Set in 1945, a group of artists and one "elderly woman of unbalanced mental capacity" work to stop a greedy profiteer and his gang of villains from blowing up Paris to search for oil. It is an iconic tale of finding joy in an environment that is overwhelmed with a challenge of beauty vs. greed.
From an early age, Michael has been involved in theatre, both on and off stage. He has performed with different theater groups in Vermont, including Vermont Children’s Theatre, Cabot Community and St. Johnsbury Academy, as well as appearing on Vanity Fair. Some of the roles Michael has played include Richard III in Shakespeare’s Richard III, Gomez Addams in The Addams Family, Prince Charming in Into the Woods, Edward Ferras in Sense and Sensibility, and Motel the Tailor in Fiddler on the Roof. Michael also has been heavily involved in children’s theatre, directing shows for the Vermont Children’s Theatre and St. Johnsbury Academy, as well as writing original pieces. In 2018, Michael received the W. Clark Noise Award from the St. Johnsbury Players.
The Tragedy of Richard III is based loosely on the final stretch of England’s War of the Roses, a series of battles between the House of York and the House of Lancaster that lasted many years.
This play tells a light-hearted story of a small oil business's struggle to stay afloat amidst the fast-paced companies building up around them. Directed by two students, Brigita Ruta and Thomas Bodoh, this play contains mistaken identity, hidden love, and so much more!
A highly celebrated play, Kate Hamill’s adaption of Austen’s beloved novel has been celebrated as inventive, faithful and hilarious, one of the best adaptations of this classic tale.
Two Gentlemen of Verona is about two best friends, Proteus and Valentine. They travel to Milan where they both fall in love with Silvia. Silvia loves Valentine, but Proteus pursues her despite the fact he has a girlfriend at home. The story that unfolds is both comedic and heart-warming to audiences of all ages.
Nominated for several awards upon its Broadway premiere in 1959, THE MIRACLE WORKER is the true story of the early relationship between deaf-blind prodigy Helen Keller, and her life-long teacher and friend, Annie Sullivan. When young Helen’s ferocity escalates beyond control, her family recruits the help of Annie Sullivan, a twenty-year-old half-blind Irish student, as a last resort before institutionalizing their daughter.