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Art Exhibits/Openings

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, 365 Montauk Ave, New London, CT , 06320

The art work of Michelle Mara will be exhibited in the art cases of Lawrence + Memorial (L+M) Hospital in the Lobby near the green elevators from July 1 - September 30, 2018. Twenty-five percent of the sales goes to support the work of the Auxiliary of L+M Hospital, which is a distinguished, non-profit charitable organization that was founded over 100 years ago. Its mission is to support the Hospital in its efforts to improve the health of our region.

Cities of Peace: A Living Monument to Cultural Heritage Preservation;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 22, 5 - 7 pm

“Cities of Peace” honors the history and culture of various cities that have experienced major conflict and trauma, including Baghdad, Beijing, Hiroshima, Jerusalem, Kabul, Lhasa, Monrovia, New York, Sarajevo, and Yerevan. Founder and artistic director of Cities of Peace, Ellen Frank, Ph.D.'s visit to Jerusalem in 1999 inspired her to produce the first painting in the series and to visualize the creation of other works representing additional cities that have survived strife. The series directs action through hopeful energy by celebrating the best of the human spirit, transforming anguish into beauty.

Paintings by Tom Root

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 10:30 am
Paintings by Tom Root;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Cooper & Smith Gallery, 10 Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

The Cooper & Smith Gallery is proud to feature "Paintings by Tom Root." Tom Root began his career desiring to become part of a contemporary figurative revival. He loved historic portraiture but disliked what he saw as formulaic in commercial portraiture. He set out to reestablish the connection between contemporary portraiture and fine art. Toward this goal, Tom works in the traditional style, painting from life. The immediacy of these portrait sessions results in paintings that capture a physical likeness animated by a rich inner life. An Alabama native, Tom studied drawing and painting at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut, under Aaron Shikler N.A. and Deane G. Keller, and at Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. A professional figure and portrait painter for over thirty-five years, Tom has work in private and public collections across the country, including the New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain, CT) and the Tennessee State Museum (Nashville, TN). Gallery hours, Thu – Mon, 10:30 – 5pm and by appointment. 10 Main Street, Essex.

Art Exhibits/Openings

Essex Art Association Gallery, 10 North Main Street, Essex, CT , 06426

Opening reception for the July show at the Essex Art Association 6-8 p.m. June 29.

The show runs June 30 -July 21.

"Brilliant" is an Open Exhibition and welcomes all area artists to submit up to two pieces of artwork for display. This type of show offers the public a viewing experience with a wide spectrum of subjects, styles and mediums. The show is juried for awards only, with the EAA distributing $1800 in nine categories. In addition, one artist will be awarded a solo exhibit in the EAA Gantner Gallery during the 2019 gallery season.

The Gantner Gallery exhibit for "Brilliant" features “Perspective of Portland, My Home Town,” features the work of Steven Wells.

The exhibit theme “Brilliant” invites artists to share their most ingenious and insightful artwork reflecting expressions of dynamic composition, luminous color or any personal inspiration.

Vision Box Project

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 5:00 pm
Vision Box Project;

Art Exhibits/Openings

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT , 06371

Search for the vision boxes and follow their trail through some of the beautifully preserved areas in Old Lyme. This interactive public art project celebrates the braided relationship between artistic and land conservation vision that has occurred in this area. Thanks to efforts of conservation organizations and visionary individuals in Old Lyme we can still enjoy the beauty and wildness that first attracted the artists here at the turn of the 20th century.

Opening Reception: July 19, 2018, 5 p.m. Runs through Sept. 10.

The project was designed by ecological artist, Ana Flores, the first Schumann Visiting Artist in Environmental Art at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in 2018 in collaboration with community groups and individuals.

Find the Vision Boxes:
1. Ferry Landing Park: Walk to end of boardwalk, box on viewing platform.
2. Watch Rock Preserve: Entrance at end of Joel Road, take Yellow trail 0.4 mile, box faces West over water.
3. Lyme Art Association: Box faces stream, located near back parking area.
4. Champlain North: Turn on Wyckford Road, go to end. Open space trails are not private. Take Red trail, bear right, 0.4 mile to Barbizon Oak and box.

As Open As The Sea Is Wide Summer Salon Group Exhibition at Setra Artes;

Art Exhibits/Openings

setra artes gallery, 11 Grand Street, Stonington, CT , 06378

This is the first Summer Salon Group Exhibition at Setra Artes: AS OPEN AS THE SEA IS WIDE
The exhibit includes 22 artists from the region including Charity Appell McNabb, Jake Sorrentino, Janvier Miller, Sheila Rock, Caren Sommer-Lazar , Robin Kornegay, Miles Ladin, Eva Leong, Annette L. Born, Roger Douglass Rice, Kathy Murray , Charles Hall , Thomas Frohnapfel, Chloe Feldman Emison, Julie O'Connor, Deborah Kotchen , David Madacsi, Koren Reyes, Dan Potter , Lincoln Norton, Gustaf Miller, Deborah Forman

Please join us for opening night reception on Friday, July 6th from 6 to 10 PM.
Exhibit on view July 1st through July 22nd, 2018


Bookopoly, June 18-Sept. 4, Niantic

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 8:00 am


East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Road, Niantic, CT

from June 18 through Sept. 4, 2018, adults (16 and over) can earn a raffle ticket for each completed side for up to four possible combinations. Fill the card for an extra entry into the prize drawing. Each item may only be used once. When you complete a side, bring your Bookopoly sheet into the library to get it stamped and receive your ticket. Prizes for the drawing include: a Kindle Fire, a $50 gift card and more. Audio, ebooks and print books may all be used. Please, no children's books. Prize drawing will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Visit the library or visit our website to get started; (860) 739-6926.

Waterford Senior Services, July 20

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 8:30 am


Waterford Senior Services, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT

8:30 a.m., cribbage; 11:45 a.m., pickleball; 12:30 p.m., pinochle, duplicate bridge; 1 p.m., quilting; 1-3 p.m., ping pong; (860) 444-5839.

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, FRIDAY, 2018

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 9:00 am


Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, 27 Chase St., Pawcatuck, CT

10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m., creative writing; (860) 599-3285.

3rd Friday of each month:
noon-1 p.m., book club

Tai Chi, Tues./Fri., E.Lyme

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 9:00 am


East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, East Lyme, CT

9-10 a.m., Tuesday's and Friday's; 24 classes for $48; $53 non-residents; call to register (860) 739-5859.

Ledyard Senior Center, Fridays, Gales Ferry

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 9:00 am


Ledyard Senior Center, 12 Van Tassell Drive, Gales Ferry, CT

9 a.m., yoga; 10 a.m., bridge; 10:30 a.m., chair yoga; 12:30 p.m., bingo; (860) 464-0478.

Veterans Coffeehouse, 3rd Fridays, N.London

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 9:00 am


Groton Human Services, 2 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT

The Veterans’ Coffeehouse is a comfortable location for ALL veterans and their spouses to socialize and receive information regarding veterans’ benefits and services.
The Coffeehouse is open to all veterans at no cost. The Coffeehouse relies on local donations and the commitment of RSVP volunteers to serve the veteran community. The established Coffeehouses draw as many as 50 veterans who enjoy the comradery and speakers including authors, historians and representatives from the VA.
The Corporation for National and Community Service funds Senior Corps RSVP programs to serve local community needs. RSVP volunteers are instrumental in meeting this and other community needs in our area.
For more information about the Coffeehouse or to volunteer, please contact Gina King, Coordinator at 860-425-6617 or Jennifer Johnson, Director at 860-425-6617.

Chair Yoga, Tuesday and Friday, Niantic

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 9:30 am


East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, Niantic, CT

Tuesday/Friday: 9:30-10:30 a.m. or 10:30-11:30 a.m.; 24 classes for $36; $41 non-residents; stop by to register or to try out the class; (860) 739-5859.

Overeaters Anonymous, Fridays, MYSTIC

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 9:30 am


First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow St., Mystic, , 06355

9:30-10:30 a.m., meeting;


Huntington Street Baptist Church, 29 Huntington St., New London, CT

10 a.m.

Mr. Joe, July 20, Ledyard

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 10:00 am


Ledyard Center School, 740 Colonel Ledyard Hwy., Ledyard, CT

10 a.m., sing, laugh and learn with Joe Rosano; musical exercise for all ages; (860) 464-9912.

East Lyme Senior Center Chorus, Friday's, Niantic

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 10:00 am


East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, East Lyme, CT

10 a.m., all ability levels welcome; registration required, (860) 739-5859.

Gentle Yoga, O.Saybrook

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 10:30 am


Estuary Council of Seniors, Inc., 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

10:30 a.m., Wednesdays
9 a.m., Fridays
$8; (860) 388-1611.

Mat/Chair Adaptive Yoga, Fridays, O.Saybrook

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 10:30 am


Estuary Council of Seniors, Inc., 220 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT

10:30 a.m., designed for individuals who find it a challenge to get up and down from the floor in a yoga class; ages 50+; wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat; $6; (860) 388-1611 ext. 204.

Bingo, Niantic

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 1:00 pm


East Lyme Senior Center, 37 Society Road, Niantic, CT

1-3 p.m., $1 first card, .25 each additional card, 9 card max.; (860) 739-5859.

New London Field of Greens Farmers Market

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 3:00 pm


Williams Park, (corner of Williams and Broad), New London, CT

3-6 p.m., Fridays, (July 6-Oct. 26);

Heart Healthy Fitness, Groton

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 4:00 pm


Groton Senior Center, 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT

4-5 p.m., also Wed. and Fri.; $72/8-weeks; (860) 441-6785.

St. John's Carnival, July 20-22, Niantic

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 6:00 pm


St. John's Green, 400 Main St., Niantic, CT

Friday, July 20 - 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, July 21 - 3-10 p.m.
Sunday, July 22 - noon-5 p.m.

in conjunction with the Celebrate East Lyme festivities, complete with games, rides and treats for all ages; tickets for rides and amusements may be purchased on the day(s) you attend the carnival; sponsored by St. John's Episcopal Church.

Al-anon, Fridays, N.London (2016)

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 7:00 pm


All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 19 Jay St., New London, CT

every Friday 7-8 p.m.


St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 10 Huntington St., New London,

7:30 p.m.


Avery-Copp House Historic Water Taxi Tour

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 6:00 pm
Avery-Copp House Historic Water Taxi Tour;


Avery-Copp House Museum, 154 Thames Street, Groton, , 06340

Join us on the water for an every-changing narrated history of life on both sides of the Thames River's working waterfront.

$25 per person, $20 member
(860) 445-1637


Noank Village Farmers' Market

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 4:00 pm
Noank Village Farmers' Market;


Noank Playground, Ward Avenue, Noank, CT , 06512

The Noank Village Farmers Market is back for 2018!

In a quaint little town adjacent to Mystic, locals and summer vacationers all flock to the farmers market for the best 100% CT Grown produce, dairy, meat, eggs, honey & syrup, baked goods and desserts, personal and home care supplies; all while enjoying weekly live entertainment, a kids craft tent, and snacks!
Join us every Friday night from 4- 7 pm at the Noank Play Area on Ward Ave between Mosher and Main!

Through Sept. 7

2nd Annual Sun Tequila Tasting

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 8:00 pm
2nd Annual Sun Tequila Tasting;


Mohegan Sun , 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT , 06382

What: Tequila lovers can discover a variety of premium flavors and aromas when Mohegan Sun’s Tequila Tasting returns this summer.

When: Friday, July 20th, 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Where: Earth Ballroom in the new 125,000 square-foot Expo Center with outdoor patio

In Detail: Get ready to toss back some tasty tequila during Sun Tequila Tasting on Friday, July 20th. Salted, sugared or with lime, Mohegan Sun has it all! Sample tequilas and margaritas at our mixology stations and pair your favorites with complementary Mexican fare. Savor the flavors and the memories at our photo booth, dance to the beats of a live DJ and more!

Tickets for this 21+ event are $50.00 per person and are on sale now through the Mohegan Sun Box Office and Ticketmaster.

To learn more about Sun Tequila Tasting, please visit our website.


Build It! Clinic

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 10:30 am


Otis Library, 261 Main St, Norwich, CT , 06360

Build structures using a variety of materials in the Children’s Department. No registration required. For grades K - 8.

Big Toy Fun

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 12:00 pm


Otis Library, 261 Main St., Norwich, CT , 06360

Little ones try out our light-up piano! Older kids take a turn at jumbo-sized games! While you are here stop and take your picture with “Pete the Cat” at our photo corner! No registration required. Ages 3 – 8.

Rock 'n' Read

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 1:30 pm
Rock 'n' Read;


Public Library of New London, 63 Huntington St., New London, CT , 06320

Children of all ages are invited to visit the Public Library of New London every Friday at 1:30pm for a rocking activity! Every week there will be a different activity. You can look forward to music, games, crafts and more! This free program will be held weekly and no registration is required.

Misc. Events


Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 10:30 pm

Misc. Events

Comix Comedy, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT , 06382

Men In Motion Male Revue is New England's #1 source for upscale adult entertainment for women. Everyone in our audience benefits from our years of experience and thousands of performances. Each of our shows are expertly designed, choreographed and created with one goal in mind…pleasuring women with the perfect girls' night out.
Men In Motion shows are a favorite for Girls Night Out, Office Parties, Birthday Parties and (of course) Bachelorette Parties. These shows are tailored to each venue and offer high level production value complete with chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and irresistible boy-next-door charm all designed to bring you the highest quality adult entertainment performance.
Don't miss out on a fun time that you and your girlfriends will never forget. Come on down to the show! GUYS are welcome too!


Music On the Riverboat!

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 6:00 pm
Music On the Riverboat!;


Essex Steam Train & Riverboat, 1 Railroad Avenue, Essex, CT , 06426

Enjoy live music while sailing down the Connecticut River during a gorgeous sunset at Essex Steam Train’s annual summer concert series, Music on the Riverboat. Offering four nights of music on the Becky Thatcher riverboat on select Fridays this summer, this is one fun and unique live music series you don’t want to miss.

Pick your favorite act from the schedule or, better yet, attend all four! June 22nd brings Loups Garou, July 20th features Basically Blues, August 17th is a returning favorite, Rock Solid Alibi, and the series closes out on September 14th with Seat of our Pants.

• Board the train at Essex Station at 6:00 p.m. for a 6:15 p.m. departure
• 2-hour cruise down the Connecticut River aboard the Becky Thatcher riverboat
• Bands perform between 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Train returns to Essex Station approximately 9:00 p.m.
• Food and beverage service are available at the fully stocked bar (No BYOB permitted)
• Due to the time of day and duration of the cruise, Music on the Riverboat is not recommended for children under 10.
• $45/person

Join Essex Steam Train & the crew of the Becky Thatcher every month this summer - dance the night away in front of a beautiful natural backdrop during the Music on the Riverboat concert series!

Priam Vineyards Hosts Live Concert with Blues Hall of Famer Ramblin’ Dan Stevens on July 20;


Priam Vineyards, 11 Shailor Hill Road (off Route 149), Colchester, CT , 06415

Ramblin’ Dan Stevens, a touring blues musician recently inducted into the CT Blues Hall of Fame, will play live at Priam Vineyards’ Summer unWINEd Concert Series on Friday, July 20 from 6pm to 9pm. Food will be sold onsite by Mystic Oyster Company, Pizza Pixie and The Classic Scoop, but concert goers are welcome to bring their own picnics.

Advance sale tickets are available online until noon the day of the concert at: Concert tickets are $14 advance purchase and $16 at the gate. Ticket orders of 10 or more receive a 10% discount with the promo code: SUMMER18.

Priam Vineyards is a solar-powered winery and sustainable vineyard nestled in the Salmon River Watershed area on the Connecticut Wine Trail at 11 Shailor Hill Road off Route 149 in Colchester. Priam was recently named 2018 Connecticut Winery of the Year at the NY International Wine Competition. Its thirteen international award-winning wines are estate grown, blended, bottled and cellared on premises. The vineyard is a popular site for weddings, corporate events, and is a year-round getaway for wine tastings, concerts, family outings and picnics.

Ramblin’ Dan Stevens, a native of Connecticut, performs a mix of traditional finger style blues, Americana and originals and has entertained audiences throughout the United States, Germany, UK, Canada and US Virgin Islands. His unique style of "bottleneck" slide playing popularized by early Mississippi Delta bluesmen includes use of a homemade, three stringed "Cigar Box Guitar" and one stringed "Diddly Bow” - both primitive blues instruments.

Will Evans at The IRONS

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 7:00 pm
Will Evans at The IRONS;


The IRONS Restaurant & Bar at Hilton Mystic, 20 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT , 06355

Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series!
Will Evans has spent the last decade as the primary song writer, drummer, and front man for the roots rock outfit Barefoot Truth. Will recorded four full length albums and several EP’s of his original music with the band. Their most recent release, “Carry Us On,” debuted at #10 on the iTunes Rock Chart. With Barefoot Truth now on an extended hiatus, Will has opened a new chapter in his musical journey.
His first solo release landed him in Entertainment Weekly as being right on target in the “Bullseye Of The Week” and warranted a #4 spot on the Northeast Billboards. Will’s entry into the Guitar Center sponsored “Search For The Next Great American Songwriter” also brought him national attention. Out of over 10,000 entrants, he was chosen as one of the nation’s top ten finalists.

The Hapsburg Choirbook

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 7:30 pm
The Hapsburg Choirbook;


Evans Hall, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue,, New London, , 06320

The Amherst Early Music Festival presents
Belgian sackbut player and conductor Wim Becu leading this large-scale project of works by Franco-Flemish composers Philippe de Monte and Lambert de Sayve who worked for the Hapsburgs in Vienna and Graz. Singers, brass, and reed instruments will gather around large choirbooks to recreate 16th-century performance practice.

Nas at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 8:00 pm
Nas at Foxwoods Resort Casino;


Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket, CT , 06338

Nas is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and actor. He has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums selling over 25 million records worldwide since 1994. In celebration of his upcoming album, Illmatic Nas returns to the stage to present all the hits that have made him one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time. Showtime is July 20 at 8PM. Tickets are $68, $98 and $158.


Vacation Bible School (July 16-20), Niantic

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 9:00 am
Vacation Bible School (July 16-20), Niantic;


Niantic Community Church, 170 Pennsylvania Ave., Niantic, CT , 06357

Vacation Bible School program will take place July 16-20, for ages 4 to those entering 7th grade. This year, Hero Central – Discover Your Strength in God, runs 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and offers an interactive, energizing, Bible based experience where campers discover their strength in God. The heroes will do arts and crafts, enjoy music and movement, science, games and a snack. Register early by calling (860) 739-6208 or pick up registration forms in the church office or online at For more information, contact Julia Manners at Niantic Community Church is located at 170 Pennsylvania Ave., Niantic.

Journey into Stillness: A Contemplative Weekend

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 4:00 pm
Journey into Stillness:  A Contemplative Weekend;


Mercy by the Sea, 167 Neck Road, Madison, , 06443

Activities include prayer, chanting, a labyrinth, journaling, artwork, reading and enjoying the waters of Long Island Sound. For beginners and long time practitioners, led by Claire Rusowicz, certified spiritual and retreat director and Anne Simpkinson, Centering Prayer Workshop leader. $300 includes program, single room with private bath, and all meals from Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast. To register, visit or call 203 245 0401.

Vacation Bible School

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 4:30 pm


Quaker Hill Baptist Church, 144 Old Norwich Road, Quaker Hill, CT , 06375

Join us at Quaker Hill Baptist Church, 144 Old Norwich Road, Quaker Hill, CT for the 2018 Vacation Bible School “Polar Blast – Where Jesus’ Love is Cool”. Friday and Saturday July 20-21 from 4:30-7:30. Sunday morning July 22, the program will conclude at the church service 9:30-10:55. A light supper will be provided Friday and Saturday evening for the participants. For more information, contact the church at 860-442-8856


Youth Football Camp

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 4:30 pm
Youth Football Camp;


New London High School Athletic Complex, 490 Jefferson Ave, New London, CT , 06320

Camp for youth football players from all communities July 18-20, 4:30-6:30 pm. Camp conducted by New London High School Football coaches and players. Meet at the practice field at NLHS sports complex with cleats and water or sports drink. Cash only payable on first day of event. Proof of residency required.


Summer Musical Theater Camp

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 9:00 am
Summer Musical Theater Camp;


Tower Street Communtiy Center, 93 Tower Street, Westerly, RI , 02891

SESSION 1: July 9-20, 2018

SESSION 2: July 30-August 10, 2018

Theatre Scrapbook’s Summer Camp is for children in grades K through 8.  No experience is necessary to participate, every camper who auditions will be in the show.  As the camp session is short, it is important that the children be able to attend every day of camp.
? Rehearsals run from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm each day, with the exception of the performance day
? There will be a snack/lunch break in the middle of camp
? The goals of our camp are to help the children develop self-confidence and performance skills, as well as to have fun and make new friends in the community
? The children audition on the first day of camp and receive their roles the following day
? Each day, the children meet with our staff to learn their lines and songs, as well as engaging in theater activities
? On the last day of camp, we will stage a full Broadway-style show for the entire community with singing, dancing, costumes, lights and music.

The Forest

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 7:15 pm
The Forest;


Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Road, Waterford, CT , 06385

Play by Lia Romeo

Juliet is losing her marriage. Her mother Pam is losing her memory. And there’s a mysterious forest growing in and around their living room. A play about grief, weird love, and what to do when there aren’t any right answers.


Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 8:00 pm


Comix Comedy, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT , 06382

KATE QUIGLEY is coming to Comix Mohegan Sun 7/19/18-7/21/18 for 4 awesome shows! Check her out Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 7:30pm, and again at 10pm. Visit for more information!


The Kate, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT , 06475

Harvey has been entertaining audiences for almost a quarter of a century and it is still as funny and
as relevant today as it was when it first opened on Broadway in 1944. Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize
winning piece was then adapted for film in 1950 starring Jimmy Stewart and it was most recently
revived in 2012 at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City to standing ovations.
The play centers around a lovable and mild-mannered man; Elwood P. Dowd and his imaginary
friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half-foot rabbit. Trouble starts when Elwood begins to introduce his
imaginary friend at a tea for the high-society ladies which his social climbing sister, Veda, has
organized. Knowing that she can no longer tolerate his eccentric behavior, Veta decides to have
Elwood committed to a sanitarium to avoid any further embarrassment to their family in spite of the
fact that they are living in Elwood's house and being supported by him.
The comedy unfolds as the doctors mistakenly assume Veda is the sick family member as she is so
desperate to commit her brother she appears to be on the edge of lunacy. Once the truth comes out,
the search is on for the missing Elwood which brings the hilarious twists and turns!
The playwright, Mary Chase, was inspired to write “Harvey” to bring some laughter to families
saddened by losing their loved ones in WWII. She knew that the grieving relatives would not find
any comedy about sex or money or politics – but when she awoke one morning at five o’clock and
saw a psychiatrist walking across her bedroom floor followed by an enormous white rabbit she
knew she had her answer.
Saybrook Stage Company is very pleased to be returning to The Kate from July 19th through July
22nd for their 16th production.


Friday, Jul. 20, 2018, 8:00 pm


Goodspeed Musicals, 6 Main Street, East Haddam, CT , 06423

Charles Dickens’ beloved orphan makes his Goodspeed debut in the hope-filled musical set in the dark shadows of Victorian London. Bounced from workhouse to forced labor, Oliver Twist escapes to the streets where he meets Fagin, the Artful Dodger and a band of child pickpockets. Will he find love, home and happiness before it’s too late? Consider yourself part of the family with the colorful international smash that gave the world “Where Is Love?,” “Food! Glorious Food!” and “As Long As He Needs Me.” June 29 – Sept 8




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