Thursday, January 15, 2009

What Some Folks Would Do to Get Ahead

There is a fine article in The Middletown Press's "W" section today about Middletown resident Jenny Lecce's new play opening this Friday at the Hole in the Wall Theater, 116 Main Street in New Britain. Read what Diane Church has to say about "HeAVEN" by clicking here.

The playwright tells the story of 3 men who enter a contest to win a free mobile home. They have to live on a scaffold in front of a billboard and the one who lasts the longest wins the prize. Set in uncertain economic times, no one gives in and the contest drags on for months. And, although the idea has been germinating in Lecce's mind for some time, the story is prescient. With many people out of work and skilled laborers being especially affected, one knows that people would do anything to help better their situation.

The cast, directed by Ted Guhl, includes JoAnne DeWind, Regina Erpenbeck, Tony Palmieri and, as the 3 contestants, Michael Eck, Steve Kelly and Matthew Pollack. Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. starting January 16 and running through February 14. There are Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. on January 25 and February 8. For more information, call 860-229-3049 or go to

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