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 for new beginnings. We’re kicking off a new season, along with other events to entertain you this September.
The new season starts on September 14th with the premier of the brand-new comedy, Final Arrangements by Scott Stephen Kegler. (Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm September 14 thru October 6 with a Sunday matinee on September 23 at 2 pm.) Directed by our very own Christina Gianelli, the show follows our hapless and helpless protagonist, Ted; a floral delivery guy whose made a delivery on the strangest day of his life. Complete with murder plots, lousy accountants, and angry clown widows, all set it in a funeral home. You can get those tickets online now (with a $3 discount) or pay when you get here or call for reservations 860-229-3049 and pay at the door ($20 and $15 for students/seniors). Either way, you’re sure to enjoy the bright side of dark comedy.
Along with starting our first show of the season, we’ll be holding auditions for Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Set in the late 1800s and following the challenges of housewife, Nora, this is an engaging piece that is just as relevant now as it was when it was originally written. It shows how choices made in the past can bring out much more in the present. Auditions will be held at 7pm on September 16th and 17th with callbacks on the 18th. Don’t be shy, because all are welcome!
If a main show is not for you, we still have our Open Mic Night for those who want to share what they can do. Whether it’s dancing, singing, magic, or comedy, all talents are welcomed and encouraged. Open Mic will be held on September 26th. Doors open at 7:30pm for performers with a $5 performance fee for any brave souls willing to take the stage. $10 is needed for anyone who’d rather enjoy the show than be in it.
Finally, on September 30th a staged reading will be held for the brand-new play, Long Way ‘Round by Lauren Cavanaugh. Stop by, listen, give feedback, and help support a local playwright. A $5 donation is suggested as you take in a new tale about blurring the line between dream and reality.
We still have our next general meeting on September 19th. If you are willing to stop by, we’re happy to have you. You’ll be able to keep up with what’s going on behind the scenes, put for any potential ideas, and find out how you can help keep theater alive in New Britain. You’ll also be able to sign up to help work concessions (getting to see the show for free in return). Another good info source is our Facebook page; drop in, like us, follow us, and keep up to date. Don’t be scared to donate on our website, hitw.org, because it may be tax deductible. Every little bit helps and our doors are always open to new friends. Thank you!