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Darien Art Center Theater Group Unveils Season's Lineup

The DAC Stage production of "You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown." DAC Stage, the Darien Art Center’s community theater group, will feature four shows for its 2016-17 season.
The DAC Stage production of "You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown." DAC Stage, the Darien Art Center’s community theater group, will feature four shows for its 2016-17 season. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. -- DAC Stage, the Darien Art Center’s community theater group, will feature four shows for its 2016-17 season: "Beatle's Night," an original production featuring Beatles music played by a live band; a comedy, which is a one-night staged reading by a local playwright; a musical; and a drama.

The works will run in the DAC Weatherstone Studio from September to May 2017.

The new season will begin with "Beatles Night," a DAC Stage original production, on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. Audience members will be transported back to the Beatles frenzy of 1964 at this event featuring a live band performing the band’s favorites.

The first play of the season, "Sylvia" by A.R. Gurney, will be directed by Mark Graham with performances on Oct. 28, 29, Nov. 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 8 p.m., and Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. In this drama, a middle-aged husband, Greg, brings home a dog he found in the park -- or that has found him -- bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife.

The third production of the DAC Stage season is a quirky new comedy that takes place on Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. "Wordsmith" is a one-night staged reading by local playwright Rocco Natale about life, love and the pursuit of a dog.

The spring of 2017 will bring "Baby" by Richard Maltby Jr and David Shire. Carin Zakes directs this production with performances on April 21, 22, 28, 29 and May 5, 6 at 8 p.m., and April 23and 30 at 2 p.m. The musical examines how parents-to-be experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, as well as the desperate lows and the comic highs that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby.

Founded in 1975, the Darien Arts Center is a nonprofit organization that provides visual and performing arts programs and events for the community. For further information, call 203-655-8683 or click here .

The DAC is at 2 Renshaw Road, behind Town Hall.

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