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Town Players of New Canaan To Present at Men’s Club
April 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Town Players of New Canaan will describe its renovation plans for its Waveny Park theater and provide a behind the scenes view of its 75-year history at the New Canaan Men’s Club meeting Friday, April 1.
The Men’s Club meeting will get underway at 10 a.m. with the theater group’s presentation set to follow the business portion of the meeting around 10:30 a.m. in Morrill Hall at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
At the meeting, leading members of the Town Players will highlight the theater company’s plans to double the size of its theater lobby, as well as to create a new Shed Theatre for youth programs, to be shown in a scale model of the redesigned space.
Steve Graveraux, a member of the Town Players, will share some early stories of the group’s history at the Powerhouse Performing Arts Center. He’ll be followed by the group’s first vice president Joel Reynolds, who will offer some more recent stories about the group. Deborah Burke, president, and Patricia Spugani, overseeing community outreach, will then discuss current theatre arts programs and plans for the next several years.
The Town Players are getting set to open performances of Hay Fever, by the illustrious playwright Noel Coward, on April 8. The play takes place in the English country home of a novelist and his retired actress wife whose weekend plans are upended by a series of guests, some expected and some not. The production runs through April 24.
Aside from being a playwright, whose works are frequently staged in Broadway revivals, Coward was celebrated as a composer, singer and actor.
The Town Players are also producing a play by Ron Hutchinson that goes comedically behind the scenes of one of Hollywood’s most well-known movies, “Gone With The Wind.” As fictionalized in the production, Moonlight and Magnolias, movie producer David O. Selznick, has shut down production of the love story set during the Civil War and called in legendary screenwriter Ben Hecht and director Victor Fleming to work out script problems. The production runs June 10-26.
The Men’s Club has openings for new members. Men 55-years-old wanting further information may email firstname.lastname@example.org