'Heathers: The Musical' | Stowe Town Hall Theatre | Theater | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

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'Heathers: The Musical'

When: Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30-10 p.m. Continues through Aug. 5 2018

Based on the 1988 cult-classic film starring Winona Ryder, Heathers: The Musical deals with issues of bullying, suicide and mental illness through dark comedy. For Stowe Theatre Guild’s production, director Brita Down was especially thoughtful in her portrayal of one particular theme: gun violence. Conscious of recent school shootings, Down got creative and found ways to elicit the illusion of firearms without ever showing one onstage. The play isn’t all doom and gloom. As cast member Jaylin Rae says in a press release, “Through the murders, teenage sex, partying and bullying, Heathers still manages to send the message that life is beautiful, and everyone belongs somewhere.”

Price: $18-20.