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Stray Kats Taking A Swing At Baseball Comedy

The Stray Kats Theatre Company (SKTC) will get the jump on America’s favorite pastime with Richard Dresser’s hilarious comedy, Rounding Third. Directed by the company’s Artistic Director Kate Katcher and starring Equity actors JP Sarro and Steven L. Barron, performances will be in Edmond Town Hall’s Alexandria Room, weekends March 1-17.

The play follows a veteran Little League coach and his new-to-the-sport assistant as they lug a duffel bag full of equipment and their personal baggage through a season, forming an uneasy alliance for the benefit of the team. Over the course of exhilarating victories, heartbreaking defeats, and interminable rainouts, the two men battle over how to lead the team.

SKTC is Newtown’s only professional theatre company. Now in its third season, the non-profit company recently received rave reviews for its staging of Fred Stroppel’s Small World: A Fantasia, about the relationship between Walt Disney and Igor Stravinsky. SKTC presents contemporary classics and new works geared toward an adult audience interested in theatre that challenges the mind.

“To me, a play is successful if people walk out arguing about it, or if they wake up the next day thinking about it,” says Ms Katcher.

JP Sarro is a New England native but spent the last nine years working and living in Los Angeles.  His West Coast credits include Disney’s Aladdin, Hairspray, The Sound of Music, Man of La Mancha, Tales From Hollywood by Christopher Hampton, and The Odd Couple, among many others.

TV and film credits include Our Show, Top Gearheads, and Unusual Suspects.  His comedic turns grace commercials for Carfax and Party City.

Steven L. Barron returns to Connecticut after multiple appearances in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire as a nosy, noisy reporter.  He has performed at Ivoryton Playhouse as the Actor in The Woman in Black and as Boolie Werthan in Driving Miss Daisy.

Rounding Third will play Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. (There is no show on March 10 due to a conflict at the theater.) Edmond Town Hall is at 45 Main Street in Newtown.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. For tickets and other details, call 203-514-2221 or visit StrayKatsTheatreCompany.org.

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