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Incorporated 1979

 Annuit Coeptis

2017 Season

At the Unadilla Theatre

The Gondoliers

Women Without Men

The Charity That Began at Home

At the Festival Theatre

Three Sisters

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

Return to Haifa

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The Gondoliers

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W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Rousing music and funny plot.

Three Sisters

by

Anton Chekhov

First performed at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1901, The Three Sisters probes the lives and dreams of Olga, Masha, and Irina, former Muscovites now living in a provincial town from which they long to escape. Their hopes for a life more suited to their cultivated tastes and sensibilities provide a touching counterpoint to the relentless flow of compromising events in the real world. In this powerful play, a landmark of modern drama, Chekhov masterfully interweaves character and theme in subtle ways that make the work’s climax seem as inevitable as it is deeply moving

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

by

Mark Haddon

Christopher Boone is 15. He knows “all the countries of the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7,507”. He lives in Swindon with his father and Toby, his pet rat. He abhors all yellow and brown things, thinks he would make a good astronaut, and has never been further than the end of the road on his own until his discovery of the “murder” of his neighbour’s dog turns him into an amateur detective.

The Charity that Began at Home

A Comedy for Philanthropists

 

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St John Hanken

“The Charity that Began at Home, a comedy by St. John Hankin, had me laughing and laughing all afternoon long.” Toronto Globe and Mail . George Bernard Shaw called Hanken”: “One of the masters of comedy among my playwright colleagues.” The play tells the story of how one family?s all-consuming commitment to kindness has awful and amusing consequences that turns their household upside down.

Women Without Men

A workplace drama laced with biting humor, WOMEN WITHOUT MEN is set in the teacher’s lounge of a private girls’ boarding school in Ireland in the 1930s. The play explores the clash of conflicting natures and petty competitions that erupt amongst the school’s cloistered teaching staff. Hazel Ellis began her theatrical career in the 1930s as a member of the acting ensemble of the Gate Theatre in Dublin. She went on to write two plays for the company, including WOMEN WITHOUT MEN which was produced at the Gate in 1938. Despite acclaim, the play was never published or revived

Returning to Haifa

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Ghassan Kanafani and Naomi Wallace

The story of Said and Safeyya, who fled their home in Haifa during the 1948 Nakba. In the chaos and violence of their escape, their five-month old son Khaldun is left behind. Twenty years later when the Mandelbaum Gate is opened they return to Haifa, “to see” as they tell themselves. They find their home occupied by Miriam, a widow whose husband died in the war eleven years earlier, and Dov, their son Khaldun, an officer dressed in an Israeli military uniform.

Calendar

Babes-in-arms cannot be admitted.

Curtain Time
7:30 Sharp

Late comers will be admitted only at intermission.

Tickets:
Adults $20, Children 12 and under $10.

Reservations and Information: Click on a show in the calendar and fill out the form on that page, call 802-456-8968 or email: unadilla@pshift.com If your phone doesn’t fully display the calendar, click for list of events.

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From Montpelier take Rt 2 East to East Montpelier and thence North on Rt 14 to North Montpelier. One mile North of North Montpelier turn right on Max L. Gray Road and follow it for 5 miles to the theatre.

From St Johnsbury: Go to Marshfield Villege on Rt 2 West. In Marshfield Village turn right on Creamery St (sign: East Calais ) Go up hill bearing left onto the Calais Road.  At third 4 corners turn right on East Hill Road. Follow to Blachly Road and the theatre.

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