Issues play: Cross Talk

April 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Chandler Center for the Arts
71 N Main St
Randolph, VT 05060
Adults $10 advance, $12 day of; students $5; series pass $25
Issues play: Cross Talk @ Chandler Center for the Arts | Randolph | Vermont | United States

The winners in Chandler’s 2017 competition for new plays on current social issues written by Vermont playwrights are Emily Rosenbaum of Stowe, Margot Lasher of East Montpelier, and Maura Campbell of Burlington.

On the last Sundays of February, March, and April, their three prize-winning scripts will be produced in staged readings in Chandler’s Upper Gallery, as the Issues Play Series. With a 7:30 PM start, the final reading will be followed by a talkback for actors and audiences to give feedback to the authors, who will attend. Complimentary refreshments will be available between the readings and the talkbacks.

Sunday April 29th: In Maura Campbell’s play Cross Talk, directed by Richard Waterhouse, 19-year-old Grassie is just out of detox and compelled to go to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting where he meets others like him, who are trying to get through each day without picking up a drug. Hope and love are manifested in their struggles to stay clean by relying on each other.

Tickets for adults are $10 in advance or $12 day-of-show. Student tickets are $5 at all times. Tickets can be ordered by calling the Chandler Box Office at (802) 728-6464 between noon and 4 PM weekdays.

Sponsored by the Walter Cerf Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, the biennial Issues Play initiative is intended to increase support for playwrights, directors, actors, and others involved with theater development and production in Vermont.

This event is part of the Vermont Arts Council’s Vermont Arts 2018, a year-long celebration highlighting the stunning array of arts events — concerts, festivals, exhibits, and openings — that take place all across the state.