Our Enemy's Cup
After much praise for the one-acts by MICHAEL NETHERCOTT we premiered last spring, Guilford Center Stage is pleased to have as our 3rd season spring production a full-length play by this award-winning Guilford playwright, who will direct the production. This play is a study of betrayal, loyalty and accountability set in occupied France during the Second World War. In the wake of a compromised Resistance action, the citizens of a small town are forced to judge one of their own, and, in doing so, make a fateful decision.
After just three productions, Guilford Center Stage is getting some attention! In her Year in Review column, the Arts Editor of the Brattleboro Reformer opened her article:
"It is customary at the Brattleboro Reformer to highlight events of the year that stand out as pivotal moments. As the Ovation editor, my world consists, of course, of the arts and entertainment activities in this southeastern part of the state. In a town that teems with renowned music organizations, busy art galleries, a variety of dance troupes, thriving museums, and festivals of all sorts, it wasn't easy narrowing it down to fit within my allotted space. With two new theater companies, The Guilford Center Stage and the Williamsville Players, an already robust theater community got even more robust....
"On the theater stage, Guilford Center Stage, debuting in 2015, maintained its mission of presenting Vermont-related plays in the Broad Brook Grange in Guilford Center last spring with a pair of one-act plays: "Nocturne Titanica,"with its take on the sinking of the Titanic, and "The Lace Jury," based on the first American all-woman jury of the 20th century, both written by Guilford playwright Michael Nethercott. In the fall a historical but comedic account of American travelers in Germany as World War I broke out in "A Battle of Wits" by Guilford-born Charles W. Henry, a well-known scenic curtain painter turned playwright, also paid tribute to a Vermonter."
By amazing coincidence, our 2016 season featured two one-acts and a full-length play, all of which were set (and one written) just before World War I. Now we are even more amazed that our plays this year happen to share an era: "Our Enemy's Cup" is set in the 1940's, and the very different one-acts by Jean Stewart McLean which we'll premiere in October 2017 are set in the same decade!
PHOTO is playwright Michael Nethercott
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