Matthew Lickona 12:30 p.m., Nov. 14
Sandglass Theater: Babylon
For almost 40 years, Vermont’s Sandglass Theater has been dedicated to the arts of theater and puppetry as a means of exploring contemporary issues and inspiring dialogue. The company visits programs focused around refugees. This action-packed, high energy production is Sandglass’ response to the worldwide refugee crisis. The work examines the relationship of refugees to their homelands, and the conflicts that exist within the American communities to which they have fled. Working with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, Sandglass interviewed asylum-seekers to gain insight into their plight and the challenges of resettlement. Using puppets, moving panoramic scrolls, and original four-part choral songs, Babylon tells the stories of seven refugees at a metaphorical hearing about their need for asylum. Their stories intertwine: one of the refugees is a ghost; another is a voiceless caterpillar. The others come from Syria, Afghanistan, El Salvador, and Burundi. Babylon blends first-hand testimony with imaginary figures to give us a perspective on how we respond to the enormity of this crisis.
- Age limit: 18+
- When: Saturday, April 18, 2020, 8 p.m.
- Cost: $33 - $52 | Get tickets