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Town Players is pleased to present their September production, THE RETREAT FROM MOSCOW, written by William Nicholson and directed by Ruth Anne Baumgartner of Fairfield.

First performed at the Chichester Festival Theater in October 1999, THE RETREAT FROM MOSCOW is the powerful story of the end of a three-decade marriage and the emotional fallout that changes the lives of everyone involved.

The play takes its name from Napoleon’s invasion (and subsequent retreat) of Moscow – a topic that is the current obsession of the emotionally repressed Edward (Rob Pawlikowski of Roxbury), along with the daily crossword puzzle. Edward tries to keep things on an even keel in his marriage however possible, while his wife Alice (Laurel Lettieri of Norwalk), who has spent years putting together an anthology of poems about love, does whatever she can to extract any kind of emotional response from him. Their son Jamie (Ward Whipple of Stratford) is an understated melding of his parents while at the same time remaining his own person – and is in the unenviable position of seeing the situation from both his parents’ perspectives.

Have Edward and Alice grown apart over the years? Or were they never truly together at all? This is what each audience member must decide for himself in a production John Simon says is “thought through to the finest psychological perception, and expressed in the most eloquently tender or exquisitely wounding language.”

Please note that this production may not be suitable for children under the age of 12.

Reservations may be made by calling the box office (phone number listed below) or emailing reservations@newtownplayers.org. When calling, please follow the prompts. If emailing, please include your name, the date of the performance and number of seats you would like to reserve.

Tickets are $20; $15 matinee performances; $10 children 10 and under.

All tickets are payable by cash or check at the door - credit/debit cards are not accepted at this time.


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