Arts events: March 23 through March 26, 2016

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March 23: Northern Stage presents ‘The Mountaintop’

The Mountaintop, written by Katori Hall, will be performed March 23 through April 9 at the Barrette Center for the Arts 76 Gates St. in White River Junction.

Performances are Tuesdays through Sundays. Student tickets — the $15 anytime tickets —  are available for any performance; regular adult ticket prices range from $30 to $55. A complimentary post-show reception with the cast follows the Saturday, March 26 opening night performance.

A stormy night in Memphis, Tenn., at the Lorraine Motel in 1968 brings Martin Luther King Jr., exhausted after having delivered one of his most memorable speeches. A surprise visit from a maid brings unwelcome news that forces King to confront his legacy, his destiny, and his humanity.

A companion Athena Conversation event will be held in the Byrne Theater at the Barrette Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 3 from 3:30–4:30 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.

For the full schedule and to purchase tickets, call 802-296-7000 or visit

ODCpainting-228x300March 24: ‘Other Desert Cities’ at Next Stage

Next Stage Arts Projects Apron Theater Company presents the premiere of “Other Desert Cities” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 24, 25, and 26 at the theater at 15 Kimball Hill Road in Putney.

Set in Palm Springs over Christmas weekend, “Other Desert Cities” centers on the Wyeth family. A memoir, written by a family member, sparks problems at a holiday gathering. In a series of confrontations, the Wyeths sift through conflicting memories of the past and face serious choices about how to go forward.

Tickets are $15. For tickets visit For information call 802-387-0120 or visit

The_Birds_original_posterMarch 26: ‘The Birds’ continues Hitchcock tribute

Continuing its month-long tribute to director Alfred Hitchcock, Friends of Ludlow Auditorium feature the PG13-rated film “The Birds” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 in the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium at 37 South Depot St. in Ludlow.

“The Birds” follows wealthy, spoiled Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) and handsome Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor) who meet at a pet shop when Brenner tries to purchase lovebirds for his sister’s birthday. The shop has no lovebirds and he leaves for home. Melanie finds his address, purchases some birds and deposits them at his mother’s home. This sets off a series of bird attacks throughout the area.

The movie is free, although donations are appreciated. The Berkshire Bank supplies popcorn and FOLA offers water. For more information call 802-228-7239 or visit FOLA’s web site,

— Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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