“Comedians,” by Trevor Griffiths at Hole in the Wall Theater, May 18 – June 9

By Luis Marrero and Johnny Peifer

Hole in the Wall Theater’s next show, Comedians runs May 18 – June 9. The showdates will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm on May 18, 19, 25, 26 and June 1, 2, 8, 9; and a Sunday matinee at 2 pm on May 27. Pay What You Can Night will be Friday, May 25.

“Manchester 1983, the Sex Pistols are the screaming voice of a generation going nowhere but to the United vs City derby and/or back on the dole. Six working-class heroes face their final exam night in an adult education stand-up comedy class, but the bigger test is their loyalty to their teacher, to each other. God save the Queen.”

Hole in the Wall Theater is located at 116 Main Street, New Britain, CT. To reserve a seat, call at 860-229-3049 and leave a message. You can purchase tickets online at hitw.tix.com. After 8 pm, parking is free at the Szczesny Garage on Chestnut Street, next to the police station.

The show is directed by Johnny Peifer (Bristol), produced by Laurie Maria Cabral (Newington), assistant produced by Thom Ozimek (Bolton), and stage managed by Keyshmarie Diaz (New Britain).

Light design by Dawn Alguard (Newington), light and sound operation by Johnny Peifer, costume design by Kate Micari-Miller (Stafford), photography by Arienne Davey (Westbrook).

The play will feature the following actors: Carmine Lavieri (Middletown) as Eddie Waters. Charles Willson (West Hartford) as Burt Challenor. Steven Siemiatkoski (New Britain) as Gethin Price. Alan Burkholder (Bristol) as George McBrain. Victor Tellez (New Britain) as Sammy Samuels. Jordan Wassil (New Britain) as Mick Connor. Tim Adams (New Britain) as Ged Murray. Luis Marrero (New Britain) as Phil Murray. Prerit Gupta (Hartford) and Melanie Cox (Middletown) will alternate playing Mr/Ms. Patel. Taylor Hays (Burlington) as the Caretaker. Kate Micari-Miller (Stafford) as the Concert Secretary. Billy Moro (Washington, MA) as the Pianist.