Guilford Center Stage launches 2020 season

GUILFORD — Guilford Center Stage continues into its sixth year with spring and fall productions of plays with some connection to Guilford, continuing its mission to present place-based theater.

This year, two venues in Guilford Center will be used, owing to the second phase of renovations to the Broad Brook Community Center which will begin in June.

The May 1–3 production is a new play, Spirit of the Stage, written for the occasion by Guilford playwright Michael Nethercott.

Guilford Center Stage has previously presented Nethercott one-acts and two full-length plays.

Nethercott, who will also direct the production, began by casting the show and was thus able to create roles for specific actors. The play has a vaudeville theme and is set in an old theater, making it appropriate to the Broad Brook auditorium and stage.

The season will also see a return of Stage and Stream, a week-long theater camp in August for ages 9 through 13, co-produced with the Guilford Free Library.

Theater workshops this year will take place in the tent behind the Library, with mostly-outdoor activities in the afternoons also based there.

For further information on the camp, contact Librarian Cathi Wilken at 802-257-4603 or [email protected].

The season concludes on Oct. 24 and 25 with Under Milk Wood, by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, at Guilford Center Meeting House.

Under Milk Wood has a mild Guilford connection, as this will be a revival of a series of readings of the play going back to Packer Corners Farm in 1969.

Several of the readers from that performance, and subsequent revivals, will be on stage in October.

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