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  • ‘I Hate Hamlet’ Auditions Announced

    Town Players of Newtown will host auditions for I Hate Hamlet on Monday and Tuesday, April 28-29. The auditions will rum from 7:30 to 9 pm each night.

    In Paul Rudnick’s comedy, actor Andrew Rally’s budding television career has suddenly hit a snag with his series cancellation. He has the opportunity to perform Hamlet but doesn’t know if that’s the right thing to do. Can the ghost of Barrymore lead him down the right path?

    Ruth Anne Baumgartner of Fairfield will direct.

  • Town Players Season Opener: ‘Glass Menagerie’ To Open April 25 At The Little Theatre

    Tennessee Williams’s classic The Glass Menagerie will kick off Town Players of Newtown’s 2014 season on Friday, April 25.

  • Town Players Raise The Curtain On 2014 Mainstage Season Plans

    It may be chilly and snowy right now, but spring  will be here before you know it, and Town Players of Newtown are ready with plans for their 2014 season. 

    The community theater’s mainstage season will begin with Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie, with performances planned for April 25 to May 17.

  • Town Players Announce Auditions For ‘Glass Menagerie’

    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.

  • Theater Review: Suspense Abounds In ‘Veronica’s Room’

    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.

  • Chilling Mystery Thriller ‘Veronica’s Room’ To Open November 8 At Little Theatre

    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.

  • ‘Oleanna,’ This Weekend Only, At The Little Theatre

    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.

  • Theater Review: ‘Tom, Dick and Harry,’ The Stuff Of Sitcoms, Done Well By Town Players

    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.

  • Town Players Looking Seeking Director Submissions For 2014

    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.

  • Hilarious British Farce ‘Tom, Dick And Harry’ Opens September 14 At The Little Theatre

    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.)