What is a Roving Production?

Odds are, you haven’t attended a lot of “roving” productions. You’re in for a treat. Like a progressive dinner, you follow a roving production from place to place.  Here’s how The Suburbs will work:


Bring Your Own Chair and arrive 15-20 minutes early.
Please note our Weather Policy before you head out.


Park* at at the First Congregational Church – 103 Main Street and cross the street to Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center.


Check in at our outdoor box office, on the north side of the Garden House. Our friendly staff will show you where to go.


Enjoy the first play, by Catherine Yu.


After the first play, you will be guided up the block to the The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, where you’ll see the second play, by Tony Meneses.


After the second play, you will be guided across Main Street, and south to the West Lane Inn, for the final play by Phanésia Pharel.


At the conclusion of the performance, use the crosswalk at the Cass Gilbert fountain to the First Congregational Church parking lot.

The Route

Read Talia Hankin’s photo blog, Mapping Moments: A Journey to the Sites of “The Suburbs” for a step-by-step look at the route. 

The Venues

Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
The West Lane Inn
The West Lane Inn

Get Ready for The Suburbs

Park at the First Congregational Church103 Main Street . Parking is not available at the performance venues. Attending August 29 or September 11-12? Park at Jesse Lee Church

Watch for flaggers — they will help you cross Main Street safely.

Public restrooms are available in the Visitor’s Center at the Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center — the first stop. Porta-Johns will be available at the other two stops.

Total run time of the event will be 1 hour 45 minutes.

Please observe a minimum of six feet of distance from the cast and crew at all times. We strongly recommend wearing a mask while seated at each venue.

The route requires a little over a mile of walking. We highly recommend wearing durable, comfortable shoes.

Feel free to bring bottled water, sunscreen, bug spray, flashlight — anything you would take on a mile-long hike (except the dog).

Seating is B.Y.O.C.: “Bring Your Own Chair.” Here’s why. Need a chair? Pre-order your very own Thrown Stone Director’s Chair.

We will postpone performances in the case of heavy rain, but come prepared just as you would for any outdoor activity. See our Weather Policy for additional information.

If you require special accommodations, we are ready to serve you. Please note with your purchase or contact us at least 72 hours in advance of your visit.

Please note: The streamed version of The Suburbs has been canceled due to Hurricane Henri. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

We’re here for you.
Contact us or call (203) 442-1714.


We closely monitor Connecticut’s Emergency Alerting and Notification System (sign up for alerts here). If, at an hour before curtain, it is clear that the performance must be canceled due to severe weather or any other reason, we will notify you by email.

Every effort will be made to re-admit your party at a subsequent performance. You will also have the option to convert your tickets into a donation, or receive a full refund. If light rain is forecast, we urge you to bring along appropriate outerwear and an umbrella.

Performances may be delayed or paused in case of severe weather, and resume again as soon as weather permits. No refunds will be issued for performances paused or delayed in this manner.

Please Note

On August 29, and September 11 & 12, please park at Jesse Lee Church – 207 Main Street .
The First Congregational Church parking lot will be closed.

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