Arts Notes

Staged reading planned of ‘Shakespeare’s Sister’ A staged reading of “Shakespeare’s Sister” by Emma Whipday, a riff on Virginia Woolf’s rumination, “What would have happened had Shakespeare had a wonderfully gifted sister called Judith, let us say…?” will be presented Sunday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. at Colchester’s Mead Hall. The Vermont Shakespeare Festival will… Read More »

Montpelier’s Lost Nation Theater brings “Sense & Sensibility” to stage

Montpelier’s Lost Nation Theater  brings “Sense & Sensibility” to stage

Lost Nation Theater in Montpelier presents the Vermont premiere of Jane Austen’s “Sense & Sensibility” in a stage adaptation by Kate Hamill. The story follows the fortunes and misfortunes of the Dashwood sisters – sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne –after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy early-1800s… Read More »

“Fun Home,” a musical with Vermont roots, premieres with Vermont Stage

“Fun Home,” a musical with Vermont roots, premieres with Vermont Stage

The 2015 Tony Award-winning musical “Fun Home,” based on Vermonter Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel of the same name, is finally coming to Vermont through the Vermont Stage, Burlington’s only professional theater company. The recent national tour didn’t come to Vermont, and permission to produce the show was granted based on individual applications. Vermont Stage got… Read More »

Local bestselling author Eric Rickstad releases new Canaan Crime Series novel

Local bestselling author Eric Rickstad releases new Canaan Crime Series novel

Eric Rickstad’s new suspense novel, “The Names of Dead Girls,” was released last week from Harper Collins. This is the Shelburne native’s fourth novel, and the third in the series, which has been a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and international bestseller, and translated into nearly a dozen foreign languages. The book… Read More »

Shelburne gallery hosts Vt. naturalist painter’s works

Shelburne gallery hosts Vt. naturalist painter’s works

Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery in Shelburne presents “Origins: Recent Paintings by Adelaide Murphy Tyrol,” Sept. 29 – Nov. 25 with an opening reception Sept. 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Adelaide Murphy Tyrol is an accomplished artist whose paintings have been displayed in numerous shows, galleries and museums. She works primarily out of her studios in Plainfield and New… Read More »

Shelburne painter’s work recognized at Jeffersonville gallery exhibition

Shelburne painter’s work recognized at Jeffersonville gallery exhibition

Work by Shelburne painter Neil Berger recently was recognized at the Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville as part of its flagship exhibition “Land and Light and Water and Air,” encompassing more than 100 juried landscape paintings of New England scenes from regional artists. The exhibit opened earlier this month and runs through Nov. 5. Prize… Read More »