Guilford Center Stage opens its third season with Our Enemy’s Cup, the premiere of a full-length play by Guilford playwright, Michael Nethercott, who also directs the production. The play will be given three performances, with shows on Friday and Saturday, May 5 & 6, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, May 7, at 2:00 pm, upstairs at Broad Brook Grange.
General Admission tickets are $10, available in advance at: http://bpt.me/2792718 or 1-800-838-3006, or at the door.
Our Enemy’s Cup is the recipient of the Vermont Playwrights Award, the Clauder Competition (Best Vermont Play) and the Nor’easter Play Writing Competition. The play is a study of betrayal, loyalty and accountability set in occupied France during the Second World War. In the wake of a compromised Resistance action, the citizens of a small town are forced to judge one of their own, and, in doing so, make a fateful decision.
The cast, from seven area towns, includes both actors who have appeared in previous Guilford productions, and newcomers. The players are: Marvin Shedd, Richard Epstein, Beverly Miller, William Stearns, Julie Holland, Cris Parker-Jennings, Jan van Oene, Josh Cunningham, Joel Kaemmerlen, Jeremy West, and Elias Burgess.
Guilford Center Stage is a project of Broad Brook Grange, begun in 2015 to make greater use of the building’s 19th century stage. Its particular goal is to present “place-based” plays, which have regional or local connections. The theater is up a flight of stairs. Broad Brook Grange is at 3940 Guilford Center Rd., just under 4 miles west of the Guilford Country Store.