Past Shows

Complete List of Shows Performed by Hole in the Wall Theater

The dramatic performances listed below represent Hole In The Wall Theater’s artistic endeavors since its inception in 1972. The theater’s mainstage productions usually ran Friday and Saturday evenings over a period of six weeks totaling twelve performances each until the late 1990’s when the performance schedule was adjusted to a five week run with 10 performances. Exceptions did occur as in the case of “Detective Story” (1985) which ran for eight weeks with sixteen performances. The below dates reflect the month each show opened and the director’s name follows each show listed. The street addresses refer to the various locations of the physical theater itself during its history.

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1972 – 12 Oak Street

1972 – 284 Allen Street

1975 – 50 Arch Street

1978 – 121 Smalley Street

1982 – 36 North Street

1988 – 10 Harvard Street

2003 – 69 Main Street

2006 – 116 Main Street

12 OAK STREET, NEW BRITAIN, CT (Hole in the Wall Bookstore)

1June 1972The Time Of Your Life (I)Ray Shinn
2August 1972Spoon River AnthologyDavid Curren

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3September 1972The HostageTed Guhl
4December 1972A Christmas Carol (I)Ray Shinn
5January 1973Of Mice And MenDavid Curren
6March 1973The CrucibleRay Shinn
7May 1973Threepenny OperaMidge Nicolson
8July 1973A Midsummer Night’s Dream (I)Ted Guhl
9September 1973Death Of A SalesmanDavid Curren
10November 1973La RondeRay Shinn
11January 1974One Flew Over The Cuckoo?s NestMike Perillo
12March 1974OedipusTed Guhl
13May 1974Dust Bowl DaysFritz Messerschmidt
15August 1974Measure For MeasureRay Shinn
16September 1974Inherit The WindTed Guhl
17November 1974Inspector HoundChris Bailey
18December 1974The Effects of Gamma Rays On Man In The Moon MarigoldsLee Ann Kalwat
19February 1975The Ruling ClassDavid Charron
20April 1975Casablanca (I) screenplay adaptation for stage by Ray ShinnRay Shinn
21May-June 1975The One Acts (7 one act plays performed over the course of 6 weeks) Love Course, directed by Lee Ann Kalwat. Then, directed by Cecelia Travic. No Exit, directed by Mike Cohen. Intruder, directed by Laura LaDuke. Mrs. Daley Has A Lover, directed by John Powers. Medicine For Melancoly, directed by Ted Guhl. Paradise Lost, directed by Ray ShinnMark Farnlof(executive director)
22July 1975The Roar Of The GreasepaintMark Farnlof
23September 1975Telemachus ClayTed Guhl

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24November 1975OthelloRay Shinn
25December 1975The True Adventures of Peter Pratt, Or How A Really Rotten Kid Found Out What It’s All About (I)(original script written by David Gerstein)David Gerstein
26February 1976The Boys In The BandCraig Dawson
27April 1976Dark Of The MoonMidge Nicolson
28May 1976The Killing Of Sister GeorgePeggy Messerschmidt
29July 1976A Thousand ClownsMike Cohen
30September 1976The BacchaeTed Guhl
31November 1976Uncle VanyaRay Shinn
32December 1976Molly And The Mouse (I)(original script written by David Gerstein)David Gerstein
33January 1977The HypochondriacMike Cohen
34March 1977Madness Of The Heart (original script written by Angel Vigil)Ted Guhl / Angel Vigil
35May 1977An Ideal HusbandRay Shinn
36July 1977R.U.R.Gary Kula
37September 1977The Time Of Your Life (II)Ray Shinn
38November 1977A View From The BridgeDavid Curren
39December 1977Peter Pratt (II)Ray Shinn
40February 1978That Championship SeasonJustine Tobis
41April 1978Equus (I)Ray Shinn
42June 1978Hot L BaltimoreDavid Curren

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43September 1978South PacificTed Guhl
44November 1978Romeo And JulietRay Shinn
45January 1979Man Of LaManchaJustine Tobis
46March 1979The ExerciseTed Guhl
47April 1979GodspellPatrique Hurd
48June 1979HomeWayne Cashen
49August 1979High Noon (screenplay adaptation for stage by Ray Shinn)Ray Shinn
50October 1979Hair (I)Patrique Hurd
51December 1979Peter Pratt (III)Richard Charnick
52February 1980A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The ForumGary Dion-Parent
53March 1980The AlchemistDavid Gerstein
54May 1980The Importance Of Being Earnest (I)Ray Shinn
55June 1980Passing ByLouis Schiavone
56August 1980RunawaysBrian Nielan
57September 1980Marat / SadeTed Guhl
58November 1980LuvMartha Seif
59December 1980A Christmas Carol (II)Ray Shinn
60February 1981PippinPatrique Hurd
61April 1981Cyrano de BergeracRay Shinn
62June 1981Arms And The ManGary Dion-Parent
63August 1981ComediansRay Shinn
64September 1981The Children’s HourJosh Lucenti
65October 1981P.S. Your Cat Is DeadBernie Moore
66December 1981You’re A Good Man, Charlie BrownDick Michaud
67February 1982SalomeTed Guhl
68April 1982The Empire BuildersDerek O’Brien

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36 North Street, New Britain

69June 1982The Hostage (II)Ray Shinn
70September 1982Dames At SeaMichael W. Harrison
71November 1982Arsenic And Old LaceDerek O?Brien
72December 1982Molly And The Mouse (II)Ray Shinn
73February 1983Vanities (I)Lilias Keszycki
74April 1983As You Like ItTed Guhl
75May 1983The Clone PeopleDebbie Branch
76July 1983GeminiDick Michaud
77September 1983Lady Windermere?s Fan (II)Ray Shinn
78November 1983The Prime Of Miss Jean BrodieDawn Swahn
79January 1984Twelfth Night (I)Ray Shinn
80March 1984Spring Follies (scenes from various plays with love as a theme)Ted Guhl
81April 1984The RainmakerDick Michaud
82June 1984The Lion In WinterMike Schmidt
83August 1984The Male AnimalRay Shinn
84October 1984Bell, Book, And CandleLance Samia
85December 1984Holly Follies (various scenes centering around Christmas for children)Michael W. Harrison
86January 1985A Streetcar Named DesireTed Guhl
87April 1985The Country WifeRay Shinn
88June 1985Blithe SpiritDick Michaud
89August 1985Agnes Of GodJohn Peifer
90October 1985Detective StoryJohn Varricchione
91December 1985Fluffy the Elf/The Christmas Song(2 original one acts written by John Peifer )John Peifer / Ray Shinn
92January 1986Fifth Of JulyLance Samia
93April 1986The SeagullRay Shinn
 July 1986Frankenstein,The Cell Of PassionDirected by Ted Guhl / Produced by Jon Cohen

The short lived organization was called The Tempest Playhouse and was a financial failure.

 September 1986Belle Of Amherst (I) (showcase)Edith Kufta

A showcase is a production that occurs between mainstage productions and generally runs 1-2 weekends. While this showcase is the first to be listed here it is by no means the first to be produced. They occurred frequently during the early years of the theater with no dark weekends until at least 5 years after its first production. However, most of these early showcases were generally spur of the moment. The above production marked perhaps the first showcase of many to follow with complete production values.

94October 1986The DresserPeggy Messerschmidt
95December 1986Molly And The Mouse (II)Ray Shinn
96January 1987The Massacre At ParisJohn Peifer
97March 1987The Petrified ForestPeggy Messerschmidt
98June 1987One Acts: Circle / Static Free Love (original script of “Circle” written by Lydia Palmer; original script of “Static Free Love written by Jon Cohen”)Ted Guhl
99July 1987What The Butler SawMark Kravetz
100September 1987The Belle Of Amherst (II)Joel Stedman
101October 1987Lovers And Other StrangersJon Cohen
102December 1987Hoppin’ Hollidays (vignettes from various children’s plays)Corrine Kravitz/Linda Horton/Mitti Crosier
103January 1988The Importance Of Being Earnest (II)Dennis Hull
104April 1988Getting OutSteve Liskow
105June 1988Born YesterdayEd Garfield

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10 Harvard Street, New Britain

The theater’s move to 10 Harvard Street marked the first full season (6 play season) voted in by the theater prior to its production. Previously shows were generally voted in only one show in advance of the current play in production and, on occasion, the next production would not be voted in until after the closing of the previous production.
106September 1988Happy Birthday, Wanda JuneJon Cohen
107November 1988Richard IIIPeggy Messerschmidt
108January 1989Stalag 17John Verricchione
109March 1989Strange SnowWarren Dutkiewicz
110May 1989Baby With The BathwaterSteve Liskow
111July 1989September SpringEdith Kufta
112September 1989Casablanca (II)Ted Guhl
113November 1989The Sunshine BoysDick Michaud
114January 1990Much Ado About NothingSteve Liskow
115March 1990?night MotherWarren Dutkiewicz
116May 1990Bleacher BumsTally Briggs
117July 1990Sex, Lies, And Guacamole (2 ? one act plays) 
  Society Page (original script by Sean O’Conner)Lydia Palmer
  Just One Of Those Things (original script by Lydia Palmer)Peggy Messerschmidt
118September 1990Caucasian Chalk CircleTed Guhl
119November 1990The House Of Blue LeavesLaurent Jean
120January 1991The Boys Next DoorJon Cohen
121March 1991A Hatful Of RainCarol Kula
122May 1991The Devil’s DiscipleRev. J. Glendenning Duer
123July 1991FaustThom Ozimek
124September 1991As IsSteve Liskow
125November 1991Charlie And The Chocolate FactoryLinda Horton
126January 1992IvanovRay Shinn
127March 1992MacbethJohn Peifer
128May 1992Lonestar / Laundry & BourbonWarren Dutkiewicz
129July 1992Red Hot Summer Gumbo (6- one acts & play scenes interspaced with improv group)Rev. J. Glendenning Duer (ex. Dir.)
  The Chain Gang (improv group)Laurent Jean
  Life And LimbTony Zacaro
  Sure ThingDan Smith
  Androcles And The LionRev. J. Glendenning Duer
  The Sound Of MusicThom Ozimek
  Henry VI, Part IIIThom Ozimek
  Rocky Horror Picture ShowChris Ryan
130September 1992The Time Of Your Life (III)Ray Shinn
131November 1992Peter Pratt (IV)Richard Charnick
132January 1993The TempestJohn Peifer
133March 1993MedeaThom Ozimek
134May 1993Torch Song TrilogyRodney Carpentier / Ray Shinn
135July 1993For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is EnufLaurie Maria Cabral
136September 1993Jesus Christ, SuperstarChris Ryan
137November 1993Merry Christmas, Mister Scrooge (adaptation of A Christmas Carol with original music by Thom Ozimek and Tom Tantillo)Thom Ozimek
138January 1994RashomonDavid Sousa
139March 1994Men Who Fix Radios And Women Who Can?t Hear Them (2 one act plays presented together each performance) 
  Pvt. WarsDawn Alguard
  Lovely Sunday For Creve CoeurTheresa DeProto
140May 1994PericlesShannon Daley
141July 1994M ButterflyPhilip Vetro
142September 1994Hair (II)Chris Ryan
143November 1994Aladdin And The Wonderful LampLinda Horton-Cassanta
 December 1994Miss Margaret (showcase)Phil Vetro
144January 1995Other People’s MoneySteve Liskow
145March 1995Cat On A Hot Tin RoofWarren Dutkiewicz
146May 1995The DevilsTheresa DeProto
147July 19958 Misbehavin? (8 short one act plays presented together each performance)David Sousa (executive director)
  Bed And BreakfastJomarie Pipolo
  The ConfessionJames Crocker
  Going Nowhere ApaceAlice Papineau
  BreadDick Boland
  Attack Of The Moral FuzziesDawn Alguard
  4:00 AM (Open All Night)Rev. J. Glendenning Deur
  The FieldT.J. Riccardo
  The Goblins? Plot To Murder GodDavid Sousa
148September 1995Flyin’ WestLaurie Maria Cabral
149November 1995CabaretChris Ryan
150January 1996Henry VI, Part IIIRev J. Glendenning Duer
151March 1996A Girl’s Guide To ChaosJames Blaine Crocker
152May 1996Love LettersWarren Dutkiewicz
153July 1996The Year Of The HikerDaniel Scott Fine
154September 1996Who?s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?Steve Liskow
155November 1996The DrunkardPatrique Hurd
156January 1997JefferyPhilip Vetro
157March 1997CahootsDawn Alguard
158May 1997The Odd Couple (female version)Lawrence E. Niland
159July 1997Six Degrees Of SeparationPhilip Vetro
160September 1997CobbAlice Papinaeu
161November 1997GreetingsDennis Hull
162January 1998Twelfth Night (II)Steve Liskow
163April 1998Angels In America Part IPhilip Vetro
164June 1998The Baby DanceWarren Dutkiewicz
165July 1998Bite Size Pieces (5 one act plays presented together each performance)Rebekah Royer-Poppel (ex. Director)
  Girl Talk (original script by Dawn Alguard)Dawn Alguard
  The ProblemCarol Kula
  English Made SimpleCindy Cantor-Maher
  The PicturemanC.J. Holtz
  DowntownJomarie Pipolo
166September 1998The Elephant ManJeff Miller
 November 1998The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged (showcase)Chris Ryan
167November 1998Truman Capote’s Holiday MemoriesPan Riley
 January 1999Rhythm of Broadway (showcase)Brian Frazier
168January 1999Keely & DuLawrence E. Niland
169March 1999The Good DoctorDawn Alguard
170May 1999Lips Together Teeth ApartPhilip Vetro
171July 1999Bus StopDick Michaud
172September 1999Ruthless (The Musical)Dick Boland
 October 1999Frankenstein (showcase)Paul Kokoszka
173November 1999Cloud NineAmy Leland Hemphill
174January 2000Jellyfish Blue (original script by Scott William Auden)Scott William Auden
175March 2000Comedy Of ErrorsSteve Liskow
176May 2000TracersDennis Hull
 June 2000Vampire Lesbians Of Sodom (showcase)Richard Charnick
177July 2000Corpus ChristiPhilip Vetro
178September 2000The Complete History Of America (Abridged)Lawrence E. Niland
179November 2000Glengarry Glen RossWarren Dutkiewicz
180January 2001MasterpiecesAmy Leland Hemphill
181March 2001Burn ThisSteve Liskow
182May 2001A Midsummer Night?s DreamDavid Sousa
 June 2001All In The Timing (showcase)Lawrence E. Niland
183July 2001Equus (II)Jeff Miller
184September 2001Never The SinnerPhilip Vetro
185November 2001It?s A Wonderful LifeEugene Tellier
 January 2002LINT ! the musical (showcase of a staged reading of an original musical written by Bill Arnold & Scott Auden)Bill Arnold & Scott Auden
186January 2002Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are DeadAmy Leland Hemphill
 February 2002The Dream’s On Me (showcase of a staged reading of original play by Denise Clapsaddle)David Sousa
 February 2002The Unnamed Showcase (showcase of improvisational theater)The Troupe With No Name
187March 2002A My Name Will Always Be AliceChris Ryan
 April 2002Harold Night (Showcase of Improvisational Theater)Doctor Awesome and Corpa
188May 2002TempestDick Boland
189July 2002eleemosynaryTim Seltzer
190September 20021776Heather Auden
 October 2002Harold Night II (Showcase of Improvisational Theater)Doctor Awesome and Corpa
191November 2002The Dream’s on MeDavid Sousa
192January 2003LINT! the MusicalLarry Niland
193March 2003A Winter’s TaleSteve Liskow
194May 2003The Colored MuseumLaurie Cabral

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69 Main Street (Trinity on Main)

In 2003, our month to month lease with 10 Harvard Street came to an end, and while we were searching for a new space, we worked with a new arts organization in New Britain, Save 69 Main. Hole in the Wall performed its sixth show of the 2003 season at 69 Main Street, and contributed three pieces to its Fall Arts Festival.
195August 2003Welcome to the Jungle, Jim (an evening of Improvisational Theater)Too Many Monkeys
Trinity on Main Fall Festival
 October 2003Tales from the ‘Hoot (an original show written by Bob Ierardi)John Daines
 November 2003PI Dance EnsembleToni Taylor
 November 2003Bottom Bitch (Staged reading of an original play by Deirdre Patterson)Rook Thomas Hine
 June 2004Boston MarriageWilliam Meehan Arnold
 December 2004Men are from Mars, Women are from New BritainDavid Sousa
196March 2005Proof @ Cheney HallWarren Dutkiewicz
196April 2005ProofWarren Dutkiewicz
 August 20053 Bard MontyToo Many Monkeys
197December 2005A Christmas CarolBeldon Dominello
198February 2006VanitiesTed Guhl

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116 Main Street

After nearly 2 1/2 years of hard work and fund raising we finally opened our new space at 116-118 Main Street.
199March 2006The Merchant Of VeniceSteve Liskow
200May 2006LootKit Webb
201July 2006Love! Valour! Compassion!Philip Vetro
202September 2006Picasso at the Lapin AgileDave Levine
203November 2006EmmaTed Guhl
204January 2007Bat Boy: The MusicalPhilip Vetro
205March 2007WitWarren Dutkiewicz
206May 2007TartuffeAntoni Sadlak
207July 2007A Dog’s TaleTony Palmieri
208Sept 2007ExtremitiesWarren Dutkiewicz
209November 2007The Last Five YearsJohn Stewart
210January 2008Book of DaysSteve Liskow
211March 2008Fatal Attraction: A Greek TragedyBill Arnold
212May 2008The Goat or Who is Sylvia?Philip D. Vetro
213July 2008The Twilight Zone: Of Shadows and SubstanceKevin Brownell, Kit Webb, Mary Ann Kelly, Gene Tellier
214Sept 2008Barefoot in the ParkMichael Daly
215Nov 2008Jacob Marley’s Christmas CarolDennis Hull
216January 2009HeAVENTed Guhl
217March 2009Live Old Time RadioTed Guhl
218May 2009Sordid LivesWarren Dutkiewicz
219July 2009Night of the Musical DeadBill Arnold
220September 2009Uncle VanyaDavid Sousa
221November 2009Detective StoryTed Guhl and John Varricchione
221January 2010Aside From That Mrs. LincolnKit Webb and Mike Daly
222March 2010Richard IIIMaria Grove
223May 2010OedipusTed Guhl
224August 2010The Credeaux CanvasNick Pollifrone
225October 2010InsignificanceJohn Peifer
226December 2010Christmas Live Old Time RadioDianne Provenzano
227January 2011American Primitive: John and Abigail AdamsDennis Hull
228March 2011The Importance of Being EarnestWarren Dutkiewicz
229May 2011Rough CrossingKitt Webb
230July 2011Summer Showcases and Community EventsThe Theater
231September 2011Romeo and Juliet on the BayouJohnny Peifer
232November 2011Jacques LaMarre Has Gone Too FarMichael Daly, Terri D’Arcangelo, Bethany Sanderson, Kitt Webb
233January 2012LIFE X 3Matthew Skwiot
234March 2012IndependenceDina Addorisio
235May 2012Reefer MadnessMichael Daly
236July 2012Death of a SalesmanTed Guhl
237September 2012Madwoman of ChaillotMatthew Skiwot
238November 2012Spring AwakeningTodd Santa Maria
239January 2013Attack of the Space Nymphos From UranusBill Arnold
240March 2013The Shadow BoxDennis Hull
241May 2013The House of YesTony Palmeri
242July 2013Anything GoesScott and Shane Kegler
243September 2013Whisky TangoJohnny Peifer
244October 2013Rocky HorrorTony Palmeri
245November 2013WhackedScott Steven Kegler
246January 2014The Boys in the BandDana O’Neal
247February 2014The TempestScott Steven Kegler
248April 2014A Cup of Joe at the Iffy FishScott Hoffman
249June 2014Fifth of JulyKelly DiMauro
250August 2014The Impracticality of Modern-Day MastodonsJake Williams
251September 2014Love Loves a PornographerRayah Martin
252November 2014One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestJim Williams
253December 2014RecklessTony Palmieri
254January 2015Through A Glass DarklyMatty Skwiot
255March 2015Fat Men in SkirtsScott Stephen Kegler
256May 2015The CrucibleKelley Mountzoures
257July 2015ENRONEmily Trudeau
258September 2015Of Mice and MenJill Ann Dvorsky
259November 2015LysistrataRachel Teagle
260January 2016Lint! The MusicalJames Demarco
261March 2016Still Life With IrisTony Palmieri
262May 2016Pirates of PenzanceEmily Trudeau
263July 2016A Midsummer Night’s DreamKelley Mountzoures
264September 2016SylviaJim Ryan
265November 2016AccompliceWarren Dutkiewicz
266January 2017TravestiesAlex Kirstukas
267March 2017A Night of Improv & Sketch Comedy on the Subject of CookiesHistory of the Future
268May 2017Julius CaesarGene Tellier
269July 2017Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandMary Roane
270September 2017The Laramie ProjectDennis Hull
271November 2017School For MannersChristina Giannelli
272January 2018The Glass MenagerieSteven Siemiatkoski
273March 2018Much Ado About NothingEric Jolicoeur
274May 2018ComediansJohnny Piefer
275July 2018Our HouseRyan Wantroba
276September 2018Final ArrangementsChristina Giannelli
277November 2018A Doll’s HouseSteven Siemiatkoski
278January 2019Keely & DuKristen Bennett
279March 2019MacbethMallory Diana Spencer
280May 2019Champagne & LicoriceChristina Giannelli
281July 2019Virtual DevotionLuis Marrero
282September 2019The Haunting of Hill HouseJohn Bosco
283November 2019It’s a Wonderful LifeThom Ozimek
284January 2020The Road to AraceaFrancis Daly
285March 2020Our TownCaleb Warner
286October 2020ScavengerJohn Bosco
287December 2020This Is Our YouthTerrance J. Peters
288April 2021Gruesome Playground InjuriesMallory Diana Spencer
289July 2021Darths & DroidsAlan Burkholder
290July 2021Waiting for GodotSteven Simpson
291August 2021Marjorie PrimeGeorge Sebastian-Coleman
292September 2021CompletenessTerrance J. Peters
293January 2022HeartlessSteven Simpson
294February 2022The Trouble With Space CannibalsScott Stephen Kegler
295May 2022She Kills MonstersTerrance J. Peters
296July 2022Day of AbsenceLaurie Maria Cabral
297August 2022BarbecueTeresa Langston
298October 2022Lost Labour’s LostMaranda Gallo
299December 2022ProofShawna Martine & Jenna Schultz
300January 2023Wife/Worker/WhoreKirsten Easton-Hazzaa
301April 2023Stranger StillGeorge Sebastian-Coleman
302June 2023The NicetiesLaurie Maria Cabral
303August 2023August: Osage CountyWarren Dutkiewicz
304October 2023Dr. Jekyll & Mr. HydeJohn Bosco
305December 2023The Curious SavageWilliam Moro
306February 2024Pet PeevesTerrance J. Peters

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