A Staged Reading of a New Work


Steven L. Calvert’s new play, “The Florists,” needs you to come see it, and stay after to discuss with the director (also our lead actress) and the playwright.

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Briggs Opera House, 5 South Main Street in White River Junction, VT


  • Saturday evening, September 24, 2016 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday afternoon, September 25, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Tickets $15 in advance or at the door, primarily to pay seven local actors.

This event is co-sponsored by OSHER @ Dartmouth, the lifelong learning program. Bring your spouse and friends—there’s no telling who may see something that makes a difference.

You’ll be working with a different kind of love story:

The old florists believe flowers speak to women—but can their magic help Max win Molly despite her family’s interference, the ghost of her dead husband, and that pretty woman with designs on Max?

This is a “staged reading,” the last step in a new play’s development before it goes to market. Actors rehearse with the director, and run the play for a live audience while reading from scripts. They enter and exit, and move around the stage, as in a full production; a minimalist set and certain props (chairs, tables, flowers, etc.) are used; some lighting directs the audience’s attention.

You’ll enjoy Christine Williamson of Orford’s Moonsong Studios in the lead role. She’s also directing the production. Christine starred in the “table reading” of this play last fall, and became a partner in its development. That’s her poster art, too. We also acknowledge David Briggs, who has offered his Opera House, and his partnership, to help develop the Upper Valley arts scene.

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Bow Thayer with Sherman Holmes, George Kilby, Jr & Sam Doyle


bow-thayer-briggs-webYellow House Media presents Bow Thayer with Sherman Holmes and George Kilby, Jr. in an extraordinary evening where southern blues meets northern bluegrass folk rock. Bow Thayer, well-known for his genre-busting folk/rock/bluegrass style and his unusual line up of hybrid instruments will perform at the Briggs Opera House alongside the legendary Sherman Holmes and George Kilby, Jr.

Sherman Holmes is the eldest and last surviving member of the legendary Holmes Brothers. He shared in the winning of the Blues Foundation’s Band of the Year (’05) and Album of the Year (’08) as well as a NEA National Heritage Fellowship (’14), and has continued the Holmes Brothers’ tradition of sharing his musical and spiritual talents with artists from all genres of music. With The Holmes Brothers, he worked very closely with Joan Osborne, Peter Gabriel, Willie Nelson, and many more.

George Kilby Jr and Sherman Holmes, both veterans of the NYC “Dan Lynch” blues scene in the 80s, re-connected after the recent passing of Holmes Brothers Wendell and Popsy Dixon. A native of Alabama, frontman singer songwritier George Kilby, Jr. grew up listening to Southern Rock and Country music.   In addition to Pinetop Perkins, Kilby has worked with Henry Butler, Charmaine Neville, Coco Robicheaux, and Rosco Gordon.  The George Kilby, Jr. Trio features new songs co-written by George Kilby, Jr and Sherman Holmes as well as some Holmes Brothers classics with drummer and singer extraordinaire, Sam Doyle.



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