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Performing arts

PUTNEY Sandglass Theater - Footpath to the CIRCUS Puppets: Three excerpted scenes from our unusual circus show, The Pig Act (2000). Outdoor event includes: trapeze artist, tightrope walker, and a dog whisperer, each with a unique twist! Performed by three generations of the Sandglass family with guest appearances by Chris Yerlig and original cast member of The Pig Act, Finn Campman. Original music composed by Ralph Denzer. And the pig? Well, you will surely see a most talented pig, aspiring to the heights of these circus performers with his own unique flair. 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Walk around the Sandglass grounds with roaming guides, music and puppets emerging from behind shrubbery and an old trolley car, observing social distancing/audience safety. Costumes encouraged. You'll be seated/move about in "pod" groups. No bathrooms available. If performance canceled due to weather, patrons receive full refund. (Repeats 10/31: 1, 2, and 3 p.m. and 11/1: 1, 2, 3, and 4 p.m.). $10 and up (sliding scale). Space is limited. Sandglass Theater, 17 Kimball Hill. To book a spot: 802-387-4051 Mon.-Fri.,10a.m.- 2:30p.m. or leave message (calls returned by 1 business day). 802-387-4051; Click for more info on Web in new window.

Shoot the Moon Theater Explores Digital Voyeurism in Halloween Spectacular (Online): "What Did I Just See?" is inspired by the unintended digital voyeurism that has become common due to increased reliance on videoconferencing platforms for business and social gatherings. The lead character thinks that they've seen something. Maybe they did, or maybe they didn't? STM artistic director Joshua Moyse says the script updates themes previously explored in short stories such as H.G. Wells's "Through A Window" and Cornell Woolrich's "It Had to Be Murder," which was the source for Alfred Hitchcock's film "Rear Window." Performers include Elias Burgess, Josh Goldstein, Colin Grube, Jon Mack, and Jennifer Moyse. 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. Repeats 11/6, 11/7. Some proceeds will benefit the Hooker-Dunham Theater in Brattleboro, which has served as home base for STM since its inception and has been closed due to the pandemic. Through Saturday, October 31. By donation. Online. Information:


LONDONDERRY "Before the Flood" Climate Change Documentary (In Person or Zoom): This 2016 documentary film about climate change was co-created by director Fisher Stevens and actor Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Martin Scorcese. According to DiCaprio, "the film is a product of an incredible 3-year journey which documents the devastating climate change around the globe and questions humanity's ability to reverse what may be the most catastrophic problem mankind has ever faced.". 6:30-8 p.m. followed by Q&A. Trailer: Free. Neighborhood Connections, The Meeting Place, Rte. 100, 5700 Marketplace (across from the post office). Information: 802-824-4343; Click for more info on Web in new window.


BRATTLEBORO Solidarity Fridays - Our Struggles Are Connected: Weekly protest organized by Brattleboro Solidarity, The Root Justice Center, Tenants Union of Brattleboro, and Lost River Racial Justice focusing on current local/national issues. Bring signs, banners, chalk, noise makers to rally for the world we want. This week we'll make connections between the struggles of people on a global scale - from the annexation of land and occupation of Palestine, to brutal weaponized tactics of Federal agents against Portland protesters, to the systemic racism rampant across the world, and to local efforts toward examining police brutality and safety in Brattleboro, in the diversity of our struggles we are all united!. 5-7 p.m. Masks required (masks on hand for those without). Hand sanitizer on site. Consider donating from Groundworks wish list: deodorant, disposable razors, umbrellas, men's belts, notebooks/pens, playing cards and classic board games (chess), bug spray, Benadryl, sunblock. Pliny Park, Corner Main & High St.



October 2020