NEW CANAAN — The Town Players of New Canaan got down to business Sunday afternoon with its annual meeting and patio party, celebrating 70 years of community theater.

“We were incorporated in December, 1946,” said outgoing President Sheri Dean, “and our first show was in 1947.”

Since that time it’s presented hundreds of shows and seen thousands of actors take part at its longtime home in the Powerhouse Performing Arts Center in Waveny Park.

“It’s all volunteer,” Dean said, “and this group could not keep going without that.”

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