Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre presents two short plays by Steve Martin

Jan. 18-20—RUTLAND—On Jan. 18, 19, and 20, Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre (ART) will present two short plays by Steve Martin at 7:30 p.m. in the Brick Box of the Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St., Rutland: “Zig-Zag Woman” and “The Wasp.”

In the “Zig-Zag Woman,” pushed to amazing lengths to relieve profound loneliness, a waitress separates herself into three parts in her quest for a man.

In “The Wasp,” the characters live in the fractured landscape of 1950s suburbia.

A white Protestant family exists in a dark limbo of expectation and routine. People surround mom but she is deeply alone; dad speaks in platitudes, and the children fear anything new. Producing director of ART, Sandra Gartner, said, “January is our company’s time to produce something different from the rest of our season. When director Garrett Robin came to me with the idea of presenting the two one-acts by Steve Martin, it was the perfect pairing for our winter slot.”

The cast for the shows feature Maya Reddington, Richard Reed, Paul Burroughs, Lennon Philo, Lily Kelly, Nicole Jane and Nanci Gordon. Director is Garrett Robin; stage manager is Matthew Eckler.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the Paramount Theatre Box Office; by calling 802-775-0903; online at; or at the door.

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