The Music Theater of Connecticut in Norwalk will be presenting a series of theatrical readings for one night only. Each date will feature a different and unique play written by contemporary playwrights. The first of the “New Voices” series of plays is “I” by Jeff Talbott. The play will be read live to the audience on Monday October 11 at 7pm.
A summary of the play is as follows: Sarah is having a rough time, but she’s trying to shake it. Things start looking up when she meets a nice guy named Jake, and together they hope to find some of that happiness we’ve heard so much about. Part Twilight Zone and part love story, i is a gentle, unsettling and mysterious new play set in the near future about the threads that tie us and the confounding allure of “what if?”
Currently MTC plans for other one night readings in the New Voices series with dates set for performances in November, December, and both January and February 2022. We are excited to see that Mainstage productions will be returning in November.
We are so happy to see live productions return to the stage at MTC in Norwalk. This is a great intimate theater that always provides quality entertainment.
The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival is in full swing with more unique films and panel discussions on Saturday 10/9 and Sunday 10/10. This great local film festival kicked off Thursday evening with a screening of “ A Fine Line” by local film maker Joanna James. The subject of the documentary is the struggles of women in the culinary and restaurant world. With only 7% of head chefs in the US being women, it told the tale of several chefs and their struggles to succeed in a male dominated industry. Ms. James also included the story of her mother Val, who against impossible financial odds was able to flourish in the restaurant business. The movie was preceded by a reception at the Keeler Tavern garden in Ridgefield and featured foods from local restaurants. This kind of experience you just cannot get from a streaming service.
Friday night 10/8, we joined a full house to enjoy several short films highlighting the talents of indie filmmakers. The theme was “ Psych Night” and the seven short films that included sci-fi, horror, humor and the dramatic and moving “Return” which is an indie film from Mexico.
Saturday continues with more short films and the wraps up the evening with the narrative film, “How to Stop a Recurring Dream”. Sunday’s films will be both shown at the Ridgefield Library and feature 3 short films, and a narrative feature, “Authenticity”.
Independent film festivals are the platform that allow young creative film makers to display their creations. It also gives the movie audience a fresh array of films that cannot be experienced elsewhere. Tired of the same genre of movies that is in every theater? Then support your local artists and local film festivals. It will open a new world for you.