Season 2013 - 2014



February 26 - March 8, 2015

By Aristophanes In a New Translation/Adaptation by Jen Wineman Directed by Jen Wineman
Nafe Katter Theatre

Set in the 1940s in a small northeastern town, this titillating new adaptation by Jen Wineman places the heroines in Rosie the Riverter’s overalls and Donna Reed’s pearls. Lysistrata’s campaign to end war, leads the women of Athensville to withhold sex from their husbands and lovers to force a peace accord. The demure housewives shed their inhibitions and firmly grasp control of their situation as they tease a peace for the country. The comedic tension builds to a hysterical climax in this raucous, bawdy happy idea of a play by the “father of comedy” that calls us to seriously consider the idea of war through no-holds-barred laughter.

This production contains sexual humor and is not recommended for children.

CRT Behind the Scenes with LYSISTRATA stars Lisa Birnbaum and Blake Segal
CRT Behind the Scenes - LYSISTRATA Scenic Design
CRT Behind the Scenes - LYSISTRATA Costume Design
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Thursday February 26, 7:30 pm - Preview

Friday February 27, 8:00 pm - Opening Night

Saturday February 28, 8:00 pm

Wednesday March 4, 7:30 pm

Thursday March 5, 7:30 pm

Friday March 6, 8:00 pm

Saturday March 7, 2:00 pm

Saturday March 7, 8:00 pm

Sunday March 8, 2:00 pm


Band of the Black Hand

March 26 - April 4, 2015

Written by Nick Ryan in conjunction with Split Knuckle Theatre Coordinated by Greg Webster and Bart. P. Roccoberton
Studio Theatre

Private Dick Jack Stone is hired to solve the savage murder of a young dock worker Charlie De Wit. There’s a brutal gang war on in Capital City and the Band of the Black Hand is taking over from the Streets to the Mayor’s office.  As Stone journeys into the depths of Capital City, he begins to feel the clutch of the Black Hand.  Join Split Knuckle Theatre and the Connecticut Repertory Theatre for this joint production exploring the sensual, dark, and mysterious world of Film Noir, in a show that incorporates modern Indonesian shadow puppetry and jazz music.

Warning – There is a strobe lighting effect used during the performance. 

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Thursday March 26, 7:30 pm - Preview

Friday March 27, 8:00 pm - Opening Night

Saturday March 28, 2:00 pm

Saturday March 28, 8:00 pm

Sunday March 29, 2:00 pm

Wednesday April 1, 7:30 pm

Thursday April 2, 7:30 pm

Friday April 3, 8:00 pm

Saturday April 4, 2:00 pm

Saturday April 4, 8:00 pm


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

April 23 - May 3, 2015

By William Shakespeare
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre

The season ends with William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, an imaginative and fantastic romp about love and its many complications.  As the Duke of Athens prepares to wed his Amazonian queen, four lovers flee from their overbearing parents into an enchanted forest, where they become unknowingly embroiled in the battle between high-spirited sprites Oberon and Titania, the king and queen of the faeries.  The delightfully, madcap antics of Shakespeare’s cast of characters provides a magical exploration of love, lust and marriage and illustrates just how other worldly love can be.

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Thursday April 23, 7:30 pm - Preview

Friday April 24, 8:00 pm - Opening Night

Saturday April 25, 8:00 pm

Wednesday April 29, 7:30 pm

Thursday April 30, 7:30 pm

Friday May 1, 8:00 pm

Saturday May 2, 2:00 pm

Saturday May 2, 8:00 pm

Sunday May 3, 2:00 pm

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