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New England Youth Theatre presents Six Characters in Search of an Author, Oct. 7 through 9, and 14 through 16. Left to right are Addy Bateman, Amelia Graff, Sky Borax, Aiden Meyer, Kaya Dean and Cayden Learey.

BRATTLEBORO >> In the words of Italian playwright, Luigi Pirandello, "The mystery of artistic creation is the mystery of birth itself."

Rebecca Waxman directs NEYT's Senior Company in Pirandello's innovative play, "Six Characters in Search of an Author." This play, originally written in 1921, marked a turning point in theatrical history in which theater itself becomes part of the dramatic subject. The play explores the nature of reality, versus illusion, truth versus artifice, and the workings of the creative process. Six characters, eager to become realized, interrupt a troupe of actors who are in rehearsal. They recount their lives to the actors who will ultimately play them on stage. The interactions between the actors, the characters and the manager create a brilliant exploration of identity. Due to mature content recommended for ages 13 and older.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at or at the NEYT box office in person, or by phone 802-246-6398, from noon to 5 p.m. only on Wednesdays. The New England Youth Theatre is located on 100 Flat St., Brattleboro

Tickets are general admission: $13 adult, $12 senior, $10 student. Performances are this Friday through Sunday, and Oct. 14 through 16. On Friday, showtime is 7 p.m.; Saturday, two showtimes, 2 and 7 p.m.; and on Sunday, 2 p.m. Next weekend, Friday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 15, 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m.

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New England Youth Theatre is supported by Foard Panel, the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. New England Youth Theatre is an accessible theater, with accommodations for wheelchairs, and Assistive Listening Devices for patrons who are hard of hearing.