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In the Jackson Gallery

Molly Watson Hawley

Paintings

On display through March 5.

Molly Watson Hawley works in a number of media to explore how the surface images of the visible world represent a deeper reality. The exhibit will include landscapes, seascapes and portraits.

 

 

Calendar of Events

MET Live in HD: Rusalka

Saturday, Feb. 25

Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Jim Pugh.

1:00 
$24/ $10 students

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Michael Arnowitt, Pianist

Wednesday, Mar. 1

Igor Stravinsky’s ballet The Rite of Spring is widely considered the most influential composition of the twentieth century. Pianist Michael Arnowitt examines this landmark work, and other pieces written in 1911 by Ravel, Schoenberg, Bartok, and Rachmaninov. A program of the Vermont Humanities Council. Supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries

7pm
Free

 

American Radical

Middlebury Actors Workshop

March 3, 4 and 5

Middlebury Actors Workshop presents  American Radical starring Kate Redway.

American Radical is an intimate, astonishing and moving portrayal of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the founder of the woman’s rights movement at Seneca Falls in 1848.   American Radical uses Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s own writings to reveal her humor, inner life and public battles.

From Kate Redway, playwright and performer, “I was literally overwhelmed by the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s life as a mother of six and her extraordinary ability as a writer and her glorious sense of humor.  I could not believe that I had never known of her contribution to women’s rights, rights I have as a woman today. So I began to create a play based on her writings.  That play is American Radical.” 

Kate Redway appeared off-Broadway in the world premieres of NOTHING BUT BUKOWSKI at the Samuel Becket Theater, WEST MEMPHIS MOJO at Theater Four and MISSING PIECES at the Ensemble Studio Theater.   Kate Redway has also been seen in THEATERSPORTS at the West Side Arts Theater.   She is a founding member of the sketch comedy group RUBBER FEET which has performed regularly at the Comic Strip in New York City. She is a stand-up comedian and appears regularly at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. She is also a professor of theater at William Paterson University.  

American Radical was written by Kate Redway and Stephen Rosenfield.   Directed by Jane Mandel.

“The story of a great American who advanced the role of women is masterfully brought to life by the pen and stage craft of Kate Redway.  A must see.” WFDU 89.1 FM

March 3 & 4 at  7:30
March 5 at 2pm
$22/ $10 students

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Hedda Gabler (National Theatre Live)

Thursday, March 9

“I’ve no talent for life.”

Just married. Buried alive. Hedda longs to be free…

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel.

Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece.

Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer).

7pm
$17/ $10

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MET Live in HD: La Traviata

Saturday, Mar 11

Sonya Yoncheva sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, a role in which she triumphed on the Met stage in 2015, opposite Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo, and Thomas Hampson as his father, Germont. Carmen Giannattasio sings later performances of the title role opposite Atalla Ayan, with the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Scott Morrison. Run time approx. 2.30.

1:00 
$24/ $10 students

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The Eagle Huntress

MNFF Winter Screening Series

Sunday, March 12

The delightful and highly acclaimed documentary, The Eagle Huntress is director Otto Bell’s first feature and a gorgeous film that will appeal to audiences of all ages.  As Kenneth Turan of the LA Times puts it, “As unlikely as it is enchanting, The Eagle Huntress tells its documentary story with such sureness that falling under its sway is all but inevitable.  A major crowd pleaser at Sundance, this portrait of a 13-year-old girl from Asia’s Altai Mountains who defied eons of tradition by learning to hunt with fierce golden eagles is so satisfying it makes you feel good about feeling good.”

2pm
Individual Tickets: $12

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The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday, March 15

Delve into the vivid imagination of a true visionary.

Who was Hieronymus Bosch? Why do his strange and fantastical paintings resonate with art lovers now more than ever? How does he bridge the medieval and Renaissance worlds? Where did his unconventional and timeless creations come from? Discover the answers to these questions and more with this remarkable new film.

The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch features the critically acclaimed exhibition ‘Jheronimus Bosch – Visions of Genius’ at Het Noordbrabants Museum in the southern Netherlands, which brought the majority of Bosch’s paintings and drawings together for the first time to his home town of Den Bosch and attracted almost half a million art lovers from all over the world.

With his fascinating life revealed plus the details and stories within his works seen like never before, don’t miss this cinematic exploration of a great creative genius.

11am
$10/ $5 students

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United in Harmony A Cappella Contest

Benefit for Addison County United Way

Saturday, March 18

A Cappella Superstars! Cash prizes!

Join Town Hall Theater and the United Way for a pitch-perfect evening of a cappella entertainment featuring some of Vermont’s best a cappella groups competing to see who’s truly “united in harmony”. This friendly competition is a great chance for ten Vermont groups to show off their singing skills and win a grand prize of $500.  It’s also an incredible night of music for a good cause: all proceeds benefit the United Way of Addison County.

$15 Students, $25 General Admission, $35 Generous Admission
7 pm 

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MET Live in HD: Idomeneo

Saturday, Mar. 25

Mozart’s first operatic masterpiece returns to the Met in the classic Jean-Pierre Ponnelle production, conducted by Music Director Emeritus James Levine. The superb ensemble includes Matthew Polenzani as the king torn by a rash vow; mezzo-soprano Alice Coote in the trouser role of his noble son Idamante; soprano Nadine Sierra as Ilia; and soprano Elza van den Heever as the volatile Elettra, who loves Idamante to the bounds of madness.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 12:15 PM (45 minutes before the start time) by Scott Morrison. Tentative run time 4hrs.  

1:00 
$24/ $10 students

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I, Claude Monet

Great Art Wednesdays*

TUESDAY*, April 4

From award-winning director Phil Grabsky comes this fresh new look at arguably the world’s favourite artist – through his own words.

Based on over 2500 letters and narrated by Henry Goodman, I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Monet’s life is a gripping tale about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness, even suicide. However as his art developed and his love of gardening led to the glories of his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed.

Shot on location throughout Europe at the very spots he painted, I, Claude Monet is a fresh and intimate cinematic exploration of some of the most loved and iconic scenes in western art.

11am
$10/$5 students

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Off The Rails

MNFF Winter Screening Series

Sunday, April 2 

Then, on April 2, the Series continues with Off The Rails, the riveting documentary from director Adam Irving that tells the remarkable true story of Darius McCollum, a man with Asperger’s syndrome whose overwhelming love of transit has landed him in jail 32 times for the criminal impersonation of NYC subway drivers, conductors, bus drivers, token booth clerks, and track repairmen.  Currently incarcerated at Riker’s Island, yet again, Mr. McCollum puts in sharp focus the line between benevolence and risking the public’s safety.

2pm
Tickets: $12

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MET Live in HD: Eugene Onegin

Saturday, Apr. 22

Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.
A free talk about this opera will be given in the studio on the lower level before the broadcast at 11:45 AM (45 minutes before the start time) by Douglas Anderson. Tentative run time 3.40

12:30
$24/ $10 students

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The Artists’ Garden: American Impressionism

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday, May 10

Taking its lead from French artists like Renoir and Monet, the American impressionist movement followed its own path which over a forty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about its art as a creative power-house. It’s a story closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Traveling to studios, gardens and iconic locations throughout the United States, UK and France, this mesmerizing film is a feast for the eyes.

In 1886, the French art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel brought a selection of his huge stock of impressionist paintings to New York, changing the course of art in America forever.  As America steamed into the Industrial Age, urban reformers fought to create public parks and gardens: patches of beauty amid smokestacks and ash heaps. Meanwhile the rise of wide-circulation magazines cultivated the idea that gardening was a path to spiritual renewal amid industrial blight and the belief that artists should work in native landscapes.

As America made its epic move from a nation of farmers to a land of factories, the pioneering American Impressionists crafted a sumptuous visual language that told the story of an era.

11am
$10/$5 students

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The Red Turtle

MNFF Winter Screening Series

Friday, May 12

The mesmerizing animated feature The Red Turtle was seven years in the making by the Oscar-winning Dutch director, Michael Dudok de Wit.  Winner of the Special Jury prize at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, the film, as described by the LA Times’ Kenneth Turan, “is a visually stunning poetic fable, but there’s more on its mind than simply beauty. . . This is an immersive, meditative animated feature that is concerned with the rhythms of the natural world and the mysteries and wonders of ordinary life.”  Completely dialogue free, The Red Turtle is utterly unlike the typical animated fare that dominates the commercial marketplace.

7pm
Tickets: $12


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The Maverick Voice

Wednesdays, March 22- May 31 with a performance (TBA) on June 2nd.
No class on April 26th

A performance project for ages 13-18

Let your voice be heard and free your creative spirit. Through acting, play, and storytelling, this class explores different forms of theatre, literature, and original material for performance. Working as an ensemble, participants will learn acting and play-making techniques. This fun, exploratory, and creative process will culminate in a site specific performance. Come experience the magical inclusive power of theatre and gain a better understanding of  your community and yourself.

3:30 – 5:30
$135.00
Instructors: Lindsay Pontius + Craig Maravich

Michelangelo: Love and Death

Great Art Wednesdays

Wednesday, June 14

A virtuoso craftsman, Michelangelo’s artistry is evident in everything he touched. Beautiful and diverse works such as the towering statue of David, the deeply moving Pietà in the Papal Basilica of St. Peter and his tour-de-force, the Sistine Chapel ceiling still leave us breathless today.

Spanning his 89 years, Michelangelo – Love and Death, takes a cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of Michelangelo. We go in search of a greater understanding of this most charismatic figure, his relationship with his contemporaries and his valuable artistic legacy. Through expert commentary and Michelangelo’s own words, this film takes a fresh look at an enigmatic man whose life is celebrated in every mark and every stroke he made.

A giant artistic force and universally loved, discover why Michelangelo is without a doubt one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance – and perhaps of all time.

11am
$10/$5 students

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