Newtown's Town Players return this weekend with another fun, smart way to spend a night out in town -- their latest play, Tom Dick and Harry, is a "fast-paced British farce" featuring the best actors from the area in some truly outrageous scenes.
It's the story of a couple -- played by Bethel's Nick Kaye and Carmel, NY's Angela Bowman -- preparing to adopt a baby. While they're waiting for the final interview, the husband's troublesome brothers decide to give him a helping hand.
"Their methodology is not exactly according to Hoyle," says director Gene Golaszewski, of Brookfield. Before long, a police officer, a gangster and a cadre of Croatian immigrants have been wrapped up in the scheme.
"It's an English farce, with everything that implies," says Golaszewski. "It's a fun show to sit back and spend an evening laughing. If you like comedy and silliness, you'll have a fun night."
Golaszewski is returning to a directing role at the Little Theatre for the fourth year in a row -- he previously brought Newtown A Christmas Carol, Whodunnit and Cash on Delivery.
"They can't get rid of me," he laughs. He's worked with four of the nine cast members, including Kaye and Bowman.
"This is really a great community theatre," he says. "The people involved are wonderful to work with. Everyone's volunteer, so what we do, we do it because we love it. And it is shows."
The play is produced by Lynn Alexander of Southbury and Tracey Nashel of Newtown. It runs September 14 through October 5. Curtain times on Fridays and Saturdays are at 8:00 p.m., with 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on September 15, 22 and 29. Friday, September 20 is a sold out benefit performance. To get tickets, visit the Newtown Players' website.