Nov 22, 2010

Holiday Production!


SantaLand Diaries at Oddfellows, December 16-19

Oddfellows presents David Sedaris’ witty and sardonic holiday treat, The SantaLand Diaries, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello. Well-known local actor Tony Palmieri as Crumpet the Elf brings to life this humorous account of a Christmas elf’s experience in Macy’s department store. This show, directed by Jeffery Allen, is intended for mature elves. Performances are 7:00 pm on December 16 & 17, 7:00 & 9:00pm on December 18 and 2:00 pm on December 19. Tickets are $25. For more information and reservations, call (860) 347-6143 or visit our website at www.oddfellows.org.

Many of the professional artists involved in this production are donating their services to Oddfellows in order to make this a fundraising event. With 50% of the students in our fall classes receiving scholarship aid, it is as important as ever to raise the funds to keep Oddfellows’ doors open and lights on, especially as we enter the cold winter months! We hope that the SantaLand Diaries is a Christmas event enjoyed by the community.

Nov 11, 2010

Fall 2010 Share Day


Fall 2010 Share Day was a success!

Share Day at Oddfellows Playhouse is just what it sounds like--a chance for our young people to share what they have created and learned over the course of 8 weeks. Featuring young people between the ages of 4-14, from over 24 different communities, friends and family share in the accomplishments of our mini productions or introductory acting classes.

The results are already in from our evaluations, rated "excellent" by our parents and young people alike.

This fall our amazing, professional staff led the talented youth in an original adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are, a brand new play called Other Side of the Tale about storybook villains re-defined, and in basic acting classes. The addition of Saturday sessions is proving to be very successful. We are fortunate to have the same strong staff returning for our winter classes. Winter classes begin on January 24, 2011 and registration is open now.

Nov 10, 2010

RUR kicks off Oddfellows' Main Stage


Oddfellows 36th season opens this week

First performance of RUR slated for Nov. 11


Oddfellows Playhouse will kick off its 36th Main Stage Season on Nov. 11 with a preview performance when its Teen Repertory Company performs Karel Capek’s RUR at 7:00 p.m. Additional performance dates are Nov. 12, 13, 19 and 20. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Reserved Seating $20.

First written in 1920, the book, later adapted by Dr. Claudia Novack, is the first literature to coin the word “robot”. In the play The Rossum Company solves the world’s labor demand by creating a race of enslaved robots but when they revolt the future of humanity and what it means to be human are put to the ultimate test.

“All of our Teen Rep plays this year explore the ethics of science and creation,” said Jeffery Allen, Producing Artistic Director for Oddfellows Playhouse. “It’s a virtue of ours to choose mature plays that give our young people the chance to be challenged and to view their world through a different lens,” he said.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling the box office at (860) 347-6143 or by e-mail at tickets@oddfellows.org.