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  • ‘The Artificial Jungle’ Opens September 5 At Town Players

    The Artificial Jungle by Charles Ludlam opens September 5 at The Little Theatre, home for Town Players of Newtown, 18 Orchard Hill Road.

  • Town Players To Go ‘Fully Committed’

    Town Players of Newtown will continue its summer of laughs with a special production of Fully Committed by Becky Mode, who has created a show for those who love the hilarity of fast-paced farces.

    Fully Committed follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an “in between gigs” actor who takes reservations at Manhattan’s hottest restaurant. Coercion, threats, bribes, histrionics — a cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing in their quest to land a prime reservation (or the right table).

  • Director And Actor Celebrate Two Decades Of Collaboration

    I Hate Hamlet, the current production by Town Players of Newtown at The Little Theatre, is the 20th full-length play at the Orchard Hill Road theater in which director Ruth Anne Baumgartner has had the pleasure of directing actor Rob Pawlikowski.

  • Theater Review: A New Danish Prince Is Crowned At Town Players

    We are products of our choices. With Paul Rudnick’s I Hate Hamlet, The Town Players of Newtown tackles the question of art over fame and fortune for one young, contemplative TV star. In doing so, the Town Players current summer fare proves to be the perfect antidote to summer doldrums and a delightful evening of theatre. 

  • Auditions Notice: "An Inspector Calls," July 7-9

    Town Players of Newtown announces auditions for An Inspector Calls, the classic “drawing room theater” production by J.B. Priestly. Auditions will be conducted Monday through Wednesday, July 7-9, from 7-9 pm each night.

  • ‘I Hate Hamlet’ Opens Friday 27 At Little Theatre; Black Box Event Coming In August

    Theatergoers looking for lighter summer fare should enjoy the dramatic comedy I Hate Hamlet, to be presented by Town Players of Newtown. The production opens Friday, June 27, at The Little Theatre, 18 Orchard Hill Road.

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  • Theater Review: ‘Menagerie’ An Excellent Season Opener For Town Players

    Every now and then the Town Players of Newtown mount a production that is as fine as any regional theater in the area, and as good as any of the professional companies in Hartford or New Haven. Such is the case with their current production of Tennessee Williams’s The Glass Menagerie, which has been chosen to open the 2014 season at The Little Theatre. 

  • ‘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.