Originally published in The Weekly Packet, December 6, 2012
Saturday, December 16
New Surry Theatre performance to honor memory of Janet Butler Torrey
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol has inspired movies, operas, readings and countless stage performances around the globe, and now it comes to Blue Hill in the form of a very unique one-man production, according to a news release from New Surry Theatre.
With direction by Shari John, veteran New Surry Theatre actor Tim Pugliese offers his interpretation of Dickens’ holiday tale. In an impressive tour-de-force, Pugliese moves about the stage as he recounts this classic story and plays all the parts—by himself.
This annual New Surry Theatre favorite comes to Blue Hill with special significance this year. Along with performances Friday, December 14, and Saturday, December 15, at 7 p.m., there will be a special benefit performance on Sunday, December 16, at 3 p.m. for the Janet Butler Torrey Trust Fund. Butler Torrey, who served as the Blue Hill deputy town clerk and was a vibrant part of the community as a lifetime resident there, passed away unexpectedly in September. A loving mother of three and true pillar in Blue Hill, Butler Torrey gave so much to her family and her community. New Surry Theatre thanks and pays tribute to her with this special benefit performance, including singing by Ellacappella and a reception with drinks and refreshments after the show. All proceeds will go to the Janet Butler Torrey Trust Fund.
Call 200-4720 to reserve tickets. Tickets can also be purchased before the performances at the Blue Hill Library or the 66 Steak & Seafood restaurant. Ticketholders to any performance of A Christmas Carol are invited to the 66 restaurant either before or after the performance to present their ticket and enjoy a discounted meal and, with the meal, your first drink for a penny.
Visit newsurrytheatre.org for more information.