Town Players of Newtown

  • "Hot August Nights – One Acts!" Opens July 31 At Town Players

    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.

  • ‘Rhapsody in Verse: The Void Of Great Poets On Time, Nature & Love’

    Performed poetry is even older than theater, and Robert González imagines and recreates what poetry was like delivered from a stage to an audience – just the pure language and people to listen to it.

    Town Players is pleased announce they will welcome Robert González in a solo stage performance of great and beloved poems on Sunday, July 12, at 7:30 pm, at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road in Newtown.

  • Theater Review: ‘Hay Fever’ Hits Just The Right Notes

    A classic British comedy is afoot at The Little Theatre in Newtown. Noel Coward’s Hay Fever is being delightfully played out with superb mastery of the disingenuousness and drama essential to this theater genre in which “none of us ever really means anything.” The spot-on cast of Town Players of Newtown, who is presenting this show weekends through July 18, is serving up hilarity and chaos with its playful and overly theatrical carrying on.

  • Town Players, Other Local Theaters Hosting Auditions

    Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for Bus Stop by William Inge, to be conducted on Monday and Tuesday, June 29-30, 7-9 pm each night.

    A busload of passengers from Kansas City seek shelter at a roadside diner during a snowstorm, finding respite from the storm as well as friendship and romance.

    Auditions will take place at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road. Brian DeToma of Danbury will direct.

  • Just In Time For Summer Laughs: Noël Coward’s ‘Hay Fever’ Opens June 26 At The Little Theatre

    Town Players of Newtown will continue its 80th-anniversary season with a play about theater itself: Noël Coward’s Hay Fever, opening June 26.

    Oftentimes, plays are written about obnoxious guests. Hay Fever is an exception to that rule, as the action surrounds the antics of nightmare hosts.

    Can a famous leading lady really enjoy “rustication?” Is there such a thing as “retirement from the stage?”

  • Theater Review: ‘Fifth Of July’ An Exceptional Season-Opener For Town Players

    The Town Players of Newtown current production of Lanford Wilson’s Fifth of July transports audiences back a few decades, to the post Vietnam war era. Despite the time frame, audiences will find the circumstances and situations involving the lives of the Talley family to be utterly timeless and completely relatable.

  • ‘Fifth Of July’ To Open Town Players’ 80th Anniversary Season April 24

    Spring has finally arrived, and with it comes the 80th anniversary season opener for Town Players of Newtown: Fifth Of July will open Friday, April 24, at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road.

    Written by Lanford Wilson, Fifth Of July tells the tale of paraplegic Vietnam vet Ken Talley, who lives in his childhood Missouri home with his partner Jed. As Ken struggles to find meaning in life, deciding whether he wants to return to teaching, a number of friends and relatives arrive for a visit, each with a separate agenda.

  • Casting Calls: Auditions For ‘Hay Fever,’ Night Of One Acts For Town Players

    Town Players of Newtown has two sets of auditions scheduled within the next few weeks. Auditions for both shows will be at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road.

    First up will be auditions for Noel Coward’s Hay Fever, to be produced at The Little Theatre in late June through mid Jul.

  • Town Players Announce Auditions For ‘Fifth Of July’

    Town Players of Newtown have scheduled auditions for Lanford Wilson’s Fifth Of July, which will be staged by the Newtown-based theater in late April and the first part of May.

    Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, March 9-10. They will run from 7-9 pm each night.

  • Theater Review: Town Players Provide Outrageous Fun With Ludwig’s ‘Tenor’

    Upon the uproarious ending last Saturday night to the Town Players performance of Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor, the audience declared in unison “that was fun!” And fun it was. The performance found me trying to control my laughter so I could catch the next line. Energy, enthusiasm and hijinks abounded.