TPNC is pleased to present our 72nd continuous season of year-round theater in New Canaan!

We would like to thank everybody who submitted plays for this upcoming season.

The Beaux’ Stratagem
Adapted by Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig
From the play by George Farquhar

October 26 to November 10, 2018


Set in England in 1707, this farcical treatment of marriage and society centers on a pair of playboys who have squandered their inheritance and are scouring the countryside for two wealthy single women they might wed to sustain their debauched lifestyle. Pandemonium ensues when they meet up at an inn with aristocratic ladies, highwaymen, a saucy serving wench and other rascally characters.

Directed by Kyle Runestad

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


The Christmas Toyshop
By Michele L. Vacca

November 30, and December 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9th, 2018


Two days before Christmas, in a small town that could be anywhere, two young orphans discover that an empty store has been magically transformed into a colorful toyshop. Who is the mysterious toyshop owner and his sidekick? A touching and humorous original fantasy filled with the wondrous enchantment and joyful excitement of Christmas.

Directed by Natasha Fenster
Music Director Ken Knox

Produced by special arrangement with Classics on Stage! of Chicago


Gaslight (Angel Street)
By Patrick Hamilton

February 22, 23, 24, March 1, 2, 3, 8, and 9, 2019


This is one of the greatest psychological thrillers of all time and was made into a movie starring Ingrid Bergman. It tells the story of Mr. Manningham, a suavely handsome man, who is slowly driving his gentle, devoted wife Bella to the brink of insanity! This play contains some of the most brilliant, suspenseful sequences in modern theater.

Directed by Deborah Burke

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


Romantic Comedy
By Bernard Slade

May 3 to May 18, 2019


Phoebe Craddock and Jason Carmichael are playwrights who meet and decide to collaborate just as he is getting married. Their relationship produces first a failure and then a string of successes. Their repartée remains sharp and witty as their unrequited interest in each other gathers energy over a nine-year period, until some resolution finally is in sight.

Directed by Rich Mancini

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


The Dixie Swim Club
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

July 26 to August 10, 2019


Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids, and jobs, they catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other’s lives. When fate throws a wrench into one of their lives, these friends rally around with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


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