Monday, October 3, 2011

News on Monday, Oct.3


Long Wharf Theatre is running its 5th annual Discovery Day on Saturday, Nov. 19. Billed as a “fun family (kids ages 3 and up) open house event,” it will allow kids to become their own special kind of superhero. Under the guidance of two “headmistresses,” the kids will learn a little bit about theater and acting as well as have the opportunity to make masks…and a whole lot more. Sounds like a lot of fun – for more info call 203-787-4284 or go to

Things are happening up in Hartford. First, Hartbeat Ensemble is celebrating its 10th anniversary by running an encore performance of “Flipside!” – it’s the story of a Hartford teen named Bo and an undercover Narc named Nick -- the human side of the “War on Drugs.” Performances: Oct 13 – 29 on the ground floor of  The Hollander Building –
410 Asylum St
For tickets or more info call 860-548-9144.

Meanwhile, Playhouse on Park will be staging Arthur Miller’s “An Enemy of the People” from Oct 12 thru Oct. 30. This is Miller’s adaptation of Ibsen’s 1882 play, “En folkefiende” (gotta love “folkefiende” – how tame and ‘vanilla’ “an enemy of the people” sounds in comparison), which Ibsen wrote after people got all bent out of shape after they saw his “Ghosts.” The Playhouse’s production features Michael McKenzie

Michael McKenzie
as the upright Dr. Stockman, a man who flies in the face of prejudice and ignorance to do what’s right (we all know what happens to those guys). For more info or tickets go to   

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