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Performing arts

BRATTLEBORO "Rathmines Road": This drama by Deirdre Kinahan, directed by Charlene Kennedy, takes place over a single evening in small room. Having returned to her family home after her mother's death, Sandra is shocked to run into the man who sexually assaulted her 25 years earlier, now the husband of a former school friend. Trigger Warning: This production contains materials related to sexual violence that some may find upsetting and disturbing. Not suitable for young audiences. 7:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Proof of vaccination or negative test required. The Vermont Theatre Company donates $1 for each ticket sold during the 2021-2022 season to Safe Place Child Advocacy (providing services to children/adults who have endured physical/sexual violence). Through Sunday, May 22. General admission: $15, Students and Seniors: $13. Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main St. Information: Reservations: 802-258-1344,

Film and video

BRATTLEBORO "UTICA: THE LAST REFUGE" (Screening in support of Refugee Resettlement in our Community): This film follows the Azein family (refugees from Sudan) upon their arrival in the US in 2017, just as a White House administration hostile to refugees is sworn in. It depicts how over the course of 2 1/2 years, Utica's venerated refugee resettlement agency will be tasked with helping the Azein's make a difficult transition as the agency itself struggles to stay afloat. 5/13: 7 p.m. in the Main Theatre followed by Q&A with the film's director and members of the community working in refugee resettlement. Screenings only continue 5/14 and 5/15: 2 p.m. and 5/16-19: 7 p.m. "Given that Brattleboro has begun to resettle Afghan refugees, the film offers a chance to see how refugees positively impacted another small town. Never before has a film so carefully documented this aspect of resettlement and its contribution to the wider community. The message is clear: If it can happen there, why not here?". Through Thursday, May 19. $10 suggested. Larger donations are welcome to support the filmmakers and the Latchis. No one will be turned away. Latchis Theatre, 50 Main St. Information: 802-254-1109; Click for more info on Web in new window.


PUTNEY Bandwagon Summer Series: Lakou Mizik (Haitian roots revival collective) : Lakou Mizik, a Haitian multigenerational musician collective formed in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, includes elder legends and rising young talents united in a mission to honor the healing spirit of their culture and communicate a message of pride, strength, hope to their countrymen and the world. Music is at the core of Haiti's sense of identity, and musicians have always played an important role in society in documenting the country's history and helping to shape its path forward. Today, a young generation of artists is keeping this tradition alive, narrating the world they live in through music made in their neighborhoods, villages, post-earthquake camps. Lakou Mizik brings together these musical generations in celebration of the cultural continuum while using Haiti's deep well of creative strength to shine a positive light on this tragically misrepresented country. Their album, "Wa Di Yo," reflects the African, French, Caribbean, U.S. influences that collide in Haiti. 6 p.m. Hosted by Next Stage Arts at the Putney Inn - Keith Marks, Exec. Dir: "So much of our media attention around Haiti neglects to inform us about the rich cultural traditions that exist. This show is about celebrating the unique rhythms and dance that happen in Haiti.". $20 in advance, $25 at gate, free for children under 12. Putney Inn, 57 Putney Landing Rd. Information: Tickets:

DUMMERSTON Three Way Street: Featuring Kevin Parry, Lisa Brande, and Mark Trichka. 6-8 p.m. outdoors. Food truck, ice cream, craft beers. Free. Kampfire Campgrounds, 792 US-5. Information: 802-254-2098.


GUILFORD Guilford Cares Weekly "Lap Walks": The Playscape is a delightful little park with a babbling brook and a gravel walking path around its perimeter. This activity is ideal for all fitness levels. The path is flat and walkers can choose to do one lap then relax at picnic tables, or as many laps as desired. 10:30 a.m. every Friday. The Playscape is a short distance up Carpenter Hill Rd. From Guilford Center Rd. turn right at the Guilford Free Library and look for the park on your right. Free. Guilford Center Village Natural Playscape, 70 Carpenter Hill Rd. Information: Leah Gessner: 802-579-1350 or

Community building

WILLIAMSVILLE Manitou Healing Walk: This walk led by Mike Mayer will include poems or other readings and chances to share about the experience. The Manitou Project seeks to foster community with Nature on its 235-acre land preserve. 4-5:30 p.m. Meet at parking lot at 4 p.m. Go 1.4 miles up Sunset Lake Rd. from Williamsville Village, sign on right. Or approx. 5 miles over top of Sunset Lake Rd. from Rt. 9. (Rain or shine every 2nd and 4th Fri. each month until Oct.). Free. Manitou Project, 300 Sunset Lake Rd. Information: Mike: 802-258-8598.



May 2022