On December 19, 2018

‘Night Fires’ illuminates Town Hall Theater

Dec. 21-23—MIDDLEBURY—The night fires will be lit once more on Dec. 21, 22 and 23 at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.

Theatre Group, Ltd’s annual winter solstice pageant or mystery play for our times will this year, as in many performances past, be a song of celebration for the earth and all who live upon it.

With a winding tale held together by a spider who once was a woman and a man who is also a bear and then is a man once more, music and songs from all around the globe create a web of magic and wild mystery, of humor and pathos, within which the spoken words unfold.

Hymns to bees and sparrows, maple trees and women are danced as well as sung to music as diverse as traditional gospel, Latin American bachata, Bulgarian choral and contemporary waltzes from Finland.

Poems from the Inuit who live high in the Pacific Northwest and by the great Spanish poet Antonio Machado jump up in between the written text created by Marianne Lust and Deborah Lubar.

Love for this long tradition brings together a core group of dedicated and talented local performers with those who travel from California, Louisiana, Maine and New Mexico just to be a part of the joy of performing together in order to offer a gift to all who come to be a part of the audience. Pre-show singing begins approximately twenty minutes before the performance.

Performances are Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Dec. 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission; $21 for seniors; and $20 for students.

Tickets may be purchased at townhalltheater.org, by calling 802-382-9222, at the THT box office, or at the door one hour before show time. The Town Hall Theater is located at 68 S. Pleasant St., Middlebury.

Everyone is welcome at “Night Fires,” and young ones frequently love it. “Night Fires,” however, is not a kids’ show and occasionally includes material considered to be somewhat mature in nature and may not be suitable for all.

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