CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, August
BRATTLEBORO Playwright Caryl Churchill - "A Number" and "Far Away": "A Number" deals with identity, parenting, and the perennial opposition of nature and nurture. When Bernard is contacted by a medical researcher and informed that he's one of a number of genetically identical clones, he confronts his father. Hesitant to reveal the truth, he withholds and obfuscates the details of his son's origins, allowing questions to multiply/anxieties to flare. "Far Away" explores the forces of human fear and zeal as they relate to violent conflict/atrocity. Joan's a bright, hopeful young girl who witnesses a shocking act of violence. Confused and terrified, she seeks out her aunt, only to be entangled by the dubious account of a deadly and secret struggle she barely comprehends. As she grows to womanhood, falls in love, and would start a life and family with her new husband, there's widespread societal collapse. The world descends into an all-out war of all against all, where no one and nothing can be trusted - not even nature itself. Turbulent Times Theater seeks to engage the minds of audiences and to bring them face to face with serious social/political issues. Provoking thought is the central focus; providing entertainment is secondary. TTT's production features Mamie Alagood, Cameron Cobane, Jesse Cross-Nickerson, Gaia Posner, Michael Sola. Directed by the ensemble and produced by Cameron Cobane and Michael Sola. 7:30 p.m. (Repeats 9/7 and 9/8). Through Saturday, September 1. $12, $10 students and seniors. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.
LONDONDERRY "A Plastic Ocean": We thought we could use plastic once and throw it away with negligible impact to humans and animals, but this notion turns out to be untrue. An international team of adventurers, researchers, and Ocean ambassadors go on a mission around the globe to uncover the shocking truth about what lurks beneath the surface of our seemingly pristine ocean. This adventure documentary illustrates the consequences of our global disposable lifestyle. 8:30 p.m. - 10:10 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the p.o.). Information: 802-824-4343; Click to e-mail for more information.
PUTNEY International Overdose Awareness Vigil: Join us for an evening of speakers, music, a candlelight vigil and sharing of stories/photos to remember loved ones lost to substance abuse. Hosted by the Putney Huddle. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Putney Common, 133 Main St.
BRATTLEBORO Move and Connect: Move and Connect is a free movement class for all abilities, aimed to get your body moving in a fun judgement-free zone. 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Fridays. Free. Windham Movement Apparel, 2 Elliot St. Information: 802-246-1223.