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Greetings!!

We are pleased to announce another crazy “Secret Shakespeare” event as we team up once this coming Labor Day weekend with the wonderful folks at the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council and Whiting Mills!

AND YOU?!?

This year we are tackling some different material in that crazy “Secret Shakespeare” style! And we want YOU to come out and play with us as we put together the craziest musical adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, Elizabeth Swados’ “ALICE IN CONCERT”!

Want to know what this is all about?!?
Want to play? Support? Questions?!?

Please feel free to contact us at desultorytheatreclub@gmail.com and use the email on the info sheet below to cover the basics!

 

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Spring has… Well, not quite yet…

Greetings all!

Hope this update finds you all warm and doing well!

 

Things are busy here at the DTC homebase as we are cooking up the details for some fun projects coming up during our 9th Season. So stay tuned for “Secret Shakespeare” and “Robot Dance Off” news and maybe a few other surprises?!?

But till then, there’s a lot going on with our very own Keith Paul and his pals at Elmwood Productions!!

 

First off… We are Kickstarting an ALL PUPPET “ART FILM”!!

“Right now a lot of creators are using Patreon to fund their projects. And it’s great. Especially for short projects, podcasts, and YouTube shows. Donating monthly to a creator and getting exclusive content is amazing. And people keep asking if we’re going to start one here at Elmwood Productions. Well, we’re not…The type of projects we do tend to not really work with that format and we want to keep creating content that is new and exciting for you and us!

Instead of hitting you up for a monthly donation, we’re just going to ask you from time to time when we tackle larger projects. And you can just pick and choose what you’d enjoy supporting as the projects come up!

So, please join us in our journey as we make an experimental art film! And it stars ALL PUPPETS! You’ll see we’re not even asking for much. Our goal is $500.00. And our incentives are pretty fun too. And we have made them for all wallets… From a buck to 10,000 bucks if you have money to burn.

All info can be found at the link below…

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jonsjava/bernice-too

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Also we have an all ages screening coming up on April 12th in Middletown, CT!

Join Elmwood Productions and The MAC 650 Gallery for a screening of “ANIMAL BEHAVIOR”!

“Animal Behavior” is a family friendly web series that stars The Elmwood Puppets!
There is a $5.00 suggested donation at the door, proceeds go to MAC 650!
Doors open at 6:00, and the film starts at 7:00 PM!

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About the show: “My cats are trying to kill me.” Is one of the first things you’ll hear the frazzled cat owner Jon say as he confesses his fear. And his friends all laugh. But his cats, the charming and mischievous Tugger, and clueless kitten Ripper have planned to do away with him. Why? Well Tugger is in love with, Jon’s girlfriend, Brie. And Tug believes if Jon’s out of the picture she’ll take them in!

Total Run time is 45 minutes! And it’s rated G!

And if you can’t make it to the screening but want to see the show check out The Elmwood Channel on VHX! – https://elmwood.vhx.tv/products/animal-behavior-the-series

Approaching our 9th year…

Greetings Fans and Frenemies!

I Hope this post finds you warm and doing well. I know we’ve been a bit silent the last few months as I, Keith Paul, have been rehearsing and getting ready to perform in the Warner Theatre’s production of A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder! (Opens Feb 2!) But we are working on some fun stuff for you including another round of “SECRET SHAKESPEARE” at Whiting Mills and of course… ROBOT DANCE OFF 2019!!

So I attempted to use my big boy words after the Table to Stage Podcast cornered me for a fun conversation about the beginnings of The Desultory Theatre Club and where 2019 may lead us.

Listen in and hear about my love for the Warner Theatre, challenging myself as an artist and my biggest flub in the convo, confusing Kurt Russell and Jeff Bridges.

Check out the podcast here:

https://www.podbean.com/site/EpisodeDownload/PBA50F1355D3W

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ZERP Album Release!!

Ready to get out and check out a great night of music?

PLUS – (FREE – NO COVER!)

Opening Acoustic sets by:

– Li (8:00-8:30pm)
– Amelia Ellis (8:45-9:15pm)
– The War Letters (9:30-10:00)

Main set by: Sophic Bloom! (10:00-11:30)

Short break and then a 60-minute DJ set by DJ Zerp!

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This Saturday night, come and see what our pal, that rapscallion of vinyl, DJ ZERP and company have  spent countless hours composing, recording, editing mixing and mastering… an epic rock  album!

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Freshly minted Discs will be available! (While you’re at it buy a shirt or sticker too?)

Sophic Bloom wants to wish a Special Thanks to their Kickstarter supporters who helped make this dream a reality! And to The Desultory Theatre Club for their continued collaboration and support!

We are so excited! Hope to see you there!

Sophic Bloom’s Album Pre-sale Link: www.sophicbloom.bandcamp.com

Grab your Vinyl & CD’s while you can!!!!!!!

Supporting local artists and scenes! You can do it also!

Pocket Vinyl / Noelke Gallery !!

We’re teaming up for another great night of art, music and good vibes. And do we have a sweet show for you coming up at the Noelke Gallery here in Torrington, CT with solo acts from Jared Knapik and Amelia Ellis, and power duo Say Love!

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For months now the Noelke Gallery has allowed our friend and collaborator RanaTron Justice to share his gallery space and help bring some much needed original music back to Torrington and this show will be the perfect representation of combining music and art.

“Pocket Vinyl sails into your soul with captivating piano and lyrics while a live painting is happening right before your eyes.” RJ!

$5 Suggested Donation

Original painting is auctioned to the highest bidder at the end!

 

FRINGE: An Evening of Short Plays

From the team behind the SOLD OUT run of “Secret Shakespeare” A Midsummer Night’s Dream, join us this October as we return to Whiting Mills in Winsted, CT for an evening of 3 unique Short Plays.

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Edward Albee’s “The Sandbox” – Directed by Jameson Willey.

Starring: Rob Richnavsky, Jeanine Pray, Chris Franci, Helen Adams and Julie Hassler

Jean-Claude van Itallie’s “Eat Cake” – Directed by Katherine Ray.

Starring: Kelly White and Griffin Kulp

Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s “Victims of Amnesia” – Directed by Keith Paul.

Starring: Eric Lindblom and AlexaRae Ireland

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Ticket link – https://bit.ly/2DDtMYE

Staged within the Laurel Room at the iconic Whiting Mills, FRINGE will be part of a continuing initiative by the Mill to foster an eclectic mix of art and artisans. This Victorian New England mill-turned-arts community along the Still River in Winsted, CT was once home to Winsted Hosiery, the largest hosiery manufacturer in Connecticut. Whiting Mills, LLC was established in June of 2004 when Jean Paul and Eva Blachere purchased the 135,000 square ft complex. This historic mill was turned into studios that are now home to artists, craftspeople, photographers, herbalists, a hobby shop, and more. It is to be the future home of the nationally acclaimed American Mural Project.

Doors open at 7:15pm, which allows you just enough time to explore the building and check out Lill Curio Shop in Suite 320 (next to the Laurel Room).

Lill Curio Shop is a spot that combines the owners’ love of books and vintage art with her passion for Steampunk and Victorian collectibles. Selling an assortment of props that were used for book cover projects along with pieces from private collections of
vintage photos, postcards, natural objects, and antique findings, along with hand-crafted jewelry, artwork and prints, you are bound to find something you cannot leave without!

Opening Night Tonight!!

Directed by our very own, Keith Paul!

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One of Agatha Christie’s most ingenious murder mysteries!  Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point to a man who died two years previously but as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.

“There is an ingenious display of suspects, as if lids were being taken off wells of depravity and hastily put back.” – Lawrence Kitchin, The Observer

“The impact is tremendous… Just when the murder seems solved … Miss Christie pulls her almighty knock out punch. I admit her complete victory.” – London Evening Standard

“It kept last night’s audience in a state of stunned uncertainty; guessing wrongly to the last.”  – Philip Hope-Wallace, The Guardian