Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler is pleased to announce the lineup for its tenth annual summer pride festival. It includes Jon Gilbert Fox's photo exhibit At the Right Place at the Right Time, available both on-line and in the Main Gallery, plus a silent auction of books appropriate to this pride celebration and theater arts at Chandler. And three plays, each presented live on-line twice: the eastern premieres of Cloudburst and Immediate Family and the reprise presentation of The Homosexuals, a hit from our 2012 festival.
At the Right Place at the Right Time, an exhibit of 50 photos taken over five decades in the career of photographer Jon Gilbert Fox, a Hanover resident, will open on-line at 7:00 PM EDT on Thursday July 9th. At this opening, arts writer David Corriveau will interview Mr. Fox about the back-stories of the photos. There is no charge for attending, but advance registration starting July 3rd is preferred. A selection of prints from the on-line exhibit will also open in Chandler's Main Gallery on Saturday July 11th, at 7 PM EDT.
Taking advantage of the on-line nature of this summer's festival, the talented directors and actors in the featured LGBTQ-themed plays are drawn from across the northeast...plus Texas!
The Homosexuals, by Philip Dawkins, covers 10 years in the life of a young gay man from a small town, who must come to the city to find his community. Directed by Richard Waterhouse (Newbury), the cast members are Cassie Beck (New York City), Sam Finn Cutler (North Hero), Orlando Grant (Burlington), Karl Gregory (Provincetown, MA), Brad Heberlee (New York City), Eric Love (White River Junction), and Jacob Martin (Chelsea).
Cloudburst, by Thom Fitzgerald, tells the story of two 80-year-old lesbians who go "on the lam" to Canada to marry there, before it was legal for them to marry in the US. Directed by Margo Whitcomb (Burlington), the cast members are Orlando Grant (Burlington), Andra Kisler (Northfield), Susan Loynd (Fayston), Jacob Martin (Chelsea), Laura Roald (Jericho), and Karli Robertson (Montpelier).
Immediate Family, by Paul Oakley Stovall. In this new play, African-American siblings and half-siblings gather for a wedding, with homophobia and race and religion in the sub-text. Directed by Dayenne Walters (Roxbury, MA), the cast members are Thomika Bridwell (Boston), Rachel Hemphill Dickson (Houston, TX), Jo Michael Rezes (Somerville, MA), Tenneh Sillah (Boston), Zair Silva (Dorchester, MA), and Donovan Woods (New York City).
Friday July 17, 7:30 PM EDT: The Homosexuals, followed by an on-line talkback
Saturday July 18, 7:30 PM EDT: Cloudburst, followed by an on-line talkback
Friday July 24, 7:30 PM EDT: Immediate Family, followed by an on-line talkback
Saturday July 25, 7:30 PM EDT: The Homosexuals, followed by an on-line talkback
Friday July 31, 7:30 PM EDT: Cloudburst, followed by an on-line talkback
Saturday August 1, 7:30 PM EDT: Immediate Family, followed by an on-line talkback
Tickets for the plays, $10 each, will be available here starting July 3rd.
For questions, call (802) 728-9878, ext. 102.
Registration for the on-line opening of Mr. Fox's Thursday June 9th exhibit at 7:00 PM EDT is preferred, and can be done at starting July 3rd.