Theatre on the Hill
THEATRE ON THE HILL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
A CURIOUS THING; OR SUPERHEROES KAINT FLY
by Jeremy OBrian
A 90-minute queer romance about parenthood and death. Virgo and Aries have just passed the newlywed stage when they start to reconsider their plans to become parents. As they ask the hard question, they uncover deep-seated fears. a curious thing; or superheroes k'ain't fly is an electric and boldly touching play exploring the universal question of parenthood in a world laden with danger.
NEXT TO NORMAL
Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and Music by Tom Kitt
August 20-22, August 27-29
Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal is an unflinching look at a family struggling with the effects of mental illness. Exploring how one suburban household copes with mental health and crisis, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.
LIFE IN SEPIA
Vermonts Black Burlesque Revue
Burlesque is a symphony of theatre, comedy, and striptease, and has been celebrated in true Vaudeville fashion since the late 19th century. Black performers, referred to as sepia dancers were touring, shaking, and setting the standard, but their stories are often erased or hidden by society. Todays Black ecdysiasts are changing the narrative, by reclaiming their space on stage and in history by documenting their legacy. Life in Sepia is a revival of burlesque through the decades, showing the imprint of Black excellence throughout the history of this underappreciated art form. Featuring a diverse revue of performances by The Maine Attraction, Perle Noire, Poison Ivory, Gigi Holliday, Genie Adagio, Vera Safire, Golden Mystique, Hi Ho Silver, and Domini'que Anjou. The Femmecee of the evening will be Liza Colby and Kia Warren.
FOR THE LOVE OF JAZZ
by Raven Cassell
Set in NYC late 1920s-1930s this Jazzical sits with a brilliant woman who chooses to in-fact, put her career first and have total control of her fluid sexuality. That woman is ever-so familiar now, but this play looks at her nearly 100 years ago with the backdrop of the Harlem Renaissance. It asks what does it mean for a woman to hold power and still navigate love.
King Arthur Baking Company (View)
135 U.S. 5 South
Norwich, VT 05055