The Gods of the Hills: Ethan Allen as portrayed by Jim Hogue
This performance is The Narrative of Ethan Allen’s Captivity written in 1778 by Colonel Allen.
During the Revolutionary War, and after the battles of Lexington and Concord, Ethan Allen captured Fort Ticonderoga in May 1775. This was the first fort taken by the Americans. On September 24, 1775 in Montreal, Canada, Ethan was captured and kept on British prison ships. The British barely kept him alive, then two and a half years later he was exchanged for a colonel and was set free.
Friday Sep 28, 2012
7:30 – 9:00
Vergennes Opera House
120 Main Street, Vergennes VT 05491
The Vergennes Opera House is certainly part of a grand tradition of community-based “Opera Houses” that served, historically, as cultural centers and performing arts facilities throughout Vermont.
Built in 1897 by, and for the people of Vergennes, it cost $12,000 and took one year to complete. Adorned with the same beautifully painted mainstage curtain you see today, it opened its doors and welcomed many famous people including President Taft and Tiny Tim. It has hosted political rallies and debates, weddings, school graduations, town meetings, and scores of musical and theatrical performances.
Friday Oct 5, 2012
7:30 – 9:00
Old West Church
West Church Road near the Kent Museum, Calais VT 05648
This is part of the Calais Fall Foliage Festival. Bring your own (covered flame) candles and lanterns!
Off Center Theatre
294 North Winooski Ave, Burlington VT 05401
Bring your own (covered flame) candles and lanterns!
Film & TV
On Thursday September 3rd, a Dutch/American film making team will be filming a short documentary for the Dutch TV program Metropolis on Jim Hogue and the Vermont Secessionist movement. Jim Hogue will be performing as Ethan Allen at The Adamant Co-op in idyllic Adamant VT on September 3rd at 4:00 in an improvisational/town meeting setting. He will take questions and dispute the future of Vermont as Ethan returned from the grave.
About Metropolis TV
Metropolis TV is an award-winning show featuring items from a global collective of video journalists and filmmakers. Metropolis correspondents make video reports from where they live on a variety of issues and themes. The show’s correspondent network consists of over 50 documentary filmmakers from all over the world. In each episode, we make a trip around the globe and bring viewers a collection of short stories, all grouped around a weekly theme. From obesity and the lives of fifteen year old girls, to traffic jams, outcasts and Elvis impersonators, we present to you one new Eâ’¬Ëœglobal view’ every week. By comparing these stories from all over the world we will discover surprising differences and similarities between people and cultures worldwide.
About the Filmmakers:
Kel O’Neill & Eline Jongsma first collaborated while attending an artist residency in Prishtina, Kosovo in 2006. Their work has shown at galleries in the US and Europe, and their short film Beg, Borrow, Steal had its premiere at the 2008 Santa Barbara Film Festival. Their latest short, The Tranformation of Genesis P-Orridge, showed as part of a special screening at the 2008 IDFA Festival in Amsterdam, and in competition at the 2009 Cinevegas Film Festival, as well as the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival.They are the US Correspondents for Metropolis TV (www.metropolisweb.tv), a documentary program produced by VPRO Television in the Netherlands. They have made over 20 short documentaries while working for the VPRO, and have received media notice and acclaim from Dutch sources such as NRC Handelsblad, VARA’s De Wereld Draait Door, and The NOS Journaal, as well as American media outlets such as Boingboing and Time Out: New York.
About the VPRO:
Metropolis TV is made by VPRO Television, a globally-respected public network known for its co-productions with the BBC, Arte and PBS. VPRO are the Dutch partners in the “Why Democracy” project and the main sponsors of IDFA, one of the top documentary film festivals in the world.
US Correspondent Metropolis TV
tel: 917 495 1431
US Correspondent Metropolis TV
tel: 917 697 9965
Jim Hogue, Ethan Allen
tel: 802 456 1123
I will be appearing at the Kent’s Corner Museum Fall Festival in early October, times and date TBA.