Theatre Group Ltd.'s NIGHT FIRES Returns to Town Hall Theater This Weekend
Night Fires, Theatre Group Ltd.'s much-loved winter solstice celebration returns to Town Hall Theater this weekend, beginning December 20. The annual event weaves together texts, music and dance from many cultures to create something new and wondrous every year.
This year's edition takes a musical journey to the lands of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Greece, Tahiti, Cuba, Russia, Mongolia, Sephardic Spain, Sweden, Bosnia and elsewhere. It tells a tale of a young woman and her journey into the dark earth, a tale of the cycling seasons.
Music directors are once again the talented pair Shaun Bengson and Abigail Nessen Bengson. Night Fires founder Marianne Lust directs. Mythical masks by artist Ellen Graf, original costumes in the spirit of central Asia by Sophie Pickens, poetry from the English speaking world as well as a Rumi or two in translation all blend seamlessly together to once more create the magic Night Fires audiences have come to expect.
Night Fires will be at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury for four performances: tonight, December 20 at 8 PM, December 21 at 4 and 8 PM, December 22 at 4 PM. Tickets are $23, $20 seniors and $18 students, and are available at 802 382-9222, www.townhalltheater.org, at the THT Box Office (Daily except Sunday, Noon - 5 pm) and at the door, if available. Pre-show singing begins approximately 20 minutes before the show.
Photo credit: Kim Newman