DORSET — A new theater initiative is holding a touring concert reading of Truman Capote’s holiday classic “A Christmas Memory” to benefit Vermont flood relief.
Newly formed Vermont Public Theater, in partnership with Vermont Arts Exchange, Vermont Public and the Savoy Theater in Montpelier, will present — with permission from the Truman Capote Literary Trust — the concert reading performed by renowned actor Dan Butler and directed by Dina Janis. It will be presented in three different venues during the month of December, and performances are free but audiences are encouraged to make a donation to the Vermont Community Foundation’s VT Flood Response and Recovery Fund.
The first presentation, in partnership with Vermont Arts Exchange, will be held at Little City Cider in Bennington on Dec. 9 at 7 pm This will be followed by a performance at the Savoy Theater in Montpelier on Dec. 16 at 6 pm, and will conclude with a final showing at Vermont Public’s Stetson Studio One in Colchester on Dec. 19 at 7 pm
Established this last year, Vermont Public Theater intends to bring top-notch theater to folks where they live and in ways that embrace, engage and serve community. This will be its first offering, followed by an Audio Drama Podcast Series Verité in 2024, and additional in-person programming in summer and fall of 2024.
Vermont Community Foundation has a long history of supporting Vermonters through its various funds and programs.
Vermont Arts Exchange, led by Matthew Perry since 1993, offers inspired year-round arts education programs, exhibitions, and performances such as the popular Basement Music Series. The Savoy Theater in Montpelier has been an eclectic art house space since 1905, and currently provides Vermonters with thought-provoking documentaries and independent features, as well as hosting the Green Mountain Film Festival each spring. Vermont Public was created in 2021 when Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS merged into one unified public media organization.
“We are so excited to be joined by such stalwart Vermont institutions in helping raise funds for our hard-hit friends and neighbors in the region. What a great way to ring in the holiday season,” said Janis, artistic director of Vermont Public Theater.
For more information and to reserve tickets, email v[email protected] or go to vermontpublictheater.com.
Information about Vermont Community Foundation’s VT Flood Response and Recovery Fund can be found at vermontcf.org/our-impact/programs-and-funds/vt-flood-response.