The Valley Players has been promoting cultural activities in the Mad River Valley for over forty years, including production of plays and musicals, education in theatrical arts, and concerts and comedy shows. We value your participation in supporting our productions and events, and are committed to creating theater virtually, and this summer, outdoors. Even with the challenges of 2020, we will continue to serve residents and visitors with new shows and events.
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Theater in Your Home
Join the Valley Players for a series of theatrical presentations that you can enjoy from the safety and comfort of your laptop! Each month through the winter season, watch live staged readings of classic plays performed LIVE over the meeting platform Zoom. Shows are free to watch, although donations are gratefully accepted. Our average ticket price for a live performance is $12.
Coming Up Next:
An Informal Reading of The Heracleidae
(The Children of Hercules)
An informal reading of The Heracleidae (The Children of Hercules),
Thursday April 22 at 7 pm on Zoom. An ancient story with contemporary meaning, the plot includes revenge, self-sacrifice, mercy, war, and miracles!
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listen to the reading on April 22!
NOW PLAYING on the Valley Players YouTube Channel:
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the Mad River Story Slam
On Saturday, April 10, ShareMRV and the Valley Players partnered to present the Mad River Story Slam. The theme of the evening was “The Unexpected.” Nine storytellers from around Vermont presented their stories, and the live Zoom audience submitted constructive feedback to choose the favorite story of the night, which was told by Wes Olds from Montpelier about his boyhood experiences participating in the sport of baseball. With Hosts Jessica Tompkins & Doug Bergstein, the other storytellers were: Mark Wilson, Shevonne Travers, Erika Nichols-Frazer, Rachel Wylie, Susan Loynd, Susan Bauchner, Hannah Mackie, and Willie Desmond.
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Additional Videos from the Theater In Your Home Series:
The 33rd Annual Cabin Fever Follies
The Valley Players' annual Mud Season event was performed Saturday, March 20 live on Zoom, YouTube, and local access channel MRVTV CH. 44.
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
A Live Staged Reading directed by Ruth Ann Pattee of the Edwardian era classic commentary on class and morality.
A Life Altering Event by Jeanne Beckwith, directed by Doug Bergstein
Technical Design by Ruth Ann Pattee
A contemporary mystery by a local Vermont playwright.
Click HERE to learn more about other plays by Jeanne Beckwith!
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, directed by Ruth Ann Pattee
The classic tale of the reformation of a miserly businessman.
Unicorn from the Stars by David John Preece, directed by Susan Loynd
Featuring Aimee Clement and Doug Bergstein in a fictionalized story about the poet/writer Sylvia Plath during her time living in England, and her friendship with one of her neighbors. Winner of the 2020 Valley Players Playwright Award.
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Ruth Ann Pattee
Best known to contemporary audiences as the non-musical version of My Fair Lady, the play tells the story of a Cockney flower girl transformed into a refined lady by an unconventional professor of phonetics.