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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO King Dick, a.k.a. Richard III: Analog Players presents two actors, two puppets, and an entire wardrobes worth of costume changes suffice to bring about the downfall of England's most hated tyrant king. 7 - 9 p.m. Thur., 8 - 10 p.m. Fri. and Sat. $12. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: 802-254-9276; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WEST CHESTERFIELD "Moonlight and Magnolias": In Ron Hutchinson's wacky comedy, Sam Murphy as Hecht, Mark Tullgren as Selznick, and Gregory Lesch as Fleming disagree on just about everything. It's 1939. Producer David O. Selznick, unhappy with his efforts to bring Margaret Mitchell's blockbuster novel, "Gone with the Wind," to the silver screen, has halted production after three weeks of filming. Selznick moans that it's costing him $50,000 a day to idle cast and crew, but he wants to get it right. At the same time, he has to fend off the gossip columnists. In desperation, he calls in Ben Hecht, renowned screenwriter and script doctor, who, as it turns out, is the only person in America who hasn't read the novel. He calls in Victor Fleming, who's been directing "Wizard of Oz," and tells him he's now directing GWTW. Inspiration strikes! Selznick and Fleming will act out all the parts, including birthing babies, as Hecht types and commits it all to paper. Based on actual events, versions of this story have circulated to the point where it has become an accepted Hollywood legend. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Through Saturday, September 7. $12 (Thur.), $15 (Fri. and Sat.). Actors Theatre Playhouse, Corner Brook & Main St. Reservations: 877-666-1855; Click for more info on Web in new window.

The written word

NEWFANE "Face of Recovery": Visit with author Karma Kitaj as she reads from her Young Adult book "Beguiled" and answers questions. Miriam Levine, born in 1900, daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants, dreamed of going on stage until an almost fatal misstep forced her to postpone her "real life." A serendipitous offer compelled her to confront her inner demons and society's expectations. Her decision causes her angst but allows her to live out her dream in 1920s Greenwich Village and Provincetown, where she hobnobs with famous literati of the Jazz Age. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Free. Moore Free Library, 23 West St. Information: 802-365-7948; Click for more info on Web in new window.

BRATTLEBORO The Business of Writing - Unleashing the Power of Press Releases: No matter what your business, an effective press release is the primary tool in your promotional toolbox. In this workshop, the different kinds of press releases and their formats will be de-mystified. Attendees will get started writing one, so bring writing materials and a desire to promote your business. 3 - 5 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Series continues 8/31. Free. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main St. Information: 802-254-5290; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Ideas and education

BRATTLEBORO Estey Organ Museum: 2 - 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Through Sunday, October 13. $5 adults and teens, free for younger children. Estey Organ Museum, 108 Birge St. Information:


BELLOWS FALLS Ninja Monkey: These longstanding Southern Vermont champs of original rootsy rock and funky blues are local heroes Ezra Veitch, Josh Maiocco, Michael Lenox, Garth Tichy, and John Janiszyn. They'll play an all-Monkey, all-ages, everybody-dance show. This won't be a listening-room event. Performance will be recorded and filmed. 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. music and dancing. $5 suggested donation (more if you can). Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge St. Information: 802-289-0148; Click for more info on Web in new window.

WILMINGTON Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Jazz Concert Series: Vocalist Robin Lloyd joins pianist Chris Bakriges, bassist Mark Dunlap, and drum Billy Arnold in a program of jazz and blues. Long-time VT resident Robin Lloyd, the daughter of actor Christopher Lloyd, attended Green Mountain Union High School, studied voice at Berklee College of Music and musical theater at Emerson College. This is a benefit for the Pool Learning Center, whose mission is to provide professional literacy instruction and support to students with learning differences, their families, and their educators. 8 p.m. Free-will donation. Memorial Hall, 14 W. Main St. Information: Twice Blessed: 802-464-7500.

BELLOWS FALLS Green Zone: High-energy mix of funk, reggae, rock, and soul. Featuring Ben Mitchell on guitar and vocals, Eric Rhomberg on bass and vocals, Johnny Yuma on drums and vocals, Fred Tipton on sax. 9 p.m. - 12 midnight. No cover. P K Pub, 113 Rockingham Street.

Farmers' markets

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Area Farmers Market (Western Ave.): 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturdays (11 a.m. - 1 p.m. music). Through Saturday, October 26. Brattleboro Area Farmers Market, 570 Western Ave., Rt. 9, near covered bridge. Information: 802-254-8885; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Kids and families

DOVER "Stranger Things" (Season 2 binge watch): Set in the '80s, this fantasy/horror show has enthralled many with its awesome cast and dark, mysterious story. Rated TV PG-14. Snacks including an Eggo Waffle Bar Friday night, pizza Saturday and cool door prizes including books, games and other Strange merchandise provided. 8/23: 6 - 9:30 p.m., 8/24: 10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free. Dover Free Library, 22 Holland Rd. Information: 802-348-7488,



August 2019