Middlebury Acting Company is proud to announce our 2023 season
Our opening show is a dazzling new play by Bess Wohl. At an upstate New York meditation retreat in the quiet of the woods, six strangers confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence colliding with the human need to connect. Filled with awkward humor, this unique and compassionate new play asks how we address life's biggest questions when words fail us.
"As funny as it is quietly moving, Ms. Wohl's play is also a model of ingenuity." NYTimes
Our second show is the Middlebury premiere of Robert Frost: This Verse Business, by Andy Dolan. The play is set in Middlebury and Ripton--though it has never been performed locally. It stars Emmy-winner, Tony-nominee actor Gordon Clapp as Frost.
In the play, the poet shares his pointed and funny opinions on politics, science, religion, and particularly, art, interspersed with performances of his poems from memory. This is a beautiful, witty and engaging play and we are excited to present it to the Middlebury audience. We are fortunate to have Frost Biographer and Middlebury College professor Jay Parini to moderate discussion after the show for those who'd like to stay.
We finish our Main Stage season with our faithful adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, with some exciting improvements and tweaks that we can't wait to unveil.
In August, our second annual American Dreaming New Play Festival will take place under the Swift House Inn Tent and our Cutting Edge Staged Play Reading series will also be back.