Wit and Drama at N. Bennington’s Park-McCullough House
The Mettawee River Theatre Company has been dramatizing myths, folk tales and legends from diverse cultures for over 35 years, incorporating masks, puppets and giant figures with music, movement and text. They will be performing ‘The Ringdove,’ drawn from allegorical tales, first collected in India over 2000 years ago, on Sunday, July 14, at 8 p.m. These animal stories are multi-layered, drawing on ancient wisdom to address the here and now with humor and zest. The text for this production is based on the original script by company member George Sand, with revisions and new material by Kristine Haruna Lee, and a score by composer Neal Kirkwood. Grab a blanket and join them on the front lawn at the Park-McCullough House at One Park Street in North Bennington to enjoy the show.
Living Room Theatre (LRT), now in its eighth season, brings new and classic plays to life by presenting them in real environments with world class theater artists. Their productions frequently use objects in the archives at Park-McCullough House for their sets, where they perform inside the carriage barn and on the surrounding lawns, bringing them to life in exciting ways. LRT will be performing ‘Lucy’s Wedding,’ written and directed by Randlyn Zinn, at 7 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, July 17 to 20, and 24 to 27, with matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 20, 21, 27 and 28. Suggested admission is $30. For reservations, call 802-442-5322 or email [email protected]