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Rathmines Road

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Our dates have been changed!

Due to positive COVID cases among the cast and crew, we have rescheduled the remaining performances of Rathmines Road to May 13th-May 22nd. Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 3:00. To make a reservation please call (802)258-1344 or email vtcreservations@gmail.com.

Everyone is doing well, and we are very grateful to vaccines for keeping us safe and keeping symptoms mild. We are pleased to be able to share this production after the unexpected cancelation.

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The Vermont Theatre Company welcomes our community to the East Coast premiere of Rathmines Road, written by Deirdre Kinahan and directed by Charlene Kennedy.  

 

Rathmines Road is set in a small room over the course of a single night. A woman and her husband return to Ireland after the death of her parents to meet with a local estate agent about arranging for the sale of her family homestead. During the evening, suppressed memories of sexual assault and its consequences are brought into the light of day. Tensions rise as the hard  question of taking responsibility for our actions is asked. 

 

The cast features Cassandra Holloway in the role of Sandra. The cast also included Cyndi Cain as Linda, Brandyn Peterson as Dairne, Harral Hamilton as Eddie, and Tony Manica as Ray. Tara Sabino-Potter serves as the stage manager, Susan E. Sanders as the set designer, and Cameron Cobane as fight choreographer.

 

After the premiere performance on Friday, April 29 there will be a talk back session with a representative from The Women’s Freedom Center. Those who are interested in this event are encouraged to make a reservation.

Tickets can be purchased at the door using cash, check, or card. Reservations can be made online at vtcreservations@gmail.com or through the VTC reservation telephone line at 802-258-1344. Proof of vaccination or a negative test are required for entry to the Hooker-Dunham.

 

The Vermont Theatre Company will be donating $1 for each ticket sold during the 2021-2022 season to Safe Place Child Advocacy, which provides services to both children and adults who have endured physical and/or sexual violence.

 

Trigger Warning: This production contains materials related to sexual violence that some may find upsetting and disturbing. It is not suitable for young audiences.

Director's Perspective:

My partner and I were in Ireland in 2018 and happened to catch a performance of the world premiere of Rathmines Road at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. The Kavanagh hearings had recently been concluded and the topic of sexual assault and the question of truth had filled the news and social media for weeks. Rathmines Road explored the same questions of sexual assault and those of secret traumas.

 

How long can a secret be held? At what cost? How does a traumatic event held in secret affect a person? What is the price of breaking the silence and who will pay it?

 

I am grateful Vermont Theatre Company chose to include Rathmines Road in their season and provided me the opportunity to explore these questions and more in the East Coast premiere of the play.

May 13-15 & 20-22, 2022

Friday & Saturday - 7:30 pm

Sunday - 3:00 pm

General Admission - $15.00

Students & Seniors - $13.00

Hooker-Dunham Theater

Brattleboro, VT

Reservations:

802-258-1344

vtcreservations@gmail.com