Up-Coming Shows

Summer Series at Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse

Presented by Company Be,
MCP’s theatrical wing devoted to smaller, intimate plays.

 

May 18-20, 2018

Boston Marriage

by David Mamet

Directed by Diana Bigelow. Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming “women of fashion” who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald and an income to match. Claire, meanwhile, is infatuated with a respectable young lady and wants to enlist the jealous Anna’s help for an assignation. As the two women exchange barbs and take turns taunting Anna’s hapless Scottish parlor maid, Claire’s young inamorata suddenly appears, setting off a crisis that puts both the valuable emerald and the women’s futures at risk.

Shows at the Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse in Middlebury.

8:00pm, May 18 & 19

2:00pm, May 20

Ticket information to be posted soon.

 
 
June 7-10, 2018

Proof

by David Auburn

Directed by Alex Nicosia. On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire, and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness—or genius—will she inherit? Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play.

Shows at the Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse in Middlebury.

8:00pm, June 7, 8 & 9

2:00pm, June 10

Ticket information to be posted soon.

 
 
August 16-18, 2018

Church & State

by Jason Odell Williams

Directed by Leigh Guptill. Three days before his bid for reelection, in the wake of a school shooting in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, a Republican U.S. senator makes an off-the-cuff comment to a blogger that gets leaked on “the Twitter,” calling into question the senator's stance on guns and God.  As his devoutly Christian wife and liberal Jewish campaign manager try to contain the damage, this look at how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion is simultaneously funny, heartbreaking and uplifting.

All shows at 8:00pm at the Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse in Middlebury.

Ticket information to be posted soon.

 
February 8-11, 2018

Thank you to all who attended
Picasso at the Lapin Agile

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A Comedy by
Steve Martin

Directed by Eileen Corcoran

Steve Martin’s long-running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy of historical fiction finds Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meeting in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. These two celebrities of science and art are surrounded by a cast of supporting characters from the turn of the century (and beyond). (Rated PG for mild profanity & mature themes)

The Cast
(in order of appearance)

Freddy - Michael Purdue
Gaston - Glen Eastman
Germaine - Tara Affolter
Albert Einstein - Sam Lyons
Suzanne - Erica Furgiuele
Sagot, Picasso's Art Dealer - Marguerite Purdue
Pablo Picasso - Daniel Leonard
Charles Dabernow Schmendiman - Andrew Trombley
The Countess - Chenoah Small
A Visitor - James Peacock
Female Admirer - Charlotte Smith

Picasso at the Lapin Agile is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

 
December 8-10, 2017

Thank you to all who attended

HOW TO EAT LIKE A CHILD

And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-up

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Book by
Delia Ephron, John Forster, and Judith Kahan

Music and Lyrics by
John Forster

Based on the book by
Delia Ephron

This musical romp through the joys and sorrows of being a child is hilarious. Children give twenty-three lessons in such subjects as how to beg for a dog, how to torture your sister, how to act after being sent to your room, and how to laugh hysterically. It’s a musical revue for children that will also be enjoyed by adults, featuring a charming and witty score.

Director and Musical Director: Kerianne Severy
Producer: Sophie Lefkoe
, with mentors Dora Greven & Kevin Commins
Choreographers: Ellie Kiel & Kerianne Severy
Mime: Marshall Eddy
Stage Managers: Hannah Logan & Talin Teague, with mentors Kristen Ginsburg & Mary Longey

Cast List:
Asa Baker-Rouse
Toby Baker-Rouse
Luke Bleich
Clara Chant
Morgan Ford
Mary Gibson
Owen Gibson
Juliette Hunsdorfer
Thea Jackson
Chance Koenig
Ella Kozak
Kate Kozak
Sophie Mason
Zachary Nevins
Callie Rees
Ava Schneider
Caroline Teague
Sam Wootten

How to Eat Like a Child is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

 
November 2-5, 2017

Thank you to all who attended

The Crucible

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A Play by
Arthur Miller

Directed by Christopher Ross

See the cast list and other details about the show HERE.

Check out this Vimeo trailer!You may still donate to the fundraiser 50,000 Pennies for 50,000 "Witches" to benefit WomenSafe, Inc. online at the crowdfunding site YouCaring 50,000 Pennies.

Arthur Miller’s exciting drama about the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable. Adapted for a contemporary setting, this production of The Crucible attempts to wrestle with, among other things, the notion that “it can’t happen here.”

Director: Christopher Ross
Producer: Kristen Ginsburg
Stage Manager: Kate Tilton
Choreography: Kendra Gratton
Soundscapes: Derick Rhodes

The Crucible is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Image: Open Knowledge Commons at Harvard Medical School

Past Productions

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2017

            • Good People
            • Working
            • Love Letters
            • The Crucible
            • How to Eat Like a Child (And Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up)

2016

            • Black Comedy and The Real Inspector Hound
            • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
            • The Fantasticks
            • The Nutcracker's Adventure 2016</li

2015

            • Boeing Boeing
            • Monty Python's SPAMALOT
            • The Good Doctor
            • The Nutcracker's Adventure 2015

2014

            • Four Beers
            • Almost, Maine
            • OLIVER!
            • The Musical Story of the Nutcracker

2013

            • Play On!
            • Threepenny Opera

2012

            • An Afternoon in France
            • Annie
            • Swingtime Canteen

2011

            • Henry & Emily
            • The King and I
            • Funny Girl

2010

            • Still Life
            • The Sound of Music
            • The Permit
            • Sam & Laura

2009

            • Lettice and Lovage
            • 50th Anniversary Show
            • Cinderella
            • The Music Man

2008

            • Godspell
            • Our Town

2007

            • To Kill a Mockingbird
            • Swingtime Canteen

2006

            • The Dining Room
            • You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
            • Jake’s Women

2005

            • Little Shop of Horrors
            • The Seagull

2004

            • Over the River and Through the Woods
            • Working

2003

            • Twelfth Night
            • The Pirates of Penzance

2002

            • Chicago
            • A Trip to the Moon

2001

            • Carnival
            • An Evening of One Acts
            • The School for Scandal

2000

            • The Merry Wives of Windsor
            • A Marvelous Party
            • Steel Magnolias

1999

            • Sylvia
            • Three Postcards
            • The Hummingbird
            • Oliver!

1998

            • Gin Game
            • Narnia
            • Approaching Zanzibar
            • Henry and Ramona

1997

            • Follies
            • The Rage of Dreaming Sheep

1996

            • Hello Dolly!
            • Dracula
            • How to Eat Like a Child…

1995

            • Iolanthe
            • Goodbye, Howard
            • Arms and the Man
            • A Child’s Christmas in Wales

1994

            • The Real Inspector Hound  and After Magritte
            • Gypsy
            • The Age of Dinosaurs
            • The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

1993

            • Damn Yankees
            • Greater Tuna
            • Really Rosie

1992

            • Kiss Me Kate
            • The Aspern Papers

1991

            • Mame
            • Bus Stop

1990

            • The Sound of Music
            • Woman in Mind

1989

            • Oklahoma!
            • Egad, What a Cad!
            • The Dining Room

1988

            • Tomb with a View

1987

            • Don’t Step on My Footprint
            • The Music Man
            • Hay Fever

1986

            • California Suite
            • Annie
            • Wait Until Dark

1985

            • No Sex Please, We’re British
            • Princess Ida
            • PDQ Bach
            • The Little Foxes

1984

            • The Rose Tattoo
            • Gee, Wasn’t I Great Tonight? (25th Anniversary Show)
            • Dessert Theater

1983

            • The Night of January 16th
            • Two Gentlemen of Verona
            • Little Women
            • Curse You, Jack Dalton
            • The Hound of the Baskervilles

1982

            • Hansel & Gretel
            • Old Times
            • Ladies in Retirement

1981

            • Butterflies Are Free
            • Everyone
            • The Man Who Came to Dinner
            • Beauty and the Beast
            • Adaptation
            • The Lady’s Not for Burning
            • No Exit
            • A Cabaret: Cole Porter Songs

1980

            • You Can’t Take It With You
            • A Little Night Music
            • The Bald Soprano
            • Orpheus Descending

1979

            • Blithe Spirit
            • Madwoman of Chaillot
            • And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little
            • Johnny’s Town (original musical comedy)

1978

            • Sugar
            • The Cat and the Canary
            • Miss Julie, Plaza Suite, Act II
            • Suddenly Last Summer
            • Final Dress Rehearsal, Skits

1977

            • The Sorcerer
            • Mr. Pim Passes By

1976

            • Fiddler on the Roof
            • The Lion in Winter

1975

            • Oliver! (with College Farm Players)
            • The Pirates of Penzance
            • Ways and Means

1974

            • The Night of January 16th

1973

            • Tick Tock Bevin (original musical comedy)
            • High Button Shoes

1972

            • Oh, Kay
            • Spoon River Anthology

1971

            • Guys and Dolls
            • The Permit (original musical comedy)

1968

            • Lady Audley’s Secret

1967

            • A Thurber Carnival

1966

            • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
            • South Pacific
            • Harvey

1964

            • Caine Mutiny Court Martial

1963

            • Wonderful Town
            • Damn Yankees

1962

            • Guys and Dolls
            • Solid Gold Cadillac

1961

            • Night Must Fall
            • My Three Angels
            • Born Yesterday

1960

            • Sabrina Fair
            • All My Sons

1959

        • A Visit to a Small Planet

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