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The Cutting Edge brings ‘Heroes of the Fourth Turning’

Several times each season, Middlebury Acting Company shares the bold, clever work of some of the most dynamic young playwrights to hit the New York scene in the last five to 10 years. The plays selected for these local readings have enjoyed a successful run in a boundary-pushing Off-Broadway theater. Each play speaks to our contemporary moment. 

On Sunday, Feb. 27, at 4 p.m., MACo’s The Cutting Edge series will present “Heroes of the Fourth Turning” by Will Arbery, a 2020 Pulitzer Prize Finalist. The reading will take place at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. Admission is free, donations encouraged. 

Here’s the plot: Near midnight in Wyoming, four alumni of a conservative Catholic college return for a reunion to confront themselves and each other, clashing over theology, politics and personal responsibility.

The series is curated and directed by Becky Strum, who has a distinguished history of directing and teaching theater in the New York Metro area.  Each play will be rehearsed and performed by Vermont’s finest actors.

COVID protocols: All patrons (age 5+) will be required to show valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination, including booster if eligible. Patrons age 18+ must also present photo ID. Documents maybe printed or digital form. Alternately, patrons may provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of attendance. All audience members (Age 2+) myst wear masks. For more information visit

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