7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Latchis Theatre
WKVT presents the fifth annual Load the Latchis on Thursday, August 20. People are encouraged to bring a bag of non-perishable food items to the Latchis (you don't even have to get out of your car; volunteers will be on hand to help you). The goal is to fill every seat in the Latchis Theatre - all 750 of them - to help fight hunger in our community. More details will be posted soon, including a list of recommended items for your bag. Let's fill the place this year!
Fri 11 - Sun 20
11 a.m. Latchis Theatre
Sandglass Theater presents the ninth edition of Puppets in the Green Mountains festival from Sept. 11-20 at many locations in Putney and Brattleboro, including the Latchis Theatre.
Puppets in the Green Mountains is a 10-day festival of puppetry and unusual theater that brings international artists and local community together through a variety of performances, workshops, dialogues and other special events. This year, the festival events all address the theme of immigration and “otherness.” Produced by Sandglass Theater, this will be the Ninth edition of the Puppets in the Green Mountains festival, having presented over 75 companies from 20 countries, over almost 20 years.
There are two performances at the Latchis Theatre. On Sunday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., in the Latchis Ballroom Theatre, Trudi Cohen and John Bell of Great Small Works from New York, Facto Teatro of Mexico and Barbara Steinitz of Germany come together to preent “Made of Paper,” which features three pieces of small theater made of paper. Tickets are $8 and are available at puppetsinthegreenmountains.com.
On Thursday, Sept. 17, Puppets in the Green Mountains presents a school show at 11 a.m. on the Latchis Main Theatre stage, featuring Teatro de Las Estaciones of Cuba performing “El Patico Feo.” The award-winning Teatro de las Estaciones (Theater of the Seasons) presents Hans Christian Andersen’s story of The Ugly Duckling, full of Cuban rhythm, color, and passion for life! Like the name of the company itself, this production features the dances of the seasons, and the little duckling’s passage through the year, to emerge as the Swan it truly is! And what a Swan! “El Patico Feo” will also be presented on Sunday, Sept. 20, in two performances open to the public at Hilltop Montessori School.
For more information about all the festival’s offerings and how to get tickets, please visit puppetsinthegreenmountains.com.