensemble-in-Residence, bringing free concerts to the Hartford community throughout the 2014-15 season.  Additionally, the quartet is part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Music Under New York program, performs outreach concerts in Hartford Public Schools as Arts Providers for Hartford Performs, and serves as the 2014-15 Resident Ensemble for Musical masterworks, presenting outreach concerts, clinics, and master classes in public schools throughout southeastern Connecticut.
    The Asylum Quartet

    Sunday, March 15, 2:00 pm

    Award-winning Saxophone Chamber Group

    Location:
    St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
    Berlin, NH

    Tickets: $12.00 adults and $8.00 (under 18)

    Lauded for “nonstop virtuoso skills” (Times Herald-Record, New York) and “evocative, educational, and refreshing” concerts (Newport Daily News, Rhode Island), the Asylum Quartet plays everything from lush classical works, minimalism, and modernism to indie rock, world music and klezmer. The four classically-trained saxophonists met as graduate students at the The Hartt School in West Hartford, Connecticut in 2011. Shortly after forming, the quartet received the Grand Prize in the 2014 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in Boston, Massachusetts, becoming the first saxophone quartet to receive this honor.

    The quartet takes its name from Asylum Hill, a storied neighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut. In the mid-nineteenth century, this area was an important commercial, political, and cultural capital where literary figures such as Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe made their homes. Today, the quartet draws inspiration from this spirit of Asylum Hill through a commitment to engaging and captivating diverse audiences and contribution to the vibrancy of its home city. In September 0f 2014, Harford’s Christ Church Cathedral named the Asylum Quartet its Ensemble-in-Residence, bringing free concerts to the Hartford community throughout the 2014-15 season. Additionally, the quartet is part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Music Under New York program, performs outreach concerts in Hartford Public Schools as Arts Providers for Hartford Performs, and serves as the 2014-15 Resident Ensemble for Musical masterworks, presenting outreach concerts, clinics, and master classes in public schools throughout southeastern Connecticut.

    3/15/2015 2:00 PM
    Tuesdays, March 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 3:30-5:00pmLocation: Catamount Outback ArtspaceInstructor: Jack StewartClass fee: $45. Scholarship funding is available. Please call Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 x108 for information on scholarships or payment plans.Many cultures have traditions of painting with pigments suspended in a water soluble liquid. The transparency and resulting luminosity of watercolor painting distinguishes it from other media such as oils or acrylics. Landscape painting, in particular, with its gradations of color and light, lends itself beautifully to interpretation with watercolor paints. Students will learn basics of watercolor painting, and will have an opportunity to display their finished works at the end of the course.Jack Stewart has been practicing art since he was a young child. His experience ranges from watercolor to oil painting, print making to etching, pen, pencil and charcoal to pastels. Jack has worked with wax, clay, cement, plaster of Paris, pewter, lead, copper, zinc, marble, granite, soapstone, papier-mâché and many different varieties of hard and soft woods. He has created two-dimensional works, reliefs and free standing pieces. Jack holds a BFA from Swain School of Design with a major in sculpting, as well as an MFA from Goddard College in sculpting and teaching. Jack has studio and classroom space at the Barnet Tradepost Wellness Center in Barnet, Vermont.
    Watercolor Painting (Ages 9-14)

    Tuesdays, March 17, 24, 31 and April 7, 3:30-5:00pm

    Location: Catamount Outback Artspace

    Instructor: Jack Stewart

    Class fee: $45.
    Scholarship funding is available. Please call Anne Campbell at 802-748-2600 x108 for information on scholarships or payment plans.

    Many cultures have traditions of painting with pigments suspended in a water soluble liquid. The transparency and resulting luminosity of watercolor painting distinguishes it from other media such as oils or acrylics. Landscape painting, in particular, with its gradations of color and light, lends itself beautifully to interpretation with watercolor paints. Students will learn basics of watercolor painting, and will have an opportunity to display their finished works at the end of the course.

    Jack Stewart has been practicing art since he was a young child. His experience ranges from watercolor to oil painting, print making to etching, pen, pencil and charcoal to pastels. Jack has worked with wax, clay, cement, plaster of Paris, pewter, lead, copper, zinc, marble, granite, soapstone, papier-mâché and many different varieties of hard and soft woods. He has created two-dimensional works, reliefs and free standing pieces. Jack holds a BFA from Swain School of Design with a major in sculpting, as well as an MFA from Goddard College in sculpting and teaching. Jack has studio and classroom space at the Barnet Tradepost Wellness Center in Barnet, Vermont.

    3/17/2015 3:30 PM
    Friday, March 20 through Thursday, March 26 Location: Catamount ArtsDirector: Ava DuVernay Rating: PG-13 Run Time: 128 minutesCountry: United States Language:  English Genre: DramaCast: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim RothShowtimes: Friday through Monday 5:30pm & 7:45pm, Tuesday through Thursday 7:30pm, Sunday and Wednesday matinee 1:30pmTickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/MembersMatinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/MembersThe unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr prompted change that forever altered history.In Selma, British actor David Oyelowo subtly transmogrifies himself into Martin Luther King Jr, displaying intelligent self-doubt, not flash political pomp. - Kate Muir, Times [UK]A magnificent film, vital and alive, with the most profound sense of immediacy I think I've ever felt in a historical story. - MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
    Selma

    Friday, March 20 through Thursday, March 26

    Location: Catamount Arts

    Director: Ava DuVernay
    Rating: PG-13
    Run Time: 128 minutes

    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Genre: Drama

    Cast: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth

    Showtimes: Friday through Monday 5:30pm & 7:45pm, Tuesday through Thursday 7:30pm, Sunday and Wednesday matinee 1:30pm

    Tickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/Members
    Matinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/Members

    The unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s Selma tells the story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr prompted change that forever altered history.

    In Selma, British actor David Oyelowo subtly transmogrifies himself into Martin Luther King Jr, displaying intelligent self-doubt, not flash political pomp. - Kate Muir, Times [UK]

    A magnificent film, vital and alive, with the most profound sense of immediacy I think I've ever felt in a historical story. - MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher

    3/20/2015 To 3/26/2015
    Friday, March 20 through Thursday, March 26 Location: Catamount ArtsDirector: Jody Lee Lipes Rating: PG-13 Run Time: 75 minutesCountry: United States Language:  English Genre: DocumentaryCast: Justin Peck, Tiler Peck, Sterling HyltinShowtimes: Friday through Monday 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday 5:30pm, Sunday and Wednesday matinee 1:30pmTickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/MembersMatinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/MembersCinematographer and documentarian Jody Lee Lipes crafts an intimate, fly-on-the-wall documentary offering a rare peek into the highly-guarded world of professional ballet. The film shadows Justin Peck, the 25-year old choreographer of the New York City Ballet, as he undertakes the Herculean task of creating the company’s 422nd original piece while simultaneously fulfilling his role as a Corps de Ballet member. Lipes chronicles Peck’s creative process from its embryonic stages to its highly anticipated premiere, quietly observing as he balances a roster of musicians, designers, and dancers from this famed institution.The film conveys the magnitude of these efforts with low angles and tight close-ups, giving a full picture of the challenges in a dance spectacle coming together. - Robert Levin, amNewYorkA delightfully immersive look at how a ballet is created, Jody Lee Lipes' documentary is a stark contrast to the psycho theatrics of something like "Black Swan." - Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
    Ballet 422

    Friday, March 20 through Thursday, March 26

    Location: Catamount Arts

    Director: Jody Lee Lipes
    Rating: PG-13
    Run Time: 75 minutes

    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Justin Peck, Tiler Peck, Sterling Hyltin

    Showtimes: Friday through Monday 5:30pm & 7:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday 5:30pm, Sunday and Wednesday matinee 1:30pm

    Tickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/Members
    Matinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/Members

    Cinematographer and documentarian Jody Lee Lipes crafts an intimate, fly-on-the-wall documentary offering a rare peek into the highly-guarded world of professional ballet. The film shadows Justin Peck, the 25-year old choreographer of the New York City Ballet, as he undertakes the Herculean task of creating the company’s 422nd original piece while simultaneously fulfilling his role as a Corps de Ballet member. Lipes chronicles Peck’s creative process from its embryonic stages to its highly anticipated premiere, quietly observing as he balances a roster of musicians, designers, and dancers from this famed institution.

    The film conveys the magnitude of these efforts with low angles and tight close-ups, giving a full picture of the challenges in a dance spectacle coming together. - Robert Levin, amNewYork

    A delightfully immersive look at how a ballet is created, Jody Lee Lipes' documentary is a stark contrast to the psycho theatrics of something like "Black Swan." - Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post

    3/20/2015 To 3/26/2015
    Friday, March 20, 6:30pmCafe Open for Dinner & Drinks starting at 5:30pmLocation: Court Street Arts at Alumni HallHaverhill, NHTickets: $4 kids, $8 audltsAward-winning Spybird Theater's Eye of the Storm is a fairy tale told with rod and hand puppets, shadows and original music that unfolds a visual word that explores community and staying connected. Stunning visual effects, humor and poignant storytelling are the hallmarks of Spybird Theater. The ensemble has performed across North America and was awarded a prestigious Jim Henson award.  A family show appropriate for ages 8 and up.Sponsored by THE PUFFIN FOUNDATION & NEW HAMPSHIRE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
    Eye of the Storm - Spybird Theater

    Friday, March 20, 6:30pm
    Cafe Open for Dinner & Drinks starting at 5:30pm

    Location:
    Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
    Haverhill, NH

    Tickets: $4 kids, $8 audlts

    Award-winning Spybird Theater's Eye of the Storm is a fairy tale told with rod and hand puppets, shadows and original music that unfolds a visual word that explores community and staying connected. Stunning visual effects, humor and poignant storytelling are the hallmarks of Spybird Theater. The ensemble has performed across North America and was awarded a prestigious Jim Henson award. A family show appropriate for ages 8 and up.

    Sponsored by THE PUFFIN FOUNDATION & NEW HAMPSHIRE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

    3/20/2015 6:30 PM
    With David StoneFriday, March 20, 7:30pm - Sunday, March 22, 5:00pmFrom sitting practice to post-meditation to engaging in life more fully, Mudra Space Awareness has a profound effect on those who practice it. A mind/body transformation method inspired by Tibetan Monastic dance, the practice combines intense physical training with focused sensory awareness to unlock our inherent freedom and create a radical shift in our understanding of the mind/body relationship to space. Initially presented as theater training to some of the foremost theater innovators of the ‘70s, Mudra has since been applied, both as an adjunct to formal sitting meditation, and increasingly as a means for developing meditation in action. More information about Mudra is available at The Mudra Institute, http://www.mudrainstitute.net/If you need accommodations, please register for the program with Catamount and then call Karmê Chöling directly at 802-633-2384 to book accommodations.“Mudra is related to the idea of “perceiving reality directly.” It seems we are talking about a whole other way of being in the world at a simple perceptual level and beyond. Wow!”~ Mudra ParticipantAbout David StoneDavid Stone has been a Shambhala Buddhist practitioner since 1974 and currently serves as Co-Director for Teaching at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago. He also studies buddhism with Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche. As a senior teacher in Chicago, he directs Shambhala Training programs and teaches Buddhist classes and Mudra Space Awareness. He began practicing Mudra in 1975 in Boulder and was Co-Director of the Mudra Theater Group from 1978 to 1983. During his years in Mudra he was involved in teaching the practice and working under Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the production of the plays that he wrote such as The Water Festival, Proclamation, Child of Unison, The Kingdom of Philosophy and others. He has taught the space awareness practice throughout North America and Europe.David moved to Chicago in 2003, where he has a private healing practice in Classical Five Element Acupuncture, Plant Spirit Medicine and Zero Balancing, and continues to study and teach on healing.Program Fee: $390This price covers Karmê Chöling's actual operational cost for the program. By choosing to pay this price, you extend your generosity to Karmê Chöling and the other participants. Thanks to you, we can make more scholarships available and continue to enrich Karmê Chöling.Please Note:Price includes meals but not accommodations.  Call Karmê Chöling directly at 802-633-2384 to book accommodations after registering for the program. You can find information on the web at http://www.karmecholing.org/accommodations.phpIt is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.Scholarship and Financial Aid resources are available to make dharma accessible to people in all circumstances. We offer different ways for overcoming financial obstacles at http://www.karmecholing.org/scholarships.php.
    Mudra Space Awareness

    With David Stone

    Friday, March 20, 7:30pm - Sunday, March 22, 5:00pm

    From sitting practice to post-meditation to engaging in life more fully, Mudra Space Awareness has a profound effect on those who practice it. A mind/body transformation method inspired by Tibetan Monastic dance, the practice combines intense physical training with focused sensory awareness to unlock our inherent freedom and create a radical shift in our understanding of the mind/body relationship to space. Initially presented as theater training to some of the foremost theater innovators of the ‘70s, Mudra has since been applied, both as an adjunct to formal sitting meditation, and increasingly as a means for developing meditation in action.

    More information about Mudra is available at The Mudra Institute, http://www.mudrainstitute.net/

    If you need accommodations, please register for the program with Catamount and then call Karmê Chöling directly at 802-633-2384 to book accommodations.

    “Mudra is related to the idea of “perceiving reality directly.” It seems we are talking about a whole other way of being in the world at a simple perceptual level and beyond. Wow!”~ Mudra Participant


    About David Stone

    David Stone has been a Shambhala Buddhist practitioner since 1974 and currently serves as Co-Director for Teaching at the Shambhala Meditation Center of Chicago. He also studies buddhism with Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche. As a senior teacher in Chicago, he directs Shambhala Training programs and teaches Buddhist classes and Mudra Space Awareness. He began practicing Mudra in 1975 in Boulder and was Co-Director of the Mudra Theater Group from 1978 to 1983. During his years in Mudra he was involved in teaching the practice and working under Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in the production of the plays that he wrote such as The Water Festival, Proclamation, Child of Unison, The Kingdom of Philosophy and others. He has taught the space awareness practice throughout North America and Europe.

    David moved to Chicago in 2003, where he has a private healing practice in Classical Five Element Acupuncture, Plant Spirit Medicine and Zero Balancing, and continues to study and teach on healing.

    Program Fee: $390
    This price covers Karmê Chöling's actual operational cost for the program. By choosing to pay this price, you extend your generosity to Karmê Chöling and the other participants. Thanks to you, we can make more scholarships available and continue to enrich Karmê Chöling.

    Please Note:
    Price includes meals but not accommodations. Call Karmê Chöling directly at 802-633-2384 to book accommodations after registering for the program. You can find information on the web at http://www.karmecholing.org/accommodations.php

    It is traditional for students to offer a monetary gift to the teacher in appreciation for receiving the teachings, and in recognition of the years of training and understanding the teacher has cultivated. There will be an opportunity to offer a teaching gift at the program.

    Scholarship and Financial Aid resources are available to make dharma accessible to people in all circumstances. We offer different ways for overcoming financial obstacles at http://www.karmecholing.org/scholarships.php.

    3/20/2015 7:30 PM
    A PoemTown St. Johnsbury EventSaturday, March 21, 10:00-11:30amLocation: Catamount Arts Center (downstairs classroom)Instructor: Sharon BiddleParticipants will be setting their PoemTown poem(s) into a small book they create (poems not being submitted to PoemTown may be used as well).This workshop will involve painting colorful designs, sharing a poem or poems as the paint dries, attaching the poem to background paper and then binding that into the painted cover with brilliant thread. This book will make an exceptional family gift or can be displayed open on a mantle or table.Everyone will bring at least one poem, preferably typed but can be clearly written by hand, on one side of pieces of paper no larger than 4 ½ by 6 ½ inches. It’s fine if the poem goes over onto a second or even third piece of paper.PoemTown St. Johnsbury would like to display your book at The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum for two weeks in April to help celebrate National Poetry Month before you take your book home.For information about PoemTown St. Johnsbury, go to http://www.catamountarts.org/poemtown-st-johnsbury/Workshop fee: $5After paying the class fee, please register here: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=K4%2Atmb06P6J6T4UrYLzLfwSharon Kenney Biddle has taught art for more than 23 years at schools in Peacham and Danville, and served as Artist-in-Residence at St. Johnsbury Academy. Since retiring, she has taught classes and workshops for all ages at Catamount Arts, the Pope Memorial Library, the Lyndon State College Library, and the Teachers Who Write state conference for teachers.
    Making a Small Painted Book to Hold a Poem or Two (Grades 4-8)

    A PoemTown St. Johnsbury Event

    Saturday, March 21, 10:00-11:30am

    Location: Catamount Arts Center (downstairs classroom)

    Instructor: Sharon Biddle

    Participants will be setting their PoemTown poem(s) into a small book they create (poems not being submitted to PoemTown may be used as well).

    This workshop will involve painting colorful designs, sharing a poem or poems as the paint dries, attaching the poem to background paper and then binding that into the painted cover with brilliant thread. This book will make an exceptional family gift or can be displayed open on a mantle or table.

    Everyone will bring at least one poem, preferably typed but can be clearly written by hand, on one side of pieces of paper no larger than 4 ½ by 6 ½ inches. It’s fine if the poem goes over onto a second or even third piece of paper.

    PoemTown St. Johnsbury would like to display your book at The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum for two weeks in April to help celebrate National Poetry Month before you take your book home.

    For information about PoemTown St. Johnsbury, go to http://www.catamountarts.org/poemtown-st-johnsbury/

    Workshop fee: $5

    After paying the class fee, please register here: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=K4%2Atmb06P6J6T4UrYLzLfw

    Sharon Kenney Biddle has taught art for more than 23 years at schools in Peacham and Danville, and served as Artist-in-Residence at St. Johnsbury Academy. Since retiring, she has taught classes and workshops for all ages at Catamount Arts, the Pope Memorial Library, the Lyndon State College Library, and the Teachers Who Write state conference for teachers.

    3/21/2015 10:00 AM
    Saturday, March 21, 7:00 pmNew Hampshire’s Favorite Folk SweetheartsLocation:St. Kieran Community Center for the ArtsBerlin, NHTickets: $12.00 adults and $8.00 (under 18)Warmth, vitality and spontaneity mark the performances of Susie Burke and David Surette.  They have earned their reputation as one of the finest acts on the lively New England folk scene.  Susie’s beautiful complex voice and David’s graceful, nimble-fingered string playing combine with extraordinary results for their own blend of contemporary, traditional, and original folk and acoustic music.  Together since 1988, Susie and David have built a loyal following for their music through a steady series of concerts and well-received recordings; their most recent release is Wonderland (2011).  Recipients of Individual Artist Fellowship awards from the NH State Council on the Arts, Susie and David are also on the Council’s Touring Arts roster.  Between their solo and duo projects, they have released ten albums since 1990 on the Madrina Music label which have received positive responses from both critics and audiences.  Together, they bring skill, taste, feeling, and pure enjoyment to their music which appeals to an ever-widening circle of listeners.
    Suzie & David

    Saturday, March 21, 7:00 pm

    New Hampshire’s Favorite Folk Sweethearts

    Location:
    St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
    Berlin, NH

    Tickets: $12.00 adults and $8.00 (under 18)

    Warmth, vitality and spontaneity mark the performances of Susie Burke and David Surette. They have earned their reputation as one of the finest acts on the lively New England folk scene. Susie’s beautiful complex voice and David’s graceful, nimble-fingered string playing combine with extraordinary results for their own blend of contemporary, traditional, and original folk and acoustic music. Together since 1988, Susie and David have built a loyal following for their music through a steady series of concerts and well-received recordings; their most recent release is Wonderland (2011).

    Recipients of Individual Artist Fellowship awards from the NH State Council on the Arts, Susie and David are also on the Council’s Touring Arts roster. Between their solo and duo projects, they have released ten albums since 1990 on the Madrina Music label which have received positive responses from both critics and audiences. Together, they bring skill, taste, feeling, and pure enjoyment to their music which appeals to an ever-widening circle of listeners.

    3/21/2015 7:00 PM
    Thursday, January 22 and Tuesday, March 24, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: $24 Adults, $22 Members, $16 StudentsSuitable for 10 years +Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.This is an on-screen event.
    Treasure Island

    Thursday, January 22 and Tuesday, March 24, 7:00pm

    Location: Catamount Arts Center

    Tickets: $24 Adults, $22 Members, $16 Students

    Suitable for 10 years +

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre.

    It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.

    This is an on-screen event.

    3/24/2015 7:00 PM
    Thursday, March 26, 7:00pmSpecial matinee presentation at 1:00pmLocation:Fuller HallSt. Johnsbury AcademySt. Johnsbury, VTTickets: Adults - $32, $22, $15 and Gold Circle $39; Seniors - $29, $19, $12 and Gold Circle $36. Students - $12Matinee price - $12 all seats (seating is limited for this presentation)Special offer: Buy a ticket for both Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra and the 7pm performance of Macbeth and receive the Ethan Lipton ticket for free! The discount will apply automatically when you have tickets for both shows in your basket. - Valid through Thursday, March 12th.The Acting Company endures as the major touring classical theatre in the United States." —The New York TimesShakespeare’s tragedy, Macbeth is considered one of the playwright’s most powerful works. Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power. Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy, and tells the story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia, and he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler as he is forced to commit more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion. The consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of arrogance, madness, and death.The Acting Company and Guthrie Theater are both winners of theater’s most prestigious award, The Tony.  The Acting Company has toured to 48 states and 10 foreign countries.  Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, Frances Conroy, Jeffrey Wright, David Ogden Stiers, Keith David, Hamish Linklater and Jesse L. Martin are but a handful of performers who began their careers on tour with The Acting Company.  Actors who have performed with Minneapolis’ superb Guthrie Theater include Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Framk Langella, and many others.
    Macbeth

    Thursday, March 26, 7:00pm
    Special matinee presentation at 1:00pm

    Location:
    Fuller Hall
    St. Johnsbury Academy
    St. Johnsbury, VT

    Tickets: Adults - $32, $22, $15 and Gold Circle $39; Seniors - $29, $19, $12 and Gold Circle $36. Students - $12
    Matinee price - $12 all seats (seating is limited for this presentation)

    Special offer:
    Buy a ticket for both Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra and the 7pm performance of Macbeth and receive the Ethan Lipton ticket for free! The discount will apply automatically when you have tickets for both shows in your basket. - Valid through Thursday, March 12th.

    The Acting Company endures as the major touring classical theatre in the United States." —The New York Times

    Shakespeare’s tragedy, Macbeth is considered one of the playwright’s most powerful works. Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political effects produced when evil is chosen as a way to fulfill the ambition for power. Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest tragedy, and tells the story of a brave Scottish general named Macbeth who receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia, and he soon becomes a tyrannical ruler as he is forced to commit more murders to protect himself from enmity and suspicion. The consequent civil war swiftly take Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into the realms of arrogance, madness, and death.

    The Acting Company and Guthrie Theater are both winners of theater’s most prestigious award, The Tony. The Acting Company has toured to 48 states and 10 foreign countries. Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, Frances Conroy, Jeffrey Wright, David Ogden Stiers, Keith David, Hamish Linklater and Jesse L. Martin are but a handful of performers who began their careers on tour with The Acting Company. Actors who have performed with Minneapolis’ superb Guthrie Theater include Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Framk Langella, and many others.

    3/26/2015
    Friday, March 27, 6:00pmSaturday, March 28, 2:00pmNorway, Not Rated, 101 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentSwedish master Roy Andersson returns with this absurdist, surrealistic and shocking pitch-black comedy, which moves freely from nightmare to fantasy to hilariously deadpan humor as it muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man. Like a modern day' Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Sam and Jonathan, two traveling salesmen peddling novelty items, take us on a kaleidoscopic wandering through human destinies. The film consists of everyday and out of the ordinary stories portraying our existence in its grandeur and pettiness, beauty and tragedy, exaggeration and sadness... with a panoramic view, as if told by a bird reflecting on the human condition. The pigeon is astonished by humans, their activities, follies, prides and all this agitation, the meaning of which it seeks to understand.
    A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

    Friday, March 27, 6:00pm
    Saturday, March 28, 2:00pm

    Norway, Not Rated, 101 Minutes

    Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

    Swedish master Roy Andersson returns with this absurdist, surrealistic and shocking pitch-black comedy, which moves freely from nightmare to fantasy to hilariously deadpan humor as it muses on man’s perpetual inhumanity to man. Like a modern day' Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Sam and Jonathan, two traveling salesmen peddling novelty items, take us on a kaleidoscopic wandering through human destinies. The film consists of everyday and out of the ordinary stories portraying our existence in its grandeur and pettiness, beauty and tragedy, exaggeration and sadness... with a panoramic view, as if told by a bird reflecting on the human condition. The pigeon is astonished by humans, their activities, follies, prides and all this agitation, the meaning of which it seeks to understand.

    3/27/2015 To 3/28/2015
    Friday, March 27, 6:00pmSunday, March 29, 12:00 noonItaly, Not Rated, 100 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentNamed for the famous seventeenth-century Roman church Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, designed by legendary architect Francesco Borromini,  Alexandre, a brilliant architect, plagued by doubts and loss of inspiration, embarks on a quest of artistic and spiritual renewal guided by his study of Borromini. His wife Aliénor, similarly troubled by the crassness of contemporary society, as well as the couple's lack of communication and passion, decides to accompany him. A chance encounter, with siblings Goffredo (about to commence his own architectural studies) and his sister Lavinia, upends the couple's plans. As Borromini's spirit and the vertiginous splendor of his structures spin a mysterious web among them, the foursome experience a series of life-altering revelations.
    La Sapienza

    Friday, March 27, 6:00pm
    Sunday, March 29, 12:00 noon

    Italy, Not Rated, 100 Minutes

    Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

    Named for the famous seventeenth-century Roman church Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, designed by legendary architect Francesco Borromini, Alexandre, a brilliant architect, plagued by doubts and loss of inspiration, embarks on a quest of artistic and spiritual renewal guided by his study of Borromini. His wife Aliénor, similarly troubled by the crassness of contemporary society, as well as the couple's lack of communication and passion, decides to accompany him. A chance encounter, with siblings Goffredo (about to commence his own architectural studies) and his sister Lavinia, upends the couple's plans. As Borromini's spirit and the vertiginous splendor of his structures spin a mysterious web among them, the foursome experience a series of life-altering revelations.

    3/27/2015 To 3/29/2015
    Friday, March 27 through Thursday, April 2 Location: Catamount ArtsDirector: Various Rating: Unrated Run Time: VariousCountry: International Language:  International Genre: VariousCast: VariousShowtimes: Monday 5:30pm and 7:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday 5:30pm, Wednesday matinee 1:30pmTickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/MembersMatinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/MembersIn today’s feature length film dominated film industry, viewers seldom have the opportunity to see the best short films still being made. This week Catamount will feature all of the films nominated for this year’s Academy Awards in the Live Action and the Animated categories. The Live Action shorts will screen on Monday and Tuesday March 30 and 31, while the Animated shorts will be shown on Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2. In addition, the Documentary nominated short films will be part of Catamount’s Green Mountain Film Festival the weekend before.Green Mountain Film Festival Screenings: Friday, March 27, 6:00pm - DocumentariesSaturday, March 28, 12:00pm- DocumentariesSaturday, March 28, 4:00pm - AnimatedSunday, March 29, 12:00pm - Animated
    2015 Oscar Nominated Short Films

    Friday, March 27 through Thursday, April 2

    Location: Catamount Arts

    Director: Various
    Rating: Unrated
    Run Time: Various

    Country: International
    Language: International
    Genre: Various

    Cast: Various

    Showtimes: Monday 5:30pm and 7:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday 5:30pm, Wednesday matinee 1:30pm

    Tickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/Members
    Matinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/Members

    In today’s feature length film dominated film industry, viewers seldom have the opportunity to see the best short films still being made. This week Catamount will feature all of the films nominated for this year’s Academy Awards in the Live Action and the Animated categories. The Live Action shorts will screen on Monday and Tuesday March 30 and 31, while the Animated shorts will be shown on Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2. In addition, the Documentary nominated short films will be part of Catamount’s Green Mountain Film Festival the weekend before.

    Green Mountain Film Festival Screenings: Friday, March 27, 6:00pm - Documentaries
    Saturday, March 28, 12:00pm- Documentaries
    Saturday, March 28, 4:00pm - Animated
    Sunday, March 29, 12:00pm - Animated

    3/27/2015 To 4/2/2015
    Friday, March 27, 8:00pmSaturday, March 28, 8:00pmUSA, Not Rated, 92 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentThis entertaining documentary looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, director and crucially important independent filmmaker. Welles' life was magical: a musical prodigy at age 10, a director of Shakespeare at 14, a painter at 16, a star of stage and radio at 20. His film work was similarly extraordinary, most notably Citizen Kane, created by Welles when he was only 25. Welles's career continued to change as he made film after film (some never finished, many dismissed) and acted in other projects often to earn money in order to keep making his own films. Magician features scenes from almost every existing Welles film, from Hearts of Age, (which he made in a day when he was only 18 years old) to rarely-seen clips from his final unfinished works The Other Side of the Dream, The Deep, and Don Quixote, as well as his television and commercial work.
    Magician: The Astonishing Life & Work of Orson Welles

    Friday, March 27, 8:00pm
    Saturday, March 28, 8:00pm

    USA, Not Rated, 92 Minutes

    Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

    This entertaining documentary looks at the remarkable genius of Orson Welles - the enigma of his career as a Hollywood star, director and crucially important independent filmmaker. Welles' life was magical: a musical prodigy at age 10, a director of Shakespeare at 14, a painter at 16, a star of stage and radio at 20. His film work was similarly extraordinary, most notably Citizen Kane, created by Welles when he was only 25. Welles's career continued to change as he made film after film (some never finished, many dismissed) and acted in other projects often to earn money in order to keep making his own films. Magician features scenes from almost every existing Welles film, from Hearts of Age, (which he made in a day when he was only 18 years old) to rarely-seen clips from his final unfinished works The Other Side of the Dream, The Deep, and Don Quixote, as well as his television and commercial work.

    3/27/2015 To 3/28/2015
    Friday, March 27 through Thursday, April 2 Location: Catamount ArtsDirector: Richard Kane Rating: Unrated Run Time: 90 minutesCountry: United States Language:  English Genre: DocumentaryCast: Jon Imber, Jill Hoy, John StombergShowtimes: Green Mountain Film Festival Screenings: Friday 8:00pm, Saturday 4:00pm and Sunday 6:00pmMonday 5:30pm and 7:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday 7:30pm, Wednesday matinee 1:30pmTickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/MembersMatinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/MembersA document of this artist’s courageous and sometimes darkly humorous response to a death sentence, a diagnosis of ALS. The film traces his life, his career, and his adaptations, switching from painting from his right hand to his left, and then to both hands held at his waist as the degenerative condition progresses. Adversity only makes him more determined to paint, and paint he does: more than 100 portraits in a four month span. We first encounter Imber in his studio for the first time painting with his left hand while he and his partner, painter Jill Hoy, analyze Jon’s self-portrait and talk about the anxiety to come.
    Imber's Left Hand

    Friday, March 27 through Thursday, April 2

    Location: Catamount Arts

    Director: Richard Kane
    Rating: Unrated
    Run Time: 90 minutes

    Country: United States
    Language: English
    Genre: Documentary

    Cast: Jon Imber, Jill Hoy, John Stomberg

    Showtimes:
    Green Mountain Film Festival Screenings: Friday 8:00pm, Saturday 4:00pm and Sunday 6:00pm
    Monday 5:30pm and 7:30pm, Tuesday through Thursday 7:30pm, Wednesday matinee 1:30pm

    Tickets: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Students/Members
    Matinee tickets: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students/Members

    A document of this artist’s courageous and sometimes darkly humorous response to a death sentence, a diagnosis of ALS. The film traces his life, his career, and his adaptations, switching from painting from his right hand to his left, and then to both hands held at his waist as the degenerative condition progresses. Adversity only makes him more determined to paint, and paint he does: more than 100 portraits in a four month span. We first encounter Imber in his studio for the first time painting with his left hand while he and his partner, painter Jill Hoy, analyze Jon’s self-portrait and talk about the anxiety to come.

    3/27/2015 To 4/2/2015
    Saturday, March 28, 12:00 noon and 4:00pmThe Netherlands, Not Rated, 83 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentMirte is the grumpiest cleaner in the airport immigration centre, a single mother who is unable to take care of her 9-year old son, just managing to keep a grip on her life by following a strict set of routines. That is until Luke arrives, a West African refugee who is not put off by her aggression. During the ten days of his asylum procedure their disruptive encounters lead to an unexpected relationship that will challenge Mirte to change her life.
    The New World

    Saturday, March 28, 12:00 noon and 4:00pm

    The Netherlands, Not Rated, 83 Minutes

    Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

    Mirte is the grumpiest cleaner in the airport immigration centre, a single mother who is unable to take care of her 9-year old son, just managing to keep a grip on her life by following a strict set of routines. That is until Luke arrives, a West African refugee who is not put off by her aggression. During the ten days of his asylum procedure their disruptive encounters lead to an unexpected relationship that will challenge Mirte to change her life.

    3/28/2015
    Saturday, March 28, 12:00 noonSunday, March 29, 2:00pmUSA, Not Rated, 92 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentSHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. The documentary takes us from the founding of The National Organization for Women, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation.  Artfully combining dramatizations, performance and archival imagery, this documentary recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution.
    She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

    Saturday, March 28, 12:00 noon
    Sunday, March 29, 2:00pm

    USA, Not Rated, 92 Minutes

    Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

    SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. The documentary takes us from the founding of The National Organization for Women, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation. Artfully combining dramatizations, performance and archival imagery, this documentary recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution.

    3/28/2015 To 3/29/2015
    Saturday, March 28, 2:00pmSunday, March 29, 6:00pmNew Zealand, Not Rated, 92 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentA visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth. Capturing epic battles against hellacious storms, quiet reveries of nature's grandeur, and everyday moments of work and laughter, this unique documentary shows a steadfast community thriving in a land few humans have experienced.
    Antarctica: A Year on Ice

    Saturday, March 28, 2:00pm
    Sunday, March 29, 6:00pm

    New Zealand, Not Rated, 92 Minutes

    Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

    A visually stunning journey to the end of the world with the hardy and devoted people who live there year-round. The research stations scattered throughout the continent host a close-knit international population of scientists, technicians and craftsmen. Isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness followed by periods when the sun never sets, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth. Capturing epic battles against hellacious storms, quiet reveries of nature's grandeur, and everyday moments of work and laughter, this unique documentary shows a steadfast community thriving in a land few humans have experienced.

    3/28/2015 To 3/29/2015
    Saturday, March 28, 2:00pmSunday, March 29, 4:00pmUSA, Not Rated. 95 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentDaniel Barber's civil-war drama The Keeping Room stars Brit Marling as Augusta, a young woman in the South who must tend to her family's farm with the help of only her sulky teen sister Louise (Hailee Steinfeld) and their loyal slave Mad (Muna Otaru). Two Union soldiers, played by Sam Worthington and Kyle Soller, who have been sent ahead by General Sherman to scout the area, steal and rape their way through the town, and eventually lay siege to Augusta's home. The women work together to protect themselves, and eventually must decide what to do as Sherman's army is on the verge of overrunning the entire area.
    The Keeping Room

    Saturday, March 28, 2:00pm
    Sunday, March 29, 4:00pm

    USA, Not Rated. 95 Minutes

    Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

    Daniel Barber's civil-war drama The Keeping Room stars Brit Marling as Augusta, a young woman in the South who must tend to her family's farm with the help of only her sulky teen sister Louise (Hailee Steinfeld) and their loyal slave Mad (Muna Otaru). Two Union soldiers, played by Sam Worthington and Kyle Soller, who have been sent ahead by General Sherman to scout the area, steal and rape their way through the town, and eventually lay siege to Augusta's home. The women work together to protect themselves, and eventually must decide what to do as Sherman's army is on the verge of overrunning the entire area.

    3/28/2015 To 3/29/2015
    Saturday, March 28, 6:00pmSunday, March 29, 8:00pmIsrael, Not Rated, 115 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentIn Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimate a marriage or its dissolution. But this dissolution is only possible with full consent from the husband, who in the end has more power than the judges. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for divorce for three years. But her husband Elisha will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and everything is brought out for judgment.
    GETT: The Trial of Vivian Amsalem

    Saturday, March 28, 6:00pm
    Sunday, March 29, 8:00pm

    Israel, Not Rated, 115 Minutes

    Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

    In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimate a marriage or its dissolution. But this dissolution is only possible with full consent from the husband, who in the end has more power than the judges. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for divorce for three years. But her husband Elisha will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and everything is brought out for judgment.

    3/28/2015 To 3/29/2015
    Saturday, March 28, 6:00pmSunday, March 29, 4:00pmIreland, Not Rated, 76 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentTHE IRISH PUB is a celebration of the traditions of the Irish pub, or more specifically the traditional Irish publicans who run them. The characters in this exceptionally endearing film all run and own pubs that have been in their families for generations and it is through their warmth, wit and wisdom that we gain an insight into the heart and soul of THE IRISH PUB.
    The Irish Pub

    Saturday, March 28, 6:00pm
    Sunday, March 29, 4:00pm

    Ireland, Not Rated, 76 Minutes

    Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

    THE IRISH PUB is a celebration of the traditions of the Irish pub, or more specifically the traditional Irish publicans who run them. The characters in this exceptionally endearing film all run and own pubs that have been in their families for generations and it is through their warmth, wit and wisdom that we gain an insight into the heart and soul of THE IRISH PUB.

    3/28/2015 To 3/29/2015
    Saturday, March 28, 7:30pmCafe Open for Dinner & Drinks Starting at 6:30pm“Pack Up the Circus” Album Release Show with Jefferson Hamer and Dietrich StrauseLocation: Court Street Arts at Alumni HallHaverhill, NHTickets:  $20 all seatsSession Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This collective of talented musicians craft a musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny. The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag".Sponsored by BLISS TAVERN MUSIC
    Session Americana

    Saturday, March 28, 7:30pm
    Cafe Open for Dinner & Drinks Starting at 6:30pm

    “Pack Up the Circus” Album Release Show with Jefferson Hamer and Dietrich Strause

    Location: Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
    Haverhill, NH

    Tickets: $20 all seats

    Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This collective of talented musicians craft a musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny. The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag".

    Sponsored by BLISS TAVERN MUSIC

    3/28/2015 7:30 PM
    Sunday, March 29, 2:00pm and 8:00pmFrance, Not Rated, 90 MinutesTickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/StudentPrajna is an Indian woman who left behind everything in search of her identity close to the roots of her culture. She lives in the forest, with elephants, much like a hermit in Indian mythology, Palakapya: a story that haunts her. To fulfill this choice, Prajna had to escape from a rigid Indian society, renounce a PhD degree in London, give up material comfort and even the idea of having a child... but the birth of Ojas upsets her plans. Prajna's sole obsession is to pass on to Ojas, now a 4 year-old girl, the values that guided her in her choices. She knows that the environment in which her daughter grows up will mark her imagination and forge her identity but her duty as a mother also reminds her that she has to prepare her child to confront human society. Prajna devotes every instant of Ojas’ childhood trying to put off the moment when they both will have to set out to the very world that Prajna has chosen to leave behind.
    Elephant Blues

    Sunday, March 29, 2:00pm and 8:00pm

    France, Not Rated, 90 Minutes

    Tickets: $8 - Adult, $7 - Senior, $6 - Member/Student

    Prajna is an Indian woman who left behind everything in search of her identity close to the roots of her culture. She lives in the forest, with elephants, much like a hermit in Indian mythology, Palakapya: a story that haunts her. To fulfill this choice, Prajna had to escape from a rigid Indian society, renounce a PhD degree in London, give up material comfort and even the idea of having a child... but the birth of Ojas upsets her plans. Prajna's sole obsession is to pass on to Ojas, now a 4 year-old girl, the values that guided her in her choices. She knows that the environment in which her daughter grows up will mark her imagination and forge her identity but her duty as a mother also reminds her that she has to prepare her child to confront human society. Prajna devotes every instant of Ojas’ childhood trying to put off the moment when they both will have to set out to the very world that Prajna has chosen to leave behind.

    3/29/2015
    Friday, April 3, 7:00pmSaturday, April 4, 7:00pmOpening Act – the Music Styling of The Endorsements!Main Act – The Comedy and Magic of National Known Performer, Glenn Strange. A Family Friendly evening – not to be missed.Tickets: $20, $15, $10Location:St. Johnsbury Academy Fuller HallSt. Johnsbury, VTYes, "Strange" is his name ... his real name. Once upon a time, many years ago, in a nearby county, Glenn found a magic shop. Forty eight hours later, he had business cards, and was dangerous. He had discovered a tool (magic) that had given him a reason to be funny in public. Up until that time he had only been funny for friends, family, and coworkers, behind closed doors. He started out by performing for kid’s birthday parties .... or anyone else that would stand still for two or more minutes. Today, Glenn’s funny business specializes in providing quality entertaining and meaningful programs for corporations, churches, and associations all over the United States.Glenn Strange is MUCH MORE than a magician. His programs contain comedy, magic, recorded music, humorous stories, and just the right amount of audience interaction. Glenn’s clients are amazed as how he transforms his audiences from high energy hilarious laughter to being attentive and receptive to a sincere uplifting message. Glenn’s worked years developing and honing his one-of-a-kind style that’s Guaranteed to generate huge laughs and never embarrass or make fun of anyone.People love experiencing real time situation comedy routines. They eagerly volunteer to be treated like the stars of the program, and their unrehearsed spontaneous comments and actions determine the comedy avenue Glenn takes them down. Every program is different, because each program is unique to the audience. Glenn makes sure each attendee has a great fun time laughing, forgets their everyday problems, and returns home with fun memories. Unlike a standard magic show, that ends with a, “Wow, how did-he-do-that?”, Glenn’s programs are built around a purpose, and close with a heartfelt inspiring meaningful message, that touches peoples emotions, and makes a difference in their personal and professional lives.Proceeds to Benefit the St. Johnsbury Academy Future Business Leaders of America Club.
    A Magical Evening of Comedy and Tricks!

    Friday, April 3, 7:00pm
    Saturday, April 4, 7:00pm

    Opening Act – the Music Styling of The Endorsements!

    Main Act – The Comedy and Magic of National Known Performer, Glenn Strange.
    A Family Friendly evening – not to be missed.

    Tickets: $20, $15, $10

    Location:
    St. Johnsbury Academy Fuller Hall
    St. Johnsbury, VT

    Yes, "Strange" is his name ... his real name. Once upon a time, many years ago, in a nearby county, Glenn found a magic shop. Forty eight hours later, he had business cards, and was dangerous. He had discovered a tool (magic) that had given him a reason to be funny in public. Up until that time he had only been funny for friends, family, and coworkers, behind closed doors. He started out by performing for kid’s birthday parties .... or anyone else that would stand still for two or more minutes. Today, Glenn’s funny business specializes in providing quality entertaining and meaningful programs for corporations, churches, and associations all over the United States.

    Glenn Strange is MUCH MORE than a magician. His programs contain comedy, magic, recorded music, humorous stories, and just the right amount of audience interaction. Glenn’s clients are amazed as how he transforms his audiences from high energy hilarious laughter to being attentive and receptive to a sincere uplifting message. Glenn’s worked years developing and honing his one-of-a-kind style that’s Guaranteed to generate huge laughs and never embarrass or make fun of anyone.

    People love experiencing real time situation comedy routines. They eagerly volunteer to be treated like the stars of the program, and their unrehearsed spontaneous comments and actions determine the comedy avenue Glenn takes them down. Every program is different, because each program is unique to the audience. Glenn makes sure each attendee has a great fun time laughing, forgets their everyday problems, and returns home with fun memories. Unlike a standard magic show, that ends with a, “Wow, how did-he-do-that?”, Glenn’s programs are built around a purpose, and close with a heartfelt inspiring meaningful message, that touches peoples emotions, and makes a difference in their personal and professional lives.

    Proceeds to Benefit the St. Johnsbury Academy Future Business Leaders of America Club.

    4/3/2015 To 4/4/2015
    Wednesday, April 8, 10:30am and 1:00pmLocation:Fuller HallSt. Johnsbury AcademyTickets:All seats - $4.00 Groups of 50 or more - $3.50 eachBuy tickets for all 4 shows and pay just $10.00
    Jack & the Beanstalk - Raggle-Taggle Players
    Wednesday, April 8, 10:30am and 1:00pm

    Location:
    Fuller Hall
    St. Johnsbury Academy

    Tickets:
    All seats - $4.00
    Groups of 50 or more - $3.50 each
    Buy tickets for all 4 shows and pay just $10.00

    4/8/2015
    Thursday, April 9, 7:00pmEncore - Tuesday, April 14, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterTickets:Adult - $20Member - $18Students - $16When the rule of a hedonistic and mercurial king is questioned, rebellion, assassination and excommunication ensue, culminating in the chilling attempt to commit an atrocity against a child, whose mother’s anguished grief cannot atone for her blinkered ambitions for her son. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Shakespeare’s King John, with commanding performances by Tom McCamus, Seana McKenna, Graham Abbey and Patricia Collins, directed by Tim Carroll, whose recent Shakespeare productions took Broadway by storm. Runtime: 2 hours, 51 minutes including one interval “Deliciously contemporary.” J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail “Tom McCamus plays King John, rivetingly, as a neurotic narcissist. It’s a daring performance.” Robert Cushman, National Post “This sublime King John has a remarkable intimacy, crystallized by the formidable actor Graham Abbey, whose relationship with the audience becomes one of the closest I've ever seen in a Shakespearean drama.” Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune “The action is riveting, the political machinations delicious and all the performers, royal or otherwise, take great delight in the parts they’re playing.” Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star
    King John - Stratford Festival

    Thursday, April 9, 7:00pm
    Encore - Tuesday, April 14, 7:00pm

    Location: Catamount Arts Center

    Tickets:
    Adult - $20
    Member - $18
    Students - $16

    When the rule of a hedonistic and mercurial king is questioned, rebellion, assassination and excommunication ensue, culminating in the chilling attempt to commit an atrocity against a child, whose mother’s anguished grief cannot atone for her blinkered ambitions for her son. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Shakespeare’s King John, with commanding performances by Tom McCamus, Seana McKenna, Graham Abbey and Patricia Collins, directed by Tim Carroll, whose recent Shakespeare productions took Broadway by storm.

    Runtime: 2 hours, 51 minutes including one interval

    “Deliciously contemporary.” J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail

    “Tom McCamus plays King John, rivetingly, as a neurotic narcissist. It’s a daring performance.” Robert Cushman, National Post

    “This sublime King John has a remarkable intimacy, crystallized by the formidable actor Graham Abbey, whose relationship with the audience becomes one of the closest I've ever seen in a Shakespearean drama.” Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

    “The action is riveting, the political machinations delicious and all the performers, royal or otherwise, take great delight in the parts they’re playing.” Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star

    4/9/2015 To 4/14/2015
    Thursday, April 9, 7:00pmLocation:Lyndon Institute AuditoriumLyndonville, VTTickets: Adults - $49, $39, $29, $18 and Gold Circle - $59; Seniors - $46, $36, $26, $15 and Gold Circle $56. Students - $20“The real thing.” – Washington PostThe immensely popular Giselle is a romantic ballet in two acts, first performed in 1841 and an immediate favorite with both audiences and critics.  Dancers who have performed in Giselle constitute a “who’s who” of ballet: Nijinsky, Nureyev, Baryshnikov, Makarova, and many others.“This ballet about betrayal, physical fragility and spiritual strength cuts close to the bone. Giselle is a French ballet. In a very French way, the catastrophe that the first act builds up to is not a violent uprising or a calamity caused by evil magic, but rather the quiet revelation of a rupture of trust.  Intimacy is shattered — not a kingdom, not heroic destiny, just the tenderness between two people.” “This occurs when the peasant girl of the title, who is charming and pretty but frail, discovers that the man she loves has lied to her about his identity and his availability. Giselle succumbs to the shock.  Yet in the second act we find out that’s not quite the end of her. Her fleshly heart may have stopped, but its ennobling humanity carries on, and Albrecht, her remorseful suitor, finds an unsettling but ultimately liberating redemption at her grave.  In its choreography and style of dancing, this Romantic-era ballet is soft and simple. But there are plenty of dramatic opportunities, though the way to achieve them is through subtlety and extreme sensitivity.” – Washington Post
    Giselle

    Thursday, April 9, 7:00pm

    Location:
    Lyndon Institute Auditorium
    Lyndonville, VT

    Tickets: Adults - $49, $39, $29, $18 and Gold Circle - $59; Seniors - $46, $36, $26, $15 and Gold Circle $56. Students - $20

    “The real thing.” – Washington Post

    The immensely popular Giselle is a romantic ballet in two acts, first performed in 1841 and an immediate favorite with both audiences and critics. Dancers who have performed in Giselle constitute a “who’s who” of ballet: Nijinsky, Nureyev, Baryshnikov, Makarova, and many others.“This ballet about betrayal, physical fragility and spiritual strength cuts close to the bone. Giselle is a French ballet. In a very French way, the catastrophe that the first act builds up to is not a violent uprising or a calamity caused by evil magic, but rather the quiet revelation of a rupture of trust. Intimacy is shattered — not a kingdom, not heroic destiny, just the tenderness between two people.”

    “This occurs when the peasant girl of the title, who is charming and pretty but frail, discovers that the man she loves has lied to her about his identity and his availability. Giselle succumbs to the shock. Yet in the second act we find out that’s not quite the end of her. Her fleshly heart may have stopped, but its ennobling humanity carries on, and Albrecht, her remorseful suitor, finds an unsettling but ultimately liberating redemption at her grave. In its choreography and style of dancing, this Romantic-era ballet is soft and simple. But there are plenty of dramatic opportunities, though the way to achieve them is through subtlety and extreme sensitivity.” – Washington Post

    4/9/2015 7:00 PM
    Friday, Apr 10, 7:30pm Cafe Open for Dinner & Drinks Starting at 6:30pmLocation:  Court Street Arts at Alumni HallHaverhill, NHTickets: $20 all seatsThree of the world’s finest songwriters and most respected singers, Jez Lowe, Archie Fisher and James Keelaghan have decided to take their friendship on the road.Master guitarist, singer and songwriter, Archie Fisher is Scotland’s foremost troubadour and is known throughout the country as the host of BBC Radio Scotland’s award-winning “Travelling Folk” show, which he has been presenting for over 25 years. Recognized for his contributions to Scottish folk music, he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire), a prestigious honor nominated by his peers and bestowed by Queen Elizabeth. Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognized musical ambassador for his native North East England, with more than a dozen albums and countless live performances around the world over the last twenty years. Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. For a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, curiosity intent and intensity. His masterful story telling has been part of the bedrock of his success, earning Keelaghan nominations and awards including a Juno (Canada’s Grammy) and acclaim from Australia to Scandinavia.Sponsored by BLISS TAVERN MUSIC
    Men at Words

    Friday, Apr 10, 7:30pm
    Cafe Open for Dinner & Drinks Starting at 6:30pm

    Location: Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
    Haverhill, NH

    Tickets: $20 all seats

    Three of the world’s finest songwriters and most respected singers, Jez Lowe, Archie Fisher and James Keelaghan have decided to take their friendship on the road.

    Master guitarist, singer and songwriter, Archie Fisher is Scotland’s foremost troubadour and is known throughout the country as the host of BBC Radio Scotland’s award-winning “Travelling Folk” show, which he has been presenting for over 25 years. Recognized for his contributions to Scottish folk music, he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire), a prestigious honor nominated by his peers and bestowed by Queen Elizabeth. Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognized musical ambassador for his native North East England, with more than a dozen albums and countless live performances around the world over the last twenty years. Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. For a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, curiosity intent and intensity. His masterful story telling has been part of the bedrock of his success, earning Keelaghan nominations and awards including a Juno (Canada’s Grammy) and acclaim from Australia to Scandinavia.

    Sponsored by BLISS TAVERN MUSIC

    4/10/2015 7:30 PM
    Saturday, April 11, 9:00AM-12:30PM and Sunday, April 12, 10:00-11:00AMLocation: Catamount Arts Center classroomClass fee: $75 plus $10 materials fee. (The materials fee is paid to the instructor at the first class meeting.) It’s time to start thinking about gardening…why not add a beautiful stepping stone this year? We’ll make colorful stones of concrete and stained glass to be used in the garden or as indoor decorative pieces. Come to class with your own design or create one in class. All materials and tools will be provided; please wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty. Bill Tulp has been teaching art in schools, camps, and privately for many years.  He has taught at Lyndon State College, Monroe School, and Becket School in NH.  He also gives private lessons and teaches classes through organizations like Catamount Arts.  He has exhibited his work widely, has published graphic stories and illustrated t-shirts, flyers, and CD covers.This is part of the Creative Cold Busters workshop series for adults and older teens. Buy tickets for all three workshops and save 10%Series workshops include:Children’s Book Illustration with Robby GilbertHomemade Shadow Lanterns with Kate RennerStained Glass Mosaic Garden Stones with Bill Tulp
    Stained Glass Mosaic Garden Stones with Bill Tulp

    Saturday, April 11, 9:00AM-12:30PM and Sunday, April 12, 10:00-11:00AM

    Location: Catamount Arts Center classroom

    Class fee: $75 plus $10 materials fee. (The materials fee is paid to the instructor at the first class meeting.)

    It’s time to start thinking about gardening…why not add a beautiful stepping stone this year? We’ll make colorful stones of concrete and stained glass to be used in the garden or as indoor decorative pieces. Come to class with your own design or create one in class. All materials and tools will be provided; please wear comfortable clothing that can get dirty.

    Bill Tulp has been teaching art in schools, camps, and privately for many years. He has taught at Lyndon State College, Monroe School, and Becket School in NH. He also gives private lessons and teaches classes through organizations like Catamount Arts. He has exhibited his work widely, has published graphic stories and illustrated t-shirts, flyers, and CD covers.

    This is part of the Creative Cold Busters workshop series for adults and older teens. Buy tickets for all three workshops and save 10%
    Series workshops include:
    Children’s Book Illustration with Robby Gilbert
    Homemade Shadow Lanterns with Kate Renner
    Stained Glass Mosaic Garden Stones with Bill Tulp

    4/11/2015 9:00 AM
    Saturday, April 11, 7:00pmLocation: Ragle HallMarlboro CollegeMarlboro, VTTickets: $8 Adults$6 SeniorsStudents are free.Improvised comedy by Boston University’s award winning ten-member laugh troupe, Liquid Fun whose Marlboro College visits include opening performance for Upright Citizens Brigade.
    Liquid Fun

    Saturday, April 11, 7:00pm

    Location:
    Ragle Hall
    Marlboro College
    Marlboro, VT

    Tickets:
    $8 Adults
    $6 Seniors
    Students are free.

    Improvised comedy by Boston University’s award winning ten-member laugh troupe, Liquid Fun whose Marlboro College visits include opening performance for Upright Citizens Brigade.

    4/11/2015 7:00 PM
    Saturday, April 11, 8:30pmLocation:Marlboro College Dining HallMarlboro CollegeMarlboro, VTTickets:$12 Adults$10 SeniorsStudents are free.Since they formed in 2009, Evolfo Doofeht has been an enigma. Their music implores you to rise up and live, forget your pretentions – and just dance.  The band mixes dynamic styles to make something fresh and unpredictable. The result is raw, danceable and boisterous; an explosion of sound residing somewhere between Gogol Bordello and Dr. John, with a slew of other obscure worldly influences.“This collective of ex-Berklee Music misfits label their music “gypsy funk.” Amazing a tag that rad could be so limiting.  Evolfo does pop, punk, funk, ska, salsa and Eastern European rhythms — sometimes in the same song”. --   Boston Herald Tribune"Evolfo left the crowd begging for more, like any good lover should". - The Village Voice"When Evolfo came on, the funk just burst out. As soon as they started playing, the whole place was raging" - The Skidmore News
    Evolfo

    Saturday, April 11, 8:30pm

    Location:
    Marlboro College Dining Hall
    Marlboro College
    Marlboro, VT

    Tickets:
    $12 Adults
    $10 Seniors
    Students are free.

    Since they formed in 2009, Evolfo Doofeht has been an enigma. Their music implores you to rise up and live, forget your pretentions – and just dance. The band mixes dynamic styles to make something fresh and unpredictable. The result is raw, danceable and boisterous; an explosion of sound residing somewhere between Gogol Bordello and Dr. John, with a slew of other obscure worldly influences.

    “This collective of ex-Berklee Music misfits label their music “gypsy funk.” Amazing a tag that rad could be so limiting. Evolfo does pop, punk, funk, ska, salsa and Eastern European rhythms — sometimes in the same song”. -- Boston Herald Tribune

    "Evolfo left the crowd begging for more, like any good lover should". - The Village Voice

    "When Evolfo came on, the funk just burst out. As soon as they started playing, the whole place was raging" - The Skidmore News

    4/11/2015 8:30 PM
    Thursday, April 16, 7:00pmEncore - Thursday, April 23, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.This is an on-screen event.
    The Hard Problem

    Thursday, April 16, 7:00pm
    Encore - Thursday, April 23, 7:00pm

    Location:
    Catamount Arts CenterSt. Johnsbury, VT

    Tickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16

    Acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead) returns to the National Theatre with his highly-anticipated new play The Hard Problem, directed by Nicholas Hytner (Othello, Hamlet, One Man, Two Guvnors).

    Hilary, a young psychology researcher at a brainscience institute, is nursing a private sorrow and a troubling question at work, where psychology and biology meet. If there is nothing but matter, what is consciousness? This is ‘the hard problem’ which puts Hilary at odds with her colleagues who include her first mentor Spike, her boss Leo and the billionaire founder of the institute, Jerry. Is the day coming when the computer and the fMRI scanner will answer all the questions psychology can ask? Meanwhile Hilary needs a miracle, and she is prepared to pray for one.

    This is an on-screen event.

    4/16/2015 To 4/23/2015
    Saturday, April 18, 7:00pmA Jazz group with local roots and city suits!Location:St. Kieran Community Center for the ArtsBerlin, NHTickets: $12.00 adults and $8.00 (under 18)The Boston-based. Nick Grondin Group presents its music as modern instrumental storytelling, inspired by rock, folk and contemporary jazz styles. Using a broad palette of sounds they aspire to connect the listeners and performers through sharing a music that is rich on many levels, both musically and emotionally. An experienced performer and award-winning composer, Nick Grondin has presented his music to audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe, including France, Germany and Spain.He can regularly be heard performing with some of the Boston Area’s finest musicians and has performed concerts with major artists from jazz legend Bob Moses to the Pop/Opera supergroup Il Divo. He leads the Nick Grondin Group, which performs compositions for septet regularly in the Boston area and New York. Their innovative sounds and artfully-filmed live videos can be heard/viewed via YouTube.com.
    The Nick Grondin Group

    Saturday, April 18, 7:00pm

    A Jazz group with local roots and city suits!

    Location:
    St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
    Berlin, NH

    Tickets: $12.00 adults and $8.00 (under 18)

    The Boston-based. Nick Grondin Group presents its music as modern instrumental storytelling, inspired by rock, folk and contemporary jazz styles. Using a broad palette of sounds they aspire to connect the listeners and performers through sharing a music that is rich on many levels, both musically and emotionally.

    An experienced performer and award-winning composer, Nick Grondin has presented his music to audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe, including France, Germany and Spain.

    He can regularly be heard performing with some of the Boston Area’s finest musicians and has performed concerts with major artists from jazz legend Bob Moses to the Pop/Opera supergroup Il Divo.

    He leads the Nick Grondin Group, which performs compositions for septet regularly in the Boston area and New York. Their innovative sounds and artfully-filmed live videos can be heard/viewed via YouTube.com.

    4/18/2015 7:00 PM
    Saturday, April 18, 7:30pmOboe, Bassoon, and PianoLocation: South Congregational ChurchSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets: Adults - $18Senior - $16Student - $6Special* - $6For those who find the regular price beyond their budget. We believe classical music should be available to everyone. Just request the special rate. No questions asked."Equal doses of polish and personality." — Baltimore SunWe welcome spring with something different—the instrumental combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano. You'll be delighted with a joyful program of intriguing, unexpected, and very pleasurable music, featuring works of the ensemble's namesake, Poulenc.Alexander Alyabiev — Trio in A minor, Op. 50Alfred Schnittke — Suite in the Old StyleDmitri Shostakovich — Romance, Op. 97a (from the 1955 Soviet film The Gadfly)Dmitri Shostakovich — A Spin Through Moscow (from the operetta Moscow, Cheryomushki)Gioacchino Rossini — Fantaisie Concertante "Semiramide"Igor Stravinsky — Suites Nos. 1 & 2 for Small OrchestraFrancis Poulenc — Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano
    Poulenc Trio

    Saturday, April 18, 7:30pm

    Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano

    Location: South Congregational Church
    St. Johnsbury, VT

    Tickets: Adults - $18
    Senior - $16
    Student - $6
    Special* - $6
    For those who find the regular price beyond their budget. We believe classical music should be available to everyone. Just request the special rate. No questions asked.


    "Equal doses of polish and personality." — Baltimore Sun

    We welcome spring with something different—the instrumental combination of oboe, bassoon, and piano. You'll be delighted with a joyful program of intriguing, unexpected, and very pleasurable music, featuring works of the ensemble's namesake, Poulenc.

  • Alexander Alyabiev — Trio in A minor, Op. 50
  • Alfred Schnittke — Suite in the Old Style
  • Dmitri Shostakovich — Romance, Op. 97a (from the 1955 Soviet film The Gadfly)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich — A Spin Through Moscow (from the operetta Moscow, Cheryomushki)
  • Gioacchino Rossini — Fantaisie Concertante "Semiramide"
  • Igor Stravinsky — Suites Nos. 1 & 2 for Small Orchestra
  • Francis Poulenc — Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano
  • 4/18/2015 7:30 PM
    To Benefit The Winston Prouty Center for Child DevelopmentSaturday, April 18, 7:30pmLocation:The Latchis Theater50 Main StBrattleboro, VTTickets: $60 (front to row I), $40 (row J to rear) , $25 (balcony)Nationally renowned storytellers from The The Moth, This American Life, The Daily Show, Comedy Central and even the New York Times best seller list tell hilarious and moving tales to raise money for the Winston Prouty Center for Child Development. Featured performers include co-creator of The Daily Show Lizz Winstead, Ernesto Quiñonez, Catie Lazarus, David Martin and Adam Wade. Hosted by Tom Bodett. At the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro. 7:30 pm. Not suitable for children. Supported by Foard Panel and Farnum Cellulose Insulators.*If you require wheelchair seating, please contact the Catamountix box office at 802-748-2600
    Storytellers on a Mission

    To Benefit The Winston Prouty Center for Child Development

    Saturday, April 18, 7:30pm

    Location:
    The Latchis Theater
    50 Main St
    Brattleboro, VT

    Tickets: $60 (front to row I), $40 (row J to rear) , $25 (balcony)

    Nationally renowned storytellers from The The Moth, This American Life, The Daily Show, Comedy Central and even the New York Times best seller list tell hilarious and moving tales to raise money for the Winston Prouty Center for Child Development. Featured performers include co-creator of The Daily Show Lizz Winstead, Ernesto Quiñonez, Catie Lazarus, David Martin and Adam Wade. Hosted by Tom Bodett. At the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro. 7:30 pm. Not suitable for children.

    Supported by Foard Panel and Farnum Cellulose Insulators.

    *If you require wheelchair seating, please contact the Catamountix box office at 802-748-2600

    4/18/2015 7:30 PM
    Location:Catamount Arts Center115 Eastern AveSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets: $18 Adults, $15 Members, $6 StudentsMusic: Sergei ProkofievLibretto: Yuri GrigorovichChoreography: Yuri GrigorovichAs young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and tsarina. He selects Anastasia, and the two eventually fall deeply in love. When the Boyar's plot against him and poison his beloved wife, Tsar Ivan finds himself surrounded by enemies. Haunted by dark thoughts and phantoms, he slowly sinks into madness. Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich's powerful and fascinating epic dramatizes Ivan the Terrible's controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigor, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colors of medieval Russia. Recently revived, Ivan the Terrible is an essential part of the company's repertoire, a 20th-century classic and a wonderful theatrical experience.Please note this is an on-screen event.
    Ivan the Terrible

    Location:
    Catamount Arts Center
    115 Eastern Ave
    St. Johnsbury, VT

    Tickets: $18 Adults, $15 Members, $6 Students

    Music: Sergei Prokofiev
    Libretto: Yuri Grigorovich
    Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich

    As young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and tsarina. He selects Anastasia, and the two eventually fall deeply in love. When the Boyar's plot against him and poison his beloved wife, Tsar Ivan finds himself surrounded by enemies. Haunted by dark thoughts and phantoms, he slowly sinks into madness. Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich's powerful and fascinating epic dramatizes Ivan the Terrible's controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigor, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colors of medieval Russia. Recently revived, Ivan the Terrible is an essential part of the company's repertoire, a 20th-century classic and a wonderful theatrical experience.

    Please note this is an on-screen event.

    4/19/2015 To 4/28/2015
    Presented by QNEK ProductionsBy Joseph KesselringApril 24 - May 3Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM                      Sundays at 2:00 PMLocation:Haskell Opera House 193 Caswell Avenue  /  1 Church StreetDerby Line, VT 05830  /  Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/StudentsSet in the early 1940s, Arsenic and Old Lace tells the story of drama critic Mortimer Brewster - a normal, run-of-the-mill guy who is anxious to marry his fiancé (the girl-next-door and a minister’s daughter) Elaine. But standing solidly between Mortimer and matrimonial bliss is the wackiest, weirdest family tree that ever grew. His two sweet aunts, Abby and Martha have developed murder as their favorite hobby. Out of a twisted sense of sympathy, they regularly poison lonely old men with a mixture of arsenic and elderberry wine and then bury them in the cellar. Cousin Teddy sports a pince-nez, a handlebar moustache and regularly charges up San Juan Hill - he truly believes that he is President Theodore Roosevelt.  And horrid brother Jonathan has just arrived from an asylum with a new face (ala Boris Karloff) and a sinister side-kick named Dr. Einstein. It’s “Home Sweet Homicide” as Mortimer tries to thwart the police, conceal a corpse (or 12) curtail anymore killing, and convince Elaine that a wedding with a man who is drowning in such a murky gene pool would lead to nothing but woe. Arsenic and Old Lace is a truly classic comic melodrama, guaranteed to thrill and entertain!
    Arsenic and Old Lace

    Presented by QNEK Productions

    By Joseph Kesselring

    April 24 - May 3
    Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
    Sundays at 2:00 PM

    Location:
    Haskell Opera House
    193 Caswell Avenue / 1 Church Street
    Derby Line, VT 05830 / Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2

    Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/Students

    Set in the early 1940s, Arsenic and Old Lace tells the story of drama critic Mortimer Brewster - a normal, run-of-the-mill guy who is anxious to marry his fiancé (the girl-next-door and a minister’s daughter) Elaine. But standing solidly between Mortimer and matrimonial bliss is the wackiest, weirdest family tree that ever grew. His two sweet aunts, Abby and Martha have developed murder as their favorite hobby. Out of a twisted sense of sympathy, they regularly poison lonely old men with a mixture of arsenic and elderberry wine and then bury them in the cellar. Cousin Teddy sports a pince-nez, a handlebar moustache and regularly charges up San Juan Hill - he truly believes that he is President Theodore Roosevelt. And horrid brother Jonathan has just arrived from an asylum with a new face (ala Boris Karloff) and a sinister side-kick named Dr. Einstein. It’s “Home Sweet Homicide” as Mortimer tries to thwart the police, conceal a corpse (or 12) curtail anymore killing, and convince Elaine that a wedding with a man who is drowning in such a murky gene pool would lead to nothing but woe. Arsenic and Old Lace is a truly classic comic melodrama, guaranteed to thrill and entertain!

    4/24/2015 To 5/3/2015
    Saturday, April 25, 12:30pmEncore - Saturday, May 2, 12:30pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16Cast: Fabio Luisi; Eva-Maria Westbroek, Marcelo Álvarez, Željko LucicFabio Luisi; Patricia Racette, Marcelo Álvarez, George Gagnidze, Lucas MeachemOpera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.
    Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni) / Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)

    Saturday, April 25, 12:30pm
    Encore - Saturday, May 2, 12:30pm

    Location: Catamount Arts Center

    Tickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16

    Cast: Fabio Luisi; Eva-Maria Westbroek, Marcelo Álvarez, Željko Lucic
    Fabio Luisi; Patricia Racette, Marcelo Álvarez, George Gagnidze, Lucas Meachem

    Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village. Marcelo Álvarez rises to the challenge of playing the dual tenor roles of Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. Rae Smith (War Horse) has designed the moodily atmospheric 1900 village square setting of Cavalleria, which transforms to a 1948 truck stop for the doomed vaudeville troupe of Pagliacci. Eva-Maria Westbroek (Cav) and Patricia Racette (Pag) sing the unlucky heroines, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium.

    4/25/2015 To 5/2/2015
    Sunday, April 26, 7:00pmCafe Open for Dinner & Drinks Starting at 6:00pmAn Evening of Conservation and SongLocation: Court Street Arts at Alumni HallHaverhill, NHTickets: $30 all seatsPeter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and “If I Had a Hammer.” As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous GRAMMYs. More important to Peter, however, is the acknowledgment of the central role that he and his partners have played in bringing the folk renaissance of the 1960s to the hearts and homes of the American public.Sponsored by BLISS TAVERN MUSIC
    Peter Yarrow

    Sunday, April 26, 7:00pm
    Cafe Open for Dinner & Drinks Starting at 6:00pm

    An Evening of Conservation and Song

    Location: Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
    Haverhill, NH

    Tickets: $30 all seats

    Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and “If I Had a Hammer.” As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous GRAMMYs. More important to Peter, however, is the acknowledgment of the central role that he and his partners have played in bringing the folk renaissance of the 1960s to the hearts and homes of the American public.

    Sponsored by BLISS TAVERN MUSIC

    4/26/2015 7:00 PM
    Tickets for this event include both the reception and screening.Wednesday, April 295:00pm Reception, Brattleboro Museum7:00pm screening, Latchis TheaterFriday, May 17:00pm, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, VTSunday, March 87:00pm, Lyndon State College ASAC 100, Lyndonville, VTTickets:$25 includes screening  and pre-show reception.$50 includes screening, reception, and Peter and John DVD. Jay Craven’s new film is based on Guy de Maupassant 19th century novel, Pierre et Jean, and, like his 2013 film, Northern Borders, it was produced through the unique Movies from Marlboro film intensive, where 20 professionals mentor and collaborate with 32 students from 12 colleges.Peter and John is set in 1872 Nantucket and it tells the story of two brothers whose relationship is brought to the breaking point when the younger one receives news of a strange inheritance and both boys become attracted to the same mysterious young woman who arrives on their island.  Starring: 2014 Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset (Day for Night, Bulllitt), Emmy winner and Tony nominee Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue, Glengarry Glen Ross), Christian Coulson (Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets, The Hours), Shane Patrick Kearns (Blue Collar Boys) and Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black).Maupassant’s novel was widely heralded by critics and writers for its intense psychological characterizations – and it was cited as an influence by Tolstory, Nabokov, and van Gogh for the beauty of its images and its potent themes of family, class, legacy, legitimacy, and self-discovery.“Monsieur de Maupassant has never before been so clever,” wrote Henry James who called Pierre et Jean a “masterly little novel.”
    Peter and John Reception and Screening

    Tickets for this event include both the reception and screening.

    Wednesday, April 29
    5:00pm Reception, Brattleboro Museum
    7:00pm screening, Latchis Theater

    Friday, May 1
    7:00pm, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, VT

    Sunday, March 8
    7:00pm, Lyndon State College ASAC 100, Lyndonville, VT

    Tickets:
    $25 includes screening  and pre-show reception.
    $50 includes screening, reception, and Peter and John DVD.

    Jay Craven’s new film is based on Guy de Maupassant 19th century novel, Pierre et Jean, and, like his 2013 film, Northern Borders, it was produced through the unique Movies from Marlboro film intensive, where 20 professionals mentor and collaborate with 32 students from 12 colleges.

    Peter and John is set in 1872 Nantucket and it tells the story of two brothers whose relationship is brought to the breaking point when the younger one receives news of a strange inheritance and both boys become attracted to the same mysterious young woman who arrives on their island. Starring: 2014 Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset (Day for Night, Bulllitt), Emmy winner and Tony nominee Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue, Glengarry Glen Ross), Christian Coulson (Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets, The Hours), Shane Patrick Kearns (Blue Collar Boys) and Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black).

    Maupassant’s novel was widely heralded by critics and writers for its intense psychological characterizations – and it was cited as an influence by Tolstory, Nabokov, and van Gogh for the beauty of its images and its potent themes of family, class, legacy, legitimacy, and self-discovery.

    “Monsieur de Maupassant has never before been so clever,” wrote Henry James who called Pierre et Jean a “masterly little novel.”

    4/29/2015 To 5/1/2015
    Wednesday, April 29, 7:00pmThis event is for the film screening ONLY.Location:Latchis TheaterBrattleboro, VTTickets:$12 AdultStudents are free.Jay Craven’s new film is based on Guy de Maupassant 19th century novel, Pierre et Jean, and, like his 2013 film, Northern Borders, it was produced through the unique Movies from Marlboro film intensive, where 20 professionals mentor and collaborate with 32 students from 12 colleges.Peter and John is set in 1872 Nantucket and it tells the story of two brothers whose relationship is brought to the breaking point when the younger one receives news of a strange inheritance and both boys become attracted to the same mysterious young woman who arrives on their island.  Starring: 2014 Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset (Day for Night, Bulllitt), Emmy winner and Tony nominee Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue, Glengarry Glen Ross), Christian Coulson (Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets, The Hours), Shane Patrick Kearns (Blue Collar Boys) and Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black).Maupassant’s novel was widely heralded by critics and writers for its intense psychological characterizations – and it was cited as an influence by Tolstory, Nabokov, and van Gogh for the beauty of its images and its potent themes of family, class, legacy, legitimacy, and self-discovery.“Monsieur de Maupassant has never before been so clever,” wrote Henry James who called Pierre et Jean a “masterly little novel.”
    Peter and John

    Wednesday, April 29, 7:00pm
    This event is for the film screening ONLY.

    Location:

    Latchis Theater
    Brattleboro, VT

    Tickets:
    $12 Adult
    Students are free.

    Jay Craven’s new film is based on Guy de Maupassant 19th century novel, Pierre et Jean, and, like his 2013 film, Northern Borders, it was produced through the unique Movies from Marlboro film intensive, where 20 professionals mentor and collaborate with 32 students from 12 colleges.

    Peter and John is set in 1872 Nantucket and it tells the story of two brothers whose relationship is brought to the breaking point when the younger one receives news of a strange inheritance and both boys become attracted to the same mysterious young woman who arrives on their island. Starring: 2014 Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset (Day for Night, Bulllitt), Emmy winner and Tony nominee Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue, Glengarry Glen Ross), Christian Coulson (Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets, The Hours), Shane Patrick Kearns (Blue Collar Boys) and Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black).

    Maupassant’s novel was widely heralded by critics and writers for its intense psychological characterizations – and it was cited as an influence by Tolstory, Nabokov, and van Gogh for the beauty of its images and its potent themes of family, class, legacy, legitimacy, and self-discovery.

    “Monsieur de Maupassant has never before been so clever,” wrote Henry James who called Pierre et Jean a “masterly little novel.”

    4/29/2015 7:00 PM
    Thursday, April 30th, 7:30pm“Imagine a human bagpipe — a person who could sing a sustained low note while humming an eerie, whistle-like melody. For good measure, toss in a thrumming rhythm similar to that of a jaw harp, but produced vocally — by the same person, at the same time.” — NewsweekLocation:Brattleboro Museum & Art Center10 Vernon StreetBrattleboro, VT 05301Tickets: $16The award-winning Alash Ensemble of Tuva is bringing the beautiful and exotic sounds of their Asian homeland to Brattleboro. The members of Alash — Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, Ayan-ool Sam and Ayan Shirizhik — are masters of the ancient tradition of throat singing (xöömei), a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches simultaneously. They also play a variety of Tuvan traditional instruments, contributing to an overall musical experience that a Washington Post review described as “absolutely stunning.”Alash are keepers of an ancient musical tradition developed among the nomadic herdsmen of Central Asia, people who lived in yurts, rode horses, and had a close spiritual relationship with nature. Since 2006 they have been sharing their rich, unique musical heritage with audiences around the globe.“If you want to experience music that can transport you to another dimension, lift you to new levels of consciousness, or otherwise blow your mind, then Alash is the ticket.” — VOICES, Lancaster, PA“This is some of the most beautiful and haunting music I have heard. If you have not heard them, you have no idea how incredible they are.” — Jeff Coffin of the Flecktones and Dave Matthews Band
    Alash Ensemble of Tuva

    Thursday, April 30th, 7:30pm

    “Imagine a human bagpipe — a person who could sing a sustained low note while humming an eerie, whistle-like melody. For good measure, toss in a thrumming rhythm similar to that of a jaw harp, but produced vocally — by the same person, at the same time.” — Newsweek

    Location:
    Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
    10 Vernon Street
    Brattleboro, VT 05301

    Tickets: $16

    The award-winning Alash Ensemble of Tuva is bringing the beautiful and exotic sounds of their Asian homeland to Brattleboro. The members of Alash — Bady-Dorzhu Ondar, Ayan-ool Sam and Ayan Shirizhik — are masters of the ancient tradition of throat singing (xöömei), a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches simultaneously. They also play a variety of Tuvan traditional instruments, contributing to an overall musical experience that a Washington Post review described as “absolutely stunning.”

    Alash are keepers of an ancient musical tradition developed among the nomadic herdsmen of Central Asia, people who lived in yurts, rode horses, and had a close spiritual relationship with nature. Since 2006 they have been sharing their rich, unique musical heritage with audiences around the globe.

    “If you want to experience music that can transport you to another dimension, lift you to new levels of consciousness, or otherwise blow your mind, then Alash is the ticket.” — VOICES, Lancaster, PA

    “This is some of the most beautiful and haunting music I have heard. If you have not heard them, you have no idea how incredible they are.” — Jeff Coffin of the Flecktones and Dave Matthews Band

    4/30/2015 7:30 PM
    Saturday, May 2, 7:30pmLocation: Alexander Twilight TheaterLyndon State CollegeLyndon, VTTickets: Adults - $32, $22, $14 Gold Circle - $38; Seniors - $29, $19, $11 and Gold Circle - $35; Students - $10Special offer: Buy a ticket for both the 7pm performance of Macbeth and Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra and receive the Ethan Lipton ticket for free! The discount will apply automatically when you have tickets for both shows in your basket. - Valid through Thursday, March 12th.Lead New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley calls Ethan Lipton’s Obie Award-winning show No Place to Go “immensely appealing” for its hilarious satire about a nocturnal playwright whose temp day job as “information refiner” gets outsourced—to Mars. Lipton deftly channels the experience of “anyone who has stayed up nights worrying” about job security and paying the bills in a high-tech, bureaucratic, rapidly changing, outsourcing world. Part love letter to his co-workers, part query to the universe, part protest to company and country, No Place to Go delivers an irreverent and personal musical ode to the unemployed.The songs of Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra are steeped in American traditions of jazz, blues, country, lounge—with modern subjects like internet romance, arts grants, pets, and police. It all adds up to a comical cockeyed view of an odd, disjointed age. PopMatters calls Lipton, "A sardonic voice that offers an unlikely kind of comfort against the vagaries of everyday life." Lipton is joined by his fabulous “orchestra” of Eben Levy (guitar), Ian Riggs (upright bass) and Vito Dieterle (sax), a trio that's been playing with him for over seven years. No Place to Go has the distinction of bring the first work ever commissioned by Joe’s Pub at New York’s Public Theater.“Hilarious, twisted, sophisticated, schleppy and sad all at once … songs that take the mundane of life and twist it.” - NPR’s Weekend Edition **** “Marvelous.” — London Times“Entertainingly poignant. No narrator could be more appealing than the mustachioed Lipton." - The Village Voice“Ethan Lipton is to lounge lizardry what Peter Sellers’ Inspector Clouseau is to policing, presenting his singular, funny-miserable take on life via jazzy, brass-festooned songs.” – Time Out, New York“Disarming and deceptively seamless. He may not have a job, but, hey, he’s got rhythm.” – NY Times
    Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra

    Saturday, May 2, 7:30pm

    Location: Alexander Twilight Theater
    Lyndon State College
    Lyndon, VT

    Tickets: Adults - $32, $22, $14 Gold Circle - $38; Seniors - $29, $19, $11 and Gold Circle - $35; Students - $10

    Special offer: Buy a ticket for both the 7pm performance of Macbeth and Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra and receive the Ethan Lipton ticket for free! The discount will apply automatically when you have tickets for both shows in your basket. - Valid through Thursday, March 12th.

    Lead New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley calls Ethan Lipton’s Obie Award-winning show No Place to Go “immensely appealing” for its hilarious satire about a nocturnal playwright whose temp day job as “information refiner” gets outsourced—to Mars. Lipton deftly channels the experience of “anyone who has stayed up nights worrying” about job security and paying the bills in a high-tech, bureaucratic, rapidly changing, outsourcing world. Part love letter to his co-workers, part query to the universe, part protest to company and country, No Place to Go delivers an irreverent and personal musical ode to the unemployed.

    The songs of Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra are steeped in American traditions of jazz, blues, country, lounge—with modern subjects like internet romance, arts grants, pets, and police. It all adds up to a comical cockeyed view of an odd, disjointed age. PopMatters calls Lipton, "A sardonic voice that offers an unlikely kind of comfort against the vagaries of everyday life." Lipton is joined by his fabulous “orchestra” of Eben Levy (guitar), Ian Riggs (upright bass) and Vito Dieterle (sax), a trio that's been playing with him for over seven years. No Place to Go has the distinction of bring the first work ever commissioned by Joe’s Pub at New York’s Public Theater.

    “Hilarious, twisted, sophisticated, schleppy and sad all at once … songs that take the mundane of life and twist it.” - NPR’s Weekend Edition **** “Marvelous.” — London Times

    “Entertainingly poignant. No narrator could be more appealing than the mustachioed Lipton." - The Village Voice

    “Ethan Lipton is to lounge lizardry what Peter Sellers’ Inspector Clouseau is to policing, presenting his singular, funny-miserable take on life via jazzy, brass-festooned songs.” – Time Out, New York

    “Disarming and deceptively seamless. He may not have a job, but, hey, he’s got rhythm.” – NY Times

    5/2/2015 7:30 PM
    Sunday, May 3, 2:30pm and 7:00pmThis event is for the film screening ONLY.Location:Catamount Arts CenterSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets:Adults: $20Jay Craven’s new film is based on Guy de Maupassant 19th century novel, Pierre et Jean, and, like his 2013 film, Northern Borders, it was produced through the unique Movies from Marlboro film intensive, where 20 professionals mentor and collaborate with 32 students from 12 colleges.Peter and John is set in 1872 Nantucket and it tells the story of two brothers whose relationship is brought to the breaking point when the younger one receives news of a strange inheritance and both boys become attracted to the same mysterious young woman who arrives on their island.  Starring: 2014 Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset (Day for Night, Bulllitt), Emmy winner and Tony nominee Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue, Glengarry Glen Ross), Christian Coulson (Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets, The Hours), Shane Patrick Kearns (Blue Collar Boys) and Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black).Maupassant’s novel was widely heralded by critics and writers for its intense psychological characterizations – and it was cited as an influence by Tolstory, Nabokov, and van Gogh for the beauty of its images and its potent themes of family, class, legacy, legitimacy, and self-discovery.“Monsieur de Maupassant has never before been so clever,” wrote Henry James who called Pierre et Jean a “masterly little novel.”
    Peter and John Special Screening

    Sunday, May 3, 2:30pm and 7:00pm
    This event is for the film screening ONLY.

    Location:

    Catamount Arts Center
    St. Johnsbury, VT

    Tickets:
    Adults: $20

    Jay Craven’s new film is based on Guy de Maupassant 19th century novel, Pierre et Jean, and, like his 2013 film, Northern Borders, it was produced through the unique Movies from Marlboro film intensive, where 20 professionals mentor and collaborate with 32 students from 12 colleges.

    Peter and John is set in 1872 Nantucket and it tells the story of two brothers whose relationship is brought to the breaking point when the younger one receives news of a strange inheritance and both boys become attracted to the same mysterious young woman who arrives on their island. Starring: 2014 Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset (Day for Night, Bulllitt), Emmy winner and Tony nominee Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue, Glengarry Glen Ross), Christian Coulson (Harry Potter: Chamber of Secrets, The Hours), Shane Patrick Kearns (Blue Collar Boys) and Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black).

    Maupassant’s novel was widely heralded by critics and writers for its intense psychological characterizations – and it was cited as an influence by Tolstory, Nabokov, and van Gogh for the beauty of its images and its potent themes of family, class, legacy, legitimacy, and self-discovery.

    “Monsieur de Maupassant has never before been so clever,” wrote Henry James who called Pierre et Jean a “masterly little novel.”

    5/3/2015
    Thursday, May 14, 7:00pmEncore - Thursday, May 21, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterSt. Johnsbury, VTTickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live. This is an on-screen event.
    Man and Superman

    Thursday, May 14, 7:00pm
    Encore - Thursday, May 21, 7:00pm

    Location:
    Catamount Arts Center
    St. Johnsbury, VT

    Tickets: Adults - $24, Members - $22, Students - $16

    Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List, Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

    Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

    Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

    A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

    This is an on-screen event.

    5/14/2015 To 5/21/2015
    Friday, May 15, 8:00pmLocation:Colonial TheaterBethlehem, NHTickets: Reserved Front & Center seating $47, General Admission $39, Members $32 Acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke is widely known for his innovative fingerpicking style, which draws on influences from blues, jazz and folk music. A two-time Grammy nominee, Kottke has recorded over 40 albums in a career that’s spanned more than 40 years. He recorded his debut album “12 String Blues” in 1969. His follow-up caught the attention of legendary guitarists John Fahey and Chet Atkins, with the help of Fahey’s manager, Kottke signed a recording deal with Capitol Records. His albums for Capitol drew critical praise and he breached the Top 50 in 1975 with “Chewing Pine.” In concert, Kottke mixes his dry sense of humor with jaw-dropping instrumental selections from his storied career, playing solo on his signature 6 and 12-string guitars. Fast and technically proficient, the emotion and soul communicated through his acoustic guitar separates him from other players. Leo Kottke is a musician’s musician, enjoyed by those who love his unique guitar playing style and sound and appreciated by musicians and guitarists who understand his incredible guitar talent. He’s a virtuoso, a legendary master of the five-finger picking technique and 12-string slide instrumentals.
    An Evening with Leo Kottke

    Friday, May 15, 8:00pm

    Location:
    Colonial Theater
    Bethlehem, NH

    Tickets: Reserved Front & Center seating $47, General Admission $39, Members $32

    Acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke is widely known for his innovative fingerpicking style, which draws on influences from blues, jazz and folk music. A two-time Grammy nominee, Kottke has recorded over 40 albums in a career that’s spanned more than 40 years. He recorded his debut album “12 String Blues” in 1969. His follow-up caught the attention of legendary guitarists John Fahey and Chet Atkins, with the help of Fahey’s manager, Kottke signed a recording deal with Capitol Records. His albums for Capitol drew critical praise and he breached the Top 50 in 1975 with “Chewing Pine.” In concert, Kottke mixes his dry sense of humor with jaw-dropping instrumental selections from his storied career, playing solo on his signature 6 and 12-string guitars. Fast and technically proficient, the emotion and soul communicated through his acoustic guitar separates him from other players. Leo Kottke is a musician’s musician, enjoyed by those who love his unique guitar playing style and sound and appreciated by musicians and guitarists who understand his incredible guitar talent. He’s a virtuoso, a legendary master of the five-finger picking technique and 12-string slide instrumentals.

    5/15/2015 8:00 PM
    Saturday, May 16, 6:30pmCafe Open for Dinner & Drinks starting at 5:30pmLocation: Court Street Arts at Alumni HallHaverhill, NHTickets: $4 kids, $10 audltsCombining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. The performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, consistently bringing audiences to their feet.Galumpha tours internationally, and has appeared at institutions including the Kennedy Center, Shanghai International Festival and was awarded the Edinburgh Festival’s prestigious Critics’ Choice Award. Sponsored by THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS & THE NEW HAMPSHIRE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
    Galumpha

    Saturday, May 16, 6:30pm
    Cafe Open for Dinner & Drinks starting at 5:30pm

    Location:
    Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall
    Haverhill, NH

    Tickets: $4 kids, $10 audlts

    Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. The performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, consistently bringing audiences to their feet.

    Galumpha tours internationally, and has appeared at institutions including the Kennedy Center, Shanghai International Festival and was awarded the Edinburgh Festival’s prestigious Critics’ Choice Award.

    Sponsored by THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS & THE NEW HAMPSHIRE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

    5/16/2015 6:30 PM
    Sunday, May 17, 2:00 p.m.Location:St. Kieran Community Center for the ArtsBerlin, NHTickets:  $12 (adults) $8 (under 18) William Ögmundson is an Emmy Award nominated composer and professional pianist who resides in New England.  He has performed throughout the United States and Europe - most notably at the Vatican and Notre Dame de Paris - and his original compositions have been performed worldwide.  Well-known throughout New England, William is generally acknowledged to be one of the finest pianists in the area.  He has built a career around piano performance, while also making a name for himself as a composer and lyricist.  William began performing at the age of 5, and went on to win numerous piano competitions throughout his school years. During this time period, he was the featured pianist for the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra on four separate occasions. In addition to regular performances in New Hampshire and the surrounding states, William has also performed at venues throughout Europe, including the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, where he was honored to have been the organist for a Sunday morning mass.
    William Ogmundson, pianist

    Sunday, May 17, 2:00 p.m.

    Location:
    St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
    Berlin, NH

    Tickets: $12 (adults) $8 (under 18)

    William Ögmundson is an Emmy Award nominated composer and professional pianist who resides in New England. He has performed throughout the United States and Europe - most notably at the Vatican and Notre Dame de Paris - and his original compositions have been performed worldwide.

    Well-known throughout New England, William is generally acknowledged to be one of the finest pianists in the area. He has built a career around piano performance, while also making a name for himself as a composer and lyricist.

    William began performing at the age of 5, and went on to win numerous piano competitions throughout his school years. During this time period, he was the featured pianist for the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra on four separate occasions. In addition to regular performances in New Hampshire and the surrounding states, William has also performed at venues throughout Europe, including the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, where he was honored to have been the organist for a Sunday morning mass.

    5/17/2015 2:00 PM
    Sunday, May 24, 2:00 p.m.Location:St. Kieran Community Center for the ArtsBerlin, NHTickets:  $15.00 (adults) and $10.00 (under 18) Hiroya Tsukamoto is a guitarist and composer originally from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing banjo when he was thirteen years old. In 2000, he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the US. Since then, he has been performing internationally including several appearances with his group at Blue Note in New York and released five albums as a leader. Hiroya has developed unique acoustic music which is sometimes described as "Cinematic acoustic music" He recently performed on Japanese National Television. “HiroyaTsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth. " -Celine Keating (author / Acoustic Guitar Magazine / minor7th).
    Hiroya Tsukamoto, guitarist

    Sunday, May 24, 2:00 p.m.

    Location:
    St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
    Berlin, NH

    Tickets: $15.00 (adults) and $10.00 (under 18)

    Hiroya Tsukamoto is a guitarist and composer originally from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing banjo when he was thirteen years old. In 2000, he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the US. Since then, he has been performing internationally including several appearances with his group at Blue Note in New York and released five albums as a leader. Hiroya has developed unique acoustic music which is sometimes described as "Cinematic acoustic music" He recently performed on Japanese National Television.

    “HiroyaTsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth. " -Celine Keating (author / Acoustic Guitar Magazine / minor7th).

    5/24/2015 2:00 PM
    Thursday, May 28, 7:00pmEncore - Thursday, June 4, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterTickets:Adult - $20Member - $18Students - $16The steamy story of a midlife affair that shook the foundations of the ancient world comes to vivid life in the Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the powerful rulers whose insatiable love leads to the greatest of tragedies. Director Gary Griffin paints an unforgettable landscape depicting the devastation wrought by the heart’s transgressions. Runtime: 2 hours, 50 minutes including one interval “Yanna McIntosh makes Cleopatra the consummate sexual manipulator, proud of her talents, furious when they fail her.” Robert Cushman, National Post “Geraint Wyn Davies offers us an Antony of boundless charm and eternal optimism.” Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star “Antony and Cleopatra reminds us that sexuality is all too often wasted on the young. Its hero and heroine are old enough to know better. Nonetheless, they crash and burn in a sea of intense, obsessive, sexual desire — before our very eyes.” Robert Reid, The Record“Antony and Cleopatra has two of Shakespeare’s most soaring characters, and the kind of final love-death sequence that great art thrives on.” Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star
    Anthony and Cleopatra - Stratford Festival

    Thursday, May 28, 7:00pm
    Encore - Thursday, June 4, 7:00pm

    Location: Catamount Arts Center

    Tickets:
    Adult - $20
    Member - $18
    Students - $16

    The steamy story of a midlife affair that shook the foundations of the ancient world comes to vivid life in the Stratford Festival production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, starring Geraint Wyn Davies and Yanna McIntosh as the powerful rulers whose insatiable love leads to the greatest of tragedies. Director Gary Griffin paints an unforgettable landscape depicting the devastation wrought by the heart’s transgressions.

    Runtime: 2 hours, 50 minutes including one interval

    “Yanna McIntosh makes Cleopatra the consummate sexual manipulator, proud of her talents, furious when they fail her.” Robert Cushman, National Post

    “Geraint Wyn Davies offers us an Antony of boundless charm and eternal optimism.” Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star

    “Antony and Cleopatra reminds us that sexuality is all too often wasted on the young. Its hero and heroine are old enough to know better. Nonetheless, they crash and burn in a sea of intense, obsessive, sexual desire — before our very eyes.” Robert Reid, The Record

    “Antony and Cleopatra has two of Shakespeare’s most soaring characters, and the kind of final love-death sequence that great art thrives on.” Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star

    5/28/2015 To 6/4/2015
    Drawing - June 6, 2015Tickets: $50 each or 3 for $100 (Discount will be applied once the tickets are in your basket.)Only 2000 tickets will be sold!Celebrate 4 decades of community arts with Catamount Arts. The sole winner will be able to choose one of four awesome prizes. (There will only be one winner and only one of the four prizes will be awarded.)1. Yanmar SA221 21hp Diesel 4wd Subcompact Tractor with 48" Loader (MSRP $14,495)2. $10,000 Cash!3. London West End Theatre Experience2 Tickets to choice of 2 Theatre ShowsThe Savoy Hotel 5-night stayAirfare for 2(MSRP $14,388)4. 2015 XL1200 Custom Harley Davidson (MSRP $11,434)Winner is responsible for all associated fees which include, but may not be limited to, all Federal, State & local tax liability; license, title, registration and/or similar fees associated with receiving this prize. Must be 18 years or older to win. Winner must claim prize within ten (10) days of drawing.Proceeds to benefit Catamount Film and Arts.
    Catamount 40th Anniversary Raffle

    Drawing - June 6, 2015

    Tickets: $50 each or 3 for $100 (Discount will be applied once the tickets are in your basket.)
    Only 2000 tickets will be sold!

    Celebrate 4 decades of community arts with Catamount Arts. The sole winner will be able to choose one of four awesome prizes. (There will only be one winner and only one of the four prizes will be awarded.)

    1. Yanmar SA221 21hp Diesel 4wd Subcompact Tractor with 48" Loader (MSRP $14,495)

    2. $10,000 Cash!

    3. London West End Theatre Experience

  • 2 Tickets to choice of 2 Theatre Shows
  • The Savoy Hotel 5-night stay
  • Airfare for 2
  • (MSRP $14,388)

    4. 2015 XL1200 Custom Harley Davidson (MSRP $11,434)

    Winner is responsible for all associated fees which include, but may not be limited to, all Federal, State & local tax liability; license, title, registration and/or similar fees associated with receiving this prize. Must be 18 years or older to win. Winner must claim prize within ten (10) days of drawing.

    Proceeds to benefit Catamount Film and Arts.

    6/6/2015 7:00 PM
    Sunday, June 7, 2:00 p.m.Location:St. Kieran Community Center for the ArtsBerlin, NHTickets:  $12.00 (adults) and $8.00 (under 18) Two Old Friends, Jim Prendergast and Emery Hutchins, are musicians who play and sing a unique combination of CeItic and American country music and, in their performances, seek to show the connection between the two genres. Emery is a well-known performer of a variety of different styles of acoustic music ranging from traditional Irish tunes to vintage American country music songs. Jim worked for thirty years in the recording studios and orchestra pits of Nashville TN. Jim now resides in NH and is an active participant in New England’s thriving Celtic/Folk music scene. A Two Old Friends performance represents the American experience in a real and vibrant way. It demonstrates how American music is really an amalgamation of musical styles. There are American blues pieces juxtaposed with Irish jigs and reels. There, are "shout tunes" and plaintive ballads. Original melodies, songs and stories by the artists are part of a performance that tells the story in music of loss and renewal, despair and hope, anguish and joy that is the story of the Irish and of every other group of people who have traveled to America -- and within America. It is a performance that is informative and entertaining and above all, seeks to show that to understand the music of a culture is to understand the heart of a culture. Hutch and Jim will be singing and playing the banjo, guitar, mandolin, concertina, bodran and the octave mandolin.
    Two Old Friends, Celtic & American Country Music

    Sunday, June 7, 2:00 p.m.

    Location:
    St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts
    Berlin, NH

    Tickets: $12.00 (adults) and $8.00 (under 18)

    Two Old Friends, Jim Prendergast and Emery Hutchins, are musicians who play and sing a unique combination of CeItic and American country music and, in their performances, seek to show the connection between the two genres. Emery is a well-known performer of a variety of different styles of acoustic music ranging from traditional Irish tunes to vintage American country music songs. Jim worked for thirty years in the recording studios and orchestra pits of Nashville TN. Jim now resides in NH and is an active participant in New England’s thriving Celtic/Folk music scene.

    A Two Old Friends performance represents the American experience in a real and vibrant way. It demonstrates how American music is really an amalgamation of musical styles. There are American blues pieces juxtaposed with Irish jigs and reels. There, are "shout tunes" and plaintive ballads. Original melodies, songs and stories by the artists are part of a performance that tells the story in music of loss and renewal, despair and hope, anguish and joy that is the story of the Irish and of every other group of people who have traveled to America -- and within America. It is a performance that is informative and entertaining and above all, seeks to show that to understand the music of a culture is to understand the heart of a culture.

    Hutch and Jim will be singing and playing the banjo, guitar, mandolin, concertina, bodran and the octave mandolin.

    6/7/2015 2:00 PM
    Saturday, June 20, Noon to 4 pmLocation: Congregational Church                  Lower Waterford Road and Maple Street                  Waterford, VTTickets: $35The Waterford Historical Society and the Congregational Church invite you to time travel through the 19th century and visit a unique collection of historic properties, each with its own engaging story that reveals how America developed during those heady decades of growth after the War of 1812.This self-guided tour takes you to notable homes, some with breathtaking mountain and river views, through beautiful gardens landscaped from rolling farm fields, and into an elegantly spare country church built with 1818 timbers. There are eight addresses in all.The combination walking and driving tour begins in the heart of Lower Waterford. In the Congregational Church vestibule, visitors will exchange their Catamount Arts e-receipts for entrance tickets and maps. Designed in the Greek Revival style, the church will open its sanctuary to the public to enjoy as part of the tour.Also open will be the renovated Town Office lobby with a new historic display and the Davies Memorial Library. Both are located across Maple Street in a building constructed as a general store, circa 1797, using the Federal style of architecture associated with America’s hard-won independence.Cooking with old-growth Waterford rhubarb and delectable contemporary recipes (including gluten-free), volunteer bakers will serve ticket holders a variety of desserts and non-alcoholic drinks. The Rhubarb Café will be located downstairs in the church vestry. Visitors can use the Maple Street entrance for easy access, and will need their tickets for entry.Last time to start the self-guided tour is 2:30 pm. The tour takes place rain or shine.Proceeds benefit the church's on-going restoration and the new Waterford History Archives.
    Historic House & Garden Tour & Rhubarb Cafe!

    Saturday, June 20, Noon to 4 pm

    Location:
    Congregational Church
    Lower Waterford Road and Maple Street
    Waterford, VT

    Tickets: $35

    The Waterford Historical Society and the Congregational Church invite you to time travel through the 19th century and visit a unique collection of historic properties, each with its own engaging story that reveals how America developed during those heady decades of growth after the War of 1812.

    This self-guided tour takes you to notable homes, some with breathtaking mountain and river views, through beautiful gardens landscaped from rolling farm fields, and into an elegantly spare country church built with 1818 timbers. There are eight addresses in all.

    The combination walking and driving tour begins in the heart of Lower Waterford. In the Congregational Church vestibule, visitors will exchange their Catamount Arts e-receipts for entrance tickets and maps. Designed in the Greek Revival style, the church will open its sanctuary to the public to enjoy as part of the tour.

    Also open will be the renovated Town Office lobby with a new historic display and the Davies Memorial Library. Both are located across Maple Street in a building constructed as a general store, circa 1797, using the Federal style of architecture associated with America’s hard-won independence.

    Cooking with old-growth Waterford rhubarb and delectable contemporary recipes (including gluten-free), volunteer bakers will serve ticket holders a variety of desserts and non-alcoholic drinks. The Rhubarb Café will be located downstairs in the church vestry. Visitors can use the Maple Street entrance for easy access, and will need their tickets for entry.

    Last time to start the self-guided tour is 2:30 pm.

    The tour takes place rain or shine.

    Proceeds benefit the church's on-going restoration and the new Waterford History Archives.

    6/20/2015 12:00 PM
    Saturday, June 20, 8:00pmLocation:Colonial TheaterBethlehem, NHTickets: $20 Front and Center, $16 Adult general admission, $12 Member general admissionAmericana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music-from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk — as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies. If one word describes Red Molly’s music, that word is joyous. From their soaring, signature harmonies to the rich, varied tones of their individual voices, Red Molly is simply a joy to listen to. Their brilliantly wrought a capella tunes are love letters to the art of the vocal blend, and their innovative instrumentation is perfectly suited for foot stomping bluegrass-tinged barnburners and perfectly crafted heart-full ballads alike.
    Red Molly

    Saturday, June 20, 8:00pm

    Location:
    Colonial Theater
    Bethlehem, NH

    Tickets: $20 Front and Center, $16 Adult general admission, $12 Member general admission

    Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music-from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk — as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies. If one word describes Red Molly’s music, that word is joyous. From their soaring, signature harmonies to the rich, varied tones of their individual voices, Red Molly is simply a joy to listen to. Their brilliantly wrought a capella tunes are love letters to the art of the vocal blend, and their innovative instrumentation is perfectly suited for foot stomping bluegrass-tinged barnburners and perfectly crafted heart-full ballads alike.

    6/20/2015 8:00 PM
    Presented by QNEK ProductionsBy Aurand Harris Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the ProductionJune 27, 2:00 pmLocation:Haskell Opera House 193 Caswell Avenue  /  1 Church StreetDerby Line, VT 05830  /  Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2Tickets: $5.00 General AdmissionPinno and Pinnette, two clothespins, are getting acquainted while they hold a quilt on the line, when the ugly Black Spider threatens Pinnette! Pinno rises to her defense, but in his eagerness falls to the ground. He is discovered by Mrs. and Junior Ant, and revived by Dr. Beetle with the help of some odd instruments -- a saw, an axe, a bicycle pump, and a dinner bell! But no sooner is Pinno revived than Pinnette tumbles into the Spider's web! It takes all the efforts of Pinno and his hilarious posse to rescue her. Viola Spolin, author of Improvisation for the Theatre, says of this award-winning children's classic, "I found the play completely delightful to direct, and the young actors enjoyed every minute of it."Aurand Harris was one of the country's most popular writers of children's plays, and was the recipient of many awards including The Chorpenning Playwriting Award and an NEA Fellowship for Creative Writing.
    Once Upon a Clothesline - Children's Show

    Presented by QNEK Productions

    By Aurand Harris

    Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Production

    June 27, 2:00 pm

    Location:
    Haskell Opera House
    193 Caswell Avenue / 1 Church Street
    Derby Line, VT 05830 / Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2

    Tickets: $5.00 General Admission

    Pinno and Pinnette, two clothespins, are getting acquainted while they hold a quilt on the line, when the ugly Black Spider threatens Pinnette! Pinno rises to her defense, but in his eagerness falls to the ground. He is discovered by Mrs. and Junior Ant, and revived by Dr. Beetle with the help of some odd instruments -- a saw, an axe, a bicycle pump, and a dinner bell! But no sooner is Pinno revived than Pinnette tumbles into the Spider's web! It takes all the efforts of Pinno and his hilarious posse to rescue her. Viola Spolin, author of Improvisation for the Theatre, says of this award-winning children's classic, "I found the play completely delightful to direct, and the young actors enjoyed every minute of it."

    Aurand Harris was one of the country's most popular writers of children's plays, and was the recipient of many awards including The Chorpenning Playwriting Award and an NEA Fellowship for Creative Writing.

    6/27/2015 2:00 PM
    Thursday, July 16, 7:00pmEncore - Thursday, July 23, 7:00pmLocation: Catamount Arts CenterTickets: $24 Adults, $22 Members, $16 StudentsBAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.This is an on-screen event.
    Everyman

    Thursday, July 16, 7:00pm
    Encore - Thursday, July 23, 7:00pm

    Location: Catamount Arts Center

    Tickets: $24 Adults, $22 Members, $16 Students

    BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

    Everyman is successful, popular and riding high when Death comes calling. He is forced to abandon the life he has built and embark on a last, frantic search to recruit a friend, anyone, to speak in his defence. But Death is close behind, and time is running out.

    One of the great primal, spiritual myths, Everyman asks whether it is only in death that we can understand our lives. A cornerstone of English drama since the 15th century, it now explodes onto the stage in a startling production with words by Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, and movement by Javier De Frutos.

    This is an on-screen event.

    7/16/2015 To 7/23/2015
    Presented by QNEK ProductionsJuly 18 - August 2Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM                      Sundays at 2:00 PM        *Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 PM*Music by Richard RodgersLyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIBook by Howard Lindsay and Russell CrouseLocation:Haskell Opera House 193 Caswell Avenue  /  1 Church StreetDerby Line, VT 05830  /  Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/StudentsThe final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.
    The Sound of Music

    Presented by QNEK Productions

    July 18 - August 2
    Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
    Sundays at 2:00 PM
    *Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 PM*

    Music by Richard Rodgers
    Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
    Book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse

    Location:
    Haskell Opera House
    193 Caswell Avenue / 1 Church Street
    Derby Line, VT 05830 / Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2

    Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/Students

    The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

    7/18/2015 To 8/2/2015
    Presented by QNEK ProductionsSeptember 11 - 20Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM                      Sundays at 2:00 PMBy Dan GogginLocation:Haskell Opera House 193 Caswell Avenue  /  1 Church StreetDerby Line, VT 05830  /  Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/StudentsThe Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken take over a high school auditorium to hold a fundraising variety show to raise money to bury several sisters (who were accidentally poisoned by their cook). They must inter the nuns before the health inspector comes and finds the dead nuns in their freezer! Fraught with hilarity, both Catholic and otherwise, we watch as 5 nuns try to perform their planned performance amidst chaos and calamity. Nunsense A-Men! is basically the original Nunsense show with all of the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.” Done totally seriously, this show is, to quote a critic, “no drag.”  A whole new layer of comedy surfaces with lines like “The guys in the old neighborhood still can’t believe I became a nun!” To quote the New York Times: “A change of habit, boy oh, boy!”
    Nunsense A Men!

    Presented by QNEK Productions

    September 11 - 20
    Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
    Sundays at 2:00 PM

    By Dan Goggin

    Location:
    Haskell Opera House
    193 Caswell Avenue / 1 Church Street
    Derby Line, VT 05830 / Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2

    Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/Students

    The Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken take over a high school auditorium to hold a fundraising variety show to raise money to bury several sisters (who were accidentally poisoned by their cook). They must inter the nuns before the health inspector comes and finds the dead nuns in their freezer! Fraught with hilarity, both Catholic and otherwise, we watch as 5 nuns try to perform their planned performance amidst chaos and calamity.

    Nunsense A-Men! is basically the original Nunsense show with all of the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.” Done totally seriously, this show is, to quote a critic, “no drag.” A whole new layer of comedy surfaces with lines like “The guys in the old neighborhood still can’t believe I became a nun!” To quote the New York Times: “A change of habit, boy oh, boy!”

    9/11/2015 To 9/20/2015
    Saturday, September 12, 8:00pmLocation:Colonial TheaterBethlehem, NHTickets: $35 Front and Center, $29 Adult general admission, $24 Member general admissionBack in 2011 Shemekia Copeland blew us away with her powerful voice and personality. Just months before her gig at The Colonial she was crowned “Queen of the Blues” at the Chicago Blues Festival, and followed up her visit to Bethlehem with a performance at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama. Now, we finally have her back!While only in her early 30s, two-time Grammy nominee Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. She’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times of London), shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Robert Cray, and Eric Clapton. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, Copeland was presented with Taylor’s crown by her daughter, Cookie, in 2011 at the Chicago Blues Festival and given the honor of the new “Queen of the Blues” by official proclamation of the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois.Copeland’s passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city – street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more.
    Shemekia Copeland

    Saturday, September 12, 8:00pm

    Location:
    Colonial Theater
    Bethlehem, NH

    Tickets: $35 Front and Center, $29 Adult general admission, $24 Member general admission

    Back in 2011 Shemekia Copeland blew us away with her powerful voice and personality. Just months before her gig at The Colonial she was crowned “Queen of the Blues” at the Chicago Blues Festival, and followed up her visit to Bethlehem with a performance at the White House for President and Mrs. Obama. Now, we finally have her back!

    While only in her early 30s, two-time Grammy nominee Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. She’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times of London), shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Robert Cray, and Eric Clapton. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, Copeland was presented with Taylor’s crown by her daughter, Cookie, in 2011 at the Chicago Blues Festival and given the honor of the new “Queen of the Blues” by official proclamation of the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois.

    Copeland’s passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city – street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more.

    9/12/2015 8:00 PM
    Presented by QNEK ProductionsOctober 9 - 18Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PMSundays at 2:00 PMBy Robert HurlingLocation:Haskell Opera House 193 Caswell Avenue  /  1 Church StreetDerby Line, VT 05830  /  Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/StudentsTruvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done.  Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
    Steel Magnolias

    Presented by QNEK Productions

    October 9 - 18
    Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
    Sundays at 2:00 PM

    By Robert Hurling

    Location:
    Haskell Opera House
    193 Caswell Avenue / 1 Church Street
    Derby Line, VT 05830 / Stanstead, QC J0B 3E2

    Tickets: $15 Adult, $13 Senior/Students

    Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

    10/9/2015 To 10/18/2015
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