Guilford Center Stage continues into its fifth year with spring and fall productions of plays ranging from nonsense to political satire, and having connections to Vermont, and Guilford, continuing its mission to present place-based theater on the stage at renovated Broad Brook Community Center.
“Alice” is the spring show, on the last weekend in April. The musical play, directed by Richard Epstein, is a reflection of a well-known Monteverdi Players production. The 1978 production of the familiar Lewis & John Carroll classic, which was performed on farm near Guilford Center, is condensed from the original 100-acre venue to the chamber-sized stage in the Grange hall, and will feature the musical score from the original play by composer Nicholas Humez. Evelyn McLean is vocal music director.
The Guilford Center Stage season will also see a return of Stage and Stream, a weeklong Theater Camp running August 12-16, for 9-13 year olds, co-produced with the Guilford Free Library. The morning sessions will take place on the Center Stage, with mostly-outdoor activities in the afternoons based at the Library. For further information on the camp, contact Cathi Wilken, Librarian of Guilford Free Library, 257-4603 email@example.com.
The Season concludes with an October production of a stage adaptation of “It Can’t Happen Here,” by Sinclair Lewis, who wrote the novel at his Barnard, Vermont home in 1935. Richard Wizansky directs the Guilford production, using the stage adaptation by Taccone & Cohen.
The play is set in a fictional Vermont town. Against the backdrop of the rise of fascism in Europe, a demagogue is elected President of the United States after fomenting fear and promising drastic economic and social reforms while promoting a return to patriotism and “traditional” values. (As you can see, our season is total fantasy!)
Actor auditions for the season will be held in two sessions; Saturday, February 9 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, and Tuesday, February 12, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Broad Brook Community Center, 3940 Guilford Center Road. More info is on the Guilford Center Stage facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GuilfordCenterStage/
For dates, times, and more information about the season, visit brownpapertickets.com and search for Guilford Center Stage. Or e-mail