Universalist Players Stage the Musical Stone Soup
to Celebrate Its 30th Season
This classic folk story comes to life in a musical that’s fun for the whole family
The Universalist Players celebrate its 30th anniversary season with the production of the musical Stone Soup for its annual intergenerational production on March 22 – 24, 2013 in West Hartford.
The musical — based on the classic folk story — will be performed by student and adult actors, whose ages range from 10 to 70 years old, with connections to the Universalist Church of West Hartford. The blend of ages—along with the mix of drama, live music and memorable songs—add to the magic that makes for another family-friendly production.
“Stone Soup” is the story of three traveling soldiers and their multi-talented horse — carrying nothing more than an empty cooking pot — which come upon a village of very “unneighborly” residents. With the help of a magical stone, these hungry strangers teach the local townsfolk a valuable lesson of cooperation.
The cast features Sam Lanza (left), Nikhil Saxena (middle) and Katie Konigsberg (right) as the traveling soldiers, Mish, Mash and Mush, seen in the photo. The entire intergenerational cast includes more than 20 actors who embody the storyteller, the “unneighborly” townsfolk (the butcher, baker and candlestick maker families) and, of course, the horse.
Susan Jane Stamm directs the production, and the book and lyrics are written by Anne Glasner, with music by Betty Hollinger.
Friday, March 22 at 7 PM
Saturday, March 23 at 1:30 PM
Sunday, March 24 at 1:30 PM
The Universalist Church 433 Fern Street West Hartford, CT 06107
Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students, and audience members are encouraged to bring a can of soup to donate to the West Hartford Food Pantry.
Tickets are available at the door or by calling (860) 233-3669 (x309) for reservations.
For more information visit www.UUPlayers.com or www.Facebook.com/UUPlayers.