TownVibe’s Cocktails with the Cast

July 20: TownVibe’s Cocktails with the Cast

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July 20th is a big day in Ridgefield, and we’re celebrating with TownVibe’s Cocktails with the Cast, sponsored by The Village Tavern and The Audubon Society of Connecticut, and featuring original music by Broadway’s Kevin Mambo (Fela!, The Color Purple, The Book of Mormon).

BIG DAY – BIG ITINERARY

The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce kicks off with the first session of Summerfest from 10am – 2pm, followed by a 4pm matinee of Cry It Out. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the second, grownup session of Summerfest (open until 7:30 pm) — and get dinner with friends — before the 8pm performance of Birds of North America. 

Immediately following Birds (around 10pm), walk down Main Street to the Village Tavern for TownVibe’s Cocktails with the Cast. A late-night buffet and passed hors d’oeuvres will be served by The Tavern’s talented crew, and the full bar is generously sponsored by The Connecticut Audubon Society. Mingle with the casts of both shows and toast the end of a classic midsummer day in Ridgefield.

A few select auction items will be available for bid to support Thrown Stone’s mission of engaging our region with new and reimagined theatre.

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Tickets for TownVibe’s Cocktails with the Cast are $150. Tickets for Cry It Out and Birds of North America are available separately for $59 each or $98 for bothSenior and Under 29 discounts also available. You don’t have to do the whole itinerary to attend Cocktails, but if you’re up for this unforgettable day of theatre, book now. The performances will sell out.

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Kevin Mambo

Kevin Mambo

Kevin Mambo is a Zimbabwean–Canadian actor and musician. He is best known for his role on the CBS Daytime serial Guiding Light, which won him two Daytime Emmys, and for his role as Fela Anikulapo-Kuti in the Broadway production of the musical Fela! Kevin will debut selections from his forthcoming solo album at TownVibe’s Cocktails with the Cast.

Our New Mission

MISSION

To engage our region with new and reimagined theatre in intimate settings,
creating a body of work that moves, connects, and challenges all who join the conversation.

We founded Thrown Stone on February 16, 2016 with a dream to make new theatre in Ridgefield. This was how we started: Read more

BIrd is the Word

July 26: Bird is the Word

Friday, July 26 at 7PM

Thrown Stone, Ridgefield Library, and The Connecticut Audubon Society invite you to a pre-show exhibition and mingle with noted print collector, Joel Third,  Charles Stebbins, and a special guest. Joel will offer a sneak preview of some of the Audubon prints he plans to exhibit this fall at the Ridgefield Library.

Snacks will be served, and the bar will be open.

This free pre-show event will be followed by an 8pm performance of Birds of North America by Anna Moench. Tickets available at thrownstone.org.

Expressing Motherhood

Announcing the Cast of Expressing Motherhood

Thrown Stone is pleased to announce the casts of our two special performances of Expressing Motherhood on July 23 at 7pm and 9pm at Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance. Tickets go on sale on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12 at 10am.

Seating is extremely limited, and the event is expected to sell out.

Expressing Motherhood Connecticut

TUESDAY, July 23 at 7pm

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Tuesday, July 23 at 9pm

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Since 2008, moms have been sharing their stories at Expressing Motherhood performances across the country. The show is built for the non-famous, non-published, and people who want to get out and express themselves.  Read more

July 29: Meet the Playwrights

“Meet the Playwrights,” a lively and candid discussion with the award-winning authors of Cry it Out and Birds of North America will take place at the Ridgefield Library on July 29 at 7pm. In this Skype interview, led by SPACE on Ryder Farm founder Emily Simoness, Molly Smith Metzler and Anna Moench answer your questions about their plays live from Los Angeles. Co-sponsored by TownVibe and the Ridgefield Library, this is a unique opportunity to hear from two of the most exciting playwrights in the American Theatre as they discuss their process, their work on stage and screen, and the meaning of #CloseToHome.

Cocktails by Litchfield Distillery and light refreshments will be served. Free admission.

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Birdhouse Decorating Contest

May 4: Vote for Your Favorite Birdhouse

Thrown Stone invites you to our continuing series of community events around the theme,  #CloseToHome.

Compete in our Birdhouse Decorating Contest!

At the Free Spring Fling, Thrown Stone gave away over 50 bird houses for our Birdhouse Decorating Contest. If you did not get a birdhouse from Thrown Stone, you can still participate with your own birdhouse, built from scratch or purchased at any craft store.

Instructions

  1. Decorate your birdhouse with your family. Work together. Be creative. Make it a house any bird would be proud to call home. Share your progress on social media with the hashtag, #CloseToHome.
  2. May 4th , 8am – 9:30am. Bring your completed birdhouse to Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance for display and voting. Remember Main Street will be closed for Downtown Ridgefield’s Spring Stroll, so be sure to allow extra time to get there.
  3. May 4th , 10am – 4pm. The birdhouses will be displayed for voting during Downtown Ridgefield’s Spring Stroll from 10am – 4pm. All Spring Strollers are invited to vote for their favorites in various categories. All contestants will be notified of the outcome by email after the stroll.
  4. May 5th – June 1. Winning birdhouses will be displayed in the Ridgefield Library.
  5. June 1. Winners may pick up their birdhouses at the Library.

May 4: A busy day in Ridgefield! 

In addition to the Stroll, The Rotary Club of Ridgefield will be hosting their Ridgefield Rotary BBQ and Music Festival and RVNA will be having their annual Health Fair at East Ridge Middle School.

Questions? Concerns? Need design advice?

Contact us or call (203) 442‑1714.

Saving Some You for YOU: Passion Projects for All-In Parents

April 24: Saving Some You for You

Thrown Stone invites you to our continuing series of community events around the theme,  #CloseToHome.

While many parents know that self-care is essential for the health and well-being of their children, not everyone prioritizes it for themselves. Passion projects — those that may have been forgotten on the road to raising a family — are an essential part of a well-lived life.

Join us as these experts discuss how creative pursuits not only give us more life satisfaction — they actually boost our parenting skills:

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