Final Weekend of Mastodons – PWYC on Friday, Dr. Jones Returns Saturday

cast with puppetIn keeping with its philosophy of making theater available to everyone, the Hole in the Wall Theater is adding a second Pay What You Can night to its run of “The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons” on Friday, August 22nd.  This new comedy is written by award-winning local playwright Rachel Teagle and features a full sized mastodon kinetic sculpture created by renowned Hartford artist Anne Cubberly. “Mastodons” is the fourth play in the theater’s “Connecticut Grown” series, which features works by local authors.


Throughout its August run, Teagle and the production team have been changing and refining the script through a public workshop, adding new text every weekend. “The feedback from the actors and the audience has been immensely valuable,” Teagle said. “I hope some people get the chance to come back and see how they’ve influenced the shape of the play.” This brand-new, offbeat comedy takes place in a world where everyone’s childhood dreams have come true, and in this world of ballerinas, astronauts, and super-spies, one bewildered mastodon tries to find her place.


Tickets are available by calling (860) 229-3049 or visiting The Hole in the Wall Theater website at  Pay What You Can tickets are available on a first come first served basis at the door only. Reservations can be made for the Friday, August 22nd performance by pre-purchasing $10 tickets on the website.


Dr. Jones with mastodon bones. Photo by Jake Williams
Dr. Jones with mastodon bones. Photo by Jake Williams

For the final show on Saturday, August 23rd, State Archaeologist Dr. Jones will be returning to lead another scintillating post-show discussion. If you missed him the first time around, don’t miss him this weekend!


For more information visit the theater’s website or their official Facebook page at


Final performances are on Friday August 22nd and Saturday August 23rd at 8:00 PM.