YOH THEATER 2019–2020 SEASON

October 11 (7pm), 12(7pm), 13 (3pm)
Metamorphoses, by Mary Zimmerman

Metamorphoses brings Ovid’s tales to stunning visual life. Set in and around a large pool of water onstage, Metamorphoses juxtaposes the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image to reflect the variety and persistence of narrative in the face of inevitable change.


December 13 (7pm), 14 (7pm), 15 (3pm)
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Adapted by John Mortimer

Charles Dickens’ famous tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from embittered skinflint to generous benefactor has been dramatized by John Mortimer with typical flair and wit. Retaining Dickens’ own ironic point of view through the use of the Chorus, whose asides and observations enrich and propel the drama, Mortimer has created a panoramic view of Victorian London with all the much-loved characters–miserly Scrooge, the loving Cratchits, faithful Nephew Fred–in place.


January 24 (7pm), 25 (7pm)
Voices From The Shadows

Following a reading of the book Inside Out and Back Again, by Thanhha Lai, 7th grade students will explore refugee situations around the world, and develop their own writings as they attempt to understand the lives of young teens growing up in these circumstances. The 7th graders will take their writings to the stage and develop a performance piece using the attributes of speak chorus, lighting, costumes and movement to enhance their writings.


March 13 (7pm), 14 (7pm), 15 (3pm)
As You Like It, by William Shakespeare
New musical adaptation by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery
Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub

Named one of The New York Times‘ best shows of 2017, As You Like It is an immersive dream-like tale of faithful friends, feuding families and lovers in disguise. Forced from their homes, Orlando, Duke Senior, his daughter Rosalind and niece Celia, escape to the Forest of Arden, a fantastical place of transformation, where all are welcomed and embraced. Lost amidst the trees, the refugees find community and acceptance under the stars. Featuring an original folk-pop score by Taub, As You Like It is appropriate for all audiences and groups. Fall under love’s spell with this magical story!


May 1 (7pm), 2 (7pm), 3 (3pm)
She Kills Monsters
by Qui Nguyen
by Sarah DeLappe

“A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In the high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90’s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.”

 

About

“Arts – dance, theatre, fine arts and music – are the cultural character of the community.”

Woodstock Union High School’s Yoh Theatre Players is a program based on the premise that all students, either as participants or spectators, should have an opportunity during a four-year period to experience a variety of performances chosen from a large international body of serious, dramatic literature.

There are normally four productions throughout the school year as well as summer shows.  These shows are always ambitious, challenging, lots of hard work and fun.  Recent shows include PUSH: the Edge, The Wiz, The Three Musketeers, These Shining Lives, Fly by Night and many more.

Contact

YOH THEATRE PLAYERS
Woodstock Union High School & Middle School
100 Amsden Way
Woodstock, Vermont 05091

We are looking forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to get in touch via the form below, we will get back to you as soon as possible.


All photos on this site (unless otherwise noted) are ©Rick Russell. Some of Rick’s work can be viewed here: Rick Russell Vt Standard galleries