Middlebury Acting Company is excited to announce a 2022 Season full of sharply passionate, provocative plays reflecting on our American Dream Today - asking questions, exploring a multiplicity of viewpoints and electrifying us with their brilliance.
On the mainstage at THT, April 28 – May 1 we present The Niceties, by Eleanor Burgess, an explosive play about an elite East Coast university, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor who meet to discuss a paper the college junior is writing about the American Revolution. They’re both liberal. They’re both women. They’re both brilliant. But very quickly, discussions of grammar and Google turn to race and reputation, and before they know it, they’re in dangerous territory neither of them had foreseen – and facing stunning implications that can’t be undone.
Also at THT on October 13 - 16 is Admissions, by Josh Harmon, a no-holds-barred look at privilege, power, and the perils of hypocrisy. “Sherri Rosen-Mason is head of the admissions department at a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the student body. Alongside her husband, the school’s headmaster, they’ve largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the twenty-first century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with convulsive results.”
For nearly fifty years, Robert Frost “barded” around the country charming audiences with his celebrated verse and rascally sense of humor. Played by Emmy-winning actor Gordon Clapp (NYPD Blue’s Detective Medavoy), Frost’s great wit and poetry are heard afresh in the award-winning one-man play Robert Frost: This Verse Business. Join us for this special holiday offering!