Calendar Notice for 'The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance' September 16 - October 8

NEW MILFORD, CONN. (August 8, 2016) – On September 16, TheatreWorks New Milford will host The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance by Jethro Compton, a drama set in the days of the wild west and based on the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a classic tale of love, hope and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society. A young scholar travels west in search of a new life, only to end up beaten and left for dead on the dusty streets of Twotrees by notorious outlaw Liberty Valance. A local girl gives him purpose in this broken land. But when Valance returns to finish what he started, the young scholar must make the choice: turn and run or stand and fight...and become The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.           

The production features an outstanding cast of regional actors: Gary Cook (Shelton), Jonathan Ross (Thomaston), Mark Feltch (Newtown), Ali Bernhardt and John Bolster (both New Milford), James Dietter, Francis A. Daley, and Tom Libonate (all Danbury).

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is under the direction of Richard Pettibone of New Milford.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance runs September 16,17  23,24  30  October 1,2  7,8. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with a 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinee on October 2. Tickets for all shows are $23 for reserved seating. Students and Military personnel with ID will be admitted for $18.           

On September 15, Senior Citizens are invited to a free dress rehearsal at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 22 at 8:00 p.m. is TheatreWorks' Pay-What-You-Want night. At this performance, patrons name the price for their tickets.

Reservations can be made online at or by calling the box office at (860) 350-6863.

TheatreWorks is an award-winning, non-Equity theatre company, named Best Community Theater in Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine. TheatreWorks is located at 5 Brookside Avenue , just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford , CT. Parking is located behind the Catherine E. Lillis Administration Building at 50 East Street, New Milford.


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