‘Hidden’ reveals good in us all

By Laura Moore
Special to The PREVIEW


Photo courtesy Doug Chapin
The current season at Thingamajig Theatre Company concludes with “Hidden: Stories of the Dutch Resistance.” The powerful drama runs May 10-26.

Thingamajig Theatre Company concludes its season with powerful nostalgia May 10.

Tickets to the Champagne Opening of “Hidden: Stories of the Dutch Resistance” include food drink and a not-to-be-missed opportunity to talk back with the cast after the show. Tickets to the opening are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Regular tickets are $18 in advance or $25 at the door. Groups of 10 or more are $16 and a special rate for “Hidden” groups of 20 or more are only $10. Groups must book together and be paid in full in advance as one reservation over the phone or in person.

“Hidden” runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. from May 10 through May 26.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.pagosacenter.org or by calling 731-7469.  The play is appropriate for ages 12 and up.

An old woman living in seclusion in Vermont holds the key to the past for a young commissioner of Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem investigating rescuers of Jews during WWII. As past and present merge into one, secrets and sacrifices are uncovered. But there is more to the story than this purported rescuer even knows, and she soon finds herself on a journey to reconnect with that part of her past which has been buried for so long.

This beautiful production stars locals Bonnie Hite (“It’s a Wonderful Life”), Hayley Hudson (“Chicago”) as well as Tim and Laura Moore (“Brilliant Traces,”  “Doubt”) and welcomes to the stage for the first time Kenneth Breece, a sophomore with the Fort Lewis theatre department, Wade Wood, a longtime talent in the Denver theatre scene, as well as the owner of the former Victorian Theatre in Denver and Pamela Chabora from Portland, Maine, staring as Miriam.

Pamela D. Chabora serves as a performance specialist at Theatre West Virginia (TWV) and Univ. of Charleston in West Virginia. She is also a faculty member at Acorn Acting Academy in Westbrook, Maine, and will be an adjunct professor of performance at the Univ. of Southern Maine beginning in fall 2013.  In her 26 years as a specialist in actor training, she has served as a master teacher and performance specialist at North Dakota State Univ., at UNH, Susquehanna Univ., at Univ. of Toledo, and UMFK.  Chabora has also maintained a parallel career in professional theatre as a performer and director/choreographer. Favorite roles include Daisy in “Driving Miss Daisy,” Amanda in “The Glass Menagerie,” Eulalie Shinn in “The Music Man,” Miss Lynch in “Grease,” Ethel in “Footloose,” Mayor Matilda in “All Shook Up,” and Emily Dickinson in the one woman show, “The Belle Of Amherst,” which toured nationally. Chabora has also just returned from a 2011/2012 national tour playing Yente and then Golde, in “Fiddler On The Roof.”

Don’t miss this wonderful and joyous reunion of characters as they relive a small, but overwhelmingly important part of the greatest generation’s sacrifices and contributions to the world.

For tickets and show information, visit www.pagosacenter.org or call 731-SHOW.

This story was posted on May 9, 2013.