The College of St. Joseph in Rutland has a new partnership with Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre, giving ART a new home stage for the 2018-19 season and giving CSJ its first resident theatre company.

Beginning this fall, ART will move its performances from the Paramount Theatre’s Brick Box to College of St. Joseph’s Tuttle Hall Theatre, which will be reconfigured to seat 75 patrons per show, creating a more intimate theater experience. ART Executive Producer Sandra Gartner announced the move this week.

“For the past 13 years Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre has been producing quality and evocative theatre at The Paramount,” Gartner said. “What has attracted and built our audience over the years is not only the quality of our shows but the intimate, theatrical experience. We are excited to continue this tradition at the Tuttle Hall Theater.

Jennifer Arnado handles external affairs for the college and said having a resident theatre company on campus will enhance the student experience, giving students access to all areas of production, from box office to auditions to building sets to marketing.

Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre’s 14th season includes:

“Marjorie Prime,” by Jordan Harrison, directed by Joanne Greenberg.

Nov. 1-4 and 8-10.

Set in a near future where artificial intelligence has progressed, aging Marjorie has a faded memory but also a handsome replica of her dead husband in his younger days, who is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. Marjorie, her daughter and her son-in-law grapple with shadowy memories and the shared stories that defined them.

“And Then There Were None,” by Agatha Christie, directed by Susan Gladding-Heitzman.

Feb. 7-10 and 14-16, 2019.

Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder, one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery comedy statuettes of little soldier boys drop off the mantel in this house and crash to the floor as those in the house succumb.

“The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” by Alfred Uhry, directed by Alex Nicosia.

April 4-7 and 11-13, 2019.

The play takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, in December of 1939. “Gone With The Wind” is having its world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta’s elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season.

For more information, contact Gartner at producer@actorsrepvt.org.

 

 

 

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