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JAG Productions and King Arthur Baking Company

Partner to Create Theatre On The Hill 

This summer, live theatre is back, it’s Black, and it’s going to blow your mind!   Hosted on the gorgeously picturesque lawn at King Arthur Baking Company in Norwich, Vermont - JAG Productions will be performing 5 weekends of theatre, from August 13 to September 12.   

We're giving you workshops, concerts, burlesques, and staged readings that illuminate Black life and Black aesthetics. Each night of the series, King Arthur’s courtyard will open at 6:30 PM, where you can schmooze, canoodle, and enjoy locally-focused food and beverages. Performances start at 8pm, on our brand-new stage.

 

No need to bring blankets or chairs, seating will be provided but the audience is not covered at all. We are in a wide open meadow, seats will be movable and we anticipate spacing between family groups. Since this is an outdoor venue mask will not be required and will be at the discretion of the customer. However, everybody working or volunteering for JAG will be vaccinated.

Ticket Prices:

$25 General admission

AUG 13 - SEPT  12

FRI-SUN NIGHTS

On the lawn at King Arthur Baking Company

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

Refunds are not issued due to inclement weather if the performance takes place as scheduled. In rare instances, inclement weather may require us to cancel a performance. If that happens, we will attempt to announce the cancellation through email, social media, and on our website homepage no later than 2 hours prior to curtain. Patrons are eligible to only use their ticket for the same performance but on a different date and time. Tickets are not refundable.

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A CURIOUS THING; OR SUPERHEROES K’AINT FLY 

Workshop Production

by Jeremy O'Brian

Directed by Sideeq Heard

August 13-15

A 90-minute queer romance about parenthood and death. Virgo and Aries have just passed the newlywed stage when they start to reconsider their plans to become parents. As they ask the hard question, they uncover deep-seated fears. a curious thing; or superheroes k'ain't fly is an electric and boldly touching play exploring the universal question of parenthood in a world laden with danger.

WARNINGS
Adult themes and language

 

RECOMMENDED AGE
13 +

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NEXT TO NORMAL

Concert Staging

Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and Music by Tom Kitt

Directed by Jarvis Green

August 20-22, August 27-29  

Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal is an unflinching look at a family struggling with the effects of mental illness. Exploring how one suburban household copes with mental health and crisis, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

WARNINGS
Adult themes and language

 

RECOMMENDED AGE
13 +

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LIFE IN SEPIA

Vermont’s Black Burlesque Revue

Sept 3-5

Burlesque is a symphony of theatre, comedy, and striptease, and has been celebrated in true Vaudeville fashion since the late 19th century. Black performers, referred to as “sepia” dancers were touring, shaking, and setting the standard, but their stories are often erased or hidden by society. Today’s Black ecdysiasts are changing the narrative, by reclaiming their space on stage and in history — by documenting their legacy. Life in Sepia is a revival of burlesque through the decades, showing the imprint of Black excellence throughout the history of this underappreciated art form. Featuring a diverse revue of performances by The Maine Attraction, Perle Noire, Poison Ivory, Gigi Holliday, Genie Adagio, Vera Safire, Golden Mystique, Hi Ho Silver, and Domini'que Anjou. The Femmecee of the evening will be Liza Colby and Kia Warren.

WARNINGS
Adult themes and language

 

RECOMMENDED AGE
18 +

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FOR THE LOVE OF JAZZ

Staged Reading

by Raven Cassell

September 10-12

Set in NYC late 1920s-1930s this Jazzical (jazz musical) sits with a brilliant writer woman named Blue who chooses to in-fact, put her career first and have total control of her fluid sexuality, never staying long enough to be “stuck”  in love.  In her pursuit of “the best damn love story New York ever did read,” Blue falls into the quicksand with a smooth-talkin’ Saxophonist named Jazz where she finds power in loving and being loved.  When shit hits the fan, she’s left to clean herself up and define exactly what happiness is for her, whether that’s a life with or without the sweet sounds of Jazz. This career woman is far more familiar to us now, but the play looks at her nearly 100 years ago, navigating some of the same obstacles of liberation and autonomy with a backdrop of the Harlem Renaissance. It asks what it looks like for a woman to hold power and still navigate love.

WARNINGS
Adult themes and language

 

RECOMMENDED AGE
13 +