CALENDAR OF EVENTS
(Unless otherwise noted, Twilight Music events take place at HDT&G)
IN THE THEATER
**HDT&G regrets that we cannot
accept credit or debit cards as
payment for admission**
**Cash or checks only, please.**
Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 pm
PETERSON TOSCANO - “JESUS HAD TWO DADDIES”
Tickets: $10 (sliding scale)
Venue: Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery at 139 Main Street in downtown Brattleboro, VT
|“Jesus Had Two Daddies” is a ridiculously serious
look at scripture written and performed by Peterson Toscano. In his
newest play, comic performance artist, Peterson Toscano, explores the bizarre,
quirky, and at times disturbing world of the Bible. Drawing on his
skills as a character actor and his unconventional Bible scholarship, Peterson
unpacks well-known and lesser known Bible stories. In addition to using
comedy, he brings new insights to ancient Biblical passages. Peterson
also takes his audience back in time to when he lived as a closeted man desperately
trying to de-gay himself through various ex-gay treatments and many prayers.
Looking at his former marriage, his Pentecostal church experiences, and his
own trajectory of faith, Peterson expertly weaves together personal and Biblical
narratives to create an entertaining and thought provoking theater experience.
Believers and Non-Believers alike will welcome his hilarious and brilliantly insightful re-interpretations of ancient stories. The creator of the plays, "Doin' Time in the Homo No Mo Halfway House" and "I Can See Sarah Palin from my Window," Peterson Toscano is internationally renowned for his unique brand of performance art. Subversive, smart, and so much fun, Peterson is cracking open hearts and minds.
Praise for Peterson's ground-breaking play “Transfigurations”:
“Peterson Toscano's work combines astute readings of the Bible with great story-telling and comedy. He offers interpretations of the texts and insights that even experienced biblical scholars haven't seen before. When portrayed by Toscano, Bible stories and characters come to life with wit, sympathy, and humor.” - Dale Martin, Ph.D, Woolsey Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University. Author of Sex and the Single Savior and Pedagogy of the Bible
“Toscano brings a deep reverence for the Biblical text with him into his exploration of gender transgression. This play is mesmerizing and compels the viewer to see well known Bible stories in a brave new light.” - Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastor, House for All Sinners and Saints (ELCA) Author, Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television
“Bible-lovers, gender-transgressors of all sorts, people who love justice! Make haste to see Peterson Toscano's play “Transfigurations” as soon as possible! His biblical exegesis is insightful and accurate, and you will glean a whole new perspective painlessly because of his charming performance.” - Dr. Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, author of Omnigender, co-author of Transgender Journeys.
“It is an absolute must-see for all... I haven't had my brain opened up and refilled so gracefully in a long, long time. My heart loved it too.” - Scott Turner Schofield, performance artist and writer
For more information, visit petersontoscano.com.
Sunday, June 16 at 5:30 pm
THE STOCKWELL BROTHERS
Venue: The Putney Tavern lawn on Main Street in downtown Putney, VT
|Twilight Music continues its 11th annual Twilight
On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic,
swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts with The Stockwell Brothers.
The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 25.
All concerts begin at 5:30 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn
(bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case
of rain. The series is sponsored by the Town of Putney, Putney Food
Co-Op, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Inn, Next Stage Arts Project, The
Stockwell Brothers and many other Putney businesses and organizations.
The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will
Bruce, Barry and Alan Stockwell’s brand of newgrass and contemporary folk music covers straight ahead bluegrass songs, finger picked acoustic guitar ballads, full tilt breakdowns and traditional mandolin tunes mixed in with with more unusual fare: Americana melodies riding funk, reggae and Latin grooves, new singer/songwriter gems recast with 5-string banjo and trio harmonies, Celtic, jazzy, even neo-classical instrumentals... Down home meets modern folk meets world beat.
After almost four decades working together in southern Vermont (alongside a host of artists from Bill Monroe, Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs to Mary-Chapin Carpenter, Jonathan Edwards and Asleep At The Wheel), The Stockwell Brothers are the area's senior bluegrass ambassadors and a Green Mountain institution. Fans further afield first heard of them on two Flying Fish albums with Mike Auldridge and Phil Rosenthal of the bluegrass supergroup, The Seldom Scene. The Stockwells have performed throughout the United States and in Canada and Europe, and have released two albums, Stobro and Leave My Dreams Alone, as a trio. Bruce Stockwell is the 2005 bluegrass banjo contest winner at Merlefest, a four day celebration of American roots music held annually in Wilkesboro, N.C.
6/28 – ANTJE DUVEKOT w/ LIZZY MANDELL – Twilight Music presents award-winning (John Lennon Songwriting Competition, Kerrville Folk Festival Best New Folk Award, Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act) contemporary folk singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot at H-DT&G.
|The 2013 Twilight on the Tavern Lawn
concert series schedule is:
Sunday, June 2 PLANET ZYDECO - High Energy accordion/guitar driven dance music of Louisiana
Sunday, June 16 THE STOCKWELL BROTHERS - Down home newgrass meets contemporary folk meets world beat
Sunday, June 30 KAT WRIGHT & BRETT HUGHES - Americana music quartet featuring soaring vocal harmonies evoking timeless mountain traditions and bluesy soul
Sunday, July 14 DARLINGSIDE - String rock quintet with an exhilarating sound at the intersection of rock, classical and folk music
Sunday, July 28 SIMBA - Eight member funk and world beat band featuring blazing horns and scorching percussion
Sunday, August 11 OCCIDENTAL GYPSY - Acoustic Gypsy Pop quintet melding high-energy rhythms of Gypsy swing/jazz with melodic hooks of contemporary American music
Sunday, August 25 PRYDEIN – Celtic, bagpipe rock quintet that mixes a traditional Celtic repertoire with a rock music sensibility