O'Carolan's Farewell to Music

Presented by Middlebury Acting Company

March 15 & 16 at 7:30pm
March 17 at 2:00pm

By Patrick Ball and Peter Glazer
Directed by Andrew Ritter

03/15/2024 – 03/17/2024

Generous Ticket $42

Standard Ticket $32

Budget: $20 – Available at the

door only, limited supply (20 seats

per performance will be held at this


**Ticketing Update: Please see exciting changes to our seating plan below.**

Town Hall Theater is transforming into an Irish Pub for St. Patrick’s Day! Middlebury Acting Company (MACo) teams up with Bald Mountain Theater to present O’Carolan’s Farewell to Music, a one-man musical theater piece that tells the story of beloved 18th Century Irish Harpist and bard, Turlough O’Carolan.

The play tells the Harper’s story through the eyes of fellow poet Charles MacCabe, played by actor Ethan Bowen, Carolan’s lifelong friend and traveling companion. His compelling story of deep friendship in a turbulent time in Irish history is interspersed with O’Carolan’s beautiful harp tunes reconfigured for the guitar and played by local author and musician Stephen Kiernan.

Bowen and Kiernan first performed this piece at Vermont Stage in 2003. MACo’s new production will play at Town Hall Theater on St. Patrick’s Day weekend, March 15 – 17. Directed by Andrew Ritter.

*We’re thrilled to announce an exciting seating upgrade: our wings (highlighted in yellow on the seating map) have been reimagined as 4-person table seats, offering an unparalleled, immersive experience throughout the performance. Choose any of the yellow-marked seats (Rows A, AA, and AAA) to enjoy the show in the company of your friends or family with a beverage in hand. Even if the seats selected are not adjacent on the seat map, we will ensure everyone in your party is seated together. Beer and wine will be sold before the show and at Intermission from the rustic bar onstage. These seats are available at the generous ticket level only.

Generous Ticket- $42
Standard Ticket $32
Budget Ticket $20 – Available only at the door the day of the show; limited quantity available, inquire at the Box Office

UPDATE: For each performance, we will guarantee at least twenty $20 tickets available at the door. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.*Middlebury Acting Company is currently testing a tiered-price ticketing system for select shows, allowing patrons to choose their ticket price based on their preferences. This approach offers the opportunity for those who wish to pay it forward to generously support others, while also providing economy-priced tickets for those who would otherwise have been priced-out of enjoying world-class theater. Please note that this pricing structure may not be available for every show, as we continue to evaluate its effectiveness and impact.

More about Middlebury Acting Company:
The Middlebury Acting Company (MACo) presents three full-length productions at the Town Hall Theater each year, along with the popular Cutting Edge Staged Play Reading Series. Established in 2001 and a Resident Company of the Town Hall Theater since 2008, MACo’s creative team scours the globe for conversation-sparking live theater and the top-tier talent required to pull it off. For over 20 years, their intimate, scaled-down productions have captivated audiences. Recent productions include Admissions and The Niceties.

Furthermore, MACo produces the New Play Festival under the Swift House tent every August, where they showcase three staged readings of brand-new works. These performances are carefully curated from over 100 scripts submitted nationwide.

Visit the Middlebury Acting Company Website HERE

Town Hall Theater

68 South Pleasant Street

Middlebury, VT 05753

The Box Office is also open one hour prior to performances.

O'Carolan's Farewell to Music

Generous Ticket $42

Standard Ticket $32

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