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"Fun Home" by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, at Vermont Stage. (Lindsay Raymondjack Photography)

Vermont Stage Sets 6-Show 2017-18 Season

Next season at the theatre will feature the Vermont premiere of ‘Fun Home’ and a new Stephen Spotswood play.

BURLINGTON, VT.: Vermont Stage has announced its 2017-18 season, its 24th.

The season will open with Fun Home, the Tony-winning musical by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, based on Alison Bechdel’s memoir (Oct. 4-29). The musical is a memory piece about Bechdel trying to understand her gay father, while discovering her identity as a lesbian. Robin Fawcett will direct.

In December Vermont Stage will present its 13th annual Winter Tales, for which local storytellers read stories written by Vermont novelists (Dec. 6-10).

After that will be the world premiere of Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood (Jan. 24-Feb. 11, 2018). The play is about a blue-collar family determined to build a house on their one-acre plot of land. A National New Play Network rolling world premiere, it will also play at Florida Repertory Theatre in Fort Myers, Fla., Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Fla., and Williamston Theatre in Williamston, Mich. Vermont Stage’s producing artistic director, Cristina Alicea, will direct.

In March the theatre will produce Sex With Strangers by Laura Eason (March 7-25, 2018). The comedy is about a thirtysomething novelist who has an intense romance with a twentysomething blogger. Jordan Gullikson will direct.

Next will be Tigers Be Still by Kim Rosenstock (April 18-May 6, 2018). It’s a comedy about the misadventures of Sherry Wickman, a young woman who just graduated with a degree in art therapy. Alicea will direct.

The season will end with Vermont Stage’s 7th iteration of the Bake Off, in which three directors and three casts will mount the same play so that audiences can see how different “ingredients” can affect the same recipe (June 12-17, 2018). The bake-off play and teams will be announced at a later date.

Founded in 1994, Vermont Stage is Burlington’s only year-round professional theatre company.


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