By Edward Percy & Reginald Denham
October 25 - November 10, 2019

A seemingly quiet Victorian country home on the marshes of the Thames estuary is actually the backdrop for murder and madness in this show that has been described as “a perfect example of psychological melodrama.” This is gothic suspense at its best!

by Norman Robbins
December 12 - 15, 2019

In this madcap musical retelling of the beloved fairytale, Cinderella finds a happily ever after with Prince Charming. It’s sure to brighten your holiday season. Not your ordinary Cinderella! A holiday extravaganza of music, dance, cross-dressing, audience participation, and hilarity!  COME HAVE FUN WITH US!!!!!!

By George D Morgan
February 21 - March 8, 2020

The Town Players are proud to present this inspiring and fast-paced show, written by Mary Sherman Morgan’s son, George D. Morgan. Appropriate for audiences of all ages - from aspiring scientists to those of us who remember the beginning of the Space Age - Rocket Girl tells one woman’s story of perseverance, collaboration, and inspiration to solve one of our country’s thorniest problems. You’ll laugh, you’ll cheer! Come see this uplifting story told with wit and humor! Guaranteed to delight... with some actors playing multiple roles which is always fun for all!

The year is 1957. The United States and the Soviet Union are locked in a battle to see which country will be the first to place a satellite into orbit. Rocket Girl is the heretofore untold story of how Mary Sherman Morgan, a poor farm girl with only a high school diploma not only rose to become America’s first female rocket scientist, but provided the crucial technology that launched America into the Space Age.

Appropriate for audiences of all ages - from aspiring scientists to those of us who remember the beginning of the Space Age - Rocket Girl tells one woman’s story of perseverance, collaboration, and intelligence as she makes an obscure, yet crucial contribution to America’s early space program. Our hope is that telling her story will help inspire the next generation of young adults to explore careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

SPECIAL EVENTS! We are thrilled to offer the unique experience of our hosting playwright George D. Morgan at the Powerhouse Theater and around New Canaan during the week of February 21 for various events:

* Talkbacks at the Powerhouse Theater for performances of ROCKET GIRL on Feb 28, 29 & March 1.
* Telling the ROCKET GIRL story as part of the series, Authors at New Canaan Library on Monday, February 24 at 6:30-8pm in the Lamb Room, followed by a book signing of ROCKET GIRL.
* A book signing for ROCKET GIRL, on Saturday, February 29, 2-3pm at Elm Street Books in New Canaan.
* Look for Mr. Morgan’s new book to be launched June 2020: ROCKET AGE: The Race to the Moon and What It Took to Get There.

Check out Mr. Morgan's website for more information: https://georgedmorgan.com/events

NOTE: WE WILL BE HAVING A SPECIAL MORNING 10 AM PERFORMANCE FOR THE LOCAL AREA SCHOOLS ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27. WE WILL BE INVITING STUDENTS FROM BRIDGEPORT, NEW CANAAN and FAIRFIELD COUNTY TO ATTEND. IF YOU HAVE INTEREST IN ATTENDING THIS PERFORMANCE, PLEASE SEND EMAIL TO: info@tpnc.org

By Noel Coward
May 1 - 17, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus, we have sadly had to cancel our production of HAY FEVER. We hope to be able to pull together this same fabulous cast at a later date.

PLOT:
Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with guests, David Bliss, a novelist and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that impossible when their high-spirited children appear with guests of their own. A house full of drama waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare, and the 'quiet weekend' comes to an exhausting and hilarious finale. Hay Fever is one of Noel Coward’s most delightful comedies.

by Bruce Graham
August 29 - 29, 2020

WHAT DO THE TOWN PLAYERS OF NEW CANAAN DO DURING A PANDEMIC?

WE PUT ON A SHOW - ON THE POWERHOUSE STAGE... and then STREAM IT TO YOU!!

WE ARE THE FIRST THEATER IN THE AREA TO PERFORM A LIVE, FULLY PRODUCED, ON-STAGE PLAY FOR OUR PATRONS!
No Zoom, No Bad Audio, No Glitches, No Remote Locations.
The actors are performing together on the Powerhouse Theater stage.

Streaming to your home! Join us on Saturday, August 29th at 8 PM as we present our show to you LIVE.

THE PRODUCTION

Starring (the couple affectionately called the local Barrymores) Ted Yudain, Gail Yudain, and David Jackins. As our lead actors are married, no need to social distance them... and our third actor has been deemed "safe". All other crew members in the theater for the performance will be masked and/or at least 12 feet distanced. We take the health of all very seriously!! Hopefully in the not too distant future, we will allow a small in-theater audience, but until that day... PLEASE join us for our FULL THEATRICAL PRODUCTION for the play replacing ON GOLDEN POND.


SHOW DESCRIPTION

How far would you go for someone you love? A summer cottage on Chesapeake Bay… a man tormented by the menacing grip of an aging mind, and facing an uncertain future has a plan – but it’s not what his family had in mind. Through twists and turns, deeply recognizable family relationships, and of course, humor.... all combine to carry us to a place where dignity, honesty and humanity take hold and refuse to let go.
The Outgoing Tide is a touching family drama that asks what it means to truly love someone.

“…this drama brings sensitive observation and minor-key humor to painful situations that many of us will recognize from our own families…its poignant conclusion will have resonance for many in the audience.” —NY Times.

“…superb…tightly focused piece about a family of three…Graham zeroes in on recognizable truths.” —Chicago Tribune.

“The characters are well-drawn, the dialogue is pungent…The script’s frequent time shifts from present to past and back again are handled with a telling simplicity…may well flood your emotions with its emotional truth.” —BackStage.

theater set of a living room

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