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Published on Thursday, 4 May 2017 21:54
Written by Christopher Fortier

Staff Writer

Prince and the Pauper

The New Britain Youth Theater debuts a Mark Twain classic with a theatrical twist tonight.

In the play “The Prince and the Pauper,” a group of neighborhood girls and boys visit Twain at home where he narrates and distributes roles to the children, who act out his story of the Tudor prince and a look-alike peasant who change clothes and live in 16th century England. Happening alongside the action, Twain meets with a writer he had selected to take dictation as he recalls the events of his life for his autobiography.

The production, adapted by R. Rex Stephenson, is a theatrical version of the Mark Twain novel. The play stars 23 children ages 8 to 15 from around the state.

The show will take the stage at Holmes Elementary School, 2150 Stanley St., at 7 p.m. tonight, 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for children, students and seniors. To reserve tickets, or for more information, call NBYT at 860-515-8115 or visit www.nbyt.org .

Bargain hunting

Those in search of a good deal while helping two good causes will be in luck this weekend.

The Friends of the New Britain Public Library continue its spring book sale today and tomorrow in the Community Room of the main branch, 20 High St. The sale, with all proceeds benefiting the programs and activities of the library, will run today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meanwhile, St. Lucian’s Residence, 532 Burritt St., will host a “giant tag sale” from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Organizers said the sale will include clothing, toys, furniture, jewelry, trinkets, kitchenware, collectibles and more. Also available will be homemade babka, soups, bread, pierogi and golabki.

For more information, call St. Lucian’s at 860-223-2123.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

The Connecticut Theater Company raises the curtain tonight on a Broadway classic. Set in New York City in 1922, “Thoroughly Modern Millie” tells the story of Kansas girl Millie Dillmount who comes to the city in search of a new life for herself. Her grand plan to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him goes awry. The rest is musical theater history.

The show runs at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday; 7 p.m. on May 12, 13, 19 and 20 and 2 p.m. on May 14 and 21.

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased by calling 860-223-3147 or visiting www.connecticuttheatrecompany.org . Performances take place at The Repertory Theatre, 23 Norden St.



Posted in New Britain Herald, , New Britain on Thursday, 4 May 2017 21:54. Updated: Thursday, 4 May 2017 21:56.