Upcoming Shows – 2014-15 Season
Dorset Players present this year’s Vermont Reads Book “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio.
Join us at the Dorset Playhouse on Friday, November 7th at 7 pm for a stylized reading from this amazing book. Using several community adults and children, director Maureen Chaffee has brought the story to life.
Students from Stratton Mountain School, Long Trail School and Maple Street School, along with adult actors from the Dorset Players, will perform the staged reading. Through a joint grant awarded by the Vermont Humanities Council, Mary Mangiacotti (SMS), Kim Rizio (LTS), and Maureen Chaffee (MSS) received free copies of the popular novel by R. J. Palacio for their students so they could participate in the Vermont Reads’ initiative.
“Wonder” is the story of August (Auggie) Pullman who was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can be. The thing is Auggie’s just an ordinary kid, but with an extraordinary face. Can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances? R. J. Palacio has written a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have you laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next.
It will also be performed on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Stratton Mountain School at 7 pm.
Both performances are free to the community.