Play Reading: Going Up the Country - Lost Nation Theater

Show Overview

Play Reading:
"Going Up the Country"
by Eric Peterson & John Foley
Music performed by composer John Foley.

Join playwright Eric Peterson (former artistic director of Oldcastle Theatre) as he hears his new work out loud for the first time!

Inspired by Yvonne Daley's book by the same name, the play explores How the Counterculture Changed Vermont and Offers Hope for America.

Going Up the Country begins when the Hippies, Dreamers, Freaks, and Radicals Moved to Vermont.
From the inventors of the Jogbra to Ben & Jerry's to Bernie, you may be surprised who's hunkered down in our Vermont Hills.

LNT Founding Artistic Director Kim Allen Bent leads a cast including G Richard Ames, Erin Galligan Baldwin, Maren Langdon Spillane, and Dominic Spillane

And who can resist the music of John Foley?!? 
(LNT produced his musical, Pump Boys & Dinettes back in 2004, with Ann Harvey and George Woodard)

Although Lost Nation Theater is officially closed due to the pandemic, we are very glad to be able to offer this special event.

This is a free event, tho' donations will be gratefully accepted.

Sunday, November 15  -  2pm
Due to Covid-19 Spike in our area, this event is Now ONLINE  Please Click Here to Register to receive a link to the live event.
Registrations must be received by Noon, Sunday Nov 15

Scoop Info

You may have recently seen all the actors in this reading on stage on the steps of the State House for our September staged reading production of "A Midsommer Nights Dreame" by William Shakespeare.

We are so grateful to them for joining us once again as Lost Nation Theater helps Eric & John take the very FIRST step in the process of turning this idea for a musical play into a staged reality.

The reading will be followed by a discussion and an opportunity to share comments with the playwright & composer.

It's always crucial and eye-opening event for a playwright to hear the work aloud, with a hint of interpretation from actors. From talking to many playwrights over the years, we know it's usually different from how they experience it "in their heads." One of the upsides of having to switch to "online" for this moment, is that we have an opportunity to share this typically private step of the process with you!


This is a free event, tho' donations will be gratefully accepted.

Buzz Info

We will also be recording this event and sharing it on LNT's Patreon Page.

Media Info

Playwright Peterson:


Singer Songwriter John Foley:

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