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  • 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.

  • 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.