Town Players announce spring show
Updated 9:53 am, Thursday, April 19, 2012
Producer Robert Doran has announced the Town Players of New Canaan's spring show, Tennessee Williams' drama "Sweet Bird of Youth," will be performed the first three weekends in May on Friday and Saturday, May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. The play was originally scheduled to open the weekend of April 27 but the date was changed due to a scheduling conflict.
A play of richness and depth, "Sweet Bird of Youth" is about loss of youthful beauty and innocence and the effect this loss has on all the characters.
"Most people look back at innocence and everyone has sadness in their lives," director Gary Battaglia said.
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When the lights come up, Chance Wayne, an actor whose career has hit the skids, has become a beach boy and been picked up in Palm Beach by fading movie star Alexandra Del Lago, who is travelling incognita as Princess Kosmonopolis. Now her gigolo/caregiver, Chance takes Princess to St. Cloud, his home town, so that he can see the love of his life Heavenly, daughter of Boss Finley, and also boast to all that princess is sponsoring his movie comeback.
Performances will take place at the Powerhouse Theatre in Waveny Park, New Canaan; adults $20, students and seniors $15. For tickets call 203-966-7371.