season 2019

 

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NEW WORKS

Dance

NEW WORKS

The perennial kick-off to our season, this year’s dance showcase features the work of mature artists, many associated with Montpelier’s Contemporary Dance Studio. Always a favorite!

saturDAY & Sunday, July 6 & 7           

8 pm                               

 

 
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EVERY BRILLIANT THING

Play

Every Brilliant Thing - Duncan MacMillan, with Jonny Donahoe

Ice cream. Things with stripes. Water fights. Thus begins the list a child makes to encourage her depressed mother to stay alive. A journey through time that examines all the brilliant things worth living for. Vermont premiere of the award winning show featuring Aly Perry. Directed by Robin Fawcett.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, JULY 12 & 13  

8 PM

 
 
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ORLAGH CASSIDY

Reading

It’s In the play

Orlagh Cassidy reads from her play-in-progress about growing up in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington DC, and the remarkable, heartbreaking story of her first generation Irish American family.

SUNDAY, july 21

8 pm

 
 
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JEFF CAREY TRIBUTE

Reading

MONDAY, JULY 22

8 PM

 
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DANCE PARTY with DJ LUKE

Dance

DJ dance party

The Barn becomes a dance hall. Summer’s in full swing. Come out and shake it with us!

TUESDAY, jULY 23

8 - 10 PM

 
 
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TWO COMEDIC TURNS

Plays

Two Comedic Turns

Krapp's Last Tape

An old man sits down to make the annual recording of his “year in review.” But first, he listens back to his previous entries as a younger man  - with bittersweet results. Actor Rob Donaldson brings slapstick, high modernism, and unexpected tenderness to this Samuel Beckett classic.

Poggio Does A Backroll (kid’s show)

Daniel Forlano’s kid-friendly show features hilarious, vintage clowning as Poggio attempts a backroll and chaos ensues.

friday & Saturday, JULY 26 & 27 8 PM

Sunday, July 28 MATINEE 1 pm, Krapp’s last tape

2 pm, POggio: Kid’s Show

 
 
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THE MAD RIVER VALLEY PERFORMANCE PLATFORM

Dance


The Mad River Valley Performance Platform

A celebration of dance and community:  three-days of movement-based workshops with culminating performances.  Created by Sarah Rose and collaborators - including Isadora Snapp and Hanna Satterlee. Open to all bodies. Be the show or see the show!

Monday, July 29 Community classes; 8 am - 2:30 pm

For full schedule, see CLASS OFFERINGS

Tuesday, JULY 30 (show A) 8 pm

Wednesday, July 31 (Show B) 8 pm

 
 
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MAGDALEN - THE PLAY

Play

Magdalen - The Play

Inspired by the real life stories of  girls cruelly forced to atone for their “sins” at Ireland’s infamous Magdalene Laundries throughout much of the 20th century.  A deeply affecting one-woman, multi-character show. Written and performed Erin Layton. Directed by Julie Kline. – Erin Layton

friday, August 2 8 PM

Saturday, August 3 (workshop) 3-5 pm

(performance) 8pm

sunday, August 4 (Matinee) 1 PM

 
 
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SPACE BETWEEN

Dance

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DREAM B!TCH OR ELSE !!!

Dance

The Phantom Shuffle - A Week of Dance

Alternating nights bring different delights. Tuesday and Thursday dancer/choreographers - Tracy, Willow, and MaryChris - present exciting new work.  On Wednesday and Friday, performance artist, Noah Witke Mele, explores the blurred line between his own life and art in “Dream B!tch or Else!!!”

Tuesday - Friday, August 6 - 9

8 PM

 
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SCRAGG MOUNTAIN MUSIC

Music

 

Scrag Mountain Music

The acclaimed classical ensemble returns to the Barn with composer/performers violist Jessica Meyer, vocalist Eve Beglarian, and Scrag’s co-Artistic Director & double bassist Evan Premo. Scrag co-Artistic Director and soprano Mary Bonhag also performs.

Saturday, August 10

8 PM

 
 
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MIRANDA HENNE

Music

miranda Henne & Friends

Professional string quartet perform classics and a few surprises.

sunday & monday, August 11 & 12

8 pm

 
 
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AN INTIMATE EVENING with ROBIN LEHMAN

Cabaret

An Intimate Evening with Robin Lehman

Brilliant raconteur and piano-man, Robin Lehman, explains it all to you, using the ivory keys to unlock the hidden rules of melody making: a musical journey from baroque to rock.

tuesday, August 13

8 PM

 
 
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IAN FLANIGAN

Music

Ian Flanigan

Steeped in the rural landscapes of upstate New York, this award winning folk singer/songwriter’s lyrical, percussive music is perfect for a late August evening.

Wednesday, August 14

8 PM

 
 
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THE PETER & WILL ANDERSON TRIO

Music

The Peter & Will Anderson Trio

Hailed as virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone by the NY Times, identical twins Peter and Will Anderson have headlined every major jazz venue in the U.S. Tonight, they partner with guitarist Felix Lemerle to perform American Songbook gems, New Orleans hits & Brazilian Bossa Novas.

Friday, August 16

8 PM

 
 
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WESLI

Music

WESLI

An international world music star, a full band complete with dancer: it’s an act too big for the Barn so we’re moving the party to Sugarhouse Soundworks in Waitsfield. The event of the summer! Advance tickets on sale now.

off site at Sugarhouse Soundworks

Saturday, August 17

8 PM

 
 
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COLLECTED STORIES

Play

Collected Stories

The complicated relationship between two talented writers - a teacher and her student - as they struggle to define what, if anything, is off-limits in art. Joanne Greenberg directs Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies’s play.

Sunday, August 18 (matinee) 1 pm

Wednesday & Thursday, August 21 & 22 8 pm

 
 
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THE MOTH

Storytelling

Bobby STODDARD, Host

Come to tell; come to listen. A story-telling event.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

7 PM

 
 
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MAGIC TOY BOX

Kid’s Camp

magic TOYBOX Camp

Open the box and out comes a story!  Phantom’s Artistic Director Tracy Martin uses play, storytelling, and movement to launch the imagination in this camp for very young people.

Monday - Friday, August 5 - 9

9 -12 pm