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'Esai’s Table'

Thu., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 19, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 20, 5 p.m., Thu., Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 26, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 27, 5 p.m. at 5 S. Main St.

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    'The Last Wide Open'

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    Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 19

    Jamien Forrest directs a cast of two in a romantic play portraying three alternate realities for a young waitress and an Italian immigrant. Presented by Vermont Stage. at Black Box Theater, Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center in Burlington (map). $29.70-38.50.

    'Forever Plaid'

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    Through Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 20, 2 p.m., Through Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 26, 3 & 7:30 p.m.

    A car accident cuts a promising young band's career short before it starts. But they're returned to Earth for one last big gig in this musical revue of 1950s doo-wop favorites. at The Grange Theatre in South Pomfret. Upper Valley (map). $28-35.

    'Pride and Prejudice'

    'Pride and Prejudice'

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    Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 20

    “Jane Austen was a radical,” writes Lost Nation Theater producing artistic director Kathleen Keenan in a press release for the Montpelier theater company’s production of Pride and Prejudice. “The fact that she wrote these stories, that they were completely from the feminine perspective … was radical.” For the final show of its 2019 season, LNT stages Austen’s beloved tale of the strong-willed Lizzy Bennet and the wealthy and enigmatic Mr. Darcy. Keenan directs a cast of Vermont and New York City actors in Kate Hamill’s lively theatrical adaptation that the Wall Street Journal says is “done over in the revved-up manner of a Hollywood screwball comedy.” at Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier City Hall in Montpelier. Barre/Montpelier (map). $10-30.

    'Esai’s Table'

    'Esai’s Table'

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    Thu., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 19, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 20, 5 p.m., Thu., Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 26, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 27, 5 p.m.

    When Jarvis Antonio Green started JAG Productions in 2016, part of his mission was to incubate “new work that excites broad intellectual engagement.” To that end, the Upper Valley theater company commences its fourth season with the world premiere of a fantastical drama by Brooklyn-based playwright Nathan Yungerberg. Esai’s Table, presented in partnership with New York City’s Cherry Lane Theatre, follows three young black men as they brave a mythical sea voyage from atop a magical table. Starring Dimitri Carter, Cornelius Davidson, Marcus Gladney Jr. and Benton Greene, this imaginative theater work navigates subjects such as love, friendship, family and black lives. Catch preview performances on Thursday and Friday before opening night on Saturday. at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. Upper Valley (map). $35.

    'Indecent'

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    Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 2 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through Oct. 20

    Playwright Paula Vogel's Tony Award-winning tale recounts the true story of the cast of the 1923 Broadway play God of Vengeance, who were arrested on opening night on obscenity charges. at Weston Playhouse Second Stage at Walker Farm in Weston. Brattleboro/Okemo Valley (map). $45-60.

    'Inherit the Wind'

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    Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30-10 p.m., Sun., Oct. 20, 2 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 26, 2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 25

    Essex Community Players stage Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's drama centered on the case of a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution. at Essex Memorial Hall in Essex. Chittenden County (map). $16-18.

    'Oliver!'

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    Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Oct. 20

    An orphaned boy yearns to escape London's seedy underworld in this musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale Oliver Twist, presented by the Valley Players. at Valley Players Theater in Waitsfield. Mad River Valley/Waterbury (map). $10-20.

    Metropolitan Opera Live in HD: 'Turandot'

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    Sat., Oct. 19, 12:55 p.m.

    Soprano Christine Goerke plays the title role in Puccini's final opera, a fairy tale about a prince who must solve three riddles to win the hand of an icy princess — or die trying. at Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury. Northeast Kingdom (map). $16-25.

    'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'

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    Sun., Oct. 20, 3 p.m.

    Six quirky competitors face off in a fictional spelling bee in this musical comedy presented by the St. Johnsbury Players. at St. Johnsbury School in St. Johnsbury. Northeast Kingdom (map). $8-10.
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