'Dogfight' | Stowe Town Hall Theatre | Theater | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

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'Dogfight'

When: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 5 2017

While the theatrical work Dogfight has its share of lively musical numbers and a few laughs, it also tackles thought-provoking topics. Set in 1963, the play follows Cpl. Eddie Birdlace and two fellow Marines as they drink and make merry on the eve of their deployment to Southeast Asia. As the youthful carousing continues, Birdlace makes an unexpected connection with a mild-mannered yet idealistic waitress who challenges his worldview. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who nabbed an Academy Award for writing the lyrics to “City of Stars” in La La Land, propel the play’s Vermont premiere, staged by the Stowe Theatre Guild.

Price: $18-20.