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CALENDAR LISTINGS FOR Friday, March 

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Performing arts

KEENE "A Dream Play": Directed by Keene State College Asst. Prof. of Theatre Jeannie-Marie Brown, this play was written by August Strindberg in 1901 and first performed in 1907. With humor and tenderness, Caryl Churchill delivers a beautifully crafted modern revision to challenge audiences in much the same way Strindberg had initially intended. Agnes, daughter of the Gods, travels to earth to cultivate a deeper understanding of the human condition. With childlike innocence and curiosity, Agnes clamors to experience all aspects of a wildly imaginative world which may or may not be a copy. These ever-morphing characters create a relationship with space and time that mirrors and refracts a contemporary and historical depiction of the human condition. The production emphasizes circular occurrences, confusion, violence, erratic and sometimes painful experiences as Agnes becomes weighted by constant challenges of human life. She perseveres with hope. In the end, she recognizes wickedness but chooses to alight from the darkness to reclaim happiness. Seventeen cast members play 53 characters. 3/1: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. 3/2: 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. (Graphic images of acts of violence might be disturbing to some audience members.). Through Saturday, March 2. $10, $8 seniors/youth, $6 Keene State students. Keene State College, Theatre and Dance, Redfern Arts Center, 229 Main St. Information: 603-358-2168; Click for more info on Web in new window.

The written word

NEWFANE Book Club - "Auntie Poldi & The Sicilian Lions": 12 noon. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Deb Barry: debsriverside@gmail.com.

Ideas and education

DUMMERSTON Conservation Genetics - Applications to Wildlife Ecology: Tanya Lama, MS; PhD Candidate, UMass/Amherst will talk about "Conservation Genomics in New England Carnivores." Includes time for audience questions/discussion. Co-sponsored by Dummerston Conservation Commission and Bonnyvale Environmental Education Ctr. 10 a.m. - 12 noon. $15. Evening Star Grange, 1008 East-West Rd. Information: 802-257-0012, info@dummerstonconservation.com.

NEWFANE World Learning, A Vermont Institution with a Global Impact: Past, Present & Future: Alvino E. Fantini, Ph.D., Dir., World Learning Institutional Archives, will discuss World Learning, originally known as The Experiment in International Living (an student exchange organization) and the School for International Training (its academic division). He'll review their history and development over more than 85 years and impact on the area and around the globe. Fantini's presentation will be rich with historical photos detailing this exceptional institution. 7 p.m. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Music

BRATTLEBORO The Musicians from Marlboro - Chamber Series: The artists include master musicians violist Kim Kashkashian and Christoph Richter, former cellist of the Cherubini Quartet, as well as three exceptional younger professionals: pianist Zoltan Fejevari, who won the Montreal Competition last year; and violinists Tessa Lark and Robin Scott, recently appointed first violinist of the Ying Quartet. The new program includes the premiere of a short work for violin and viola from Ken Ueno, winner of both the Rome and Berlin Prizes and a faculty member of the University of California, Berkeley. Other works will include Haydn's Piano Trio in C Major, Hob. XV:2; Kodály's Serenade for 2 Violins & Viola, Op. 12; and Ravel's Piano Trio in A Minor. 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium. $20 ($40 preferred seating). Brattleboro Music Center, 72 Blanche Moyse Way. Information: 802-257-4523; Click for more info on Web in new window.

PUTNEY Sean Altman and Jack Skuller Celebrate The Everly Brothers: Featuring Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie, Cathys Clown, All I Have To Do Is Dream, When Will I Be Loved, Crying In The Rain, Love Hurts, Bird Dog, Claudette, Walk Right Back, and more hits and rarities, in concert. 7:30 p.m. $22. Next Stage Arts Project, 15 Kimball Hill. Information: 802-387-0102; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO "Impassioned Sonatas of the Baroque": Jesse Lepkoff baroque flute and recorders; Reinmar Seidler cello; Lisa Willems, harpsichord. Works by Telelmann, Marcello, Handel and others. 7:30 p.m. in the Atrium. $10 suggested donation. Brooks House, Crnr. Main Street and High Street. Information: 802-490-4950.

WEST TOWNSHEND Pizza and Music with The Buzzards: Build your own pizza on the outdoor oven from a number of toppings. Refreshments at the cafe. 5 p.m. pizza, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. music. $12 pizza pie. Donations appreciated by the musicians. West Townshend Country Store and Cafe, Rte. 30. Information: 802-874-4800; Click to e-mail for more information.

Kids and families

BRATTLEBORO KidsPlayce Healthy Snack and Story Time: We'll read a story and kids will have a healthy snack from the Brattleboro Food Co-op. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. Free (KidsPLAYce fees apply if you want to stay and play). KidsPLAYce, 20 Elliot St. Information: 802-254-5212; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO Friday Samplings - Try Before You Buy: Try something new, something seasonal, something on sale every Friday in March. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Demo Counter. Free. Brattleboro Food Co-op, 2 Main St. Information: 802-257-0236; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Arts and crafts

BRATTLEBORO Dante Corsano: New Furniture (ongoing) / Denise Beaudet: Wall Collage - Body is a Guest: Beaudet's project is an exploration of possibility, of the ways we can be connected to this Planet and beyond that are unprovable and perhaps unknowable. Corsano has has been exploring the artform of wood working since 1972. This began with a a playful exploration of wooden instruments, which he originally sold on the streets of Brooklyn in 1973, then to a study of Japanese hand planing and joinery techniques, followed by a hands-on experience of reproducing turn of the century carving and joinery, and architectural renovations. He now creates handmade, one-of-a-kind furniture in his new studio. Live music. 3/1: Artists Reception, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. during Gallery Walk. Through Wednesday, May 1. Free. Gallery in the Woods, 145 Main St. Information: 802-257-4777.

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