In the Jackson Gallery




On display through June 25, 2017.

Elaine Ittleman paints large abstract landscapes. Bold and colorful, they have an improvisational feel and apparent joie de vivre. Ittleman is passionate about art and has been painting for over 20 years in various media including oil, watercolor and pastel. Her work has evolved through impressionistic landscapes to a more abstract approach. 

COMING NEXT: Susanne Peck – Paintings   June 30 – August 13, 2017 

Calendar of Events

Annie the Musical

presented by THT’s Young Company

July 22 and 23

Doug Anderson directs a lively cast of young actors in an imaginative production of the musical Annie. “The sun’ll come out – tomorrow,” sings Little Orphan Annie, the diminutive star of one of Broadway’s biggest musicals.  Annie won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1977, has played on stages across the world in 28 languages.
Based on the popular comic strip from the 1920’s, the musical follows Annie’s unhappy life in an orphanage and her unlikely charming of the richest man in town, Daddy Warbucks. It’s filled with catchy tunes and humor, “a perfect vehicle,” says Anderson, “for a group of energetic young performers.”

July 22 7pm
July 23 2pm 

$10 adults/ $5 ages 12 and under



Where the Rivers Flow North Screening & Howard Mosher Tribute

Sunday, July 30

Award-winning filmmaker Jay Craven will present a special tribute to Vermont writer, Howard Frank Mosher, who passed away unexpectedly in late January. 

Craven has made five “Vermont Westerns” during his 28-year collaboration with Mosher. He will present a 20-minute talk, “My Life, So Far, With Howard,” in which Craven will detail his often-daunting exploits, making the films, and his always-humorous experiences, working with Mosher.  And he will explore what it was, personally and artistically, that kept him coming back for more.

Following his talk, Craven will present a 25th anniversary screening of his film, Where the Rivers Flow North, starring Academy Award nominee Rip Torn, Native American actress, Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves, Legends of the Fall), and Michael J. Fox.  

Set in 1927 Vermont, Rivers tells the story of an old Vermont logger and his Native American mate who face the extinction of their way of life when the local power company plans to build a giant hydro dam that will flood them off their land.  Lord and Bangor face emotional and physical challenges as they struggle with the power company, Vermont’s unforgiving terrain, and their own thorny relationship. Festivals include Sundance, Vienna, and Vancouver.  Special screenings include The Smithsonian, Lincoln Center, and the Harvard Film Archive. Rivers was one of three U.S. finalists for Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival.  

Proceeds from Craven’s tour will support digitization and preservation of the Mosher films and preparation and production of study materials for schools and communities.

Critic quotes on Craven’s film, Where the Rivers Flow North:

“Breathtakingly beautiful” – Bob Mondello, National Public Radio.

“A freshness rarely seen on screen.” – Caryn James, NY Times

“Powerful and unconventional.” – Geoff Gilmore, director, Sundance Film Festival

“The performances are remarkable.”  — Gregory Peck

7 pm
$12 ticket, 12 and under $5


The Marriage of Figaro (Middlebury College’s German for Singers School)

Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12

The German for Singers language school at Middlebury College presents an abbreviated version of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro

8:30 with a pre-performance talk in English at 7:45
$15 (limited seating available)

The Tarnation of Russell Colvin

Friday, August 18

at The Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse

Based on Manchester’s very own unsolved murder case of 1812, local history comes alive in this one-man virtuoso tour-de-force. Oliver Wadsworth portrays a motley medley of characters as they grapple with the slippery truth of the real life murder of Russell Colvin, an eccentric Vermonter whose ghost haunted the town of Manchester till the malefactors were brought to justice and sentenced to hang. Written and Performed by Oliver Wadsworth/Directed by Kirk Jackson

The Tarnation of Russell Colvin is both fun and poignant. Oliver Wadsworth can make you laugh and break your heart … Tarnation is storytelling at its best” Dina Janis, Artistic Director, Dorset Theatre Festival, in Berkshire Eagle.



Venue:  The Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, Exchange Street, Middlebury.
Running time is one hour and ten minutes, with no intermission. 
Suitable for ages 12 and up.


Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival

Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival 2017

August 24-27, 2017

The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival returns to Middlebury VT this August 24-27 with a new slate of outstanding films from all over the world. MNFF3 promises to be a terrific event. The word is getting out in the filmmaker community about the Fest and its true dedication to first and second time directors. MNFF is receiving a bevy of high-quality work this season. And that’s great news for the enthusiastic and knowledgeable audiences who want to be entertained and challenged at MNFF. 

To learn more, follow the Festival on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. All links are available at

Opening Night Film Ticket $50 BUY TICKETS
Opening Night Tickets include both the screening and the party. Please note that Opening Night Tickets apply only to the events that evening and cannot be used during the remainder of the Festival.
Festival Pass $80/ $50 students BUY TICKETS
The Festival Pass does not include admission to the Opening Night Film & Party.
Day Pass $32/ $20 students BUY TICKETS
Single screening $12 – tickets sold only at the venue; not available online.