Growing Up in New Canaan
by Bobby Troup

(Plays in Progress)

Join Us!
 at 7pm

for another fabulous STAGED READING!

Admission is FREE
(with suggested donation of $10)

Re-live the memories of growing up in New Canaan in the 60’s and 70’s!
THIS SATURDAY EVENING AT 7pm at the Powerhouse Theatre in Waveny Park.

Written and presented by New Canaan’s own Robert (Bobby) Troup. Born and raised in New Canaan, his parents were New Canaan royalty; Bob “Papa Blue” Troup (aka "The Colonel") and his beautiful wife, Addie.

The story is a retrospective of a wonderful community. In this quaint setting we find a George Bailey-like central character who is constantly wrestling with his place amongst the fine cast of citizens that make up the town. It’s a tale of how this (apparently) affable outcast negotiates his way towards adulthood. There’s history! There’s intrigue! Yes, and there’s drama!!! There’s also Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and a really understanding and compassionate school bus driver that help out along the way.

It’s a tale of how popular alternative culture, in the 60’s and 70’s, crept its way into and influenced a small conservative New England town (Have you ever heard of the Beatles?)
It’s about how the restrictive morals of an affluent suburban American community shaped my perspective on life (and how my friends and I reacted to it).

Finally it’s a story of my relationship with one of the town’s most notorious and well loved personalities; my father, “Papa Blue.”

This will be a roughly 90 minute monologue performance of selections from something I’ve spent a great deal of time pouring my heart and soul into.
It’s funny, sad, heroic, trite, and, I believe, altogether enjoyable. I guarantee you’ll laugh, you’ll cry and maybe you’ll even lob some rotten tomatoes my way if you don’t like what I have to say!

I would sure love it if I could get a healthy turn out from my old New Canaan peeps. Maybe some of you will even recognize yourselves in the stories!

Bobby Troup