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Liverpool comes alive in Studio Theater production of Dead Heavy Fantastic

October 23, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Stevie (JoojHo Oh) and Frank (Adam Schneemann) in a scene from Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s Studio Works Production of DEAD HEAVY FANTASTIC playing Oct. 24 – Nov. 3. For tickets and information call 860-486-2113 or visit www.crt.uconn.edu  Photo by Gerry Goodstein.

Stevie (JoojHo Oh) and Frank (Adam Schneemann) in a scene from Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s Studio Works Production of DEAD HEAVY FANTASTIC playing Oct. 24 – Nov. 3. For tickets and information call 860-486-2113 or visit www.crt.uconn.edu Original photo by Gerry Goodstein, effects added by HTNP News Editor Brenda Sullivan.

Press Release

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT), located on the University of Connecticut’s Storrs campus, presents Dead Heavy Fantastic by Robert Farquhar as part of its Studio Works Series, from Oct. 24 through Nov. 3 in the Studio Theater.

For tickets and more information, call 860-486-2113 or visit www.crt.uconn.edu

Please note that this production contains mature content.

It’s always been a wild ride in Liverpool, England on a Friday night – you leave the house feeling like a million dollars and return your own poor relation. And that’s how it is for the motley crew in Robert Farquhar’s contemporary comedy Dead Heavy Fantastic as they lurch their way from tentative first drinks to an apocalyptic sunrise, sure in the knowledge that they’re pretty likely to do it all again next week.

Director Scott Ripley says of this story, “Dead Heavy Fantastic melds an incredible night out with the struggle to find your place in the world and the sting of reality. Over one wild ride of an evening, our characters find themselves through bad decisions, self reflection, and the inevitable need to face the consequences of their actions.”

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UConn invites you to view art ‘outside the walls’

October 14, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
View of Storrs Center, while road improvements were underway last fall, as seen through a sculpture on the Storrs Road side of UConn's Fine Arts building. Photo copyright 2012 by Brenda Sullivan, all rights reserved.

View of Storrs Center, while road improvements were underway last fall, as seen through a sculpture on the Storrs Road side of UConn’s Fine Arts building. Photo copyright 2012 by Brenda Sullivan, all rights reserved.

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The William Benton Museum of Art on the Storrs UConn campus holds periodic walking tours to view and discuss examples of art on the campus.

The next “Beyond Museum Walls” walk – open to the public as well as University of Connecticut students, faculty, staff and visitors –

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It’s a Big Love story

September 30, 2013 Arts & Entertainment Comments Off
Actors in upcoming production of Big Love at Connecticut Repertory Theatre at UConn. Publicity photo.

Actors in upcoming production of Big Love at Connecticut Repertory Theatre at UConn. Publicity photo.

Press Release

The Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) on the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut presents “Big Love,” by Charles Mee, opening Thursday, Oct. 3 and playing through Oct. 13 in the Nafe Katter Theater.

Because true love has no conditions. That’s why it’s so awful to fall in love.” – Charles Mee (from Big Love)

Classical drama collides with modern-day excess in Charles Mee’s “Big Love,” a fiercely extravagant adaptation of Aeschylus’ “The Suppliants,” that The New York Times has described as “an MGM musical in Technicolor, a circus and, believe it, a Greek tragedy.”

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EO Smith presents Still Life with Iris

September 20, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Mark your calendars… “Still Life with Iris,” a full-length family friendly show, will be performed in October by the talented actors of the award-winning E.O. Smith Drama Club in Storrs/Mansfield, CT.

Mark your calendars… “Still Life with Iris,” a full-length family friendly show, will be performed in October by the talented actors of the award-winning E.O. Smith Drama Club in Storrs/Mansfield, CT.

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Mark your calendars… “Still Life with Iris,” a full-length family friendly show, will be performed in October 2013 by the talented actors of the award-winning E.O. Smith Drama Club, directed by Lenore Grunko.

“Still Life with Iris,” by Steven Dietz, is a fantastical adventure that centers on a young girl’s search for home.

Iris lives with her mother in the land of Nocturno – a magical place in which workers make, by night, all of the things we see in the world by day.

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Could you outrun a zombie?

August 23, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Business Comments Off
Promo YouTube video for www.zombiecharge.com

From promo YouTube video for www.zombiecharge.com

By Brenda Sullivan | HTNP News Editor

Back in the day, used to be zombies were pretty easy to get away from – unless you happened upon a hive – but today, the rules have changed. Now they can run and in the case of at least one popular zombie film, they can strategize and work as a team.

Those are the kind of zombies you will encounter if you take part in the Zombie Charge 5K run coming up Saturday, Sept. 7 at Bison Brook Farms on Button Road in North Stonington, CT.

The event is being promoted via a Groupon deal with a $55 discount for single entries; the final cost is $39 for a single entry or $75 for two, plus a $4 insurance fee and a processing fee (not specified in the offer) each, payable at registration.

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Road closures for Triathlon at Mansfield Middle School

August 21, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News, Sports Comments Off
Kids Who Tri Succeed is hosting a triathlon Saturday, Aug. 24 2013 at Mansfield Middle School, CT. For safety reasons, some surrounding roads will be closed. Photo source: Kids Who Tri Succeed

Kids Who Tri Succeed is hosting a triathlon Saturday, Aug. 24 2013 at Mansfield Middle School, CT. For safety reasons, some surrounding roads will be closed. Photo source: Kids Who Tri Succeed

On Saturday, Aug. 24 2013 Kids Who Tri Succeed is hosting a triathlon at Mansfield Middle School, located at 205 Spring Hill Road. (In the event of rain, the triathlon will be held Aug. 31)

For safety reasons, some surrounding roads will be closed.

Clover Mill Road between the Public Works access road, and Spring Hill Road between Clover Mill Road and Maple Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 9:30 a.m. to about noon.

The road closures have been permitted by the Town of Mansfield and will be handled by the Mansfield Resident Troopers office.

Kids Who Tri Succeed is a USAT-sanctioned triathlon for children ages 4-14. Now in its eighth year, this event shows kids how much fun working towards a fitness goal is, and increases their confidence as a result.

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BBQ and Klezmer – what a combo!

August 21, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off
Klezmenschen band. Photo source: YouTube video screen shot.

Klezmenschen band. Photo source: YouTube video screen shot.

Press Release

Come join Temple Bnai Israel on Sunday, Aug. 25 for their 2nd annual summer BBQ – with special guests Klezmenschen!

Admission is $10 each for adults, $5 each for children

The fun begins at 4 p.m. at the Temple at 345 Jackson St. in Willimantic.

Posted August 21, 2013

Related link: “Klezmer Music in a Few Words” http://borzykowski.users.ch/EnglMCKlezmer.htm

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Get a good shine on for a good cause

August 16, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, Local News Comments Off

car-washPress Release

Get your dusty car down to the car wash between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 17 at the North Eagleville Fire house on the corner of Routes 32 (heading toward UConn) and 275 (South Eagleville Road) in Mansfield, CT.

Proceeds benefit the Edwin O. Smith High School choral students who are heading to Carnegie Hall to perform next spring.

It takes MORE than practice to get to Carnegie Hall!

It’s only $7 each for cars, or $10 for trucks and SUVs.

Posted August 16, 2013

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Windham and Storrs microgrid power projects could get additional funding

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Press Release Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Oct. 30 that nine towns that are part of a pilot microgrid program, including Windham and Storrs, are eligible for additional funding. The …

In Mansfield, Get a jump on toy shopping

Over the Rainbow Toys in the East Brook Mall on the Mansfield/Willimantic town line is closing its doors at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, according to an e-blast sent to its customers today.

And between now and Nov. 2, shoppers will receive a 30 percent discount on all in-stock merchandise at the mall location – excluding Lego and Bruder toys.

UConn President responds to accusations school failed to act on sexual assault complaints

UConn President Susan Hebst. File photo.

There are circumstances under which the university should notify a student that another student who may have been suspended or expelled from campus will be returning, if they are returning. It is my understanding that this notification did not take place in a case that occurred three years ago and it should have. This process was corrected. – UConn President Susan Herbst

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