Events & Current Shows

Tours of the Haskell Opera House

Tours of the opera house are offered mid-May through mid-October during regular library hours, (Tuesdays through Saturday) and follow a set schedule. No tours are offered on Sundays or Mondays. For safety reasons, all visitors to the Opera House must be accompanied by a member of staff. We suggest a donation of $5 per adult for the tour which lasts approximately 25 minutes. Please direct your inquiries about tours to library personnel (802) 873-3022 or (819) 876-2471 ext 202. Tours may be unavailable on the day of a performance.


Final day for tours 2015–Saturday, October 10th


Performances/Current Shows

Tickets for all events are available at Catamount Arts 

Haskell Box Office 802-873-3022, ext 205  or 819-876-2471, ext 205

Wheelchair Accessible and Fully Air Conditioned


 Steel Magnolias Media IconQNEK Productions

Steel Magnolias

By Robert Hurling

October 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, & 18

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM

Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done.  Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town’s rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

Tickets are $15 Adult ~ $13 Senior/Students ~ $2 Discount for MAC and QDF Members

Canadian funds at par. ~ Group rates available upon request.

To Reserve tickets: Call QNEK Box Office 802-334-2216 or visit the QNEK website.

To Purchase tickets: MAC Center for the Arts, 158 Main Street Newport or

Call Catamount Arts: 1-888-757-5559 or

go online Catamount Arts (10% handling/charge card fee).


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