Brandon artist Joan Curtis creates with paint, colored pencil and mixed media. Her dynamic works make a strong and colorful display. Incorporating human- and animal-like figures she combines abstract and figurative imagery to express her fanciful visions.
Calendar of Events
NT Live: Hamlet
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch
Thursday, October 15
Broadcast live from The National Theatre, Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, National Theatre Live will broadcast this eagerly awaited production live to cinemas.
2pm Live Broadcast 7pm Re-Broadcast
$17/ $10 Students Reserved Seating Approximate Run Time: 3hrs
Live in HD on the THT BIG SCREEN Saturday, October 17
The Met season opens with Verdi’s masterful Otello, inspired by Shakespeare’s play and matching it in tragic intensity. Director Bartlett Sher probes the Moor’s dramatic downfall with an outstanding cast: tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the doomed Otello; new soprano star Sonya Yoncheva sings Desdemona, Otello’s innocent wife and victim; and baritone Željko Lučić plays the evil Iago, who masterminds Otello’s demise. Dynamic maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts. Visit http://ocmvermont.org/ for more information.
$24/ $10 Students Reserved Seating Approximate HD runtime 3:27
There will be a free pre-show talk by David Clark at 12:15 downstairs in the Byers studio. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of The Opera Company of Middlebury.
At intermission, Christine Hadsel will sign copies of her latest book Suspended Worlds, a beautifully designed coffee table book about historic theater curtains in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Suspended Worlds will be for sale at the theater.
Directed by Douglas Anderson. Conducted by Jeffrey Buettner.
Dido, the Queen of Carthage, entertains the shipwrecked Trojan Prince Aeneas, who escaped from the destroyed city of Troy and was on his way to found a new one.
Dido and Aeneas fall in love. Witches plot Dido’s destruction and the Sorceress conjures a storm to break out when the royal couple are hunting. The storm duly arrives and one of the coven, impersonating the god Mercury, tells Aeneas he must leave Dido and sail for Italy. Aeneas is bound by Trojan custom to follow the command of a god, so he and his sailors leave, to the delight of the witches.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 7 pm – Pre-performance talk at the Memorial Baptist Church 8 pm – Dido and Aeneas Opening Night with Q & A with the cast following the performance and a champagne reception at Town Hall Theater
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 7 pm – Pre-performance talk at Memorial Baptist Church 8 pm – Dido and Aeneas with a Q & A with the cast following the performance
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 1 pm – Pre-performance talk Memorial Baptist Church 2 pm – Dido and Aeneas with a Q & A with the cast following the performance
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-the-Moon Marigolds
presented by Middlebury Actors Workshop
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-the-Moon Marigolds, by Paul Zindel, won the 1971 Pulitzer Prize and the Obie Award.
Beatrice – a struggling single mom two teenaged daughters Tillie – the solitary dreamer and budding scientist Ruth – her crazy older sister A science experiment A pet rabbit Nanny, the mute elderly boarder…. Janice Vickery, vicious science fair competitor Put them all together and what have you got? The explosive Pulitzer Prize winning drama THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS By Paul Zindel
Directed by Ethan Bowen
Starring Mary Wheeler, Vera Escaja-Heiss, Francesca Blanchard, Patty Smith and Chenoah Small
Live in HD on the THT BIG SCREEN Saturday, October 31
James Levine conducts Wagner’s early masterpiece in its first return to the Met stage in more than a decade. Today’s leading Wagnerian tenor, Johan Botha, takes on the daunting title role of the young knight caught between true love and passion. Eva-Maria Westbroek is Elisabeth, adding another Wagner heroine to her Met repertoire after her acclaimed Sieglinde in the Ring a few seasons ago. On the heels of his recent triumph in Parsifal, Peter Mattei sings Wolfram, and Michelle DeYoung is the love goddess, Venus. Visit http://ocmvermont.org/ for more information.
12 noon $24/ $10 Students Reserved Seating Approximate HD runtime 4:31
There will be a free pre-show talk by Jim Pugh at 11:15 downstairs in the Byers studio. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of The Opera Company of Middlebury.
Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan feature in the West End production of David Hare’s Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry, captured live in London’s West End by National Theatre Live.
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Carey Mulligan) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Bill Nighy), a successful and charismatic restaurateur whose wife has recently died. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
7pm $17/ $10 Students Reserved Seating Run Time is approximately 2hrs, 45 mins.
Live in HD on the THT BIG SCREEN Saturday, November 21
Acclaimed artist and director William Kentridge (The Nose) applies his unique theatrical vision to Berg’s notorious femme fatale who shatters lives, including her own. Musically, the masterful score is in the sure hands of Met Music Director James Levine. Soprano Marlis Petersen has excited audiences around the world with her portrayal of the tour-de-force title role, a wild journey of love, obsession, and death. Susan Graham joins a winning cast, including Daniel Brenna and Johan Reuter.
12:30 pm $24/ $10 Students Reserved Seating Approximate HD runtime 4:27
There will be a free pre-show talk by Greg Vitercik at 11:45 downstairs in the Byers studio. Refreshments will be provided, courtesy of The Opera Company of Middlebury. Visit http://ocmvermont.org/ for more information.
Chasing Shadows, the 66th annual winter sports film from Warren Miller Entertainment, is a celebration of why we commit ourselves every winter to a passion that’s guaranteed to melt away every spring. Warren Miller once said, “A pair of skis are the ultimate transportation to freedom,” and this year, we’re chasing storms, snow, lines that live on the world’s highest peaks, and the freedom that these things grant us.
Follow the world’s biggest names in skiing and snowboarding on a breathtaking cinematic journey as they push toward the edge, where the mountain’s shadow cast below is all that leads the way. Watch JT Holmes, Seth Wescott, Caroline Gleich, Steven Nyman, Marcus Caston and more as they pursue turns on the mountains of their dreams: Chamonix, Alaska’s Chugach, Utah’s Wasatch and the mightiest range of them all: the Himalaya.
Explore what it means to be inspired, and what it is about exotic locations and snow-covered summits that motivate us to keep searching for more. As skiers and snowboarders we chase a feeling, a memory, a storm, a turn — we’ve been chasing it our whole lives and we’ll keep chasing it a lifetime more.
Doors Open 7, Film at 8
Tickets on sale Monday, September 21 $18 General admission
Group discount available for purchase of 10 or more tickets: $15 each.