- Thursday, January 30, 2014
Town Players of Newtown will host open auditions for The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams on Sunday and Tuesday, February 23 and 25, from 7 to 9 pm each night.
A faded, tragic remnant of Southern gentility, Amanda Wingfield creates a world of illusion for herself and her two children, Tom and Laura. When Amanda’s efforts to snag a “gentleman caller” for her daughter cause that fragile world to come crashing down, the result is heartache and loss.
- Monday, November 18, 2013
Halloween is over, which makes the timing just slightly off for the Little Theater’s current production of Ira Levin’s Veronica’s Room. Levin gained fame with his scary portrayal of New York’s Dakota building in Rosemary’s Baby. But while that was a supernatural horror story involving congress with the Devil, Veronica’s Room, which came after that, deals with scary horror that is purely human in its origins — albeit sick human.
- Thursday, October 24, 2013
Town Players of Newtown is closing out their 2013 season with Veronica’s Room by the renowned playwright Ira Levin. The chilling mystery thriller will open Friday, November 8, at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road.
- Monday, October 7, 2013
Town Players announces a special, limited engagement, black-box production of David Mamet’s Oleanna, featuring the Actors’ Lab Repertory Theater.
A professor. A student. A failing grade. Two lives unravel. Whatever side you choose, you’re wrong.
The performance at The Little Theatre will feature the talents of Harry Lipstein of Ridgefield and Samantha Holomakoff of Norwalk, being directed by Karen Pope of Bridgewater.
- Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Ray Cooney has long been considered one of the most successful practitioners of the French style farce on the English stage, winning himself the nickname “The English Feydeau” (the French master of the comedies of infidelity involving multiple doors, beds, and mistresses). In particular, Cooney’s Move Over Mrs Markham and Run For Your Wife (which ran for eight years on the London stage) are performed regularly by local theater groups looking to entertain the homefolks.
- Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Town Players of Newtown is seeking play submissions from individuals interested in directing at The Little Theatre in 2014.
Potential directors are invited to submit up to three scripts for consideration by the theater’s play selection committee. Town Players puts on a variety of shows each season, from farce to period pieces to drama. The only type of show the theater cannot consider is a full-fledged musical due to space restrictions. Town Players is only looking to stage published works by established playwrights.
- Thursday, August 15, 2013
Continuing a longstanding tradition, Town Players of Newtown is pleased to announce the opening of another fast-paced British farce, Tom, Dick And Harry on Saturday, September 14, at The Little Theatre.
(The show is opening on a Saturday due to the observance of Yom Kippur on Friday, September 13.)
- Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for Veronica’s Room by Ira Levin, to take place on Monday and Tuesday, September 16-17. Auditions will run from 7:30 to 9 each night at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road.
- Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Three years ago, Town Players of Newtown audiences were treated to a portrait of the young Picasso, early in his career, in Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile. This summer, see Picasso at the height of his career, shortly after he painted “Guernica,” in Jeffrey Hatcher’s A Picasso, opening July 12 at The Little Theatre.
- Wednesday, May 15, 2013
When a production is billed as a comedy, it is not always clear what to expect. Frequently, audiences are treated to a farce, with lots of doors from which spouses emerge at inopportune times, or through which lovers and other problems are shoved, so as not to be caught on forbidden ground. Then there are screwball comedies, whose humor depends on bizarre situations, like Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn singing “I can’t give you anything but love, Baby,” to a leopard as they try to retrieve a missing dinosaur bone.