2017 Michael Chekhov Theatre Festival in Ridgefield

ALL INDOOR SHOWS will be at The Ridgefield Theater Barn
Saturday, Sept 16th, 5PM - Ballard Park
A free, family-friendly Shakespeare 

Friday, Sept 22nd, 7PM - Ridgefield Theater Barn

A veteran’s one-man show
Saturday, Sept 23rd, 2PM - Ridgefield Theater Barn
A play reading by Thrown Stone 

Saturday, Sept 23rd, 7PM - Ridgefield Theater Barn

A Coming of Age Story 

Individual Tickets - $20
Weekend Pass - $35

5:00 PM, SATURDAY, Sept 16 - Ballard Park Outdoor Stage - 485 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT

TWELFTH NIGHT -The Drilling Company brings Twelfth Night, one of the Bard's most beloved comedies to the stage in all of its festive, rebellious glory. In this cross-dressing comedy, twins Viola and brother Sebastian search for each other in the technicolor world of Illyria. The Drilling Company, has been a festival favorite and aims to please with its energetic and gifted actors. The  troupe--which has just completed its 22nd season of  Shakespeare in New York City--was described by The New York Times as  "...one  of  our  city's  grittiest  treasures."
7:00 PM, FRIDAY, Sept 22 - The Ridgefield Theater Barn - 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield, CT
THE AMERICAN SOLDIER - A veteran's one-man play. Based on actual letters collected from veterans and their family members from the American Revolution all the way through our current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It explores the bravery of our veterans in combat and the difficulties our veterans with PTSD and their families face when they come back home.  Mr. Taurel plays soldiers, family members both men and women, ranging from Revolution, Civil War, World War I, WWII, Vietnam, Iraq & Afghanistan
2:00 PM, SATURDAY,  Sept 23 - The Ridgefield Theater Barn - 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield, CT
THE BUTCHER -by Gwydion Suilebhan. Staged reading. Thrown Stone Theatre Company.
Inspired by real-life events, The Butcher tells the tale of two strangers: Jane, an Evangelical Christian struggling with her faith, and Massoud, an Iranian Halal Butcher steeped in tradition, who together witness a peculiar and shocking event. As they and their families try to make sense of these bewildering circumstances, they question their faith, their firmly-held beliefs, and the choices that their cultures have forced them to make. Don’t miss this new play that “has the potential to change the way we think about religion and the seemingly insurmountable cultural divide.” (Fort Myers News-Press)
7:00 PM, SATURDAY,  Sept 23 - The Ridgefield Theater Barn - 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield, CT
ETERNAL YOUTH - Niamh Ryan's sparkling new play reveals two teens grappling with the cares and concerns that young people face as they transition into adulthood. At the heart of this play is a powerful message about mental health and a reminder that we are never alone. 


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