Vermont Stage announces line up of 22nd season

Dancing lessons with Vermont Stage. Photo by Lindsay Raymondjac
Dancing lessons with Vermont Stage. Photo by Lindsay Raymondjac

Theater season kicks off in October with Vermont Stage Tribes by Nina Raine. Billy’s proudly unconventional family shows affection by lobbing barbed witticisms back and forth in a never ending match of wills. But Billy, who is Deaf, has never been able to fully participate in their game. When he meets a young woman who teaches him how to sign, he finally finds his own voice and stands up for his right to be heard. Winner of the 2012 Drama Desk award for Outstanding Play.

Vermont Stage announces its 22nd Season as Burlington’s premier professional theatre company with an inspired selection of notable new plays. It’s a non-profit professional theatre company located in Burlington.

“Our 22nd Season is filled with four Vermont premieres of beautiful, contemporary plays that were chosen for their depth, humor, and heart. In conjunction with these plays, we are also expanding our latest program, Talkback Thursdays, where we partner with other local non-profits, scholars, activists, advocates, and experts to start important conversations about the subject matter of our work. Talkback Thursdays will take place after every Thursday night performance this season. I’m looking forward to sharing these plays with our wonderful audience,” said Artistic Director Cristina Alicea about her choices for Vermont Stage’s 2015-2016 Season.

Tribes runs Oct. 7 through 25 at FlynnSpace, and will star Los Angeles actor/comedian Dale Dymkoski alongside Vermont Stage veterans Karen Lefkoe, Steve Scott, Andrew Butterfield, Alyson Perry, and recent UVM Dept. of Theatre grad Lida Benson, who is making her Vermont Stage debut. Directed by Mark Alan Gordon. Playing Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm, Saturday Matinee (first week only) at 2pm, and Sunday matinees at 2pm.

In December, pour yourself a cup of hot cider, grab a plate of molasses cookies, and cozy up for the 11th Anniversary of our holiday tradition Winter Tales, hosted by Artistic Director Cristina Alicea. In this annual event, local storytellers bring life to brand new, funny, and heartfelt stories crafted by fellow Vermonters. Interspersed with poetry from the Young Writers Project and folk songs written and performed by the incomparable Patti Casey, the evening is guaranteed to shine a bit of sunlight on the dark days of winter.

Winter Tales runs for a one-week limited engagement from Dec. 9 through 13 at FlynnSpace with our Winter Tales Gala Benefit on Dec. 13 at 6pm. Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm.

For a full listing visit www.vermontstage.org.