Boston theater group coming to Newport

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NEWPORT — The HealthWorks/NEKLS Coalition is sponsoring a performance by the Improbable Players Theater for parents, teachers, teens and the community at Goodrich Memorial Library on April 28, at 7 p.m.

The Improbable Players use theater to address public health issues and solutions to those issues through improvisational workshops and performances. Four actors from the theater group will offer two performances at North Country Union High School for students and staff.

The performances will be followed by a workshop with local youth in the afternoon. That evening, the community will be treated to a public performance by The Improbable Players and the possibility of an original skit developed by youth in the afternoon workshop.

The theater’s performances invite audiences to learn about addiction and recovery through dramatic presentation – which makes learning about often difficult topics interactive rather than preachy. After two skits, the actors will sit and share their personal recovery stories, and then lead a dialogue with the audience.

The April 28 evening performance is free, but a donation of $5 would be gratefully accepted to benefit the starting up of the Journey to Recovery Community Center in Newport.

The Improbable Players come from Watertown, Mass. and have been in existence for 30 years. All the performers are in long-term recovery. Their website can be viewed at

Sponsored by HeathWorks/NEKLS Coalition, Orleans County Restorative Justice Center and Rural Edge.

For more information call 802-334-2725.

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