Middlebury Acting Co. performs live online

MIDDLEBURY — The public is invited to experience an online world premiere. Middlebury Acting Company will present the virtual world premiere of “St. Bernard, An Opioid Play” by Peter Espenshade and directed by Rebecca Strum, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, and Friday, May 29, via live stream.
“St. Bernard, An Opioid Play” follows the story of Amanda, a young mother struggling to stay clean and get her infant daughter back from Vermont’s Department for Children and Families. While Amanda works hard with a sympathetic nurse and does well, her erstwhile boyfriend, the charismatic Kenny, strays from the path of recovery with his two sidekick friends and gets into all sorts of trouble, imperiling Amanda’s success.

MACo has been working with Recovery Vermont President Peter Espenshade on the development of his script since last fall, and, due to COVID-19, is introducing the play online in two serialized installments. Ultimately, this timely, funny and vital Vermont story will be presented onstage, but for an early look at the project join the company on YouTube for a live-streamed performance. Each act will last about 45 minutes and will be taped for viewing at any time.

The performances will be live streamed on MACo’s YouTube Channel.


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