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Maggie Gyllenhaal comes to Middlebury for film screening

Posted on December 20, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival is hosting a special screening of the compelling drama “The Kindergarten Teacher” on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m., as part its MNFF 2018/19 Winter/Spring Screening Series at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. The film’s star, Maggie Gyllenhaal, will appear at Town Hall Theater for a Q&A session following the screening. The Q&A will be moderated by Gyllenhaal’s husband, actor Peter Sarsgaard.

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Night Fires illuminates Town Hall Theater

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Theatre Group, Ltd’s annual winter solstice pageant or mystery play will this year, as in many performances past, be a song of celebration for the earth and all who live upon it. The performance will take place at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

With a winding tale held together by a spider who once was a woman and a man who is also a bear and then is a man once more, music and songs from all around the globe create a web of magic and wild mystery, of humor and pathos, within which the spoken words unfold.

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Video: Elementary schoolers get 'Courageous' with Shakespeare

Posted on December 13, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Fifth- and sixth-graders from Ripton, Salisbury, Cornwall and Shoreham will take to the Town Hall Theater stage Thursday night to perform Shakespeare's Henry IV — battling with broadswords and singing rock anthems they wrote themselves. It's all part of an innovative literacy curriculum called Courageous Stage.

Earlier this year Middlebury Underground spent time with the kids and educators to produce this video about the program. 

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Funny musical brightens Middlebury stage

Posted on November 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Community Players’ production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” will open Nov. 29 and close Dec. 9 at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. It’s a terrible title for a wonderful show.

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New director aims to amp up music at Town Hall Theater

Posted on November 26, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — At Town Hall Theater’s 10th birthday party this summer, incoming executive director Mark Bradley took the stage, introduced himself and issued an open invitation for coffee and chatting.

“I have had a lot of coffees since then,” said Bradley, who joined THT in August and sees caffeinated confabbing as part and parcel of the job.

So what are people chatting about?

“If a single theme has emerged it has been around moving more into music,” Bradley said.

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WomenSafe to present the film 'Break the Silence'

Posted on November 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — WomenSafe and Planned Parenthood of Northern New England will present an “Evening to Honor Women’s Rights,” on Thursday, Nov. 15, featuring a screening of Willow O’Feral’s film “Break the Silence,” a one-hour documentary profiling reproductive and sexual health stories. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring filmmaker O’Feral, and advocates from WomenSafe and Planned Parenthood. All proceeds will benefit the life-changing work of these organizations.

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Grace Experience honed acting chops in NYC, returns to local stage

Posted on October 25, 2018 |
By Christopher Ross



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MIDDLEBURY — Lincoln native Grace Experience, who stars in the upcoming Middlebury Actors Workshop production of “The Turn of the Screw,” grew up in a swirl of creative energy. Her mother (Victoria Blewer) works with paint and photographs, her father (Chris Bohjalian) with words. But when she talks about childhood inspiration Grace Experience talks about discipline.

“My parents get up early and do the work,” she said. “It’s not that loosey-goosey artistic style you hear about.”

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Town Hall Theater presents a reading of Ingenious Grant winner's new play

Posted on October 11, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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This Sunday, Australian playwright Katie Pollock’s play “Normal” will be read on the Town Hall Theater’s stage.

“Normal” is the first winner of Town Hall Theater’s Ingenious Grant for Playwriting. This international playwriting competition was created by Haley Rice to increase the quality and quantity of roles for young women under 18. Out of 230 submissions, Pollock’s play rose to the top.

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Dimensional dialogues: Sculpture and paintings by Don and Justin Perdue

Posted on October 4, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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THT to screen Herzog's 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams'

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Town Hall Theater presents the second film in the Great Art Wednesday Series, “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Filmmaker Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of southern France, capturing the oldest known pictorial creations of humankind in their astonishing natural setting. The Chauvet Cave, which contains the earliest known cave paintings, was discovered in 1994 and is considered one of the world’s most significant prehistoric art sites.

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