Town Players of Newtown

  • Theater Review: A Well Designed Conclusion For Town Players Season

    Elegantly introduced by tuxedo clad director Gene Golaszewski, Design for Murder unfolds as a whodunit in the classic style.

    Town Players of Newtown are currently presenting George Bateson’s play. Last Sunday’s matinee had audience members agog at intermission, quizzing each other as to who did do it. It was fun for all.

  • Murder Mystery To Wrap Town Players 80th Anniversary Season

    Design For Murder will open at The Little Theatre on October 30. Opening night ticket-holders will be invited to remain for a post-performance reception with cast and crew.

  • Celebrate 80 Years Of Community Theater

    In 1935, a group of creative Newtowners decided to start a theater group to raise money for town needs and enjoy each other’s company. On Saturday, October 17, the public is invited to spend an evening with current members of that company — Town Players of Newtown — to celebrate the oldest continuously-operating community theater in Connecticut.

    Town Players will host an 80th anniversary celebration at Newtown Country Club, 2 Country Club Road. The event will run from 6 to 9 pm.

  • Town Players Notes: ‘Bus Stop’ Opens Friday, ‘Murder’ Auditions Next Week

    Brian DeToma is directing the next production at The Little Theater, Bus Stop. In William Inge’s drama, a busload of passengers find respite from a storm as well as friendship and romance.

  • Town Players Invites Directors To Submit Plays For 2016

    Town Players of Newtown is seeking play submissions from individuals interested in directing at The Little Theatre during the group’s 2016 season.

  • Town Players Celebrating 80th Anniversary Season

    The Town Players of Newtown will continue its 80th anniversary season birthday with a production of Bus Stop, weekends from September 4 to September 26; a production of Design for Murder, to be staged weekends in the fall; an exhibit at C.H. Booth Library recounting the organization’s history, and a gala planned for October 17.

  • Theater Review: ‘Hot August Nights’ Covers The Theatrical Gamut

    Each of the directors put their own individual stamp on their choices. The effect was an exciting night of theater.

  • Auditions Sunday For 8x10 Play Festival, A Newtown Arts Festival Event

    Last year, the Newtown Arts Festival hosted a 6x10 Play Festival. This year, the fourth annual arts festival will host an 8x10 Play Festival, taking place on Friday, September 18.

    The event will consist of eight one act, 10-minute plays written (mainly) by Connecticut residents, and directed by directors from Newtown and surrounding communities, including some who have directed at Town Players. 

    Rehearsal schedules are flexible, and men and women of all ages are needed.

  • A Backstage Look At Town Players

    Through a collaboration between Newtown Chamber of Commerce and The Town Players of Newtown a free backstage look into the world of performing arts is being offered on Wednesday, July 29, from 6:30 to 8 pm, at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road.

    This special event is being offered as a sneak preview before the Town Players’s “Hot August Nights — An Evening of One-Acts,” a series of one-act plays written by both established authors and budding playwrights, debuts on July 31.

  • Myriad Emotions To Be Expected During Town Players One-Act Presentations

    When a husband and wife don’t communicate, they sometimes end up finding out surprising – even shocking – things about one other. That’s the premise of The Problem by AR Gurney, one of the plays featured in Town Players of Newtown’s “Hot August Nights – One Acts,” which will run weekends July 31-August 8.