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Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre presents ‘Let’s Talk!’

Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. — RUTLAND —Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre (VART) will present “Let’s Talk!”, a community discussion promoting Mental Health Awareness Month in May which will be facilitated by professionals and sparked by the short works of Vermont Playwrights. The benefit performance will be held on Saturday, May 7.

There will be two performances presented at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 117 West Street in Rutland. UUC is the home for VART and the shows will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets for both performances are $10 and can be paid for at the door by cash or check or purchased in advance through EVVNT at the following link: tickets.evvnt.com/organizations/vermont-actors-repertory-theatre.

Kristen Hixon, the director for these performances, said, “We will present four plays that focus on major issues facing people who have mental health challenges or have experienced trauma in their lives.”

The plays include:

  • “Glacier” by Lesley Becker
  • “Eddie at Clearwater” by Jeanne Beckwith
  • “Cheat a Little” by Sandy Celauro
  • “Executive Dysfunction” by Dvora Zipkin

Hixon and Sandra Gartner serve as co-producers of Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre.

The proceeds from the shows on May 7 will be split between the local chapters of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Content advisory for those who choose to see either performance which includes such topics as eating disorders and body image, sexual assault, addiction, mental illness and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

For more information on this program or others, email [email protected]

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