Newtown’s only professional theatre company will open with “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” by Joe Landry. Five actors recreate the entire cast of the classic Frank Capra film based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s 1939 short story, “The Greatest Gift”. One night only: Saturday, November 3rd!
The season continues in January with SKTC’s first full production: the World Premiere of Fred Stroppel’s “Small World”, an hilarious imagining of meetings between two giants of the entertainment world, Walt Disney and Igor Stravinsky, centered on the creation of “Fantasia”, the groundbreaking animated film that combined the Disney genius with classical music. Friday and Saturday evenings; Sunday afternoons, January 11 through January 27th.
February 2nd and 3rd brings the Pulitzer Prize winning “A Delicate Balance” by Edward Albee in which the uneasy existence of upper-middle-class suburbanites is disrupted by the sudden appearance of lifelong family friends and a daughter who can’t seem to stay married. This staged reading continues the SKTC tradition of presenting contemporary classics of the American stage.
Attention anyone who has ever dealt with Little League! March brings the tumultuous journey of two Little League coaches through an entire season, from their first tentative meeting to the climactic championship game in Richard Dresser’s “Rounding Third”. “This play reflects the passions, the joy and the pain that fills the heart of any person who has ever loved a child who was competing for anything, from sports to spelling bees to talent shows." Friday and Saturday evenings; Sunday afternoons, March 1 through March 17. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll identify! Great opportunity for Little League Fundraiser!
April 28th: “Seven”, written by SEVEN award-winning playwrights (Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith and Susan Yankowitz) based on interviews with SEVEN heroic women. Triumphant against physical and mental abuse, oppression, adversity, and threats to their lives, these seven women's stories will move your soul and give you a glimpse into the courage and sacrifice women leaders have made to improve the lives of others across the globe. Join us for this very special event in honor of Women’s History Month. In association with the Vital Voices Network.