‘The Cat in the Hat’ returns to WCSU


“The Cat in the Hat” is back, thanks to Western Connecticut State University’s Department of Theatre Arts in Danbury.

Shows will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 10; Saturday, July 11; Sunday, July 12; Saturday, July 18; and Sunday, July 19, in the MainStage Theatre of the Visual and Performing Arts Centre on the university’s westside campus, at 43 Lake Ave. Extension.

One of Dr. Seuss’ best-loved stories, “The Cat in the Hat” is perfect for all ages.

The WCSU cast includes Howard Powell, of West Haven, as the Cat; Michael Battista, of North Haven, as the Fish (Christina Branfur, of Northford, on July 10); Alexandra Allyn, of Trumbull, as Thing 1; Dan Dressel, of Southbury, as Thing 2 (Kayla Murphy, of Danbury, on July 10); Tomas Ovitt, of New Milford, as the Boy; Jennifer Wilson, of West Haven, as Sally; and Christina Branfur, of Northford, as the Narrator (Dan Dressel on July 10). Anthony DePoto directs.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and $7 for children under 12, plus fees. To purchase tickets, call 203-837-TIXX or visit  www.wcsu.edu/tickets.

The performances are presented by  Ives Concert Park and Newtown Savings Bank.


Linda Tuccio-Koonz