at the Poe Spooktacular, LNT revealed its' 2017 Season Programming
Lost Nation Theater announces its 2017 Season at POE SPOOKTACULAR
A very fun moment of our Spooktacular was when MC Rick Ames - with help from LNT's resident lighting designer spectacularly revealed what was "behind curtain #1!
LNT's 2017 Season of Shows
in 2017 Lost Nation Theater celebrates its 40th Birthday. Kim Allen Bent (a 6th generation Vermonter) founded the company in 1977 in Bristol Vermont.
As a young theater artist, Bent had left many times to pursue his craft, but his love of Vermont was too strong. In '77 he determined to find a way to make professional theater vialble in his home state.
(11 years later, joined by producing artistic director Kathleen Keenan, LNT began its residence in Montpelier City Hall Arts Center.)
(We also had great help with "the Reveal" from Capitol Copy who printed these 3x5 foot posters for each production)
of course plays are subject to change (based on rights/performer availability) but here's the scoop:
David Budbill’s Judevine?
by David Budbill?; directed by Kim Allen Bent
A tribute to gritty back-road Vermont, seen through the eyes of one of her best poets.
Through a collection of raucous and bawdy, delicate &andpainful, loving and angry portraits of ordinary people, Budbill’s Judevine reveals the survival strength in the oppressed and hurt.
LNT’s production celebrates Vermont, Budbill, and the company’s 40 years being a theater of Vermont!
?A MainStage Production (april 20-may7)
Into the Woods?
Tony-Award Winning Musical ?by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine
Epic fairytale adventure about wishes, family, and the choices we make. A timeless and rare modern musical classic bringing together everyone’s favorite storybook characters for laughter, poignancy, & enchantment “With a score that includes some of Sondheim’s best tunes and most clever lyrics, musical theatre doesn’t get much better than this. So go. It’s a journey well-worth taking.” - DC Metro News
?A MainStage Production (june 1-18)
Around the World in 80 Days
adapted by Mark Brown from the novel by ?Jules Verne.
Jules Verne’s madcap adventure tale, complete with elephants, steamboats, trains, 7 continents, and a cast 30+ characters, is delivered on stage by five agile actors, a few perfect props, old-fashioned theatrical ingenuity and hilarious physical comedy. Zany fun. ?“A fizzy and winning lark.” – NY Times?
A MainStage Production (july 6-23)
Kate ?an unexamined life?
by Rick Foster
“Janis Stephens doesn’t just Play Katherine Hepburn, she IS the indomitable star” – Davis Enterprise
?Janis Stevens (Vivian, Year of Magical Thinking) returns to LNT in a new show written especially for her. Playwright Foster uncannily captures Hepburn’s voice and Stevens brings the star –and her secrets – vividly to life.
?A MainStage Production (sept 7-17)
by Jon Glascoe. ?An LNT co-production with Vermont Shakespeare Festival & Cypress Films
World Premiere. Fact meets Fiction in this chronicle of the man who was to become “the greatest playwright of all time” as he writes Hamlet.
Does Life imitate art, or does art imitate life?
Glascoe is a screenwriter & producer whose credits include HBO, Sundance, and PBS with actors Cherry Jones & Christian Slater.
A MainStage Production (oct 5-22)
Theater FOR Kids BY Kids!
these shows are the culminating projects of our most advanced two-week education intensives which require audition to become part of the ensemble.
?by Richard M Sherman & Robert B Sherman,
Based on the book by PL Travers. Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious practically perfect magic musical adventure. Professionally designed & directed, performed by LNT’s elite students. ?
A Young Company Show (aug 18-20)
Alexander & the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day
This well-loved tale exploring the “snowball effect” is adapted for stage by Kim Bent, with an emphasis on physical comedy and storytelling. Performed by serious and experienced young actors.
A Young Company Show (aug 4 & 5)
Plus these One-Week Camp Shows:
kids shows professionally directed created by students during 1 week camps.
The Song of the Sea: a selkie legend
dance-theater created by campers & director/choreographer Taryn Noelle ages 9 & up.
a camp production Mar 3
Ensemble storytelling relating tales by Aesop and Brothers Grimm by actors age 9 & up.
a camp production June 23
“Lost Nation is a precious treasure for those of us lucky to live in this area” - Steve Walke