Hello Hole in the Wall friends and family!!!
The weather’s getting colder, the nights are getting longer, and we’ve turned our clocks back one hour. You know what that means! It means November is here and the year of 2019 is coming close to its end. But, while the year may be ending, that doesn’t mean we at Hole in the Wall Theater are hitting the breaks in entertaining you. So, keep reading to see what’s coming up.
First up, our next mainstage production! We’re getting into the Holiday spirit with our next show, Tony Palermo’s adaptation of a Christmas classic: It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Drama! Directed by Thom Ozimek, we’re taking a trip back in time to the 1940s as we present the story of George Bailey, a small-town guy with big dreams who just can’t seem to catch a break. With the help of wingless guardian angel, Clarence Oddbody, George gets a glimpse of what life would be like without him. Presented in the style of an old school radio drama, the stage becomes a radio station with actors and sound artists “broadcasting” the show.
The show goes on “the air” starting on November 22nd and runs for four weekends until December 14th. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and one Sunday matinee will be held on December 1st at 2pm. Tickets are available now on our website at $20 general admission ($15 for students and seniors) and we will be having not one but TWO pay-what-you-can nights on November 29th and December 6th. Ring in the Christmas spirit with a timeless classic with the rest of the Hole in the Wall Family.
If you can’t wait to see what Hole in the Wall has to offer, we got showcases to help keep you entertained. November 8th and 9th (8pm showtimes) are the final days to check out our current showcase collaboration with Backyard Theater Ensemble, Mauritius! Written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by Hole in the Wall President, Ryan Wantroba (the same combination behind 2018’s production of Our House), the story follows two half-sisters who can’t agree about what to do with collection of stamps left to them by their deceased mother. Soon, this seemingly harmless collection leads the sisters down a road they may end up regretting. Tickets are available now for $20 online or before the show. This is your last chance to catch this collab, so don’t miss it.
After Mauritius, we have a weekend of comedy not for the easily offended. Credited to “the rotting minds” of Ken Shroeder and Scott Stephen Kegler (the “rotting mind” behind Final Arrangements, Champagne & Licorice, and others), we present Blessed Blasphemy! Billed as “a night of parody that would make Mel Brooks blush,” we take a satirical look at “the world’s oldest profession: fear mongering.” For $20, you can join us on November 15th and/or 16th at 8pm so you can laugh your head off with all of us. Be warned, this is a production not meant for children. The poster also lists who else may be offended so check if you apply (don’t say we didn’t warn you).
More shows are constantly in the works at HITW. Auditions for our next production are coming up! On November 10th (at 12pm) and 11th (at 6pm) be sure to stop by the WPAA-TV and Community Media Center in Wallingford for auditions for The Road to Aracea. An original show written by Kieran McGowan and directed by Francis A. Daley. A sci-fi romantic comedy revolving around four people and their own quirks and relationships told through a series of tales. All information about the show and audition requirements can be found on our auditions page, or you can contact the director, Francis Daley, at 203-733-2762 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Road to Aracea opens on January 24th and runs to February 15th. Check it out!
Hole in the Wall is always looking for more hands on deck to help with future productions in all facets. One major opportunity to do so is at our General Meeting on Wednesday, November 13th at 7pm. We’ll discuss all things concerning the theater, so if you have a way to help or just want to sign up to volunteer at our concession booth (which gets you a free seat to see the show), be sure to step right in. And, if you have any funds you feel like giving to the theater, go to our donations page and donate. It’s what keeps our shows running.
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook (as well as join our Info Group), Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and our show page for future show details. We’ve got a full season set and we can’t wait to see you there. See you on the stage! Thank you!