Theatre for Good

For those that missed it in Hartford,  there are 2 more chances to see CRY IT OUT here, in Litchfield County!

And we are so excited to pack the house for these incredible performances, belly laughs, and therapeutic catharsis for parents.The show is 90 minutes long. We’ll take a short break and then have an audience and actor talk-back for those who would like to stay. These proved to be lively and insightful discussions with our passionate audience members in Hartford and we are looking forward to engaging in these important dialogues with members of this community.

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Broadway World raves CRY IT OUT is “fresh, fast paced, authentic and downright funny.” 

The New Haven Arts Paper calls CRY IT OUT “bracingly funny and candid.”

Talkin’ Broadway calls CRY IT OUT “Cathartic and fun.”

Theatre critic James Ruocco calls CRY IT OUT “a candid, intimate piece of theatre that surprises and illuminates.” 

The Berkshire Eagle says CRY IT OUT is “vividly drawn and richly human, especially in director Rachel Alderman’s smooth, subtly crafted production.

Audiences said:“Men and women should both see this. There’s so many reasons to see this play.” “Excellent in every way.” “So well done. So very, very powerful.” “Enjoyed it from beginning to end.” “Great, distinct characters.”“Such an important play to see.”

“The fact that so many people can relate to it makes me feel proud that I was able to capture this incredibly short temporary moment in our lives as parents,” said Molly Smith Metzler.

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It’s a great date night or a night out with friends; come one, come all. We’ve gotten lots of raves, including this from Broadway World: https://www.broadwayworld.com/connecticut/article/BWW-Review-CRY-IT-OUT-at-Hartford-Stage-20191108

What’s it about? https://youtu.be/DgeLV6NrBXYhttps://youtu.be/aNkO11kFSLkhttps://youtu.be/JKxlQNoDbwc

Podcast Interview: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/johnnyoshow/episodes/2019-11-12T07_11_13-08_00

Press: https://happeninginthehills.com/onourradar/litchfieldcounty-newpreston-theatre-for-good-brings-the-play-cry-it-out-to-washington-montessori-school/

Reservations are rolling in! Be sure to make yours for this very special theatrical occasion in Litchfield County!

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Theatre for Good Brings “Our Town” Back to Our Town, 
by Lindsey Turner

The incredible playwright, Molly Smith Metzer, currently one of the top TV writers in Hollywood, has granted Theatre For Good the rights to bring the Hartford Stage cast of NYC actors to the Litchfield Hills – this just doesn’t happen!

Litchfield County native, actress Caroline Kinsolving, started Theatre for Good (TFG) a year and a half ago because she saw Litchfield County was so full of talented and cultured people, those who thirst to perform and those who crave to experience.  

  • The Washington Art Association
  • The Steep Rock Land Trust
  • the New Milford Animal Shelter
  • a local Food Bank for families in need
  • the Institute for American Indian Studies
  •  the Litchfield Jazz Scholarship program
  • a beloved local’s cancer treatment GoFundMe
  • the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center for women and children
  • Martin Luther King CT Nonviolence Center
  • Jewish Center Sharon
  • CT NOFA
  • CT Young Farmers
  • Houston’s Hurricane Harvey Diaper Fund
  • ASPCA for Harvey Animal Relief
  • ASPCA for Irma Animal Relief
  • and a local GoFundMe to support a small business’ victims of a hate-crime in New Milford

Litchfield County native, actress Caroline Kinsolving, started Theatre for Good (TFG) a year and a half ago because she saw Litchfield County was so full of talented and cultured people, those who thirst to perform and those who crave to experience.  

“I’ve asked myself how I can help the world in whatever small way I can. I wanted to do something selfless with my free time that would benefit the community and, therefore, the world. I believe everyone can contribute in small or large ways and that goodness spreads in more ways than one,” Kinsolving said.

Kinsolving saw two beautiful venues she could welcome the public to and help support — the theatre at Washington Montessori School where she is an alumna, and The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens.

On April 20th and 21st TFG performed Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” at the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens in Washington, CT.  “I’ve loved this play for a long, long time and the first time I saw it, I felt like I was watching a play about everything I love about living in this area,” Kinsolving said.  The group raised $1,007 over the weekend that was donated to the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens and the Washington Community Fund.  

In the last year and a half TFG has raised over $4,000 for 

  • The Steep Rock Association
  • WMS Annual Fund
  • Higher Heights
  • Emerge America
  • The Annual Fund for Scholarships
  • the Susan B. Anthony Organization
  • Everytown for Gun Safety
  • Women’s Center of Greater Danbury
  • Loaves and Fishes of New Milford
  • The Judy Black Park and Gardens
  • Prime Time House, 
  • CT Votes for Animals
  • Independent Theatre Organization
  • Friends of Animals
  • CT Rivers Alliance
  • Washington Community Fund

by performing Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,”  John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine,” Noel Coward’s “Private Lives,” and most recently, Thornton Wilder’s  “Our Town.” Caroline Kinsolving has been a professional actress for the last 20 years, working in TV, film and theatre in Los Angeles and New York. She grew up in and currently resides in Litchfield County. The cast are members of the community who donate their time to come together for good. To learn more visit www.CarolineKinsolving.com and email CKinsolving@mac.com if you’d like to participate or attend future TFG plays.

Photo credit: Nathan Turner for Lindsey Victoria Photography www.lindseyvictoriaphotography.com


Other Press:
https://www.ruralintelligence.com/community/the-rural-we-caroline-kinsolving
https://www.registercitizen.com/entertainment/article/Washington-s-Theatre-for-Good-presents-Our-13872807.php
https://www.rep-am.com/local/arts-entertainment/local-theater/2019/05/22/our-town-means-community-to-organizer/


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