Past Shows

Production History of Lost Nation Theater: 35 Years and Counting





  • WinterFest: Montpelier Alive's MontPolar Frostival
    Lost Nation Theater 25 Years
  • WinterFest: Lida Winfield's Long Gone
  • WinterFest: Jennings & Ponder's The Vampire Princess
  • WinterFest: Tom Murphy's Laugh Till You Die
  • Romeo & Juliet-Abridged, Theater For Kids by Kids
  • Annie Jr: book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, & lyrics by Martin Charnin
  • Ransom: by Richard W. Robson, in collarboration with Joe Schenkman, Arpril Dodd (intern), & Etan Bowen, original music by Dorothy Robson & Jake Wildwood-Vermont historical musical (professiocal premiere)
  • The Mystery of Irma Vep: by Charles Ludlam
  • The Cemetery Club: by Ivan Menchell
  • My Buddy Bill: by Rick Cleveland
  • Robert Frost: This Verse Business: by A.M. Dolan (VT premiere)
  • The Crucible: by Arthur Miller
  • Edgar Allan Poe Spooktacular: A Dark Carnival
  • It's A Wonderful Life-a live radio play by Joe Landry


  • Winterfest: Cages by Donny OsmanIt's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
  • Winterfest: Ann Harvey & Friends Cabaret
  • Winterfest: Not Just Another Pretty Face - Janice Perry
  • Winterfest: In Search of Air, by Lida Winfield
  • The Rules of Comedy-theater for kids by kids – created by LNT's youth theater
  • Into the Woods Jr - theater for kids by kids youth lab summer production
  • Dr Seuss Fast & Loose: The Lorax- theater for kids by kids youth lab summer production
  • Katherine Paterson's Lyddie original production by Kim Bent and Kathleen Keenan; music by Kathleen Keenan and Nicole Carroll
  • I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts
  • God of Carnage by Yazmina Reza
  • The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  • An Edgar Allan Poe Spooktacular
  • It's A Wonderful Life- a live radio play by Joe Landry


  • Winterfest: Everyone Can Danceby Big APE, Tiffany Rynhart artistic directorMidsummer Night's Dream
  • Winterfest: MYethiOPIA, by David Schein
  • Winterfest: Sandglass Theater's All Weather Ballads: A Love Story
  • Winterfest: The Very Dickens, by Gaeen Murphrey and Neil Flint Worden
  • The Very UnMerry Adventures of Robin Hood-Theater For Kids by Kids – created by LNT's youth theater
  • Willy Wonka Jr - Theater For Kids by Kids youth lab summer production
  • To Kill a Mockingbird based on the novel by Harper Lee
  • Moonlight & Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
  • Woody Guthrie's American Song Words and songs by Woody Guthrie, adapted by Peter Glazer
  • Bully An Adventure with Teddy Roosevelt by Jerome Alden
  • Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses based on the work of Ovid
  • An Edgar Allan Poe Spooktacular
  • It's A Wonderful Life- a live radio play by Joe Landry


  • Winterfest: Rose, by Martin Sherman
    Love Letter Made Easy
  • Winterfest: Burlington City Art's Piecework, When We Were French, by Abby Paige
  • Winterfest: Green Candle Theater's Rosalee Was Here by Maura Campbell
  • Snow White-theater for kids by kids – created by LNT's youth theater
  • Disney's Alice in Wonderland, jr - theater for kids by kids youth lab production
  • A Song for My Father, David Budbill (premiere)
  • Bad Dates
  • Love Letters Made Easy
  • All Night Strut
  • Fully Committed
  • The Complete History of America-Abridged
  • An Edgar Allan Poe Spooktacular
  • It's A Wonderful Life- a live radio play by Joe Landry


  • Winterfest: Wordstage Vermont's Speak Low: the words & music of Kurt Weill & Lotte Lenya by Tim Tavcar
    Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged
  • Winterfest: jmproduction's In Terms of Others, by Judy Milstein
  • Winterfest: VT Playwright Circle's Love Letters Made Easy by Jeanne Beckwith
  • The Miracle Worker, by William Gibson
  • Love, Isadora by Rick Foster
  • Deathtrap by Ira Levin
  • Mark Twain's A Murder, A Mystery & A Marriage- a Musical Melodrama, by Aaron Posner and James Sugg
  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett,
  • The Three-no FOUR Little Pigs by David Greenham, with additional material by Megan Callahan
  • The Complete Works of William Shakespeare-Abridged
  • An Edgar Allan Poe Spooktacular
  • It's A Wonderful Life- a live radio play by Joe Landry


  • A season of classics to celebrate LNT's 20th season at Montpelier City Hall.To Kill a Mockingbird
  • WinterfestVagina Monologues
  • Winterfest: UVM's Ostentatious Poverty by Rachel Perlmeter
  • Winterfest: JSC's Barrymore by William Luce
  • Winterfest: Janice Perry's Janice Perry 25 Years on Tour
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  • The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde
  • Lies and Legends: the musical stories of Harry Chapin,Musical Arrangements by Tom Chapin, Concept by Sandy Chapin
  • Shirley Valentine, by Willie Russell
  • david budbill's judevine
  • An Edgar Allan Poe Spooktacular
  • It's A Wonderful Life- a live radio play by Joe Landry


  • Winterfest: Bully!Judevine
  • Winterfest: Callas on Callas by Tim Tavcar – a co-production with Monteverdi Music School
  • Winterfest: The Vagina Monologues, by Eve Ensler
  • Judevine, by David Budbill
  • Vivien, by Rick Foster
  • Musical of Musicals: The Musical
  • The Selfish Giant, by Mary Wheeler (world premiere)
  • Tartuffe, by Moliere
  • Henry V, by William Shakespeare
  • An Edgar Allan Poe Spooktacular


  • Winterfest: Lyrical Langston: His Muse for Music, created, compiled, and conception by Quanda JohnsonRomeo & Juliet
  • Winterfest: The Vagina Monologues, by Eve Ensler
  • Winterfest: Wordstage Vermont's Regina, adaption by Tim Tavcar
  • Streets of Gold, by Mary Sue Price; music by Robin & Linda Williams (world premiere)
  • Laughing Wild, by Christopher Durang Stone, by Kim Bent
  • The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks, by Katherine Paterson & Stephanie Tolan; music by Steve Liebman. Based on the book by Katherine Paterson; additional material/adaptation by Kathleen Keenan; musical arrangements by Piero Bonamico
  • Something for Everyone  a Musical Tonight!, revue conceived by Tim Tavcar
  • Romeo & Juliet, by William Shakespeare
  • An Edgar Allan Poe Spooktacular


  • Stone, by Kim Bent, based on oral histories from Barre Granite Workers (world premiere)Stone
  • The Belle of Amherst, by William Luce
  • Diamonds, a revue about baseball created by Hall Prince; Craig Carnelia; Cy Coleman; Betty Comdon and Adolf Green; Abott & Costello, et al; further adapted for the stage by Tim Tavcar
  • I Never Sang For My Father, by Robert Anderson
  • You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, by Clark Gesner, based on Charles M. Schulz's comic strip
  • Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, by Kevin Henkes;adapted by Kathleen Keenan & the 2005 intern ensemble; music by Kathleen Keenan
  • The Tempest, by William Shakespeare
  • An Edgar Allan Poe Spooktacular


  • Educating Rita, by Willie RussellPump Boys & Dinettes
  • Pump Boys & Dinettes, by Cass Morgan, Jim Wann et al
  • Mother Courage & Her Children, Bertold Brecht (with The Conservatory)
  • The World Goes Round, by Kander & Ebb
  • Molly Sweeny, by Brian Friel
  • You Can't Take it With You, by Kaufman & Hart
  • The Brother's Grimm, adapted by the LNT intern ensemble
  • A Lie of the Mind, by Sam Shepard
  • The Tragedie of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare
  • An Edgar Allan Poe Spooktacular


  • Beaver Falls, by Gary Moore; dramaturgy by Kim Bent; music by Fred Wilbur (premiere)The Tragedie of Othello
  • Snow, by Gordon Porterfield (professional premiere)
  • The Children's Hour, by Lillian Hellman (with The Conservatory)
  • 1940's Radio Hour, concept and book by Walton Jones; music by various composers
  • proof, by David Auburn
  • Picasso at the Lapin Agile, by Steve Martin
  • James & the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl; music by Kathleen Keenan
  • Arcadia, by Tom Shepard
  • The Tragedie of Othello, by William Shakespeare
  • An Edgar Allan Poe Spooktacular


  • True West, by Sam ShepardShirley Valentine
  • Shirley Valentine, by Willie Russell
  • Woody Guthrie's American Song, based on the music & letters of Woody Guthrie (with The Conservatory)
  • Execution of Justice, by Emily Mann
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, by Muriel Spark
  • I Do! I Do!, by N Richard Nash
  • Charlotte's Web, by EB White; music & additional lyrics by Kathleen Keenan
  • House of Blue Leaves, by John Guare
  • Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare; music by Kathleen Keenan
  • An Edgar Allan Poe Spooktacular


  • LNT begins conducting the co-curricular drama program for Montpelier High School at City Hall Arts Center and transforms program into The Conservatory, with college-level intensive instruction and expectations; expands the program to include other high school students.Having Our Say
  • Having Our Say– The Delany Sister's First 100 Years, by Emily Mann
  • The Bald Soprano, by Eugene Inesco (with the Masque)
  • Collected Stories, by Donald Marguilies
  • To Kill A Mockingbird, based on the novel by Harper Lee (with The Conservatory)
  • Sweeney Todd, by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler
  • Grace in America, by Antoine O'Flarthata (US East Coast Premiere)
  • The Rainmaker, by N Richard Nash
  • Winnie the Pooh, based on the writings of AA Milne; dramaturgy and music by Kathleen Keenan; additional lyrics Kathleen Keenan and the LNT 2001 Intern Ensemble
  • The Wizard of Oz, based on the story by Frank Baum; music by Harold Arlen
  • Love's Labour's Lost, by William Shakespeare
  • An Edgar Allan Poe Spooktacular


  • Panther Classics, by Bill Boardman; dramaturgy by Kim Bent; music by Kathleen Keenan, et al (premiere)The Panther Classics
  • A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, by John Ford Noonan
  • Blind Date, by Horton Foote (with the Masque)
  • Lies and Legendsthe musical stories of Harry Chapin (with the Masque)
  • A Little Night Music, by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler
  • Camping With Henry and Tom, by Mark St. Germain
  • Amy's View, by David Hare
  • Wind in the Willows
  • The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, by Michael Ondaajte; dramaturgy by Kim Bent; music by Kathleen Keenan
  • The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare
  • An Edgar Allan Poe Spooktacular


  • But Your Honor — Deane Davis Remembered, by Stephen Spoonamore (professional premiere)The Three Penny Opera
  • Dear Liar, by Jerome Kilty
  • The Impresario by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (with Vermont Opera Theater)
  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, by Tom Stoppard (with the MHS Masque)
  • The Threepenny Opera, by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
  • Lost In Yonkers, by Neil Simon
  • Dancing at Lughnasa, by Brian Friel
  • Non-Stop Stoppard, a miscellany of the work of Tom Stoppard; dramaturgy by Kim Bent (premiere)
  • Richard III, by William Shakespeare
  • An Edgar Allan Poe Spooktacular
  • My Three Angels, by Bella and Sam Spewack (with the Masque)


  • My Dinner With Andre, by Wally Shawn & Andre Gregory; stage adaptation by Kim Bent & Tim Tavcar
    Edgar Allen Poe Spooktacular
  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle, by Bertolt Brecht; music by Kathleen Keenan (with the Masque)
  • Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, by Jane Wagner (for Lily Tomlin)
  • Where Everything is Everything, by Stephen Spoonamore
  • Working, the musical, based on Studs Turkel's book; music by Stephen Schwartz, James Taylor, et al
  • The Mousetrap, by Agatha Christie
  • The Fantasticks, by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt
  • Beckett Bits, a collage of the work of Samuel Beckett; dramaturgy by Kim Bent (premiere)
  • Greater Tuna, by Jaston Edwards, et al
  • Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare; music by Kathleen Keenan
  • An Edgar Allan Poe Spooktacular
  • You Can't Take It With You, by Kaufman and Hart (with the Masque)


  • Frankenstein, by Victor Gianlanella, based on the novel by Mary Shelley (with the Masque)A Delicate Balance
  • Rupert's Birthday, by Ken Jenkins and Gunslinger by LNT (double bill)
  • Oedipus Rex, The Masque student-directed production
  • News of the City/Talk of the Town, LNT original production,written by Geof Hewitt, Kim Bent, et al; music by Kathleen Keenan (premiere)
  • A Delicate Balance, by Edward Albee
  • Side by Side by Sondheim, music & lyrics Stephen Sondheim, et al; continuity by Ned Sherrin
  • Brecht on Brecht, dramaturgy by George Tabori
  • The Winters Tale, by William Shakespeare; music by Kathleen Keenan
  • The Cradle Will Rock, by Marc Blitzstein (with the Masque)


  • Marat/Sade, by Peter Weiss, music by Kathleen Keenan (with the Masque)Alice Looks Back!
  • Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett (with the Masque)
  • Our Town, by Thornton Wilder
  • Lettice & Lovage, by Peter Shaffer
  • Alice Looks Back!, original production by LNT; lyrics & music by Jono Mainelli; book by Rob Handel based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (world premiere)
  • Spoon River Anthology, by Edgar Lee Masters
  • Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare; music by Kathleen Keenan


  • The City of Montpelier passes a bond to renovate City Hall Auditorium. Phase 1 (cat walk lighting grid, modular seating, modular platforming, and new back wall in balcony) is completed just in time for the summer season.Driving Miss Daisy
  • Endgame, by Samuel Beckett
  • The Visit, by Friedrich Duerrenmatt (collaboration with MHS Masque)
  • Charlotte's Web, by EB White; original music by Kathleen Keenan (with the Masque)
  • Driving Miss Daisy, by Alfred Uhry
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde
  • Cole, words & music by Cole Porter; devised by Alan Strachon & Benny Green
  • Under Milk Wood, by Dylan Thomas; music by Kathleen Keenan
  • As You Like It, by William Shakespeare; music by Kathleen Keenan
  • A Christmas Carol: Scrooge & Marley, by Isreal Horowitz, from the novel by Charles Dickens (Masque)


  • An Artist, An Acolyte, and Amanda, developed by LNT & MHS Masque (premiere)Arms and the Man
  • The Firebugs, by Max Friesch (collaboration with MHS Masque)
  • Closer Than Ever, by Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire
  • The Subject Was Roses, by Frank Gilroy
  • Arms and the Man, by George Bernard Shaw
  • One Shoe Off, by Tina Howe
  • Macbeth, by William Shakespeare
  • A Doll House, by Henrik Ibsen
  • Approaching Zanzibar, by Tina Howe (collaboration with MHS Masque)


  • LNT designated Montpelier's Official Resident Theater Company, season at City Hall expanded into the autumn.Little Acts of Kindness
  • The Bald Soprano, by Eugene Ionesco (collaboration with MHS Masque)
  • The Mysteries & What's so Funny?, by David Gordon and the Pick-up Company; original music by Kathleen Keenan (collaboration with MHS Masque)
  • Little Acts of Kindness, by David Budbill (world premiere)
  • Beyond Therapy, by Christopher Durang
  • The Road to Mecca, by Athol Fugard
  • Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley
  • Reflections of Four Women, by LNT (world premiere)
  • Jacques Brel is Alive & Well & Living in Paris, music: Jacques Brel, concept/book: Mort Shuman & Eric Blau
  • The Dragon, by Eugene Schwartz (collaboration with MHS Masque)


  • LNT begins conducting the co-curricular drama program at Montpelier High School.Betrayl
  • The Bear, and The Proposal, by Anton Chekov
  • Look Homeward, Angel, by Ketti Frings based on the novel by Thomas Wolfe
  • Betrayal, by Harold Pinter
  • The Working Project, developed by LNT; music by Dan Boomhower, Kathleen Keenan, Diane Martin, et al (world premiere)
  • The Crucible, by Arthur Miller (collaboration with MHS Masque)


  • Talley's Folly, by Lanford Wilson; original music by Kathleen KeenanTalley's Folly
  • On Golden Pond, by Ernest Thompson; original music by Kathleen Keenan
  • Cheating Hearts, by Jean Reynolds (world premiere)
  • On Tidy Endings, by Harvey Fierstein
  • The Rocking Horse Winner, by Kathleen Keenan from the novel by DH Lawrence (premiere)
  • P.G. (LNT adaptation of Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen)
  • Under Milk Wood, by DH Thomas (collaboration with Montpelier High School Masque)


  • Other groups decide not to continue at City Hall: LNT produces its own season at City Hall.The Glass Menagerie
  • The Village Wooing, by George Bernard Shaw
  • The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams; original music by Kathleen Keenan
  • The Last Intimacy, by Jean Reynolds (world premiere); original music by Kathleen Keenan
  • An Evening with Sam Shepard (dramaturgy by LNT interns)


  • Lost Nation coordinates a group of local artists and theater organizations to create a season of theater at Montpelier City Hall Auditorium.
  • Scenes & Revelations, by Elan Garonzik
  • Savage/Love, by Sam Shepard
  • Tongues, by Sam Shepard & Joseph Chaikin
  • Gunslinger, by Ed Dorn; adapted for stage by LNT
  • Dooryard Dreams, by Kim Bent and LNT (LNT original; world premiere)


  • As Is, by William Hoffman. Co-Production with Shoestring Theatre and Vermont Cares
  • Gunslinger, adapted for Vermont Public Radio Panther Players program with Bill Boardman

City Hall 1989


  • Still Life, by Emily Mann. Partnership with Vermont Veterans


  • LNT relocates to Montpelier, Vermont. Begins producing already scripted plays.
  • Waiting For Godot, by Samuel Beckett. Co-Production with Donny Osman & Tim Jenning


  • Gunslinger, adaptation of Ed Dorn's epic poem by Kim Bent, Kathleen Keenan, and Alan Wynroth

tours New York and Vermont


  • Shorthiatus while Kim Bent pursues his master's degree in theater at Long Island University.


  • Nice Guy: A Portrait by Kim Bent


  • The Night the Mountain Fell by LNT


  • Belongings by LNT


  • Short hiatus in Vermont. Work with the Blake Street Hawkeyes in Berkley CA (members included David Schein and Whoopi Goldberg)


  • Ceremony Two by LNT


  • Enthusiastic Dude by Kim Bent
  • Shadowoman by Deborah Gwinn


  • LNT is incorporated in Bristol, Vermont in 1977.
  • Creates a loft theater space over a pizza shop that is still used for live performance today.
  • The first years of its life, LNT produced exclusively original work, which premiered in Bristol and toured Montreal and New York.

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Original LNT Logo (circa, 1977)

  • The Amazing Tub Show by LNT 

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