Alive Radio: Casablanqa

Alive Radio presents Casablanqa
When: 
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 8:00pm
Where: 
71 Orange Street, in beautiful Ninth Square downtown New Haven

ALIVE RADIO, under “the baobab tree” in Ninth Square downtown New Haven presents Casablanqa, a comic spin on the classic chestnut. Intrigue, romance & double­ Dutch. A microcosm of misinformation. A whole world of pre­occupation. Marx Brothers meets Monty Python. France meets Germany. America meets Norway. Morocco meets its’ Hollywood backdrop. Rick meets a blank Czech. Luis meets L’Amour. And Ilsa meets herself on the way in just before she passes out....

And it all takes place under the Baobab Tree, Friday the Eleventh of December at 8:00pm: 71 Orange Street, in beautiful Ninth Square downtown New Haven

Suggested donation $10 All proceeds to benefit ongoing productions of ALIVE­ RADIO : this radio is ALIVE : for information call 475.227.3581 : I’ll repeat that 475.227.3581 : and be aware nobody will be allowed to leave if they haven’t already arrived!!!

*** CASABLANQA is the second in the series of ALIVE RADIO : a collaboration of Baobab Tree Studios (in downtown Ninth Square New Haven) , Connecticut Heritage Theater (artistic director, Teresa Langston) and local writer Steve Bellwood, to produce an on-going series of podcasts, You-Tube videos and “alive” (audience-invited) entertainments and documentations of the process. Similar approach will later be taken to other classic films, the works of Shakespeare and other canonized playwrights, including in March a “festival” spin on the Irish literary heritage. Our underlying aim is to gather a company of actors and an invested following to produce an original drama series set in New Haven, involving multiple characters and scenarios.


Dylan Thomas' "A Child's Christmas in Wales"

When: 
Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 3:00pm
Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
Where: 
The Buttonwood Tree - Middletown, CT

Connecticut Heritage Productions (CHP) is proud to present Dylan Thomas’ holiday classic A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Peter Loffredo brings to life these sometimes amusing, sometimes touching memories of childhood in the early 1900s. This series of warm childhood remembrances not only reflects the Victorian era in Wales, but speaks to the magic of holidays, to the eternal joys of family and friends, and to the human condition in all times. Dylan’s masterful poetic prose as well as his gorgeous use of the English language makes this a holiday show for the whole family.

The performance is suitable for all adults and for children old enough to sit through a live performance.

Admission Donation Plus Non-perishable Food Item for The Amazing Grace Pantry

Performed live by Peter Loffredo

Accompanied by John Cappeletti

For reservations or more information call (860) 347-4957


EQUUS

When: 
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 8:00pm
Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 2:00pm
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:00pm
Where: 
Oddfellows Playhouse, Middletown, CT

Connecticut Heritage Productions is proud to present the 1975 Tony Award winning play, "Equus" by Peter Shaffer, at Oddfellows Playhouse in Middletown, CT.

This explosive story of a psychiatrist’s personal dilemma, as he attempts to unravel a young man’s violent behavior, has become a timeless classic. The evolution of their relationship draws us into a provocative web of dangerous obsession. Under the direction of Carolyn Kirsch and starring Peter Loffredo (Middletown) and Austin Carnes (Southbury), the stellar cast includes Teresa Langston, Nat Holmes, Susan Susan Smith Thom, Jeff Hush (all of Middletown), Billy Gillen (Glastonbury), Amy Bentley (East Lyme), John Revicki (Manchester) and Elizabeth Reynolds (Bloomfield). Set Design/ Lighting is by Christopher Hoyt (Middletown), Costume Design is by Irene Ludemann, Debra Caswell and Ellie Howard are Stage Managers/ Production Assistants (both of Middletown). Please note: Adult Themes. Parental Discretion Advised. Seating is limited, reservations strongly advised.


Alive Radio: Paradise Lodge

Paradise Lodge
When: 
Friday, October 30, 2015 - 8:00pm
Where: 
Baobab Tree Studios

ALIVE RADIO, under “the baobab tree” in Ninth Square downtown New Haven presents PARADISE LODGE : a terrifying comedy, spun off from the entrails of “Psycho” and “The Shining” : an everyday woman takes a leap of fate up an imaginary cliff to write the novel of her dreams. With her everyday husband and mentally-challenging teenage daughter in tow, she tows them off to a desolate mountain hideaway, her altering ego femme fatale by her side. A lunatic proprietor and his shape-shifting spawn turn her idyllic retreat into a nightmare of cosmic proportions!

Janet Leigh meets Jack Nicholson.

Norman Bates meets Shelley Duval.

Alfred Hitchcock meets Carrie’s underwear.

Freddy Kruger meets Stanley Kubrick.

Perry Como’s off­spring goes digital and the rivers of blood flood down from Uranus!

And it all takes place in PARADISE LODGE : a Halloween offering from ALIVE RADIO, under the baobab tree, Friday the Thirtieth of October at 8;00pm : 71 Orange Street, in beautiful Ninth Square downtown New Haven

Suggested donation $10 All proceeds to benefit ongoing productions of ALIVE­ RADIO : this radio is ALIVE : for information call 475.227.3581 : I’ll repeat that 475.227.3581 : and be aware nobody will be allowed to leave if they haven’t already arrived!!!

*** PARADISE LODGE is the premier project of ALIVE RADIO : a collaboration of baobab tree studios (in downtown Ninth Square New Haven) , Connecticut Heritage Theatre (artistic director, Teresa Langston) and local writer Steve Bellwood, to produce an on-going series of podcasts, You-Tube videos and “alive” (audience-invited) entertainments and documentations of the process. It will be followed up in November by a comedic spin on another classic movie : CASABLANQA, as part of a cinematic “take-out” series. Similar approach will later be taken to the works of Shakespeare and other canonized playwrights, including in March a “festival” spin on the Irish literary heritage. Our underlying aim is to gather a company of actors and an invested following to produce an original drama series set in New Haven, involving multiple characters and scenarios.


The Other Woman

When: 
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Green Street Arts Center

On Monday night, November 9, at 7:00PM, Connecticut Heritage Productions, will join theaters, libraries, and colleges nationwide in the simultaneous staged readings of The Other Woman, a full-length, one-act play adapted from five essays appearing in the bestselling anthology The Other Woman: Twenty-one Wives, Lovers, and Others Talk Openly About Sex, Deception, Love, and Betrayal. Co-producers Cynthia Comsky and Victoria Zackheim (anthology editor and playwright) have engaged the participation of artistic directors across the country, including experimental as well as traditional theaters, schools and libraries reflecting the diversity of our population in the United States.

Connecticut Heritage Productions will be highlighted in a local/regional/national media campaign designed to draw attention to the range of venues for creativity around the country, and to forge a connection with our own community.  

The Other Woman tells the stories of five women with very different viewpoints and experiences around infidelity. Authors whose work appears in the play are Caroline Leavitt, Aviva Layton, Mary Jo Eustace, Connie May Fowler, and Maxinne Rhea Leighton. The play's first reading took place at  the Players Club in Manhattan, with parts read by Kathleen Chalfant, Ellen McLaughlin, Penny Fuller, Winslow Corbett, and Connie May Fowler.

Connecticut Heritage Productions production will be directed by Teresa Langston with roles read by Susan Smith Thom, Melissa McLean, Barbara Gallow, Elizabeth Reynolds and Amy Bentley. The event will be held at the Green Street Center for the Arts in Middletown, CT.


Copenhagen

When: 
Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 4:00pm
Where: 
Heritage Commons, 38 Boston Rd, Middletown, CT.

Reader's Theater together with CHP (Connecticut Heritage Productions) present 'Copenhagen' by Michael Frayn. The play is based around an event that occurred in Copenhagen in 1941, a meeting between the physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg.

Featuring Peter Loffredo, Eric Heriot and Karen Gagliardi. Directed by Richard Kamins and Anne Cassidy.

For more information, contactrichard_b_kamins@snet.net