WCSU Theatre Arts to present romantic comedy 'The Drunken City'

The Western Connecticut State University Department of Theatre Arts will present the bittersweet romantic comedy “The Drunken City” for two weeks in October.

The theatre production is about three young, soon-to-be-wed women who get drunk on a wild bar crawl through New York City that makes them question their future, fate and the meaning of life.

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m., the play will open to WCSU students; 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8 is “High School Night,” and all area high school students are invited to watch the performance at no charge. All performances will be in the Studio Theatre in the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the university’s Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury.

The cast will include WCSU students Aimee M’Sadoques of Waterbury as Marnie; Margaret Buzak of Bethel as Linda; Stephanie Brown of Waterbury as Melissa; Jake Capelli of West Haven as Frank; TJ Swetz of Poughquag, New York, as Eddie; John Mudgett of Danbury as Bob; and understudies Kristen Muller of Norwalk and Joey Calabrese of Harwinton.

“The Drunken City,” directed by WCSU Theatre Arts Department chair and professor Pam McDaniel, opens to the public at 8 p.m. on Oct. 9, 10, 16 and 17, with 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 10, 11, 17 and 18. Ticket prices are $20 for general admission and $15 for non-WCSU students and seniors. WCSU students are admitted free with photo ID.

To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/the-drunken-city-tickets-17767459951 or call (203) 837-8732. For a complete list of similar SVPA events, visit www.wcsu.edu/svpa/events.asp.


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