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Snack Theatre revival features Cabin Fever,  “Comedy of Menace,” in Stroll benefit

Snack Theatre revival features Cabin Fever, “Comedy of Menace,” in Stroll benefit

tragedy-comedy-masks220Brattleborians of a certain age have long waited for the return of the Snack Theatre, an irreverent troupe that illuminated the aughts with a series of theatrical evenings augmented with libations and delectable sweets, before entering a period of hibernation.

The wait is over. In a production that will benefit the new home of Strolling of the Heifers, Snack veterans Beth Kiendl, William Stearns and Bill Hickok will reprise “Cabin Fever” — a “comedy of menace” penned by Joan Schenkar.

The entirety of the play takes place on a rural New England front porch, represented by a set designed by Clay Coyle, whose design credits range from off-Broadway to regional theatres in the East Coast and New England.

The production’s beneficiary, Strolling of the Heifers, is a proponent of the benefits of healthy local foods, to which the play’s protagonists, the audience will come to realize, find a daunting challenge. The three characters in their rocking-chair gossip, reveal what cabin fever is really all about.

Snack Theatre’s perpetrators feel that “Cabin Fever” should not be endured without certain creature comforts, which will be provided in the form of a selection of home-prepared desert delicacies, and a cash bar catered by Randy Ziter of the Putney Inn.

Due to mature content, this show is not recommended for children or uptight adults.

Performances will be at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden on March 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices are on a sliding scale from $12.50 to $60, depending on the attendee’s generosity. At the upper end, the price includes a year’s membership to the Strolling of the Heifers, which entitles the purchaser to discounted admission to future events.

For reservations, please phone the Stroll office at 802-246-0982. Should you encounter the machine, please tell it your name, phone number, performance date, and number of seats.