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Hole in the Wall Theater Fall 2010/2011 Season

The Guys

Supported in part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council.

Performed in honor and in remembrance of the First Responders who lost their lives when the Twin Towers fell on 9/ll.

“The Guys” tells the story an editor who helps a Fire Captain with the eulogies he must present for the men he lost in the 9/11 attacks. Nick and Joan spend a long afternoon together, recalling the fallen men through recounting their virtues and their foibles, and fashioning the stories into memorials of words. In the process, they discover the possibilities of friendship in each other and their shared love for the unconquerable spirit of the city. As they make their way through the emotional landscape of grief, they draw on humor, tango, the appreciation of craft in all its forms—and the enduring bonds of common humanity.

THE GUYS is based on a true story.

There will be an opportunity for an informal talk-back after each performance, and a free will donation to the Families of Freedom Fund

Directed by Julia Kiley, featuring Steve Kelly and Ginny Wolf

Show Dates: Friday, September 9 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, September 10 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. ; Sunday, September 11 at 2 p.m.

$20 General Admission; $15 Police, Fire, EMS, Seniors and Students

Call 860-229-3049 for tickets; For General information call: (860) 223-9665

Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item for our  “Hole Food” program.

Romeo and Juliet on the Bayou

The urgent passion of the classic lovers, as brief and intense as a pair of mayflies, is set in the steamy mystique of the Louisiana swamplands. Hole in the Wall’s bold tradition of celebrating Shakespeare’s eternal relevance brings the epic tragedy home to the Bayou where family feuding’ is a fine art and where there is always music in the air.

Directed by John Peifer, Produced by Gene Tellier

Show Dates: September 23, 24, 25*, 30 and October 1, 2*, 7, 8, 14, 15; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and *Sundays at 2 p.m.

For General information call: (860) 223-9665

Connecticut Comedy Cage Match

Two teams compete in an epic battle of improv. The audience determines the winner via secret ballot and the winner gets to return to the next show to defend their title against a new challenger. A joint production of Hole in the Wall and Playhouse on Park, with a total of 6 matches at both theaters.

Show Date: Friday, October 21 at 8 p.m.

Admission: $10

Campfire Improv

Watch a group of campers spin terrifying TRUE stories into horrifically funny campfire tales in this long-form improv show. First developed and performed at Unexpected Productions in Seattle, this show takes your real-life scary stories and plays them out LIVE before your eyes! From haunted mansions to teen slashers, ghostly encounters to UFO sightings, watch as the improvisers handle them all with scare-larity!

Show Date: Friday, October 28 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 29 at 8 p.m.

Admission: $10

Jacques Lamarre Has Gone Too Far 21st Century Laughs

Directed by Michael Daly, Terri D’Arcangelo, Bethany Sanderson and Kit Webb

Join us for the debut of some hilarious, irrepressible and irreverent one-acts by local playwright Jacques Lamarre.

Show Dates: November 18, 19, 25, 26, 27* and December 2, 3, 4*, 9 and 10 ; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and *Sundays at 2 p.m.

Connecticut Comedy Cage Match

Round two of the improv battle between two teams to determine which comic team goes on to the next round.

Show Date: Friday, December 16 at 8 p.m.

Admission: $10