Friday, September 10, 2010

The Lottery


4 pm

Suggested Donation: $10

The Lottery is a live performance piece, based on the short story by Shirley Jackson. Working with local actors and performers, Producer/Director Wendy Bordwell is bringing this production to Hubbard Hall as well as to the Georgi Museum, SalemArtWorks, Bennington College, Pompanuck Farm and other stops in our area.

Join in while the townsfolk gather, as they have for years, to attend the traditional lottery. A bake sale, live music, and classic fair games are all part of the experience. Inevitably, things take a dark turn...

The production features musicians Barry Hyman and Nathan Knowles, providing live music that accompanies The Lottery. Bluegrass style music is timeless, and is present in our history, yet still present in our present. It also gives a festive, organic sound to our production. Musician Barry Hyman is also the son of Shirley Jackson and Laurence Hyman.

Pompanuck Farm is located at 494 Chestnut Hill Road Cambridge, NY.
Visit for directions.
To purchase tickets online click here.
Please call 518.677.5552 to confirm that we are not rained out.
Material may not be suitable for children under 11.
More information: The Lottery on Facebook

About the production, Wendy writes:

"I was in the ninth grade when “The Lottery“, by Shirley Jackson, struck me like lightening . I had just moved from a busy suburban area of Connecticut, to a more rural farm town near the shoreline. Adjusting wasn’t easy, and the short story spoke volumes to me.

This outdoor production is touring the region during the Fall of 2010. The set is the town itself, with the feel of a County Fair: festive, light, and busy. Amidst the commotion of the crowd (our audience) is talk of the pending Lottery, a longstanding tradition in town. Some folks hustle to finish projects, submit a pie in the bake-off, or gather the children for a picnic dinner. Bluegrass music is accompanying the commotion. A strong sense of community and energy radiates as the townsfolk gather for the climactic lottery."

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