Dorset Theatre Festival to Produce Two Special Events in July
Dorset Theatre Festival plans to produce two exciting special events on the Playhouse stage this month. Brian Dykstra, an actor, playwright and HBO Def Poet – currently playing Moriarty in DTF’s ‘Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily,’ will perform his one man show, ‘Brian Dykstra Selling Out,’ directed by Sherlock director Margarett Perry on Tuesday, July 14, at 8 p.m. On Sunday, July 19, at 8 p.m., Howard Fishman, a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter, will make his Dorset debut after sold-out performances at the Vermont Arts Exchange and The Flynn.
Dykstra, known to regional audiences for his performance in the 2012 DTF production of ‘Good People,’ is excited to perform the show in light of recent events. “It’s always interesting to do the show after major political developments, such as the recent Supreme Court Decision that keeping the air clean is too expensive,” he says. Selling Out is a piece which blends stand-up comedy, storytelling, slam poetry and down-home preaching to create a highly charged and hilarious new solo comedy which questions everything from the corrupting influence of money to the pursuit of happiness.
The critically-acclaimed Howard Fishman is a singer, guitarist, composer and bandleader who has performed alongside such diverse artists as Andrew Bird, Yo Yo Ma and Madeleine Peyroux in prestigious venues in the US and abroad, including the Lincoln Center and The Flynn Arts Center. He recently headlined the Augustibluus Festival in Estonia and Storyville in Helsinki. The concert will be co-presented with the Vermont Arts Exchange, where Fishman has performed before to a sold-out house.
Tickets to ‘Brian Dysktra Selling Out’ are $20. A content advisory is in effect for strong adult content; it is not recommended for children under 17. Tickets to ‘Howard Fishman in Concert,’ presented in collaboration with the Vermont Arts Exchange, are $25.
For more information or to purchase tickets for either event, call 802-867-2223 or visit