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DOUBT: A Parable
by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Colleen Renzullo

October 20,21,22 27,28, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 3pm
Tickets $22.00
Did he or didn't he? Where's the proof? A seed of doubt is sown. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Doubt is a mesmerizing, suspense-filled drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Sister Aloysius Beauvier believes in restraint, self-control and a rigid dedication to discipline. When she learns Father Flynn has taken a special interest in a troubled altar boy, she becomes suspicious of his progressive, engaging attitudes. Something must be done.
Lea Dmytryck...........Sister Aloysius
Robert Kwalick..........Father FLynn
Steavie Reed.............Sister James
Loretta Fedrick..........Mrs. Muller
Seven Honorees to Receive 2017 CultureMax Awards
Tuesday, November 14 ~ 5:30–8:00 pm
@ Warner Theatre
The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council will honor seven awardees at the 4th Annual CultureMAX Awards Event on Tuesday, November 14 from 5:30–8 pm at The Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT.  This annual event was established to celebrate the inspiring works and contributions that various people, organizations, and businesses have made, and to educate the region’s community about the positive forces that impact their cultural environment.
The 2017 recipients to be recognized through this regional recognition event are: Susan Becker Aziz of Bantam in the Artist category – she has designed and fabricated costumes and sets for theater and dance in Litchfield County and beyond for over 25 years; Adam Atkins of Harwinton, who teaches at The Gilbert School in Winsted, in the Art Educators category – he has taught music at The Gilbert School for over 27 years, and also teaches adults through several community vocal music groups he has established; Mark McEachern of Torrington in the Heritage Professional category – he is an historian and history advocate who leads the Torrington Historical Society and who has had a key role in valuable region-wide programs and city-wide preservation and promotional efforts; Ellen Paul of Warren in the Volunteer category – she has gone way above and beyond in her volunteer capacity at Warren Historical Society, inspiring many others to do the same; TheatreWorks New Milford in the Cultural Organization category – the company has produced high quality musicals and dramas and ensures that audiences have access to both attend and participate in their various programs; and Torrington Savings Bank in the Culture-Loving Business category – a business that has generously supported numerous cultural organizations and which is artist-friendly on several levels. There will also be a Lifetime Achievement Award presented to artist Tim Prentice from Cornwall for his far-reaching creativity and endless encouragement and support of artists and cultural organizations region-wide.
Just prior to the CultureMAX cocktail hour, the Arts Council welcomes everyone to a free Symposium that will discuss and put into context the results of the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study 5 data for Northwest Connecticut.  The Symposium will also occur on November 14 at the Warner Theatre, and will begin at 3:45 pm. Attendees are asked to register for the Symposium through the CultureMAX ticket portal, or by contacting the Arts Council.
The annual CultureMAX awards were established in 2014 by the Arts Council to recognize artists (inclusive of all disciplines), heritage professionals, cultural organizations, volunteers and businesses that have elevated the stature of arts and/or heritage within the region of northwest Connecticut. 
Tickets for the CultureMAX Awards event are $25 for Council members and $30 for regularly priced tickets.  Group tickets are available at the member rate. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling the Arts Council at (860) 618-0075.  For more information about the CultureMAX awards event go to or call or email
"Milestones" - Works of Thelma Appel
Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
The Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center announces the opening of a new exhibit, “Milestones.” The exhibit features acrylic and oil and oil on canvas paintings and collage studies of the work of Waterbury artist Thelma Appel.  
This collection of work represents a spiritual and personal experience for Ms. Appel, created during a process of grief, leading her to contemplate the universal milestones in people’s lives.
The mysticism studies of the Kabballah (“that which is received”) and its influence on the Tarot is interpreted through the artwork in the artist’s personal style. videos
Thelma Appel
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel Ms. Appel lived in Asia and Europe before becoming a United States citizen in 1975. She was educated at Hornsey College of Art and St. Martins School of Art, London.

She has exhibited widely throughout New England and New York. Her solo work has been featured in The Fischbach Gallery, NYC, The Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, and Bennington College in Bennington, VT. Her work in public collections included The Vermont State Legislature, the Chase Manhattan Collection, NYC, and the Cabot Corporation, Boston, MA.  

Her works are also in The Police Academy Museum, NYC, The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, The Walker Museum, Minneapolis, MN, The Port Authority of NY and NJ, AT&T Corporation, NY and NJ, and other important collections.

Ms. Appel was in Who’s Who in American Art from 1981-2015. She received a Yaddo Residency Fellowship, Saratoga, NY, a Milllay Residency in Austerlitz, NY, and the State of Vermont Purchase Award, State Legislature, Montpelier, VT as well as private and corporate commission.

The exhibit runs through December 9, 2017. The Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery hours are: Monday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm.

For further information call (860) 567-3163

Autumn Art Display
by Gayle Terrill
@ Morris Public Library
Gayle Terrill, a 20 year resident of Morris, CT, and an experienced artist, is featuring her artwork at the Morris Public Library in the month of October.
The art display “Autumn, my favorite time of the year” presents landscapes done “Plein Air” and in oils, and still life paintings.
Painting out of doors and from life are the artist’s greatest pleasure. Dreams, memory, sketches and photo references are inspirational tools of Gayle’s craft.
“As you gaze upon these little pieces of me, I truly hope they make you smile,” says Gayle Terrill.

For more information, please visit
or call the Library at 860-567-7440.
In the Gallery
Anita Garnett
“Secrets Objects Share” ~ Photographs
Oliver Wolcott Library
Jamie Gagarin Community Room and Gallery
Exhibit: September 7 - October 26, 2017
Anita Garnett’s mission as a photographer is to capture the beauty, sensitivity and humanity of her subjects. The images are unfettered by background and by isolating them, their form and their singularity can be further observed.
The Lakeville Journal writes, “And the images certainly deserve a closer look...the flowers are particularly stunning. In black and white, they force the viewer to look beyond beautiful colors and into the depth of the petals and the sinew of the stem...the ones in color require just as much attention because of the stark nature in which they are photographed.”
Photo essays involving people intrigue her and a portion of her exhibit will include photographic portraits of elders who share, in one sentence, what they have learned after all these years. Anita hopes all who view the exhibit will add their thoughts on what they’ve learned.

Anita participates in solo and group exhibitions in galleries. Among her numerous awards are Grand Prize International Winner of the Faces of Elders Contest for Apogee Photo Magazine and Kodak International Newspaper Awards Contest Finalist.

Today she is a freelance photographer for the Register Citizen newspaper where she captures people enjoying parades, fairs and fun events throughout Litchfield County. Her website is