Coffee and theater: Playshop announces new fund-raising partner

The Wilton Playshop has joined with Solude coffee in a new fund-raising partnership for the theater's 2012-13 season.

The first show of the new season is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, from the novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. It will be presented Oct. 26, 27, 28 and Nov. 1, 2, 3.

The Drowsy Chaperone, a musical based on the book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar will have performances on Feb. 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, March 1, 2, 2013. With music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and directed by Don Bovingloh, The Drowsy Chaperone is both a parody of 1920's screwball musical comedy and a heartfelt love letter to the musical genre as a whole.

The final show of the season will be the romantic comedy Enchanted April by Matthew Barber, adapted from the novel by Elizabeth Von Arnim and directed by Carin Zakes. Feeling lost in their marriages and within the rapidly shifting social currents of post-WWI London, two unhappy middle-class housewives rent a villa in Italy for an impulsive holiday away from their everyday lives, reluctantly recruiting a pair of independent upper-class women to share the cost and experience. All four clash before rediscovering themselves in ways they never could have imagined. Performances will be on April 26, 27, 28, May 2, 3, 4, 2013.


The fund-raising partnership with Solude coffee is part of the company's "Coffee for Causes" program which underscores its commitment to local communities. The company will donate to the Playshop 25% of all coffee orders placed at Customers must register with the Playshop online. Visit and click on Causes, then Wilton Playshop.