Tuesday, October 9, 2012

John Denver, Marie Antoinette...and more

Tribute to John Denver at DCT
                                                  Ted Vigil as John Denver

A "Tribute to John Denver," starring Ted Vigil, with special guest Steve Weisberg, John Denver's lead guitar player during Denver's touring years, will play Bridgeport's Downtown Cabaret Theatre for two performances only -- Saturday, Oct. 27, at 5 and 8 p.m.

Tickets ($33): 203-576-1636 or go to www.downtowncabaret.org

Yale Rep Stages World Premiere of "Marie Antoinette"

The Yale Repertory Theatre will host the world premiere of David Adjmi's "Marie Antoinette," directed by Rebecca Taichman.

The young queen Marie Antoinette delights and inspires her French subjects with her three-foot tall wigs and extravagant haute couture, but times change and even the most fashionable of queens goes out of style as idle gossip turns insidious and the country revolts.

The play begins previews on Oct 26, opens on Nov 1 and runs through Nov. 17. Tickets or more information: 203-432-1234 or go to www.yalerep.org.

Hartford Stage Hosts College Night Bash

Hartford Stage invites college students to a night of theater including free pizza, games, prizes and a chance to see the world premiere of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" on College Night, Tuesday, Oct. 23.

College Night will take place in the venue's upper lobby and will feature a murder mystery game, a photo booth, a raffle, a Twitter review contest, free pizza and the show, all for $15.

Tickets or more information: 860-527-5151.

"Deadly Murder" Opens Square One's New Season

Square One Theatre, Stratford, opens it s 23rd season with "Deadly Murder," by David Foley. It's an intricate thriller that tells the story of Camille Dargus, a beautiful, successful woman with a penchant for young men. She meets a young waiter and takes him home, only to find that there's more to the man than meets the eye and that he seems frighteningly familiar with her past. The play opens Nov 2 and runs through Nov. 16 on weekends.

"Deadly Murder" is followed by "Distracted," a comedy by Lisa Loomer, which looks at a modern family and asks the question: "Are we so tuned into ourselves and our sound-bite world that we've lost touch with what really matters?" The play runs March 1 through March 16.

Square One's final offering is tentatively scheduled to be "4000 Miles," by Amy Herzog, which deals with how two outsiders might find their way in today's world. After a major loss while on a cross-country bike trip, 21-year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91-year-old grandmother. The play will run May 17 - June 1.

Tickets: 203-375-8778 or go to www.squareonetheatre.com

Theatre Fairfield Offers "An Enemy of the People"
                                   The cast of "Enemy of the People" rehearsing

Fairfield University's resident production company, Theatre Fairfield, opens its 2012-2013 season with Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People," translated by Richard Nelson.

The play explores what happens when a doctor discovers his town's water supply is polluted, and he believes his findings will turn him into a hero. Instead, local businessmen, politicians and family turn against him in an attempt to silence him.

The play opens Oct. 31 and runs through Nov. 3. Tickets and more information: 203-254-4010.

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