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FREE: Join Us for a Special Discussion on Middle Eastern Politics

Wednesday, February 20, 5:00 PM
Lemal Community Room at Northern Stage

Northern Stage is excited to further explore the politics of the Middle East by bringing you a conversation with Alaa Al Aswany, Visiting Professor in Middle Eastern Studies at Dartmouth College and the most popular novelist writing in Arabic today. For those looking to dive deeper into discussions started by Oslo and Disgraced, or who simply want to enjoy a thought-provoking evening, this talk is sure to be a captivating experience for all.

Book your FREE tickets through the Box Office at or (802) 296-7000.

Alaa Al Aswany is a major political commentator and activist, listed as number one in Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2011. His novel, The Yacoubian Building, sold more than one million copies in English translation alone and of which The New York Times said “even the least politically oriented reader will find it engrossing.”

Artists’ Receptions

“I want to thank Northern Stage for being so supportive and not charging a commission on art sales. Many spaces ask up to 40% on sales, making it difficult for artists to sell work. I’ve donated some of my profits back to Northern Stage as a thank you.”

Sandra Williams-Crossley

In Conjunction with First Fridays in White River Junction
Join us on select Fridays for Artists’ Receptions with our featured artists throughout the season. Northern Stage’s Lobby Artists Program offers an opportunity for local and regional artists to exhibit visual arts in two Barrette Center for the Arts’ lobby areas: The Roesch Family Lobby and The Upper Lobby. Lobby art rotates on a regular basis and is selected to contextualize the onstage work at the Barrette Center for the Arts. This may manifest as a metaphorical reflection of the themes of the season or a more literal representation of the particular shows or ideas. We hope this program is a gift to our community, allowing visual artists’ work to be viewed by our patrons, while providing those patrons with another cultural touchpoint that is relevant to the work onstage.

2018-19 Artists’ Receptions Schedule:

Friday, July 6, 2018, 5-7 PM
Roesch Family Lobby in the Barrette Center for the Arts
Featured artists: Carol Shearon, Sue Lawrence, and Andrew William.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 5-7 PM
Roesch Family Lobby in the Barrette Center for the Arts
Featured artists:   Shari Boraz, John Kantack, Matthew Sergeant, Craig Sterritt, and Sandra Williams-Crossley.
Special Feature: Poetry Open Mic
Our Poetry Open Mic will feature Deming Holleran, reading poems from her book Gypsy Song (published 2015) and will also bring poems authored by Elizabeth Bishop. We invite everyone to bring your favorite poem to read.

Friday, December 7, 2018, 5-7 PM
Roesch Family Lobby in the Barrette Center for the Arts
Featured artists: Kata Sasvari and Kathy Lowe.

Friday, February 1, 2019, 5-7 PM
Roesch Family Lobby in the Barrette Center for the Arts
Featured artist: Olivia Janna.

Friday, April 5, 2019, 5-7 PM
Roesch Family Lobby in the Barrette Center for the Arts
Featured artists: Amy Fortier and Chris Peirce.

Opening Night Receptions

Join us for a complimentary post-show reception with the cast and crew in the Roesch Family Lobby immediately following each opening night performance.

2018-19 Season Opening Night Receptions:

Oslo, Saturday, September 22
Dear Elizabeth, Saturday, October 6
Matilda The Musical, Saturday, November 17
Venus Rising, Saturday, February 2
Buyer & Cellar, Saturday, March 2
Once, Saturday, April 13

Opening Night Receptions are sponsored by

Celebrity Saturdays

On the second Saturday of each production’s run, we invite you to join us for a short post-show conversation with the company.

2018-19 Season Celebrity Saturdays:

Oslo, Saturday, September 29
Dear Elizabeth, Saturday, October 27
Matilda The Musical, Saturday, November 24
Venus Rising, Saturday, February 9
Buyer & Cellar, Saturday, March 9
Once, Saturday, April 20

Celebrity Saturdays are sponsored by

Tours & Talks

Northern Stage is pleased to provide an inside look at all it takes to produce professional, world-class theater and educational programs through our Tours & Talks Program. To request a 30 – 45 minute tour of our home, the Barrette Center for the Arts, and/or our Administrative & Production Building, please click here to be directed to a Tours & Talks request form. You will be contacted within an week of submitting your request.

Spot On & Lobby Talks

Spot On is a series of community conversations designed to illuminate the major themes of selected plays in Northern Stage’s main stage season. Featuring artists, academics, community leaders, and inspirational figures you will want to hear from, these conversations are curated to spark resonant dialogue among our community members. Conversations take place prior to a Sunday afternoon performance: talks begin at 3 PM and end at 4 PM and – NEW in 2018 – are followed by receptions in the Roesch Family Lobby with light snacks and beverages. Spot On conversations are free and open to the public, but you must reserve your seat by contacting the Box Office at or by calling (802) 296-7000. Click on the title above for more information on this season’s Spot On Conversations and Lobby Talks.

Spot On Conversations are sponsored by