Winner of England’s 2010 Oliver Award, and a Broadway success when it starred Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, Katori Hall’s "The Mountaintop" — in production until May 5 at TheaterWorks Hartford — is a surrealistic fantasy that incorporates real historic events and oratory, even as it mingles comic riffs with deeply tragic overtones and implications.
Former longtime Newtown resident Leslie Hudson-Tolles will have a one-woman exhibit of her paintings at Koenig FrameWorks, April 26-May 31. Ms Hudson-Tolles moved to Newtown in 1977 and stayed for over 30 years. She was one of the three original founders...
Newtown Woman’s Club, GFWC, Inc., would like to invite prospective members to its next meeting on Thursday, April 18, at 11:30 am, at Capellaro’s Grove. The club promotes friendship among members, provides opportunities for organized interests and participation in social, cultural, philanthropic, intellectual and civic affairs in the Newtown community and beyond. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, September through May, at area restaurants. A social hour, lunch, business meeting and program are held. The April meeting will feature a talk by Sydney Eddison, who will speak on easy ways to maintain your garden.
The multi-talented Francis A. Daley has chosen to explore the possibilities for laughter inherent in Ray Cooney's work with The Sherman Players production of Run For Your Wife, acknowledging in the playbill for the current production that while it has no more social significance than The Rocky Horror Picture Show it should at least offer some respite from today’s news headlines.
Connor Monaghan recently gave Newtown Police Captain Joe Rios, left, and Lieutenant George Sinko a check for the police union fund, representing the first batch of entry fee checks for the 2013 Newtown Beautiful Baby Photo Contest. Connor was the 2010 Beautiful Baby Contest winner...
George “Spike” LeGrice has organized Spike’s Ride For Sandy Hook, an event taking place this weekend that will raise funds for the families of those killed on 12/14. Mr LeGrice has organized an outdoor event that he expects will have nearly 3,000 cars, bikes, and trucks on display at Lime Rock Racetrack on Saturday, April 13, from 9 am until 6 pm. Rain date is Sunday, April 14. In addition to the thousands of cars, trucks, and bikes on display, the show will feature live music, a drifting exhibition, a motorcycle stunt show and an Eastern Motor Racing Association track event.
The world’s most famous roommate turned DJ — DJ Pauly D — will be behind the turntables at Orange County Choppers Café on Friday, May 10. This charity event will benefit Newtown Youth & Family Services. Doors open at 9 pm. Tickets are $50 general admission and $125 for a meet and greet with DJ Pauly D and Mr Teutul.
Spring is finally here and event coordinators at The Sandy Hook Arts Center for Kids (SHACK) are gearing up to celebrate with special events. The SHACK is an arts center working to bringing healing through the arts to the children of Sandy Hook and Newtown through art therapy, music therapy,
William Mastrosimone’s Ride The Tiger depicts Joe Kennedy seeking mob help to gain the Democratic Presidential nomination for his son Jack. Believing it was necessary to defeat rival Hubert Humphrey in a Protestant state, the senior Kennedy uses Frank Sinatra as a go-between, asking mob boss Sam Giacana to order the trade unions to support JFK in the West Virginia primary. Long Wharf Theatre is producing the work for a second, wonderful time.