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October 8, 2018

Pleases as Punchline — October 13 at 8 PM

HITW has gathered 4 local stand-up comics to entertain with an evening of hard-hittin comedy.  This event takes place at HITW, 116 Main St. New Britian, CT  […]
October 5, 2018

War of the Worlds at HITW

HITW will be holding a very special showcase of Orson Welles’ famous radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds. For its 80th anniversary, we will […]
October 5, 2018

October Open Mics — Oct 20 and 31

There will be two Open Mics in October. October 20th and 31st, both at 8 PM.  Doors will open at 7:30 pm for those who would […]
September 29, 2018

Upcoming in October

October is here, and the seasons have changed. But what doesn’t change is the work we at Hole in the Wall Theater do to bring art […]
September 20, 2018

Cast is Announced for “A Doll’s House”

The production team for Hole in the Wall Theater’s upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’ House” (November 16 thru December 8.): Nora Helmer — Emily […]
September 16, 2018

Comedy Night on October 13

Join us on October 13th at 8 PM for a night of stand-up comdey entitled, ” Pleased as Punchline.”  This event will be hosted by Brooke Ferguson […]
September 10, 2018

Open Mic for September 26 at 8 PM

Open Mic for Wednesday, September 26th at 8 PM Doors open at 7:30 P.M. for sign ups Show begins at 8:00 P.M. Performer Fee $5 General Admission $10 BYOB […]
September 9, 2018

September Events at HITW!

The final quarter of 2018 has started. But, while the year may be grinding to a close, we at Hole in the Wall Theater are preparing […]
September 8, 2018

Last Call for A Doll’s House

Attention!  This is a last call to any and all potential actors out there! On September 16th and 17th, we at Hole in the Wall Theater […]
August 20, 2018

The War of the Worlds Auditions

With the year continuing to chug along, we at Hole in the Wall Theater are continuing to put together main shows and showcases alike.  This year, […]
August 5, 2018

TWO OPEN MIC Opportunities in August August 18th and  August 29th. Come and take your turn at the mic! Sing or play a song, practice a monologue, make us […]
July 31, 2018

Pre-Season Ticket Package “A GREAT BARGAIN!”

2018-2019 Pre Season Sale! From now until August 10th, we will be offering a 6 Ticket Package for our 2018-2019 season for only $65. That is […]
July 22, 2018

“FINAL ARRANGEMENTS” Announces Cast

HITW is proud to announce the cast for the opening production of our 2018-2019 season, Final Arrangements by Scott Stephen Kegler. The production team was so […]
July 9, 2018

Our House Opening Night Special

Tickets are on sale for the final show in our season, Our House by Theresa Rebeck. We’re having an opening night special – online tickets are $5 off, […]
July 1, 2018

Hole in One, August 10 – 11 at Hole in the Wall Theater

Join Hole in the Wall Theater as we write and produce eight plays in one day, August 10-11. On August 10, we’ll have nothing but a […]
June 30, 2018

HITW Needs Your HELP!

For 46 years, Hole in the Wall Theater has served as a space for the arts in New Britain. Since 1972, when our theater opened, more […]
June 29, 2018

July’s Events at Hole in the Wall

First up, our final show of the season is Theresa Rebeck’s satirical comedy, Our House. Following the exploits of both a dysfunctional pack of roommates and a […]
June 7, 2018

June’s Events at Hole in the Wall Theater

Hello Hole in the Wall family and friends, We are nearing the end of our run of Trevor Griffith’s Comedians, which has only ONE weekend left to […]
June 5, 2018

Trivia Night — June 16

Hosted by Kristen and Carmine Saturday, June 16th Doors open at 7:30 P.M. Trivia starts at 8:00 P.M. $10 Admission BYOB!!! Prizes!!! Come and test your […]
June 2, 2018

Next Open Mic Set for June 23, 2018

Our monthly Open Mic Night is back!! Saturday June 23rd Hosted by Harper Liles Doors open at 7:30 P.M. for sign ups Show begins at 8:00 P.M. Performer Fee […]
May 30, 2018

Theresa Rebeck’s “Our House” at Hole in the Wall Theater, July 13 – August 4

Hole in the Wall Theater’s next show, Our House by Theresa Rebeck runs July 13 – August 4. The show will be directed by Ryan Wantroba, produced by […]
May 30, 2018

“Our House” Announces Cast

Hole in the Wall Theater is pleased to announce the cast of our upcoming show, Our House. ALICE: Dina Addorisio (Seymour) GRIGSBY: Shawna Pelletier (Terryville) JENNIFER: […]
May 30, 2018

   
May 23, 2018

HITW Announces 2018-2019 Season of Shows

May 11, 2018

Vote for Hole in the Wall as BEST LOCAL THEATER

Please take a moment to vote, open until the 24th. We are in the Arts section under Best Community Theater Also please share and encourage others […]
May 10, 2018

Wanderland Tour lands at Hole in the Wall Theater: July 26th at 7:30 pm.

  The Wanderland Tour is coming your way!   Welcome to The Wanderland Tour! Jake and Gigi Edgley have been traveling the world making music and […]
May 8, 2018

HITW hosts a Staged Reading on May 31, 2018

A Staged Reading Thursday, May 31st $10 Suggested Donation The Ladykilling of Chattanooga (or The Other Side of Stage Life) By Scott Stephen Kegler Synopsis: This […]
May 6, 2018

Auditions for “Our House” by Theresa Rebeck at Hole in the Wall Theater, May 20 and 21

By John Bosco Hole in the Wall Theater will be holding auditions for a production of Our House by Theresa Rebeck. The production will be directed […]
May 5, 2018

“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 […]
May 4, 2018

May’s Events at Hole in the Wall Theater

May’s Events at Hole in the Wall Theater By John Bosco Hello Hole in the Wall family and friends, May is here, Spring has arrived, and […]
April 24, 2018

Next OPEN MIC on May 12th at 8PM

The next Open Mic at Hole in the Wall Theater will be held on Saturday, May 12th at 8 PM. Doors will open at 7:30 for […]
April 16, 2018

“Comedians” Announces Cast

Hole in the Wall Theater is pleased to announce the cast of “Comedians” by Trevor Griffiths, directed by Johnny Peifer. The show will run May 18 […]
April 9, 2018

Open Mic on April 21 at 8 PM

April 21 at 8 pm. Doors open at 7:30 for sign-ups.  $5 for performers and $10 for audience members.
February 5, 2018

Open Mic Night March 3 at 8 pm.

Our March Open Mic will be held Saturday, March 3rd at 8 pm. We provide a stage, a mic, and a piano. You provide the entertainment. Take […]
January 28, 2018

Another Open Mic: February 4 at 2 PM

  Hole in the Wall Theater is hosting another Open Mic session on Sunday,  February 4, 2018. We provide a stage, a piano and a mic. […]
January 26, 2018

Much Ado About Nothing Announces Cast

Beatrice: Christina Giannelli Benedick: Scott Hoffman Claudio: Billy Moro Hero: Jeanie Dorothy Don Pedro: Jonathan Cohen Leonato: George Dagon Don John: Steven Siemiatkoski Margaret: Suomia Dode […]
January 19, 2018

Teresa Langston as Amanda Wingfield

Teresa Langston, right? Yes. Which character are you playing? Amanda Wingfield. What town are you from? Middletown. Is this your first time at Hole in the […]
January 19, 2018

Matthew Cote as Tom Wingfield

Matthew Cote. Which character are you playing? I am playing the character of Tom. Tom Wingfield. And what town are you from? I am from New […]
January 18, 2018

Lisa DeAngelis as Laura Wingfield

Lisa DeAngelis? Yes. Which character are you playing? Laura Wingfield. And what town are you from? New Haven, though I’m originally from Long Island. Is this […]
January 17, 2018

Reid Sinclair — A Gentleman Caller

Reid Sinclair. Yes. Which character are you playing? Jim O’Connor, the gentleman caller. What town are you from? Norfolk, Connecticut. Is this your first time at […]
January 11, 2018

MisCast Showcase Is Set- February 17 at 8 pm

At 8 pm on February 17th, a Saturday, there will be a MisCast Showcase at the theater. If you have a musical theater song that you have […]
January 9, 2018

Another Open Mic: February 4 at 2 PM

  Hole in the Wall Theater is hosting another Open Mic session on Sunday,  February 4, 2018. We provide a stage, a piano and a mic. […]
December 23, 2017

New Year Open Mic

Come and bid farewell to 2017 and welcome 2018 at Hole In The Wall Theater’s New Year’s Open Mic Night. We provide the stage, a mic, and […]
November 22, 2017

“The Glass Menagerie” Announces Cast

HOLE IN THE WALL ANNOUNCES CAST OF THE GLASS MENAGERIE  Hole In The Wall Theater, 116 Main Street, New Britain, Connecticut, is proud to announce the […]
November 5, 2017

“School for Manners” Meet the Crew: Caleb Warner

Meet The Prop Master: Caleb Warner With the opening for our next production, School For Manners by Bill Arnold, right around the corner, there are many […]
October 23, 2017

Raise the Rent on-line Event

As many of you know, the financial situation at the theater is dire at this point. We are behind on rent and need to come up with […]
October 19, 2017

 
October 16, 2017

Flight Trampoline Park to Donate to HITW

On Friday, October 20th, Flight Trampoline Park of Hartford/New Britain at 140 Production Court in New Britain, CT will donate 25% of all jump tickets sold […]
October 11, 2017

Halloween at HITW October 28 8 PM

Kids Halloween at HITW will be held Saturday, October 28th from 4 to 6 PM.  Win a prize for the best costume.  The adult version starts […]
October 1, 2017

“School for Manners” Announces Cast

The Hole In The Wall Theater is pleased to announce the cast for their upcoming production of “School For Manners” by Bill Arnold. The production team […]
September 29, 2017

Meet the Actor – Keith Giard of The Laramie Project

The Laramie Project at Hole in the Wall is getting rave reviews from patrons. At a time when hate crimes are on the rise and the […]
September 22, 2017

Photos from “The Laramie Project”

The following are a few shots from the HITW production of “The Laramie Project” by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theatre Project:
September 21, 2017

Meet the Actor – The Laramie Project’s Cecilia Gigliotti

The Laramie Project opens tomorrow night! Catch up with actor Cecilia Gigliotti and get your tickets at the link above. What characters do you play in […]
September 18, 2017

Meet the Actor – The Laramie Project’s Mark Lindo

The Laramie Project, Moises Kaufman’s landmark play which focuses on the effects of the beating and subsequent death of gay University of Colorado student Matthew Shepard […]
September 10, 2017

Old Fashioned Pay the Rent Musical Revue Showcase

Come join the fun as Hole In the Wall celebrates the opening of its 45th season with a night of story and song! Friday, September 15th […]
August 22, 2017

Art Fights Hate – Announcing the Cast of The Laramie Project

Hole in the Wall theater and director Dennis Hull are proud to announce the cast of our September/October production of The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman […]
July 27, 2017

Cast Members of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

Front Row: Kate Bunce, Suomia Dode, and Caitlin Tellier Back Row: Luis Alberto Marrero-Solis, Adam Cormier, Remony Perlman, Alex Kirstukas, and Jesse Burke
July 27, 2017

Mad Hatter is Off to London

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter is off to London this fall. The actor playing the Mad Hatter, Alex Kirstukas, will be working toward his Master’s Degree […]
June 1, 2017

Announcing Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Cast!

A big thank you to everyone who made it to Hole in the Wall Theater to audition for our next show: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Congratulations […]
February 1, 2017

Meet the Actor–Scott Hoffman, Henry Carr

Your name and who you play in the show. Scott Hoffman, Henry Carr.  In what ways are you like your character? Like Henry Carr, I also […]
January 26, 2017

Meet the Crew–Caleb Warner, Prop Master

Your name and who you play in the show. Caleb Warner, Prop Master. How many shows have you done with HITW? What were they? Still Life […]
January 25, 2017

Meet the Crew–John Bosco of Travesties

Your name and who you play in the show. My name is John Bosco, and I am the light technician (I also accept light board operator, […]
January 22, 2017

Recent Events

Dear Friends,   We have had a terrible week here at Hole in the Wall.  Rather than let you hear about it through the grapevine, I […]
November 28, 2016

Announcing the Cast of Travesties

Hole in the Wall Theater is pleased to announce the cast of our next show, Tom Stoppard’s Travesties. Our hearty thanks to all who tried out! […]
September 19, 2016

Meet The Foster Mom-Drusilla Carter of Big Fluffy Dog Rescue

Seeing as the title character of Sylvia is herself a dog rescued out of the park and given a home, we wanted to give everyone a […]
September 13, 2016

Meet the Actor-Jill Luberto of Sylvia

With the opening of our next production, Sylvia just a few days away we wanted top get to know one of it’s stars, Jill Luberto, a […]
September 9, 2016

Sylvia-Opening Night Discount!

Opening Night Discount! Join us for our opening night of Sylvia on September 16th at 8:00 P.M. All tickets that evening will be $5 off our […]
September 8, 2016

Meet The Actor-Jennifer Tellier of Sylvia

Jennifer Tellier may have taken a bit of a break from performing but HITW audiences will soon be treated to her stage comeback as she takes […]
September 6, 2016

Hole In The Wall Goes To The Dogs 9/16-10/8

Sylvia by A.R. Gurney New Britain CT, September 2, 2016:  New Britain’s Hole in the Wall Theater announces the first production of their 2016-2017 season— Sylvia […]
August 30, 2016

Meet The Actor-Steven Siemiatkoski of Sylvia

 While he may be familiar with the theater world, taking the stage without an instrument in his hand is a relatively new experience for New Britain […]
August 23, 2016

Meet The Actor-Adam Cormier of Sylvia

If you frequented any shows at HITW last season chances are you were treated to a performance by the talented and hilarious Adam Cormier. A resident […]
August 20, 2016

HITW Tag Sale

We have been busy sorting through our storage facilities and have lots of items we no longer need. For sale will be a wide variety of […]
August 4, 2016

Announcing The Cast of Sylvia

The Hole in the Wall Theater is pleased to announce the cast of our next production, Sylvia by A.R. Gurney. Directed by Jim Ryan, this show […]
July 29, 2016

Meet the Pucks — and Titania’s First Fairy

(Nick DeCrosta as Puck, Delaney Wilbur as First Fairy, Neo Valentin as Puck) The King and Queen of the Fairies each need a number-one to do […]
July 23, 2016

Meet the Fairies — Titania’s Retinue

Next up in our “Meet the Actor” series, we have the lovely and sweet Titania Fairies (minus Delaney Wilbur, who plays First Fairy – you’ll meet […]
July 14, 2016

Hole in the Wall Theater Presents William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Anne Collin (Titania), Tony Palmieri (Oberson) and Jacob Diaz Mountzoures (Changeling Boy) Photo Credit: Arienne Davey The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, will […]
July 5, 2016

Meet The Guy Who Turned a 2.5 Hour Play into 1 Delightful Hour!

Since we couldn’t really do a “Meet the Playwright” with Bill Shakespeare, we sat down with Bill Arnold, who adapted Shakespeare’s text for A Midsummer Night’s […]
June 11, 2016

MEET THE DIRECTOR: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE’S EMILY TRUDEAU

Those familiar with the intimate setting of Hole in the Wall would argue that it is the last place to stage a mammoth musical production. That […]
June 3, 2016

MEET THE ACTOR: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE’S ALEX KIRSTUKAS

Alex Kirstukas has been a fan of Gilbert & Sullivan ever since he was cast as a small sailor in HMS Pinafore as a child. He […]
May 27, 2016

Announcing the cast of A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

After an absolutely inspiring round of auditions and great deliberation, director Kelley Mountzoures is pleased to announce the cast of her July production of William Shakespeare’s […]
May 25, 2016

MEET THE ACTRESS: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE’S JOHANNA REGAN

Like some of her co-stars, Johanna Regan is making her Gilbert & Sullivan debut in Hole in the Wall Theater’s current production of The Pirates of […]
May 20, 2016

MEET THE ACTOR: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE’S PETER BAILEY

Growing up, Gilbert and Sullivan was always a bit of a blind spot for Peter Bailey despite the fact that his mother managed the Opera Theatre […]
May 18, 2016

Hole in the Wall Theater Presents Beloved Gilbert Sullivan Classic, The Pirates of Penzance

photo credit: Arienne Davey The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, will present Gilbert & Sullivan’s classical masterpiece, The Pirates of Penzance, as […]
May 5, 2016

Calendar Notice: Pirates of Penzance at Hole in the Wall Theater

The Pirates of Penzance, as its’ fifth show of the 2015-2016 season. Performances run Fridays & Saturdays May 20th through June 11th at 8:00pm with two […]
April 22, 2016

Auditions for Hole in the Wall’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, CT is seeking a large cast for its upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s […]
April 15, 2016

MEET THE ACTOR: STILL WITH LIFE WITH IRIS’S IAN ROTHAUSER

Hole in the Wall’s newest production, Still Life With Iris, is a fantastical adventure that centers on a little girl’s search for the simplest of things: home. […]
April 11, 2016

MEET THE ACTOR: STILL LIFE WITH IRIS’S ALLISON CONEY

Hole in the Wall’s newest production, Still Life With Iris, is a fantastical adventure that centers on a little girl’s search for the simplest of things: home. […]
April 4, 2016

MEET THE ACTOR: STILL LIFE WITH IRIS’ NEO VALENTIN

Hole in the Wall’s newest production, Still Life With Iris, is a fantastical adventure that centers on a little girl’s search for the simplest of things: home. […]
March 25, 2016

Fun for the Whole Family in Hole in the Wall Theater’s Still Life With Iris

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, proudly presents  Still Life with Iris, Steven Dietz’s fantastical and moving play as the fourth show of […]
March 18, 2016

Kids 12 and Under FREE for Still Life with Iris!

(Peyton Stehle as Iris, Briana McGuckin as Annabel Lee) Hole in the wall is very grateful to The Long Foundation for offering a generous grant allowing […]
March 18, 2016

MEET THE ACTOR: STILL LIFE WITH IRIS’S PEYTON STEHLE

Hole in the Wall’s newest production, Still Life With Iris, is a fantastical adventure that centers on a little girl’s search for the simplest of things: home. […]
February 21, 2016

HITW hosts New Britain Youth Theater’s What If…?

Hole in the Wall is thrilled to announce our first collaboration with New Britain Youth Theater as we host their upcoming production of What If…? Musically […]
February 12, 2016

CREATING LINT! THE MUSICAL: AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHORS BILL ARNOLD AND SCOTT AUDEN

Many years ago, HITW veteran, Bill Arnold had an idea. He wanted to write a musical about a laundromat down the road from his college. He had […]
February 11, 2016

MEET THE ACTOR: LINT’S MAIRIN MCKINLAY

Mairin McKinlay returns to the stage in LINT! The Musical after an absence from theatre. In this production, she plays “Fab,” one of three Muses. “We […]
February 10, 2016

MEET THE ACTOR: LINT’S KEVIN LIFTIG

LINT! The Musical’s Kevin Liftig sees the Hole in the Wall Theater community as “a group of people coming together to put on shows, but it’s […]
February 6, 2016

MEET THE ACTOR: LINT’S MEGHAN RICKARD

LINT The Musical’s Meghan Rickard describes herself, as “one of those kids that wouldn’t shut up.” She was always looking for something to do and a […]
February 3, 2016

Announcing the cast of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance

Pirates of Penzance director Emily Trudeau says that, after some difficult decisions, she is pleased to announce her cast. I was at a board meeting in […]
January 27, 2016

Announcing the cast of Still Life with Iris by Steven Dietz

I am so excited to announce this cast and to start work on this fantastical production. Our turnout for auditions was marvelous, with talent from all […]
January 27, 2016

MEET THE ACTOR: LINT’S JOSHUA IVES

Hole in the Wall (HITW) regular Joshua Ives describes himself as shy, quiet and reserved. None of those qualities helped him as he stepped into his […]
January 22, 2016

Meet the Actor: Lint’s Christina Giannelli

Christina Giannelli, who portrays “Phoebe” in Hole in the Wall Theater’s (HITW) upcoming production of LINT! The Musical, was very active in theater in her teenage […]
January 18, 2016

Audition Notice: Still Life with Iris at Hole in the Wall Theater

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, CT is seeking three children (two female, one male) age 11-15, and up to six adults […]
January 17, 2016

LINT! The Musical Comes Home to Hole in the Wall Theater

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, CT will present LINT! The Musical written by local playwrights, William Arnold and Scott Auden. Performances […]
January 12, 2016

Meet the Actor: LINT’s Randy Boyd

Randy Boyd is a seasoned performer, having appeared in countless productions with theater groups all over Connecticut and Massachusetts. His favorite roles include “Jesus” in Godspell […]
January 4, 2016

Calendar Notice: Lint! The Musical at Hole in the Wall Theater

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, CT will present Lint! The Musical written by local playwrights, William Arnold and Scott Auden. Performances […]
December 4, 2015

MEET THE DIRECTOR: LYSISTRATA’S RACHEL TEAGLE

Rachel Teagle’s love affair with Aristophanes’ Lysistrata began when she played the title role in college. That production focused more on the classic traditions of performance. […]
November 28, 2015

MEET THE ACTOR: LYSISTRATA’S ADAM CORMIER

Adam Cormier is more than ready to jump into Hole in the Wall’s gender-bending, off-the-wall production of Lysistrata. An amateur drag queen, Adam has graced the […]
November 20, 2015

Announcing the cast of Lint! The Musical

After two nights of fantastic auditions and call backs, the production team is pleased to announce its cast for the Hole in the Wall Theater’s production […]
November 20, 2015

CCSU Professor Gil Gigliotti, Ph.D. to Lead Discussion Following Hole in the Wall Theater’s 11/20 Performance of Lysistrata

(Photo courtesy of CCSU) The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain will welcome Central CT State University Professor Gil Gigliotti to lead a […]
November 20, 2015

MEET THE ACTOR: LYSISTRATA’S CHARLES MERLIS

Charles Merlis claims he is “infected by theatre. It’s like malaria. It keeps coming back.” His “infection” has been running rampant for the last seventy years. […]
November 13, 2015

Translator Sarah Ruden to Lead Discussion Following Hole in the Wall Theater’s 11/14 Performance of Lysistrata

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain will welcome Translator Sarah Ruden to lead a discussion after the Saturday, November 14th production of […]
November 12, 2015

Hole in the Wall Theater Announces Auditions for Lint! The Musical

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, CT is seeking a cast of nine for its upcoming production of Lint! The Musical written […]
November 5, 2015

MEET THE ACTOR: ROWAN HAWK McDONALD

Rowan Hawk McDonald is about to take on the coveted lead role in Aristophanes’ classic, Lysistrata. Rowan describes her a mixture of Beyonce and Eartha Kitt. […]
October 28, 2015

THIS OLD PHALLUS: The Evolution of Lysistrata’s 96 Incher

Today on “This Old Phallus”, we’re going to show you how to build your own huge John Thomas. This giant wood pecker stands erect at 96 […]
October 26, 2015

Calendar Notice: Lysistrata at Hole in the Wall Theater

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, will present Lysistrata by Aristophanes in a sexy new translation by Sarah Ruden. Performances run Fridays […]
October 23, 2015

Announcing auditions for Lint! The Musical

Hole in the Wall Theater is excited to announce auditions for Lint! The Musical written by William Arnold and Scott Auden, directed by The DeMarcos. Auditions […]
October 16, 2015

MEET THE ACTOR: OF MICE AND MEN’S MATTHEW COTE

Matthew Cote is taking on one of the most recognizable characters in American literature: Of Mice and Men’s George Milton. He describes his character as “a […]
October 8, 2015

MEET THE ACTOR: OF MICE AND MEN’S NICK DEMETRIADES

Playing the role of Of Mice and Men’s “Carlson” is a change of pace for Nick Demetriades. He is usually cast in Agatha Christie-antagonist-type parts. Portraying […]
October 2, 2015

MEET THE ACTOR: OF MICE AND MEN’S ROBB ECKER

“Hole in the Wall (HITW) is my favorite theater I have ever worked with,” said Of Mice and Men’s Robb Ecker. “They are very experimental, passionate […]
October 1, 2015

Announcing the cast of Lysistrata!

The production team is pleased to announce its cast for the Hole in the Wall Theater’s production of Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata”, translated by Sarah Ruden.  We appreciate […]
September 20, 2015

Hole in the Wall Theater Opens 2015-2016 Season with Of Mice and Men

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, CT is proud to announce Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the first production of […]
September 14, 2015

MEET THE ACTOR: OF MICE & MEN’S BRIAN BOWYER

Brian Bowyer fell in love with theater after taking an acting class in college. After a performance in his school’s production of Mousetrap, a new passion […]
September 12, 2015

Audition Notice: Lysistrata at Hole in the Wall Theater

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, CT is seeking a cast of eleven for its upcoming production of Lysistrata by Aristophanes in […]
September 8, 2015

MEET THE ACTOR: OF MICE & MEN’S DREW BRATHWAITE

“I’ve never acted a day in my life,” said Drew Brathwaite. “I’ve been tooling around Hole in the Wall (HITW) for seven years now (as a […]
August 29, 2015

Babes do Broadway at Hole in the Wall Theater September 12

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, CT will kick off its’ 2015-2016 season with their annual gala on September 12 at the […]
August 21, 2015

Babes Do Broadway! Our Season Fundraising Gala Party and Performance

Join us for our 2015-16 Season Fundraiser Gala Party and Performance. At 8, we’ll be serving food and refreshments in the lobby and theater space – […]
August 17, 2015

Hole in the Wall officially announces our 2015-16 Season – a season of FAMILY!

Hole in the Wall is thrilled to officially announce our six MainStage shows, focusing on a theme of family. This season, we wanted to discuss, via […]
August 3, 2015

Calendar Notice: Of Mice and Men at Hole in the Wall Theater September 25-October 17

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, CT is proud to announce Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the first production of […]
July 29, 2015

Meet the Actor – Steven Azzaro

We caught up with Steven Azzaro, who plays corporate bad-guy Jeffrey Skilling’s lawyer in our current production of Enron, running Fridays and Saturdays this weekend and […]
July 24, 2015

Meet the Actor – Stephanie Chernoff

On the morn of our Pay-What-You-Can performance of Enron, we want you to meet Stephanie Chernoff. Last seen at Hole in the Wall in The Madwoman […]
July 22, 2015

Announcing the Of Mice and Men Cast!

Following ENRON, Hole in the Wall will be kicking off their 2015-2016 season with John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. After a large and talented turnout for auditions […]
July 21, 2015

Meet the Actor – Rebecca Meakin as Claudia Roe

The last time Rebecca graced the Hole in the Wall stage, she was Trish, a champagne-poisoning, thieving accountant in Craig Lucas’ Reckless. This time, she’s playing […]
July 1, 2015

Of Mice and Men Auditions Announced

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, CT is seeking a large cast of 9 men and 1 woman for Of Mice and […]
June 29, 2015

ENRON Opening Night Discount – Limited Time Only!

Want to see velociraptors, lightsabers, and a compelling human drama of morality and greed? Sure, you could spend all summer at the movies, but why not […]
June 3, 2015

Announcing the cast of ENRON!

Following The Crucible, which closes this weekend, Hole in the Wall will be presenting Lucy Prebble’s smash London hit, ENRON. Hailed as a thrilling corporate Macbeth, […]
June 1, 2015

Help us Set the Stage!

For the last 43 years, Hole in the Wall Theater has been a home for people of all walks of life to create and enjoy live […]
May 22, 2015

MEET THE DIRECTOR: KELLEY MOUNTZOURES

  “In society nowadays, when are hysteria, reputation, race, empowerment, adultery and religion not relevant?” said The Crucible Director Kelley Mountzoures.  “The answer is never!” Kelley […]
May 19, 2015

The 24 Hour Show is back!

Do you like instant gratification? Do you like art that speaks to the present moment? Do you like your theater fast and furious? Then have we […]
May 13, 2015

MEET THE ACTOR – BEN McLAUGHLIN

“The Crucible is a staple of the American theater,” said Ben McLaughlin.  “Kate Bunce, an acquaintance of mine, told me she was costuming it at Hole […]
May 12, 2015

Hole in the Wall Theater Offers Special Student Group Discount for The Crucible May 15-June 6

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) is offering a special student discount for all performances of its upcoming main stage production of Arthur Miller’s The […]
May 11, 2015

MEET THE ACTRESS – KATE BUNCE

“Abigail Williams starts the whole hysteria of crying witch on people,” said Kate Bunce, on her love-to-hate character in HITW’s upcoming The Crucible.  “She had an affair with […]
May 7, 2015

MEET THE ACTOR: TONY PALMIERI

photo caption: Tony with Kate Bunce as “John Proctor” and “Abigail Williams” (photo credit: Arienne Davey) One would be hard pressed to look at a Hole […]
May 4, 2015

MEET THE ACTRESS – EMILY TRUDEAU

  Photo Caption: Emily with Tony Palmieri as Elizabeth & John Proctor (photo credit: Arienne Davey) The Crucible’s Emily Trudeau sees beneath her character’s ice queen […]
April 23, 2015

Calendar Notice: Hole in the Wall Theater’s The Crucible May 15-June 6

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, CT is proud to announce the fifth production of its 2014-2015 season, The Crucible, by Arthur […]
April 3, 2015

YOU’RE INVITED: Pay-What-You-Can-Night for HITW’s Fat Men in Skirts

This evening, come see a great night of theater and YOU name your ticket price! Take that TDF & TKTS!! Fat Men in Skirts opened to a […]
March 31, 2015

Come Play with Us! Season Planning Meeting 4/4

Ever wanted to put on a show? Hole in the Wall Theater wants to help you make it happen. The theater will be hosting an informational […]
March 26, 2015

MEET THE ACTOR – JENNIFER MacPHERSON

As Fat Men in Skirts’ Phyllis Hogan, Jennifer MacPherson gets to play the gamut of emotions.  Her character is placed in a number of high stakes […]
March 25, 2015

MEET THE ACTOR: ROY DONNELLY

    Fat Men in Skirts opens this Friday (March 27th) at Hole in the Wall (HITW) and no one is more ready than Roy Donnelly.  […]
March 23, 2015

MEET THE ACTRESS: STEPHANIE LAYNE

“I think Fat Men in Skirts is about family and love and how that love can manifest itself and completely alter who a person becomes if […]
March 22, 2015

Announcing the Cast of The Crucible!

After an exciting and intense round of auditions, director Kelley Mountzoures had the dubious task of fitting our nearly 50 auditioners into 24 roles for our […]
March 20, 2015

Murder, Incest, Cannibalism and Love – Fat Men in Skirts Opens at Hole in the Wall 3/27-4/18

  (photo credit: Arienne Davey) The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain will present Fat Men in Skirts by Nicky Silver as the […]
March 19, 2015

MEET THE ACTOR – JAMES DeMARCO

James DeMarco is no stranger to unconventional roles.  Since 2011, the versatile actor has appeared at Hole in the Wall (HITW) as “Maurice” in A Cup […]
March 11, 2015

MEET THE DIRECTOR: Scott Stephen Kegler

Scott Stephen Kegler is a true triple threat artist.  As an actor, writer and director, he has created a body of work that is diverse in […]
February 26, 2015

Fat Men in Skirts begins rehearsals!

Fat Men in Skirts, the hilarious and moving dark comedy by Nicky Silver, is off to a strong start at Hole in the Wall. Director Scott […]
February 11, 2015

Announcing the cast of Fat Men in Skirts!

We had a wonderful turnout for auditions for Fat Men in Skirts despite all of the snow and would like to thank everyone who came down! […]
February 2, 2015

Fat Men in Skirts Audition Change

Due to the storm, Director Scott Stephen Kegler has decided to change the date for the second night of auditions for Nicky Silver’s Fat Men in […]
December 16, 2014

Meet the Actors: Dueling Lisas – Lisa DelCegno as Tim Timko & Lisa Ives as Doctors 1-6

Ready guys? We’ve only got three shows left! Thursday is our pay-what-you-can, Friday’s performance is followed by an open mic titled “Un-hole-y Night” and we close […]
December 10, 2014

Meet the Actor: Rachel Teagle as Rachel

Next up in our “Meet the Actor” series is Rachel Teagle – who plays Rachel, the lead in Reckless by Craig Lucas. Rachel’s got it tough […]
December 9, 2014

Meet the Actor: Johnny Peifer as Roy

Here we go! It’s tech week AND it’s Johnny Peifer’s birthday – what better day to get to know him and his character, Roy, a little […]
November 25, 2014

Meet the Actor: Anne Collin as Pooty

Reckless rehearsals are going along fast and furiously. I found a couple of minutes to ask actor Anne Collin a few questions. Anne is playing Pooty […]
November 19, 2014

Look at These Nerds Go!

Reckless rehearsals are zipping along EVEN FASTER than our ambitious schedule says they must. It’s incredible – not only how dedicated the cast and crew is, […]
November 6, 2014

Reckless cast announced!

We had a great turnout at auditions for our December Mainstage production of Reckless by Craig Lucas. I love this show because it recognizes both the beautiful and […]
October 30, 2014

MEET THE DIRECTOR – JIM WILLIAMS

Jim Williams is an actor’s director. His days (and nights) as a thespian span three decades.  In that time, he has played actor/singer and director and […]
October 27, 2014

MEET THE ACTOR – Scott Hoffman

Actor. Director. Board Member.  In a very short amount of time, Scott Hoffman has made an indelible mark on the HITW canvas.  Originally from the suburbs […]
October 22, 2014

HITW to Present One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, CT will present the second production of its 2014-2015 season, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest […]
October 22, 2014

Sin While Ye May, For Tomorrow We Shall Be Tranquilized

The actors have been fighting on set. And it’s a good thing. And what’s this? Could it be a marriage in the milieu? At least they have a […]
October 17, 2014

MEET THE ACTOR – GENE TELLIER

HITW veteran, Eugene “Gene” Tellier reached back to his adolescence to create One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’s Chief Bromden.  He described his adolescent self as […]
October 10, 2014

MEET THE ACTRESS – MARY ROANE

At first glance, Mary Roane may seem an unlikely person to play One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’s lethal, cold Nurse Ratched.  She is approachable, personable, […]
October 8, 2014

Human Basketball Hoops and Other Frivolities

After a brilliant closing weekend of Love Loves a Pornographer, the set has been taken down thanks to the masterful leadership of Bill Arnold, HITW volunteers and the […]
October 2, 2014

MEET THE ACTOR – RYAN WANTROBA

Making people laugh has always been a Ryan Wantroba standard. He grew up performing in comedies and was a member of his college Improv group. Stepping […]
September 24, 2014

Cuckoo’s Nest Rehearsals Begin

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 – Cuckoo’s Nest Rehearsals Begin Hole in the Wall Theater is pleased to announce the start of rehearsals for its next production: […]
September 20, 2014

Newington Mainstage Presents “6 Boobs and a Pianist”

An event of Double D proportions!!  “6 Boobs and a Pianist” is a new and original musical cabaret conceived and performed by The Rack Pack: Cindy […]
August 21, 2014

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

In 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 […]
August 16, 2014

Double Secret Ticket Code for Sunday Mastodons Matinee

Attention Alpha Cobra Squadron! We’re offering a special deal for our 2 PM Sunday Matinee on August 17. Just tell the box office our Double Secret […]
August 14, 2014

Playwright Talkback August 16th with Rachel Teagle

Obligatory Serious Playwright Headshot So, why on earth would anyone write a play about mastodons? Now’s your chance to find out! Join us after the Saturday, […]
August 7, 2014

Mastodons on SpotLight with Virginia Wolf

Tune in today  to WLIS/WMRD at 12:30 and 6:30 to hear playwright Rachel Teagle talk about her new play The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons with SpotLight host, and frequent HITW […]
August 6, 2014

Archaeologist Dr. Jones is Back for A Sequel

Audiences at the Saturday August 2nd performance of The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons got an extra treat when Connecticut State Archaeologist Dr. Brian Jones stopped by with a […]
August 5, 2014

The press loves Mastodons!

Our opening weekend yielded a great review and some fantastic press for “The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons”! Mastodon Tracks in New Britain Funny and serious: Performance […]
July 29, 2014

Talking Mastodons with Archaeologist Dr. Jones

We are pleased to announce that Connecticut State Archaeologist Dr. Brian Jones will be joining us for a post-show discussion after the Saturday August 2nd performance […]
July 15, 2014

Jess has arrived!

The Impracticality of Modern-Day Mastodons opens on August 1st and our wonderful puppet Jess has entered the building!  Jess was created by the talented Anne Cubberly […]
June 30, 2014

24 Hour Shows Seek Actors and Directors

It’s not too late to get in on the action! The Hole in the Wall Theater seeks additional actors and directors for our second annual 24 Hour […]
June 20, 2014

Fifth of July Offers Veteran Discount

In appreciation of America’s veterans and the importance of telling their stories, the Hole in the Wall Theater will offer discount admission at the door to […]
June 13, 2014

Birdies for Charity Continues

Hole in the Wall is excited to announce our 2014 partnership with the Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity program, a unique fundraising program our donors can […]
June 12, 2014

‘Fifth of July’ Our First Review! Nancy Sasso Janis’ Blog

  Opening weekend was great! Check out this review and come see the show this weekend!
June 4, 2014

“Fifth of July” Latest Publicity Shots

The second set of publicity shots! “Fifth of July” by Lanford Wilson opens this weekend! Come and see this great play! Show dates are June 6th […]
June 1, 2014

Fifth of July First Publicity Shots! Opens this Weekend!! June 6th – 28th

Imagine the Island of Misfit Toys relocated to an old farmhouse in rural Missouri. The difference is that in Lanford Wilson’s Tony-nominated play Fifth of July, […]
May 31, 2014

Fifth of July Warm Ups

“Fifth of July” warm ups bring the cast closer together! The group listens to music and whoever is the leader of the group begins moving to […]
May 29, 2014

Hole in the Wall announces our 2014/15 season!

We are triple excited to announce our upcoming season. As always, art imitates life at Hole in the Wall – the season has laughs, cries, drama, […]
May 28, 2014

24 Hour Plays Are Back!

Do you like instant gratification? Do you like art that speaks to the present moment? Do you like your theater fast and furious? Then have we […]
May 26, 2014

The Hard Workers Involved in Creating the Set

    The set for “Fifth of July” is underway! The hard workers accomplish a great deal each day! The transformation from an empty space to […]
May 25, 2014

“Fifth of July” Set Construction Underway!

The cast is off book and the set is being built! A lot of hard work was done this weekend to transform the Hole in the […]
May 17, 2014

Fifth of July Act II Blocking Begins!

“Fifth of July” is a play about love, support, and togetherness even when you drive each other crazy! It’s set in Lebanon, Missouri 1978. “Fifth of […]
May 17, 2014

Writer’s Block Tonight!

Have you been loving our season featuring CT grown shows? We have too! Tonight at 8:00PM we’re bringing you two hilarious original one-acts by local playwrights […]
May 14, 2014

Preview of ‘Fifth of July’ at Hole in the Wall Theater – Nancy Sasso Janis’ Blog – Naugatuck, CT Patch

Here is the first preview of the upcoming production “Fifth of July” by Lanford Wilson. Preview of ‘Fifth of July’ at Hole in the Wall Theater […]
May 13, 2014

Birdies For Charity

  Hole in the Wall is excited to announce our 2014 partnership with the Travelers Championship Birdies for Charity program, a unique fundraising program our donors […]
May 13, 2014

Writer’s Block: One Night of One Acts

LYDIA: So you really think I can do this? MUSE: Absolutely. A roomful of monkeys at typewriters can write Shakespeare. With one monkey you can at least […]
April 23, 2014

Barnes and Noble Bookfair Continues Online!

Miss the Hole in the Wall Bookfair at Barnes & Noble? Don’t worry, the fun continues online! Go to bn.com/bookfairs to support us online through Thursday […]
April 17, 2014

Support HITW at the Barnes and Noble Bookfair April 19

On Saturday April 19, the Hole in the Wall Theater is partnering with Barnes & Noble to promote the arts and local writers through a Bookfair. […]
April 14, 2014

A Cup of Joe at the Iffy Fish opens Friday!!

You know what’s cool? A theater season with FOUR original scripts, that’s what. Following the successful runs of both Whiskey Tango by our own Johnny Peifer […]
April 3, 2014

A New Website! A New Look!

Hole in the Wall Theater is proud to present our new look! As you may have noticed, we began augmenting some changes in the lobby space […]