A poetic, funny, and earthy portrait of rural Vermont by David Budbill. Judevine comes home in a stellar show at Lost Nation Theater. This tribute to Vermont depicts ordinary people in a town called Judevine, a poor town of incredible beauty & hardship. By turns raucous & bawdy, delicate & painful, funny, loving & angry, it reveals the survival strength in the oppressed & hurt.
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written by David Budbill
directed by LNT Founder (and sixth-generation Vermonter) Kim Allen Bent
scenic designer: Donna Stafford
lighting designer: John Devlin
costume designer: Cora Fauser
Lost Nation Theater is humbled and proud to kick off ithe Mainstage Season of its 40th Birthday year with this signature show about Vermont. This will be the 10th Anniversary of LNT's original Judevine Production.
We perform it in honor & in memory of David, who just recently passed away, and we are humbled to have the enthusiastic support of his widow Lois Eby and daughter Nadine Budbill.
This is what David said when LNT was about to embark on Judevine the first time:
"I'm delighted that JUDEVINE is finally back in northern Vermont; it's been 16 years. JUDEVINE and I have been all over America in the last decade or so and it's time it came home.
I've written some new lines just for this production and for this cast, and Kim and I have come up with a new beginning for both Act I and Act II.
This is going to be a particularly excellent version of JUDEVINE. We have a great cast and Kim Bent is the perfect person to direct this play. Kim is a sixth generation native Vermonter, a farm boy in fact, and as such Kim has an authentic and intuitive knowledge of the real characters that inhabit the gritty and increasingly ignored back roads of the JUDEVINE landscape. He understands the people in JUDEVINE. All this, plus the professionalism and thoroughness of Lost Nation Theatre's approach to play production, assures the high quality of this particular version of JUDEVINE."
poet/playwright David Budbill in performance