Events for October 5, 2019
Events for October 5, 2019
140 artists and artisans displaying and selling original art, traditional and contemporary crafts, specialty foods, Vermont wines and spirits. Great food, Vermont Craft Beers, Music.
“Water, Water, Everywhere…” is set in a fictional small town Walloomsac, Vermont where a factory has been spewing Perfluorootaonic acid (PFOA) from exhaust stacks and then built up over several years in the groundwater and soil. Similar things happened in Bennington and nearby Hoosick Falls, New York. But playwright and Oldcastle’s Producing Artistic Director, Eric Peterson, cautions that the play is fiction, not a documentary. “It certainly was inspired by what occurred locally,” Peterson said, but plot elements have been added to make it both a mystery and a play focusing on many people affected by the contaminated water.” Much of the play revolves around the local newspaper which is facing a difficult financial situation and is in danger of closing. Two young reporters team up with a veteran editor to bring the story to their readers. Peterson, a former columnist for both the Bennington Banner and the Berkshire Eagle, has written often about Vermont themes in plays such as “Civil Union,” His new play had a successful reading at Writer’s Theatre in New Jersey early this year. “The reading was a great help in the development process,” according the Peterson. We had done a reading at Oldcastle in-house without....
For one week this fall over 100,000 film-lovers will gather in over 300 cinemas, universities, and museums spanning six continents for one purpose: to view and vote on the ten short films (18 minutes and under), that are finalists in the annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. MANHATTAN SHORT is not a touring Festival; rather, it is an instantaneous celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing great films and great artists to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites. All films selected in MANHATTAN SHORT 2019, will be eligible to enter the Oscars in 2020. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors, $8 for students.
DORSET PLAYERS 92ND SEASON OPENER Dorset, VT –Gaslight (Angel Street), the Dorset Players season opener at the Dorset Playhouse on October 4th, has a five member cast under the direction of Janet Groom. The psychological drama by British playwright Patrick Hamilton is the longest running non-musical to have played on Broadway. It is Groom’s eighth directing assignment with the Players. Groom was attracted to the Victorian melodrama by its gripping final act and high standing among psychological thrillers. Two motion pictures have been made of Gaslight, a British film and a later MGM version in which Ingrid Bergman earned an Academy Award The plot centers around Bella who suffers from what she believes are early stages of insanity. Her husband, Jack, struggles to help her, and spends his evenings out on the town in order to cope. Or so he makes her believe. As the plot unfolds a detective enters the scene and suspense builds to a chilling climax. Groom’s cast includes Jeff Cox as the husband, Kristen Kimble as the wife, and Paul Michael Brinker as the detective. Cox has prior acting credits with professional theatre companies in New York, Cleveland and Houston. Brinker was last seen in the....