January 21, 2018

Vermont Stage produces ‘Dancing Lessons’

Observer courtesy photo Vermont Stage will produce ‘Dancing Lessons’ at FlynnSpace March 9-27.

Vermont Stage will produce “Dancing Lessons,” written by Mark St. Germain, at FlynnSpace March 9-27.

Appearing on stage in Vermont for the first time, “Dancing Lessons” is about a scientist with Asperger’s who knocks on the door of his neighbor, a Broadway dancer now sidelined from an injury, to seek dancing lessons so he can participate in an event being held in his honor. As their relationship unfolds, they’re caught off-guard by the hilarious and touching discoveries they make about each other that extend beyond mere footwork and reach straight into the soul.

With Cael Barkman appearing as Senga and Andrew Butterfield as Ever, audiences will fall in love with this two-person cast.

Following the Thursday performances of “Dancing Lessons,” Vermont Stage will be hosting Talkback Thursdays, a discussion panel for audience members. These panels feature an array of advocates, experts and professionals who will speak about the themes of each production and how they are relevant to Vermonters today.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays–Saturdays, and 2 p.m. on Sundays, with an additional matinee on Saturday, March 6. Tickets are $37.50 for adults and $33.75 for students on Friday and Saturday evenings, and $32 and $28.80, respectively, for all other performances. Call 863-5966 or go online to www.flynntix.org to purchase tickets. For more information about the play or Vermont Stage, visit www.vermontstage.org.

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