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.

Misguided values and lack of love and empathy in the American family comment on the hypocrisy and emptiness of middle-class American life.

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

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

A biting satire in which a frowzy housewife, absorbed in her TV, is visited by an eccentric
rapist whose demands are somewhat different from what might be anticipated.

Starring: Kelly White and Griffin Kulp

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

A Neo-fascist hotel clerk is pushed over the edge by the hotel’s unexpected guests and the miraculous events that occur on his watch.

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!

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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

ROBOT DANCE OFF 2018!!

AND IT’s OUR 100TH SHOW!!!

IT’s our 6th Annual ROBOT DANCE OFF!!
CT’s only Robot themed “Rock n Roll” Dance Party!!
 
Join us at the ever so awesome no worries brewing co. for a Halloween party unlike any other! Gather your recycled materials and get ready to Robo-Rumble! Prizes for Best Halloween Costume! Best Robot Costume! Sexiest Robot! Robot with the Best Dance Moves! Best Costumed Duo! And Most Normal Human!!
 
And music from that rapscallion of vinyl… DJ Zerp!!
 
Food Truck TBA!!
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Friday the 13th Digital Release!

Good day to you faithful fans,

WE are super excited about today… It’s the Official DIGITAL RELEASE of HEAD.

We are very proud to be a part of the Elmwood Productions team and now here is your chance to catch this crazy INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNING ALL-PUPPET HORROR FILM… HEAD!  Now available on iTunes, Amazon Prime, Vudu, and Tubi!!

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VUDU – https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/details/Head/961861

iTUNES – https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/head/id1405347657

AMAZON – https://smile.amazon.com/Head-Manda-Vasas/dp/B07DXDBWS6/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1531437371&sr=1-1&keywords=HEAD+horror
HEAD is the multi-award-winning horror film from Elmwood Productions and Terror Films is distributing it through multiple streaming and digital platforms!

If you haven’t seen HEAD yet, you’re in for a treat! HEAD is a one of a kind (for now) horror film featuring an all puppet cast!

And if you have seen it, we thank you and would love for you to revisit the film again!

It’s your support that keeps Elmwood Productions going, and we appreciate every bit of it!

Summertime!!!

It’s no secret that our very own, Keith Paul, has a deep and passionate relationship with the Warner Theatre in Torrington CT.  And is seems that after taking the beginning of the year off to help others, he’s finally landed his feet back on the boards!

There are some really fun DTC events that are coming up later this year and we can’t wait to share them with you!  Until then… Here’s where you can find Mr Paul.

It seems he’s tumbled UNDER THE SEA and will be making a main-stage appearance as GRIMSBY in Disney’s The Little Mermaid!  When not onstage getting his butler on, you can bet Keith has his hand in some of the “flying / swimming” elements that will be happening in this crazy show! Get your tickets today!  It’s a really talented cast!!

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AND starting this evening (and tomorrow night!) he will also be holding his first night of auditions as he is also Directing the first show of the Warner Theatre 2018-19 Season in the Studio Theater tackling Agatha Christie’s “The Unexpected Guest!  More details can be found below!!

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STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS AS THE SUMMER CONTINUES!!

SWAN Day CT 2018

I know by now, you’re all excited about some new programming from us, but we’re having SOOO much fun helping others on their projects and chilling with friends this year! But until then, here’s what we have coming up next:

Our very own, Keith Paul, takes to the stage as Emcee for this wonderful event! It’s the 11th Annual SWAN DAY CT FESTIVAL!!

Join us in celebrating this global movement, recognizing and helping provide support and exposure for women in the arts! This yearly amazing event is not to be missed!!

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18 BANDS, BURLESQUE, PHOTOGRAPHY, MIXED MEDIA, FINE ART,LIVE ART, BODY PAINTING, POP UP SHOPPES/GALLERIES, AWESOME PEOPLE TO HANG WITH, GREAT NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES, DRINKS, DANCING, TREATS, AND LOTS OF FUN!!!!

GO TO http://www.swandayct.com/ TO FIND OUT MORE INFO AND TO LISTEN TO THE BANDS ON THE OFFICIAL SWAN DAY CT 2018 PLAYLIST!!

HERSTORY 3: JOURNEY WOMEN

This coming March 9th and 10th our very own, Keith Paul returns to direct the one act play, “The Astonishing and the Lily” written by Kendra Augustina as part of HERSTORY 3: JOURNEY WOMEN, two evenings of new plays celebrating the strength and bravery of unsung heroines.

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Now more than ever, it’s important for women to tell our stories and make our voices heard. The goal of this project is to continue shedding a light on the untold stories of women in our country, both in our history, and on our stages. HERSTORY 3 features the stories of two sisters attempting to reconnect with their late grandmother, a painter exploring her sexuality, a saint fighting for the recognition she deserves, and an activist on a quest to restore hope for herself and her country. All of these women, from all parts of the globe, are on a journey to discover their true selves and embrace their destinies.

The plays featured in HERSTORY are part of 365 Women a Year. This international playwriting coalition involves over 200 women across the world who have signed on to write one or more one-acts about extraordinary women in history. The project’s ambitious yet focused goal is to write women back into the social consciousness as well as empower and promote female playwrights, and plant seeds of herstory around the country.

HERSTORY will take place at the Institute Library in New Haven, CT, and will also include “We-Remember” written by Amy Oestricher and directed by Ingrid Oslund, “Frida Kahlo: Heartbreaker” written by Lylanne Musselman and directed by Teresa Langston and “The Legend of Sigridur Tomasdottir” written by Natalie Osborne and directed by Moira Malone. There will be a raffle with gift cards to local business and other fabulous prizes. Refreshments will be served free of charge. There is a $10 suggested donation for entry.

Tickets are available at the door or at https://institutelibrary.z2systems.com/np/clients/institutelibrary/event.jsp?event=1203

We hope to see you there!  For more information about NOplays, check out their website: http://www.noplays.com