The Michael Chekhov Theatre Festival wants to express its appreciation to the Ridgefield Theater Barn for graciously offering their theater space this year.

5:00 PM, SATURDAY, Sept 16 - Ballard Park Outdoor Stage - 485 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT

TWELFTH NIGHT -The Drilling Company brings Twelfth Night, one of the Bard's most beloved comedies to the stage in all of its festive, rebellious glory. In this cross-dressing comedy, twins Viola and brother Sebastian search for each other in the technicolor world of Illyria. The Drilling Company, has been a festival favorite and aims to please with its energetic and gifted actors. The  troupe--which has just completed its 22nd season of  Shakespeare in New York City--was described by The New York Times as  "...one  of  our  city's  grittiest  treasures."


​Come at 4PM with a picnic dinner.  Rain location is The Ridgefield Theater Barn at 5:30PM.

                                                                                                                                                                                     

7:00 PM, FRIDAY, Sept 22 - The Ridgefield Theater Barn - 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield, CT

THE AMERICAN SOLDIER - A veteran's one-man play. Based on actual letters collected from veterans and their family members from the American Revolution all the way through our current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. It explores the bravery of our veterans in combat and the difficulties our veterans with PTSD and their families face when they come back home.  Mr. Taurel plays soldiers, family members both men and women, ranging from Revolution, Civil War, World War I, WWII, Vietnam, Iraq & Afghanistan. 


Doors open at 6PM.  There will be cabaret seating at the Theater Barn.  Please feel free to bring your own portable dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                     

2:00 PM, SATURDAY,  Sept 23 - The Ridgefield Theater Barn - 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield, CT

THE BUTCHER -by Gwydion Suilebhan. Staged reading. Thrown Stone Theatre Company.
Inspired by real-life events, The Butcher tells the tale of two strangers: Jane, an Evangelical Christian struggling with her faith, and Massoud, an Iranian Halal Butcher steeped in tradition, who together witness a peculiar and shocking event. As they and their families try to make sense of these bewildering circumstances, they question their faith, their firmly-held beliefs, and the choices that their cultures have forced them to make. Don’t miss this new play that “has the potential to change the way we think about religion and the seemingly insurmountable cultural divide.” (Fort Myers News-Press)

       
Doors open at 6PM.  There will be cabaret seating at the Theater Barn.  Please feel free to bring your own portable dinner.

                                                                                                                                                                                     

7:00 PM, SATURDAY,  Sept 23 - The Ridgefield Theater Barn - 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield, CT

ETERNAL YOUTH - Niamh Ryan's sparkling new play reveals two teens grappling with the cares and concerns that young people face as they transition into adulthood. At the heart of this play is a powerful message about mental health and a reminder that we are never alone. 


Doors open at 6PM.  There will be cabaret seating at the Theater Barn.  Please feel free to bring your own portable dinner.


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