Thanks to the support from our community we’ve been able to renew our Vermont PBS sponsorship for a ninth year! The Gay & Lesbian Fund will be a sponsor for the weekend edition of Newshour for six months (this show airs on Saturdays and Sundays at 5:30 PM) and the American Masters series for a year!
Here is the lineup of Vermont PBS shows sponsored by the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont thanks to the many Vermont PBS supporters who use the fund. Be sure to catch these great programs.
American Masters presents “Harper Lee: Hey Boo”
Saturday, July 11, 2 a.m. on Vermont PBS
Vermont Pride Theater’s 5th Annual Summer Festival – Friday July 17 – Sunday July 26
Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler announces its fifth annual Summer Pride Festival of LGBT performances in Randolph, Vermont, July 17-19 and 24-26. This season offers full productions of two exciting plays, neither seen before in Vermont, along with the Vermont debuts of two renowned guest artists. All performances will be presented in Randolph’s historic Chandler Music Hall, listed on the National Historic Register.
Jonathan Harvey’s 1993 play Beautiful Thing, a classic teen-coming-out story, will be presented on Friday, July 17th and Sunday, July 26th. Sarah Gubbins’ prize-winning new play The Kid Thing, examining the effect on two lesbian couples of one couple’s pregnancy, will be presented on Sunday, July 19th and Friday, July 24th. Filling out the two-weekend, six-night festival will be guest artists from both coasts: on Saturday, July 18th, John Epperson (“Lypsinka”) in his performance piece John Epperson: Show Trash; and on Saturday, July 25th, Terry Baum in HICK — A Love Story, exploring Eleanor Roosevelt’s lesbian relationship with reporter Lorena Hickok.
During the entire festival, landscapes and collages by visual artist Marie LaPre-Grabon will be on exhibit in the Chandler Downstairs Gallery.
All six performances will be followed by talk-backs between the performers and their audiences. A complimentary reception, to meet and greet the performers, will be offered after each talk-back.
Tickets for adults are $17 in advance, $20 day of show; for students, $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Or buy a four-admission pass for just $60. Advance-priced individual tickets and the pass are now available online at http://chandler-arts.org/events.php?event=345, or by calling (802) 728-6464 beginning July 6.
This fifth annual Summer Pride Theater Festival presents the concerns and issues of LGBT Vermonters with the goal of building bridges of understanding between them, their families and friends, and the wider community. Sponsorship support is provided by the Gay & Lesbian Fund of Vermont and the Samara Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation. Media support is provided by Vermont Public Radio.
The Gay & Lesbian Fund is happy to report that we are now part of Amazon Smile. When you shop at Amazon Smile you can choose the fund as your charity to support and a portion of all your qualifying purchases will be donated back to the Gay & Lesbian Fund. Simply follow this link for more details – http://smile.amazon.com/ch/43-2082613. Happy shopping!
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