The following is a press release
The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society and the University of Saint Joseph are bringing to West Hartford on Saturday the word-based radio game show “Says You!"
Each week, panelists use words, definitions, and straight out bluffs to help their team win the game. The show records in front of a live audience, and gives audience members the chance to participate.
On Oct. 5 at 2 p.m., “Says You!” is coming to the Hoffman Auditorium at USJ (Asylum Ave., West Hartford). Panelists may include Richard Sher, Barry Nolan, Francine Achbar, Tony Kahn, Carolyn Faye Fox, Arnie Reisman, Paula Lyons, and Phil Salkind. The show will tape two episodes for later broadcast on National Public Radio. The taping will include a brief intermission.
Following the program, a reception will take place in the Bruyette Athenaeum at USJ with Richard Sher, the creator, host, and producer of the show, and Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s Editor at Large. This will include a champagne reception with gourmet hors d’oeuvres by Rizzuto’s. Tickets to the reception are $30 per person. The public may purchase reception and show tickets at wwwNoahWebsterHouse.org and receive information by calling 860-521-5362 ext 10.
Ticket prices are $25 for the general public, $20 for seniors, and $16 for Noah Webster House members and students. Tickets can be purchased through the Frances Driscoll Box Office at the Carol Autorino Center at USJ by calling 860-231-5555 or by logging on to tickets.usj.edu.
“Says You!” in West Hartford is hosted by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society and the University of Saint Joseph and Carol Autorino Center. The program is made possible through the generous support of lead sponsor Merriam-Webster, Inc., with additional support from the The McAuley, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, New England Public Radio, and Rizzuto’s.
“Says You!” is a production of and is distributed by Pipit & Finch.
The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is located in the restored birthplace and childhood home of Noah Webster, a national figure known not only for the first American dictionary and the Blue-Backed Speller, but also for being a federalist, an abolitionist and a cofounder of Amherst College. The historic house and exhibit spaces are open 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday through Monday. For information on the museum’s extensive school and public programs, please visit us at www.noahwebsterhouse.org or call (860) 521-5362.