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    Tuesday, March 28, 2023

    Let’s put on a show

    The Bradley Playhouse in downtown Putnam Sunday, September 25, 2022. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

    On a recent drive through the Quiet Corner, my wife Eileen said, “I wonder if Renee Zellweger still has a place up here.”

    I thought for a moment. “Renee who?”

    “I’m glad you’re an arts writer,” Eileen said.

    Turns out Ms. Zellweger did own property in that part of the state ― at least for a while, and maybe she still does ― but it makes me sad that she never went to the Bradley Playhouse in Putnam and auditioned. At least not that I’m aware of.

    Known officially as the Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut at the Bradley Playhouse, the organization is housed in a fine Vaudevillian style theater that dates back over a century. It’s still handsome and charming, with a dedicated and talented company, and definitely open to entertain. Upcoming productions include live performances of “Clue” (Oct. 7-23), “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (Oct. 28-29) and “A Christmas Carol” (Dec. 2-18).

    And who needs Renee Whatsername, anyway?

    The Bradley Playhouse, 30 Front St., Putnam; showtimes and prices available at www.thebradleyplayhouse.org.

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