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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 also make our space available to other theatrical groups, musicians, and individuals for performances or gatherings. Even with the challenges of 2020, we are committed to continue serving residents and visitors with new shows and events.

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Theater in Your Home

 

Join the Valley Players for Theater in Your Home, 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 and a filmed production of the 2020 Valley Players Playwright Award Winner, The Unicorn from the Stars.


Audiences can view the live staged readings on Zoom for free, with donations gratefully accepted. There will be a $10/viewer ticket price for The Unicorn from the Stars.

SCHEDULE:

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.
The production will be broadcast live over Zoom on Thursday, Nov. 5, Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7 starting promptly at 7 pm. Join the Zoom meeting between 6:45 and 7 for entry.
NO ENTRY after 7 pm.

Zoom Meeting ID: 867 4695 7304

PLEASE NOTE: Your self video and audio will be muted upon arrival.

If you arrive too late, try again the next night!
Stay for a Talk Back with the cast immediately after the show on
Saturday, Nov. 7

CAST of Pygmalion:
Professor Henry Higgins – Michael LeMay
Eliza Doolittle – Emma Walker
Colonel Pickering – Richard Pritsky
Alfred Doolittle – Matthew Grant Winston
Mrs. Higgins – Rachel Natvig
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill – Shannon Sanborn
Clara Eynsford-Hill – Jillian Holland
Freddy Eynsford-Hill – Wes Olds
Bystander/Mrs. Pearce – Marci Robinson
The Bystander – Brent Adams
Parlor Maid - Ruth Ann Pattee

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. November 20 & 21 at 7pm. Viewing information coming soon!

 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, directed by Ruth Ann Pattee

The classic tale of the reformation of a miserly businessman performed live on Zoom December 17-19. Actors interested in participating in this staged reading should email valleyplayers@madriver.com. Audition videos are required ONLY if this is your first show with the Valley Players.

Zoom Meeting ID to be announced.

More shows will be announced for 2021!

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