When a young scholar from New York City travels west in search of a new life he arrives beaten and half-dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees. Rescued from the plains, the town soon becomes Ransom Foster’s home as he finds the love of a local girl, Hallie. This love gives him purpose in a broken land, but is it enough to save him from the vicious outlaw who wants him dead? He must make the choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to live or to fight… to become the man who shot Liberty Valance.
“I read dozens of new plays each year and no other script in recent years has held my interest like this one,” said Lou Ursone, Curtain Call’s executive director and producer for The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. “This script is an example of some of the best story-telling I’ve ever read,” he added. The novelty of a Western on stage is what drew Ursone to the script in the first place. He noted that like the old film Westerns, there will be gun violence on stage. The subject matter of the Wild West may be inappropriate for those under 16 or so.
In addition to Casagrande, the production team includes Peter Barbieri, Jr. (FAIRFIELD) – production design, Christine Mallardi (NORWALK) – costume design, with stage management by Jan Ursone, Stephen Emerick (both of STAMFORD) and Jeff Bianco (NORWALK).
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance will play in The Dressing Room Theatre from October 26 through November 12, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, 8:00 p.m. Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Regular prices are $32 for adults, $25 for senior citizens and $16 for children (up to age 21). Thursday evenings – all seats $25. Seating in The Dressing Room Theatre is cabaret-style with a BYOEverything format. Doors open for seating one hour before showtime. Discounted Flex Passes reduce prices by up to 30%. Box Office: 203-461-6358 or online at www.curtaincallinc.com.
The remainder of Curtain Cal's 27th season includes Sister Act, Is He Dead, Newsies, The Boys Next Door, A Comedy of Tenors and Superman the Musical, in addition to comedy nights, concerts and interactive murder mysteries.
More information is available at www.curtaincallinc.com or by calling 203-329-8207. Curtain Call is the non-profit community-based theatre company in residence at The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Avenue in Stamford. Year-round productions and workshops are presented by and for area residents in The Kweskin Theatre and The Dressing Room Theatre. Curtain Call was voted Fairfield County's BEST LOCAL THEATRE GROUP ten years running in the Annual Readers' Poll of The Fairfield County Weekly and has received similar BEST OF awards from Stamford Magazine and StamfordPlus magazine for 2008 through 2016. Curtain Call received The Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2011 and the ACE Award for Excellence in Arts & Culture from the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County.
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