Connecticut Company Vies to Be Off-Broadway's Next Stop

News   Connecticut Company Vies to Be Off-Broadway's Next Stop
Connecticut's Fairfield Theatre Company — which is currently presenting the recent Off-Broadway show The Internationalist — moves further in its endeavor to be New York staging's next stop.

FTC, the not-for-profit company founded in 2000, declares their mission is "to bring the best of New York's Off and Off-Off Broadway directly to Fairfield," on their website. "This is professional theater from NYC, brought intact, and delivered to our backyard."

The company presented its inaugural season of three plays on the campus of Fairfield University at the 120-seat Wein Experimental Theatre. The troupe then lost its space due to scheduling conflicts and were offered a 30-year lease on a former Recreation Dept. building last summer by the Town of Fairfield.

At their new 170-seat theater, FTC has presented the Worth Street Theater Company staging of The Moonlight Room by Tristine Skyler. Variety reports the recent Mint Theatre Company's A.A. Milne double-bill of Mr. Pim Passes By and The Truth About Blayds may play the Connecticut stage next.

Other productions that the company have brought to the Fairfield locale's audiences include the West End Shakespeare Ensemble's The Taming of the Shrew, the Mint Theater Company's Diana of Dobson's and a new play Concertina's Rainbow — originally presented at the Cherry Lane Alternative Mentor Project.

Anne Washburn's The Internationalist plays at the theatre through Sept. 4. Ken Rus Schmoll again directs the work which made its world premiere for 13P (Thirteen Playwrights, Inc.) in New York in April. For tickets and more information on the Fairfield Theatre Company, visit

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