Fri 04 - Sun 06
Noon Latchis Memorial Building
The Latchis Theatre is one of three downtown Brattleboro venues chosen to be part of the U.S. Premiere of “The Round,” an unconventional performance experience created the French choreographic duo of Martin Chaput and Martial Chazallon. “The Round” takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 4-6.
In “The Round,” Project in Situ sends local audience out of the theater and into the streets for a choreographed journey of downtown Brattleboro. Audience members meet at 118 Elliot (118 Elliot St.) and depart one-at-a-time every 15 minutes from noon to 5 p.m., all three days. Audience participants will be guided via their smartphones to two other downtown locations – the Latchis Memorial Building or the Hooker-Dunham Building.
In an article in The Commons, choroegraphers Chaput and Chazallon said “The Round” “aims to challenge perceptions of familiar places and shift the way we relate to our smartphones.”
“The Round” is having its U.S. Premiere in Brattleboro this weekend. It has had previous performances in Lyon, France, London, and Seoul, South Korea. Next spring, it will be performed at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Mass., and at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven, Conn.
Tickets are $15, $10 for students and reservations can be made at www.vermontperformancelab.org.
“Schwanze-Beast,” by Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano (presented on Friday, Sept. 4, and Saturday, Sept. 5, at 7:30 p.m., at New England Youth Theatre; tickets are $15 ($10 for students); and “2125 Stanley Street” by Dahlia Nayar (presented on Friday, Sept. 4, at 5:30 p.m., at Catherine Dianich Gallery on Main Street (this event is free).
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.
Fri 09 - Sat 10
Noon Latchis Theatre
LATCHfest features varied work from local artists plus live music from HUMANWINE, Lobotomobile, The Snaz, and much much more! The festival runs from 5:30 p.m. to midnight on October 9, and from noon to 6 p.m., on October 10. Stay tuned for more details on all LATCHfest happenings. Tickets will be $10 per day, $15 for both days and will be available soon!!