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The Chelsea Players presented
The Hammerstone
a serious comedy by Jon Tuttle June 1, 2, 8, & 9, 2012 at the United Congregational Church Fellowship Hall at 8 p.m. Click on the title for more information about the play or to order the script.

The play’s lead characters are Victor and Murray, two seasoned college professors who work at a college with amazingly low admissions requirements. Victor, played by Jim Kenney of Montville, uses threats, insults, and sarcasm to gain his students’ attention, while Murray, Ken Lamothe of Norwich, prefers optimism, encouragement, and enthusiasm.

The play has very surprising twists and turns involving the polar opposite professors and a series of students who show up in their offices. Woody, played by Nate Pupillo of Waterford, is a slow-witted young man, who needs to keep up his grades in order to play baseball. Kristi, an attractive young business major, played by Jade Huguenot of Gales Ferry, is the object of Murray’s frequent fantasies. Dotty, Jaime Kelley of Gales Ferry, is a nervous, inexperienced teaching assistant, and Grace, played by Lynnie Thieme of Stonington, is a lonely spinster who fills her time with continuing ed classes. The play was directed by Andrew Kirby of New London.

Through dialogue that is quick, sharp, and funny, the play comments on the current state of American education and what it really means to be a teacher.

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