Entertainment calendar for June 20 through 26

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Thursday

Theater

"The Fantasticks": 7:30 p.m. The story of a boy, a girl, their two fathers, and the wall that keeps them apart. Weston Playhouse Theatre Company. Tickets $45 to $69. Call 802-824-5288 or visit www.westonplayhouse.org. The Weston Playhouse, 12 Park St., Weston.

"Private Lives": 7:30 p.m. Preview. Noel Coward's 1930 comedy of manners. Dorset Theatre Festival. See preview, Page B7. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 802-867-2223 ext. 101, or visit www.dorsettheatrefestival.org. Dorset Theatre Festival, 104 Cheney Rd., Dorset.

"Red": 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. John Logan's Tony Award winning Best Play, "Red," tells the story of master abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko receiving the biggest commission in the history of modern art: a series of murals for New York's famed Four Seasons restaurant. Tickets $39 for general admission, $12 for students, $50 for reserved seats and $65 for VIP. Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St., Bennington.

Friday

Theater

"The Fantasticks": 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.

"Private Lives": 7:30 p.m. Opening Night. Dorset Theatre Festival. See Thursday listing.

"Red": 7:30 p.m. Oldcastle Theatre Company. See Thursday listing.

Literary

Author event: 6 p.m. Juliet Grames presents "The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna," A generational saga about Italy, immigration, America, family, patriarchy, and Stella Fortuna's strange, life-threatening accidents. Fortuna's Sausage will be on hand with scrumptious delights. Northshire Bookstore, 4869 Main St., Manchester Center. 

Saturday

Music

Jazz concert: 8 p.m. Pianist Chris Bakriges is joined by bassist Avery Sharpe and drummer Billy Arnold in a benefit for Food 4 Kids. Part of the Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Jazz Concert Series. Admission is by a freewill tax-deductible donation at the door. More information at 802-464-7500. Memorial Hall, 14 West Main St., Wilmington.

Literary

Shirley Jackson Day celebration: 7 p.m. The John G. McCullough Free Library, in partnership with The Bennington Bookshop, will host its annual celebration of the career of Shirley Jackson (1916- 1965) with readings of her work. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Guests are invited to view a gallery exhibit of work inspired by Jackson's work and music courtesy of Jackson's son, Barry Hyman. Free. The Left Bank, 5 Bank St., North Bennington.

Theater

"The Fantasticks": 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.

"Private Lives": 7:30 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival. See Thursday listing.

"Red": 7:30 p.m. Oldcastle Theatre Company. See Thursday listing.

Music

Concert rehearsal: 10:30 a.m. Taconic Music conducts an open dress rehearsal for its Sunday concert. Admission $10 at the door. Riley Center for the Arts, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Sunday

Theater

"The Fantasticks": 3 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.

"Private Lives": 2 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival. See Thursday listing.

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"Red": 2 p.m. Oldcastle Theatre Company. See Thursday listing.

Workshop: 7:30 p.m. Amanda Yesnowitz and Doug Katsaros present a workshop of their new musical, "May and December." 

Tickets are $20. Oldcastle Theatre Company, 331 Main St., Bennington. For more information, call 802-447-0564 or visit olccastletheatre.org.

Music

Piano duet: 2 p.m. Tony Lu and Christopher Lewis present "Joy and Reflection," featuring piano duet music of Bach, Gluck, Schubert and Schumann. Carriage Barn, Park-McCullough House, 1 Park St., North Bennington.

Taconic Music: 4 p.m. The 2019 Summer Festival opens with Gabriel Faur 's "Piano Quartet in C Minor," Darius Milhaud's "Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano," Lukas Foss' "Capriccio for Cello and Piano" and Leonard Bernstein's "Sonata for Clarinet and Piano." Admission $20 in advance or $25 at the door for adults, $10 for students and kids. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit taconicmusic.org. Riley Center for the Arts, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Lorie Dehimer: 6 p.m. Part of the annual summer Wednesday Woodfired Pizza and Music Nights series. Open to the public with no cover charge. West Mountain Inn, 144 West Mountain Inn Road, Arlington.

Miscellaneous

"Hanged in Bennington": The true and remarkable story of David Redding, told by historian Phil Holland. Presented by the Bennington Historical Society. Free. Ada Paresky Education Center, Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Summer Stars Gala: 6 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival honors "Madam Secretary" star Tim Daly; Jamie Bernstein to perform. Celebrating the Festival's 42nd season. Regular admission $190 per person. The Old Gray Barn, 1582 Route 30, Rupert.

Tuesday

Theater

"The Fantasticks": 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.

Miscellaneous

Lecture: 5:30 p.m. Derek Boothby, former director of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, talks about the Treaty of Versailles, signed 100 years ago to conclude World War I. Presented by the Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Call 802-867-0111 or visit our website www.greenmtnacademy.org. Hunter Seminar Room, Burr and Burton Academy, Manchester.

Wednesday

Theater

"The Fantasticks": 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Weston Playhouse. See Thursday listing.

"Private Lives": 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dorset Theatre Festival. See Thursday listing.

"Sailing Towards My Father": 7 p.m. A one-act play based on the life of Herman Melville, and presented through the Vermont Humanities Council. Performed by professional actor Stephen Collins. Free. Manchester Community Library, 

For more information, email events@mclvt.org or call 802-549-4577.

Ongoing

Village Enlightenment: Print Culture in Rural Vermont, 18101860. Featured in this exhibition are engravings, maps, and books published and/or illustrated by the "Greenbush Group," a small circle of artisans, entrepreneurs, and printmaker/publishers from Windsor County, Vermont. Through Sept. 15. Bennington Museum, 75 Main St., Bennington.

Color | Gesture: Early Works by Emily Mason. Small in size, yet vast in scale and power. Through Sept. 8. Works on Paper Gallery, Bennington Museum 75 Main St., Bennington.

Passage in Time: Works by Barbara Ackerman. Through June 23. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington.

(Im)Possibilities of Landscape: This senior curatorial work by Bennington College graduate Sophia Gasparro '19 explores representations of landscape, domesticity, and sense of place, utilizing Bennington's unique collection of art, including pieces like Wallace Putnam's 1959 Horse and Cart on Beach, and Charles Burchfield's 1915 studies for paintings. Through Sept. 1. Robert Frost Stone House Museum, 121 Route 7A, Shaftsbury.

Down the River: New Lowell Lake photos and Everett Vaile reprints. Presented by the Londonderry Arts and Historical Society. Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Road, Londonderry, open Wednesday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prints can be purchased at the Custer Sharp House, or online at www.lahsvt.org. 


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