Mud Time Theater of Bellows Falls will present The Nine Questions, a new original play about the lost woman of Rockingham, on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Main Street Arts in Saxtons River.
The Nine Questions is based on a legend from the pioneer days of Rockingham, before the Revolution.
The young wife of a settler disappears in the Vermont wilderness and turns up six months later in New Hampshire, without her baby, naked and bewildered. The play is about what happens between the lost wife and her farmer-husband in the days and weeks after she returns.
The Nine Questions is performed in the round, with audience on every side, the better to invite them into the private troubles of this Vermont marriage.
This is the second appearance of Mud Time Theater at Main Street Arts, after the true murder-romance Mildred Taken Crazy in May 2008.
Mud Time Theater's founders, actors and creators are Steve Friedman and Denny Partridge. They have worked in theater together on some 60 different productions since 1970.
Tickets for The Nine Questions are available for $7 in advance at Village Square Booksellers in Bellows Falls, Putney Books, Brattleboro Books, Misty Valley in Chester, and online at www.MainStreetArts.org/tickets.
Tickets at the door are $10.