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Ethan Allen does Vergennes

VERGENNES Ethan Allen is back and Jim Hogue will bring him to life at the Vergennes Opera House Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in a performance co-presented by the Friends of the Bixby Library and the Friends of the Vergennes Opera House in conjunction with the Bixbys Third Thursdays program. The show, The Gods of the Hills, is a compelling military history from the commanding officer of the capture of Fort Ticonderoga, an imprisoned rebel bound for the gallows, a witness to the starvation and murder of American prisoners, a philosopher who saw the opportunities for liberty and public good on the one hand, and for servitude on the other. He was the leader of the Green Mountain Boys who, with them, carved out the Republic of Vermont. The performance, which debuted at the Vermont History Expo, has been described as brilliant and as an inspiration. Jim Hogue is brilliant as Ethan Allen. The Vermont History Expo audience was entranced by the presence of their iconic hero, said Sarah Dopp, Vermont Historical Society President. Since his debut, Hogue has recreated his performance in many Vermont venues, at Independence Hall in Philadelphia and Faneuil Hall in Boston. Jim Hogue is an actor who has appeared in several films, and on stage with various theatres in Vermont. He created Cabaret Shakespeare, writes for The Baltimore Chronicle and Vermont Commons, and has a weekly radio program. His highly praised dramatic recording of the unabridged Narrative of Colonel Ethan Allens Captivity is available on a double C.D. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance at the Vergennes Opera House are $5 for students/seniors and $8 for all others. Tickets are available at the Vergennes Opera House, the Bixby Library, Classic Stitching on Main Street in Vergennes and at the door. For information please call the Vergennes Opera House at 802-877-6737.

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