2nd Annual Hunger Benefit Cabaret
Proceeds to benefit The Vermont Foodbank and ACF International - Action Against Hunger
Steve LeBlanc, Director
Featuring pianist Matt Wiencke
Show Dates: Friday & Saturday - 7:30pm, March 21 and 22
Admission: $15 ($12 for seniors, $10 for students)
A relaxed evening of songs and skits performed by some of the most talented singers and actors in the Upper Valley! Casual seating arrangements and great food! Produced by Jen LeBlanc, directed by Steve LeBlanc, and featuring pianist Matt Wiencke.
The incredible cast includes Jason Archembault, Corey Armstrong, Gary Edwin Barton, Loida Boy, Danielle Cohen, Mark Cookson, Carol Cronce, Neal Cronce, Judi Daigle, Elizabeth Durkee, Amy Fortier, Laine Gillespie, Rick Granger, Keira Hines, Jeannie Hines, Margaret Hunton, Jessica Keane, Katie Kitchel, Jen LeBlanc, Steve LeBlanc, Lori Mather, Molly Shimko, Sandy Soho, Laura Spratt, Mary Ann Stanford, Erin Stone, Matt Stone, Barry Wenig, and Iva Wich!
The cabaret will raise money for hunger relief agencies (50% of the profit will go to ACT International- Action Against Hunger, and 50% to the Vermont Food Bank), and will also help create a greater awareness around the issue of hunger.
For information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For reservations call: 802-785-4344
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Readings of Stories from the Heavy to the Hilarious by American Women who Break your Heart, Make you Laugh, and Pull no Punches
Performances: Friday and Saturday - 7pm, April 4, 5, 11, 12
Opening night is a benefit for WISE with sparkling beverages, cider, and canapés after the performance and a chance to speak with WISE staff about how they serve women survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking—and how they work to prevent all three.
Women writers of short stories are still monumentally under-represented in book reviews and anthologies in this country, so this is our tribute to the under-sung genius of these writers.
|GRACE PALEY||Russian/Jewish-American||Two Ears, Three Lucks||a surprising account of how a poet came to write and publish short stories.|
|JHUMPA LAHIRI||Indian-American||This Blessed House||an endearing tale about a Hindu-American bride who finds statues of Christ hidden all over her new house and wants to keep them, to the consternation of her husband.|
|SANDRA CISNEROS||Latina||One Holy Night||the story of an outspoken Mexican-American teenager whose curiosity about coitus leads to her seduction by a man claiming descent from Mayan kings.|
|URSULA LEGUIN||European-American||Direction of the Road||an engaging account of the challenges of dopplering in the life of the narrator, a roadside oak tree.|
|MELODY MOEZZI||Iranian-American||Love in the Time of Biohazards||a poignant tale about the indignities of pancreatic disease in a Muslim/non-Muslim marriage.|
The Women's Room
|famously frank and fabulously funny sketches about menopause and some of the ways women's and men's lives differ.|
|LOUISE ERDRICH||Chippewa/German-American||The History of the Puyats||a tragic tale about family cruelty among American Indians and the buffalo, both crazed by extermination.|
|GISH JEN||Chinese-American||Who's Irish?||the comic and compassionate tale of a Chinese-born grandmother trying to fathom her Chinese-American daughter and help care for her headstrong Chinese/Irish-American granddaughter.|
Welcome to Parish Players, an incorporated not-for-profit membership theater group based at the Eclipse Grange Theatre in Thetford Hill, Vermont. We are a community theater staffed and run by volunteers. Come join us. We welcome your participation, whether as an audience member, on the stage or behind-the-scenes (or all three!). We have lots to offer.
Windows and Drainage
Parish Players is extremely blessed to own its theater - the historic Eclipse Grange. Between 1998 and 2002, a major renovation made many improvements to the building. Since then, we have continued to maintain and improve our theater. We have replaced old, leaky windows with energy efficient ones in the green room and dressing room. We hope to do the same in the library and costume loft. Last summer we scraped and painted the front. This summer, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, we have remedied the drainage problem which caused water to collect in the cellar. We will next solve the ice build-up on the porch roof which causes leaking into the foyer. Many thanks go to the Byrne Foundation for their generous contribution and to the many members who have labored and will, hopefully, continue to give loving care to our theater.
Painting - Mission Accomplished
Thanks to the hard work of several Parish Players and a few friends, the front of the Grange is looking mighty fine. A big thanks to the following painters:
New Bulletin Board
Shelby Grantham and Janet Eller worked on replacing the bulletin board on the porch with a new cork one sporting a green frame to match the newly painted front doors.
Restored Sandwich Board
If that weren't enough, Barbara Payson has restored the sandwich board to make it weatherproof and it looks great. THANKS TO EVERYONE!