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'Our Town' auditions launch Town Players' 67th season

Published 10:17 am, Thursday, August 15, 2013
  • The Town Players of New Canaan's production of "Our Town" will be directed by Julie Bell Petrak. The show, launching the TPNC's 67th season, will open on Oct. 25. Photo: Contributed
    The Town Players of New Canaan's production of "Our Town" will be directed by Julie Bell Petrak. The show, launching the TPNC's 67th season, will open on Oct. 25. Photo: Contributed

 

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The Town Players of New Canaan will conduct open auditions for "Our Town," by Thornton Wilder, at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 26 and 27, at the Powerhouse Theatre in Waveny Park.

"Our Town," directed by Julie Bell Petrak, will open on Oct. 25, launching the TPNC's 67th season.

Other offerings in the new season will include:

A holiday "panto," a musical comedy for children and adults, directed by Patrick Kiley, in December;

"The Governor's Son," a new political drama by local playwright Jim Gordon, directed by Gary Battaglia, in February;

"Skylight," by David Hare, winner of the Best Play Tony in 1997, directed by Tim Cronin, in May;

"Lend Me a Tenor," by Ken Ludwig, a popular farce comedy directed by Tom Butterworth, in summer 2014.

"New Canaan is `Our Town,' and is a perfect place to do this play," said Sheri Dean, co-president of the Town Players. "We have a distinct identity and plenty of colorful characters, just as they do in Grover's Corners," the fictional setting for Wilder's play.

Petrak, who also directed the production "Of Mice and Men" at the Powerhouse Theatre in May, said, "Thornton Wilder uses universal characters who could live anywhere at any time, so there are parts for actors of many ages and types."

For information, email juliebellpetrak@gmail.com.