Wilton Woman Comes to New Canaan, Goes To Show, Falls, Bangs Head, Sues Town

Saying the town and a well-established local theater troupe are at fault, a Wilton woman has filed a lawsuit in connection with a fall during a performance last summer. Leopoldine “Polly” Verrico at about 8:35 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, rose from her seat at the start of the first intermission during the Town Players of New Canaan’s performance of “John Loves Mary” to go to the bathroom. That’s a comedy about the complicated love life of a returning GI, the film version of which starred Ronald Reagan (1949). Verrico “stepped into a stairway adjacent to her seat”—in Row C, Seat 11 at the Powerhouse Theater in Waveny, according to the complaint, filed on her behalf by attorney Ephraim Fink of New York City-based MayaLaw.