The Vermont Theatre Company welcomes our community to the East Coast premiere of Rathmines Road, written by Deirdre Kinahan and directed by Charlene Kennedy. Performances will be held from April 29 – May 1 and May 6 – May 8, 2022 at the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery at 139 Main Street in Brattleboro. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 P.M. and Sunday performances begin at 3:00 P.M. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at the door using cash, check, or card. Reservations can be made online at [email protected] or through the VTC reservation telephone line at 802-258-1344. Proof of vaccine or a negative test is required for entry to the Hooker-Dunham.
Rathmines Road is set in a small room over the course of a single night. A woman and her husband return to Ireland after the death of her parents to meet with a local estate agent about arranging for the sale of her family homestead. During the evening, suppressed memories of sexual assault and its consequences are brought into the light of day. Tensions rise as the hard question of taking responsibility for our actions is asked.
The cast features Cassandra Holloway in the role of Sandra. The cast also included Cyndi Cain as Linda, Brandyn Peterson as Dairne, Harral Hamilton as Eddie, and Tony Manica as Ray. Tara Sabino-Potter serves as the stage manager, Susan E. Sanders as the set designer, and Cameron Cobane as fight choreographer.
After the premiere performance on Friday, April 29 there will be a talk back session with a representative from The Women’s Freedom Center. Those who are interested in this event are encouraged to make a reservation.
The Vermont Theatre Company will be donating $1 for each ticket sold during the 2021-2022 season to Safe Place Child Advocacy, which provides services to both children and adults who have endured physical and/or sexual violence.
Trigger Warning: This production contains materials related to sexual violence that some may find upsetting and disturbing. It is not suitable for young audiences.