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 »