New play festival explores the American dream

Middlebury’s Swift House Inn will become a temporary home to creative theater work next week when the Middlebury Acting Co. presents its first-ever festival of new plays, a three-day event that will showcase three original works and offer workshops to aspiring playwrights.

New play tells the story of a reproductive rights pioneer

A few hours at the theater can help us escape momentarily from the wrenching problems of the real world. But sometimes a play does an even more important job by revealing and dramatizing the kind of person who might help bring us back from the brink, and … (read more)

What’s under the tent? Swift House increases its cultural footprint

The Swift House in conjunction with the Middlebury New Film Festival and Town Hall Theater will host a series of live events outside “Under the Tent” from Aug. 2 to 28.

Restaurant workers help bring joy to homeless shelters

Recently eight local restaurants participated in an effort provide Christmas cookies to homeless shelters around the state.

Middlebury Acting Co. brings comedy to town

Middlebury Acting Company continues its 2021 outdoor season with “Outside Mullingar,” a feisty romantic comedy about two Irish outsiders by John Patrick Shanley.

Middlebury Acting Co. presents ‘Outside Mullingar’

After a wonderful production of “Constellations” under the tent at the Swift House Inn, Middlebury Acting Company returns with its second selection of the season with Irish American playwright, John Patrick Shanley’s “Outside Mullingar.” Shanley, who wrot … (read more)

‘Constellations’ brings stars to Middlebury

Slowly, slowly, the stars are beginning to align. We’re emerging from this pandemic with some trepidation — nod to the Delta variant — but nonetheless, press forward. Masks on, masks off… masks on again? Let’s do whatever it takes to hold onto the live pe … (read more)

New sunset film series begins at the Swift House Inn

MIDDLEBURY — If great weather and the recent lifting of COVID-19 restrictions still isn’t enough to get you out and mingling, here’s another huge reason: the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival’s inaugural “Sunset Series at Swift House Inn/Summer of Scorse … (read more)

Swift House Inn, Jessica’s Restaurant sold to new owners

MIDDLEBURY — Matthew Robinson and Serena Kim are planning ahead for a big wedding at their new acquisition, Middlebury’s historic Swift House Inn. Their own. It’ll be on July 3, 2021, which will carry symbolism for them for a number of reasons — not the l … (read more)

Swift House owner eyes seat on Middlebury selectboard

MIDDLEBURY — Swift House Inn co-owner Dan Brown is no stranger to serving his country. Prior to becoming an innkeeper, the U.S. Naval Academy graduate spent 27 years piloting ships, P-3 airplanes and a segment of the Navy’s acquisition management division … (read more)

Literacy project invites kids to Halloween event

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College’s Page One Literacy Project is inviting families to come to its annual Halloween event on Saturday, Oct. 26, from noon-2 p.m. at the Swift House Inn. Page One Literacy Project is a program that visits elementary schools in … (read more)