Gould presents ‘Horse-Drawn Yogurt Radio’
Peter Gould, in his days of communal living in Guilford.

Gould presents ‘Horse-Drawn Yogurt Radio’

BRATTLEBORO — New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat St., will present an Alumni Anniversary Production of “Horse Drawn Yogurt Radio Hour,” written and directed by Peter Gould, to be performed at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29.

Gould's Vermont memoir, Horse Drawn Yogurt, is a collection of stories of his life as a young man on a farm commune at the height of the back-to-the-land movement. The book is a Green Writers Press original, and Gould has done more than 30 readings around the state.

This newest public Horse-Drawn event will be in the form of a “popular radio program with stories and songs and call-ins,” Gould says in a news release, and will feature NEYT favorites Andrew Marchev as the show's host and Putnam Smith and Jonny Flood as the show's regular weekly guests. Gould will play himself. Audience members will pretend to be a live studio audience.

On “Horse-Drawn Yogurt” radio, the audience will learn how locals and newcomers helped each other out in a pivotal moment of history, and how young people, new to the land, learned how to take care of gardens, animals, fields, and each other, while staying involved in a national movement against the Vietnam War and for peace and justice around the world.

In his farming days, Gould was one of the founders of the Brattleboro Farmers' Market. In his theater days, he has directed 40 NEYT productions. The production is a part of a summer-long celebration of NEYT's 20th anniversary.

Tickets for these performances are $6 and all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to NEYT's “Angels in the Wings” Scholarship Fund.Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.neyt.org, or in person at the NEYT box office.

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