Hilarious melodramas performed by youth theater
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BRATTLEBORO- Jane Baker and Nick Bombicino take on directing for the epically dramatic and painfully hilarious summer melodramas. Taking theater down to its basics, Bombicino and Baker have taught NEYT’s young actors how to approach a play with larger than life, fearless, and bold acting.

Based on a style influenced by the clowning and high drama of the “Gay ‘90s,” these NEYT melodramas will have kids and parents in the audience hissing and booing, laughing and cheering, and rolling in the aisles.

“Le Moustache” was written by Bombicino and Harry Poster, and is directed by Bombicino with Shannon Ward. Young heroes, deceivingly helpless maidens, riches, ransom, prospectors, bumbling policemen, and of course, mustachioed villains traipse about the stage. The young hero, Nigel Dashington, must rescue the only daughter of his boss, Richard Denue, who has been kidnapped by the meddling and misunderstood Benoit De Le Moustache. Follow along as various members of the town, police force, and forest folk get tied up in this case of a classic kidnapping caper.

“Le Moustache” performs on Friday, June 29, at 8 pm; Saturday, June 30, at 6 pm; and and Monday, July 1, at 3 pm.

“Snow White: A Fairy Fail” was written by Baker, who also directs with Alex Luckham. Join the melodramatic NEYT students for a comedic attempt at the Snow White story in. Snow White and her seven small sidekicks scheme to outwit the wicked queen and her magic mirror.

“Snow White: A Fairy Fail” performs Friday, June 29, at 6 pm; Saturday, June 30, at 8 pm; and Monday, July 1, at 1 pm.

Tickets for these performances are $7 and may be purchased in advance at www.neyt.org or at the NEYT box office in person, or by phone (802) 246-6398, from 12 to 5 pm on Wednesdays. The shows play at New England Youth Theatre, 100 Flat Sreet.

New England Youth Theatre is an accessible theater, with accommodations for wheelchairs, and assistive listening devices for patrons who are hard of hearing. Call (802) 246-6398 for more information.
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