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Dorset, Vermont

Dorset Vermont is a town on the northern border of Bennington County, in the Southwestern region of Vermont. Dorset is noted as home to America's oldest marble quarry, and as the birth place of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill W. The Bill Wilson House and the Griffith Library can be found in East Dorset. Marble from the East Dorset quarry was provided for the New York Public Library Main Branch building in New York City.

Today, Dorset is primarily known as a summer place, with the Dorset Theatre Festival as one of Dorset's most well-known attractions. There is still plenty of activity during the winter, being about 30min to Bromley Mountain and only 15min to the Manchester Designer Outlets.

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Region 10: Green Mountains | Pawlet | Danby | Mount Tabor | Peru | Winhall | Manchester | Sandgate | Rupert


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Vermont Events in July

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily 7/9/15 - 7/25/15
Directed by Margaret Perry This witty new adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic features Sherlock Holmes, his trusted friend Watson, the sinister Moriarty, the glamorous Lillie Langtry and even Oscar Wilde, as they navigate intrigue and danger all while rehearsing Mr. Wilde’s latest play, The Importance of Being Forthright. Regional Premiere

Bryan Dykstra: Selling Out 7/14/15 - 7/14/15
The latest uncensored tour-de-force by HBO Def Poet and award-winning playwright and actor Brian Dykstra, currently playing the role of Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily. In this highly charged and hilarious new solo comedy directed by Margarett Perry also the director of our Sherlock, Dykstra questions everything from the corrupting influence of money to the pursuit of happiness in a powerful performance that blends stand-up, storytelling, slam poetry, and down-home preaching. “Brian Dykstra is a master of language, absurd flights of fancy and raw, unbridled emotion … who must be seen to be believed.” Huffington Post Note: Strong Adult Content Website:

Howard Fishman In Concert 7/19/15 - 7/19/15
Brooklyn-based songwriter, bandleader, singer and guitarist Howard Fishman makes his Dorset debut following sold-out appearances at the Vermont Arts Exchange and The Flynn. “Fishman reaches deep into the history of American song, puts what he finds in a contemporary blender, and comes up with something entirely his own.” – Downbeat

Outside Mullingar 7/30/15 - 8/15/15
Directed by John Gould Rubin The new romantic comedy from the Pulitzer-Prize winning John Patrick Shanley is a love letter to Ireland that tells the story of Anthony and Rosemary, two introverted misfits straddling 40. These two neighbors, one painfully shy and the other determined to find love next door, fight their way towards solid ground and happiness amidst disputes within and between their two families. Regional Premiere

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