Flock Theatre honored with New London Landmarks award

New London Landmarks is giving its Clifford Stone Award this year to Flock Theatre.

The award is bestowed on individuals or organizations/architects who have contributed to the field of historic preservation, whether through architectural restoration, advocacy and/or educational means.

Constance Kristofik, who is executive director of New London Landmarks, said in a statement, “Flock Theatre is a leader in preservation through its performance pieces that focus on history and heritage of New London. Productions such as ‘The Holly & the Ivy,’ ‘Jibboom Club Parade,’ ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ and the annual ‘Burning of Benedict Arnold’ show Flock’s commitment to serving the community.”

The award also recognizes a different kind of theater, where well-known plays are performed in spaces that mirror the setting of the plays, such as Flock’s current “Arsenic and Old Lace,” performed in the Shaw Mansion, and the future production of “Long Day’s Journey into Night,” which will be performed in the Monte Cristo Cottage.

The award is named after Clifford Stone, who grew up in New London, attended Connecticut College, and served on the board of New London Landmarks in its early days.

Flock will receive the award during New London Landmarks’ annual meeting at 6 p.m. March 24 at The Harris Building, 165 State St., New London. The meeting, which runs from 6 to 8 p.m., is free and open to the public.

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