The Dorset Players 2016-2017 Season
The following is the complete schedule for this season.
By Noel Coward; Directed by Dom Degnon
A comedy about a novelist who invites an eccentric medium to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. His scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his first wife as she makes continual attempts to disrupt his marriage to his second wife who cannot see or hear the ghost.
October 7, 8, 14 & 15 at 7:30 p.m.; 9 & 16 at 2:00 p.m.
PRESENTING SPONSORS: Casella Waste, Vermont Renewable Fuels
SHOW SPONSORS: American Hairlines, Matt Waite Excavation, The Vermont Country Store
By Rebecca Ryland, Music by Bill Francoeur, Directed by Jennifer Repinski
This children’s Christmas musical takes on a new face as Ebenezer Scrooge journeys from a bitter lonely man to one with a full heart and giving spirit.
December 2 & 9 at 7:30 p.m.; 3 & 4,10 & 11 at 2:00 p.m.
PRESENTING SPONSOR: r.k. Miles
SHOW SPONSORS: Baierlein Landscaping, Blue Flame Gas, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, The Bank of Bennington, The Dorset Inn/Barrows House, New Morning Natural Foods
December 17 & 18
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Presented by Shakespeare on Main Street
A novella that tells the story of bitter, old miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation resulting from supernatural visits by Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come.
December 17 at 7:30 p.m. and 18 at 2:00 p.m.
January 21, 2017
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Every year Dorset Players invites MCT for a week-long residency to work with local children to help develop talent, broaden horizons and encourage teamwork and responsibility in young people. What we end up with is a staged production starring 50-60 local school age children in a full-scale musical.
January 21 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
PRESENTING SPONSOR: Berkshire Bank
SHOW SPONSORS: GSK Climate Control, Sheila Childs
By William Inge, Directed by Paul Michael Brinker
Due to icy conditions, an inter-state bus is forced to stop for the night at a street-corner restaurant in a small Kansas town. One by one, the bus passengers are introduced, each with their own quirks and conflicts.
March 3, 4, 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m.; 5 & 12 at 2:00 p.m.
PRESENTING SPONSOR: Spiral Press Cafe
SHOW SPONSORS: Dorset Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, Haskins Gas, Homestead Landscaping, H.N. Williams, The Barn Restaurant & Tavern
14TH ANNUAL ONE ACT FESTIVAL
Produced by Lynne Worth
Each year, the Dorset Players offers its members an opportunity to try their hand at directing or acting without committing themselves to a “big” production.
March 31 & April 1 at 7:30 p.m.; 2 at 2:00 p.m.
SHOW SPONSORS: Express Copy, Kevin O’Toole
I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
Book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro; Music by Jimmy Roberts; Directed by Suzi Dorgeloh, Music Director, Gary Schmidt
A musical presented as a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. The play’s tagline is “Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.”
May 19, 20, 26 & 27 at 7:30 p.m.; 21 & 28 at 2:00 p.m.
PRESENTING SPONSOR: Mettowee Mill Nursery
SHOW SPONSORS: Errol Hill Painting, Haskins Gas, Manchester Carpet Care, Northshire Bookstore, Spivey Lemonik Swenor, Up For Breakfast