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DAC Stage 2016-2017 Season

posted Oct 3, 2016, 11:12 AM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Oct 3, 2016, 11:13 AM ]
DAC Stage, the Darien Art Center’s community theatre group, has two remaining shows in its 2016-2017 season, a comedy, which is a one-night staged reading by a local playwright, and a musical. “We are very excited to build on the momentum that DAC Stage has recently gained as a noteworthy theatre group,” said Amy Allen, executive director. “There is something for everyone in the upcoming season.” 


The next production of the DAC Stage season is a quirky new comedy that takes place on February 25, 2017 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. Phillip Bosch, is many things: a professor of English Literature, renowned waffle-expert, and cross-word puzzle award-winner, but he's not what you would call a "dog person." Then Houdini, an orphaned bulldog comes into his life. Phillip comes to notice strange coincidences and becomes convinced that his beloved dog is sending him messages through the daily crossword puzzle. 

Rounding out the season in the spring of 2017, is Baby by Richard Maltby, Jr and David Shire. Carin Zakes directs this production with performances on April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6 at 8 p.m., and April 23 & 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. Three couples work their way towards parenthood under three very different circumstances. There are college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; thirty-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and middle aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college when a night of unexpected passion lands them back where they started.