Arts events: Sept. 28, 2016

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Sept. 28: Northern Stage 20th anniversary season includes off-Broadway production

Northern Stage announces its 20th anniversary season with six main stage productions, an off-Broadway New York premiere and three productions by Northern Stage students in grades 7 to 12.

season-imageShakespeare’s iconic tragedy Macbeth opens the season, from Sept. 28 to Oct. 23. Running Nov. 16 to Dec. 24, A Christmas Carol is Northern Stage’s biennial celebration for audiences during the holidays. Northern Stage’s take on the Dickens classic has been reimagined.

From Jan. 18 to Feb. 5, 2017, the New Year brings a world premiere of the dark comedy Trick or Treat by Jack Neary, first presented in Northern Stage’s New Works Now festival in January 2016. Next is thecomedy Last of the Red Hot Lovers by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon, playing Feb. 15 to March 5.

Then Grounded, comes to the stage March 15 to April 2. A one-woman show, the play by George Brant, explores the moral and psychological consequences of America’s transition to drone warfare. The season concludes April 19 to May 21, 2017, with the musical Mamma Mia!  Tickets are $15 for anytime student tickets and $20 Tuesday tickets, along with regularly priced tickets.

New this season is Access for All, a program that allows patrons with a current EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) card to access $5 tickets to Northern Stage performances, and a series of two free stakeholders’ panel discussions aimed at sharing a “state-of-the-company” conversation with the public, scheduled for Oct. 23, 3–4:30 p.m. and Jan. 31, 2017 7:30–9 p.m.
Information about these programs and Northern Stage is available at or call  802-296-7000.

— Susan Lampe-Wilson

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