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NEYT’s Theatre Adventure presents ‘Questery’

Performances are Wednesday, May 16 (sensory-friendly) at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 17, at 10:30 a.m., and Friday, May 18, at 10:30 a.m., at the West Village Meeting House, 29 South Street, West Brattleboro. Tickets are $10 each; discounted group tickets are available upon request. Tickets may be purchased in advance at or in person at the NEYT Box Office. People of all abilities are welcome in the audiences of all Theatre Adventure performances. ASL interpreting is provided for all performances and the venue is wheelchair accessible.

BRATTLEBORO—New England Youth Theatre’s Theatre Adventure will present Questery, an original play written by Theatre Adventure alumnus Joshua Blaushild, on May 16, 17, and 18 at the West Village Meeting House in West Brattleboro.

Once upon a time, a young lad with autism dreamed of being an author, a playwright, and a director. He was encouraged by many to pursue his dreams and wrote an adventure tale told with an eclectic group of animal characters. The Theatre Adventure Wednesday Troupe brings this story of an aspiring playwright to the stage.

Many of the Questery characters join together on a quest to rescue a character who has been kidnapped. They are also on a mission to destroy the villainous captor, Turkator.

Along the way, the troupe meets many unusual characters — some whimsical, others scary, some brave and others humorous. Original songs are woven through the journey, an expedition that challenges the clan’s wits.

Blaushild joined the Wednesday Troupe as a mentor to support the actors in learning the story and the characters while bringing them to life on stage, and the playwright is being mentored himself by the directors of Theatre Adventure.

Theatre Adventure was founded in 2004 by Darlene Jenson and Laura Lawson Tucker to help teach youth and adults with developmental challenges life, acting, and communication skills as well as to promote community through the discipline of theater.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #459 (Wednesday, May 16, 2018). This story appeared on page B4.

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