BENNINGTON — Bennington Community Theater will present “Slideshow,” an evening of short plays about family and community, from Oct. 14-23, 2022 at Bennington Performing Arts Center (BPAC), 331 Main Street, Bennington.
Directed by Jennifer Jasper (FULLY COMMITTED, LOVE TRAVELS FAST) and HK Goldstein (BRAND NEW DAY), the evening is like taking a stroll around your neighborhood and hearing stories coming from open windows. Plus, musical interludes by our own “Slideshow” band.
The playwrights represent both coasts and offer unique stories told in ten minutes. “Spark” by Jennifer Jasper (Bennington) is a comedy about revenge. Family competition heats up in “Game Night,” and “Skips A Generation” lets us listen in on ghostly conversations between grandmothers and granddaughters, both by Scot Augustson (Seattle). “A Mother’s Privilege” by Donna Hoke (New York) is a comedic look at a baby announcement. “Inheritance” also by Jennifer Jasper, grapples with choice for three generations. An elderly couple comes to terms with letting go in “If I Go First” by Michael Brady (Great Barrington). The evening closes with “Hipster Sister” by Andy Roninson (NYC), a ten-minute musical about a free-spirited sister overstaying her welcome.
The cast of 13 includes BCT veterans, Mary Jo Greco, Brian Barney, Danny Townsend, Ted DeBonis, Ingrid Madelayne and Emma Jansch. We are excited to welcome to our stage newcomers Tanya Gorlow, Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm, Jeannine Trimboli, Dylan Angell, Caitlyn Angell and Debbie Warnock.
“Slideshow” runs October 14-23, 2022 at BPAC, 331 Main Street. Tickets are $10–$15. Get tickets at bpacvt.org/tickets or call the box office at 802-447-0564.