By Jessica Swale
Directed by Hallie Flower
Friday, April 5 at 7pm
Saturday, April 6 at 2pm and 7pm
Friday, April 12 at 7pm
Saturday, April 13 at 2pm and 7pm
Tickets: Adults: $15, Seniors $13, Students $11
The year is 1896. Girton College, Cambridge is the first college in Britain to admit women, and the Girton girls study ferociously to match their male peers grade for grade. Yet, when the men graduate, the women leave with nothing but the stigma of being a 'blue stocking' - an unnatural, educated woman. They are denied degrees and go home unqualified and "unsuitable for marriage".
In Jessica Swale's debut play, Blue Stockings, Tess Moffat and her fellow first years are determined to win the right to graduate, but they don't anticipate the hurdles in their way: the distractions of love, the cruelty of the class divide, or the strength of the opposition, who will do anything to stop them. The play follows them over one tumultuous academic year, in their fight to change the future of education.
This witty and thought-provoking play examines the rights of every woman -- to an education, to her own autonomy, and to ride a bicycle, all set against the larger backdrop of women's suffrage -- the young men beside them.
By special arrangement with Nick Hern Books
Sponsored by Grace Cottage Family Health and Hospital
NEYT’s Theatre Adventure presents:
"Raising Our Voices Together"
April 10 and 11 at 10:30 am
April 12 at 7 pm
at the West Village Meeting House
29 South Street, West Brattleboro
Sponsored by Green River and
Community Bank, N.A.
Raising Our Voices Together is an original musical. The
songs, written by Rich Nethercott, celebrate Theatre
Adventure actors and their relationships and engagement in
their community. Passionate and dedicated both on and off
stage, the twenty-one actors sing, dance, and perform from
the heart about work, love, and friendship.
Here I am – nothing can hold me,
back from my dreams;
sometimes it seems, I’ve only just begun.
Commanding the stage with great flair, the Troupe along
with Rich Nethercott on guitar and Cathy Martin on piano
inspires toe-tapping, dancing and singing! Outstanding
performances by all of the actors in stunning costumes
created by Lori Angell will produce an impressive
Here I am, ready and willing
to claim my place
out in the world.
Theatre Adventure productions are developed in
collaboration with the actors. The actors’ artistry and
individuality inform our work. We hope to inspire new
thinking about differences to help build a stronger spirit of
connection and acceptance in our community.
Here I am – I won’t surrender
to doubt and fear; I’ll persevere.
My victory flag unfurled.
People of all abilities are welcome in the audiences of all
Theatre Adventure performances. ASL interpreting is
provided for all performances and the venue is wheelchair
In order to honor audience members with special sensory
needs, each performance is Sensory-Friendly. Before the
show begins, the Director will talk about the lights, sounds,
costumes, and characters of the play in order to support the
comfort level of audience members. A break room will be
provided if needed for any audience member, and a social
story is available before the performance, upon request.
Dynamic theater opportunities for actors and audience
members with developmental challenges is alive and well
in the tri-state region!
Here we are, rising up together – we are fearless,
yes, we are strong.
We’ll make it through all kinds of weather.
Here we stand, hand in hand – Listen to our song.
Tickets are $10 each
Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.neyt.org, or
at the NEYT Box Office in person, or by phone
(802)-246-6398, from 12-5pm on Wednesdays.
Group Rate Tickets are $5 each. School groups are encouraged to attend. The performances are one hour in length with no intermission. Special pricing for school groups can be arranged by calling the Director, Laura Lawson Tucker, 802-257-7024
The venue is wheelchair accessible. There will be an
DEAR EDWINA JR.
Music by Zina Goldrich
Music and Lyrics by Marcy Heisler
Directed by Rebecca Waxman
Performances: May 3,4 & 10,11
May 3 at 7:00pm
May 4 at 2:00 & 7:00pm
May 10 at 7pm
May 11 at 2pm and 7pm
Tickets: Adults $13 Seniors $12 Students $10
Thirteen-year-old Edwina Spoonapple would do just about anything to be a part of the Kalamazoo Advice-a-Palooza Festival. While her siblings have ample proof of their accomplishments, poor Edwina has nothing. So, when a talent scout from the convention visits her hometown, she trots out her musical advice, giving shows live from the family garage in hopes of finding her place in the spotlight. Assisted by her older siblings, quirky friends and neighbors, they set out to tackle the world's problems in number after hysterical number about everything from overcoming shyness to proper table settings.
Silly, buoyant and compassionate, this heartwarming musical will delight audiences of all ages!
Sponsored by: The Putney School, The Richards Group and Brattleboro Orthodontic Specialists
THEATRE ADVENTURE WEDNESDAY TROUPE
JILL & JACK & THE BEANSTALK
Wednesday, May 15th 10:30am WVMH
Thursday, May 16th 10:30am WVMH
Friday, May 17th 10:30am WVMH
Sponsored by Green River Data Analysis
TOWN SCHOOLS THEATRE
Written & directed by Putnam Smith
(2 performances @ NEYT only)
Friday, May 30th 7pm
Saturday, June 1st 7pm
Sponsored by Sam's Outdoor Outfitters
ALUMNI ANNIVERSAY PRODUCTION
Bill Irwin and Mark O'Donnell, adapted from Molière
Directed by Stephen Stearns with Taylor Patno
Friday, June 14th 7pm
Saturday, June 15th 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, June 16th 2pm
Sponsored by Southern Vermont Arts & Living and Brattleboro Reformer
ALUMNI ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION
HORSE DRAWN YOGURT
Written & Directed by Peter Gould
Friday, June 28th 7pm
Saturday, June 29th 7pm
Sponsored by Prentiss Smith & Company
SUMMER SHAKESPEARE 20th ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION
MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
- SENIOR CO directed by Ben Stockman
- JUNIOR CO John Hadden (NC) & Putnam Smith
Friday, July 12th 7pm
Saturday, July 13th 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, July 14th 2pm
Sponsored by: Trust Company of Vermont and Baystate Financial
MELODRAMA FESTIVAL 2019
- THE RULES OF COMEDY
- THE SCHEME OF THE DRIFTLESS SLEEPER
Friday July 26th 6pm
Saturday, July 27th 2pm & 6pm
Sponsored by: Howard Printing
SENIOR SUMMER MUSICAL
AS YOU LIKE IT The Musical
Adapted by Shaina Taub & Laurie Woolery Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub
Directed by Rebecca Waxman
Friday, August 2nd 7pm
Saturday, August 3rd 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, August 4th 2pm
Tuesday, August 6th 7pm
Wednesday, August 7th 7pm
Thursday, August 8th 7pm
Friday, August 9th 7pm
Saturday, August 10th 2pm & 7pm
Sponsored by: The Latchis Hotel& Theatre; Pillips, Dunn, Shriver & Carroll and Brown Computer Solutions
Directed by Putnam Smith
Friday, August 16th 6pm
Saturday, August 17th 2pm & 6pm
Sponsored by: The Brattleboro Outlet Center
SENIOR FALL PLAY
THE EMPRESS OF THE MOON
Written and Directed by Rosa Palmeri
Inspired by Aphra Behn
Friday, October 4th 7pm
Saturday, October 5th 2pm & 7pm
Friday, October 11th 7pm
Saturday, October 12th 2pm & 7pm
TOUR DATES TBA week of October 7th
Dr. Luanella, the matriarch of a large household, rich from generations in the shipping industry, has just retired to devote all of her time (and much of her large fortune) to reaching the Moon, there to commune with the high-beings she is convinced inhabit its craters. Meanwhile, her daughter is desperately in love, her servants are working overtime, and her investors are getting antsy as she once again fails to launch herself into space. Dr. Luanella manages to ignore it all, dead-set on her lunar expedition: she denies her daughters suitor, convinced that there's a "man on the moon" who is waiting to wed dear Isabella, she refuses to pay her servants, promising them various plots of land on adjacent planets, and she keeps the investors at bay with new scientific discoveries and explanations that account for her failures. Finally, her family and servants team up to trick Luanella and the investors move on to a different project. The tides turn and the lunacy ends.
Sponsored by: Experienced Goods Thrift Store
CLOWN TOWN 2019 – CLOWN TV!
Written & directed by Doran Hamm, etc
Friday, November 1st 7pm
Saturday, November 2nd 2pm & 7pm
Friday, November 8th 7pm
Saturday, November 9th 2pm & 7pm
Sponsored by: Foard Panel
HOLIDAY MUSICAL 2019
MATILDA the MUSICAL
Directed by Hallie Flower
Thursday, December 12th 7pm
Friday, December 13th 7pm
Saturday, December 14th 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, December 15th 2pm
SCHOOL SHOW Tuesday, December 17th 9:30am
SCHOOL SNO DATE Wednesday, December 18th 9:30am
Thursday, December 19th 7pm
Friday, December 20th 7pm
Saturday, December 21th 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, December 22nd 2pm
Sponsored by The Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development, Europa IT, and The Brattleboro Savings and Loan Association.