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NEW BRITAIN YOUTH THEATER OPENS SIXTH SEASON WITH WINNIE THE POOH

 New Britain, CT – New Britain Youth Theater will open its 2015-16 season with Winnie the Pooh on November 20, 21 and 22, at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA at 50 High Street.

Winnie the Pooh is a stage adaptation based on characters in A.A. Milne’s classic books Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner, When We Were Very Young, and Now We Are Six (a nod to NBYT’s sixth season). In the play, Pooh finds himself involved in all sorts of frantic adventures, assisted by such friends as the dismal Eeyore, best friend Piglet, and Rabbit with his band of friends and relations. Pooh’s intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and other sweets keeps getting him into trouble! When Kanga ropes Piglet into taking a bath (with soap!) and forcing down spoonfuls of Strengthening Medicine, Pooh wants to fly to the rescue, but he's had so many snacks he gets stuck in a doorway! The play stars children ages 6 through 9 from throughout Connecticut, and it is appropriate for audiences of all ages. The production is directed by Brooke Ferguson and Christina LoBello.

Winnie the Pooh will be performed at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA, located at 50 High Street, in downtown New Britain. Performances are Friday, November 20, at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 21, at 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday, November 22, at 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for children, students, and seniors. Tickets may be reserved by calling New Britain Youth Theater at 860-515-8115 or may be purchased online at www.nbyt.org.

Contact: Darren Farrington, Executive Director

860-515-8115

darren@nbyt.org

New Britain Youth Theater

Website: http://www.nbyt.org

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 About New Britain Youth Theater

Founded in 2010, New Britain Youth Theater brings together the best of community and educational theater for children and teens in Connecticut. NBYT provides educational programming to schools in and around New Britain, produces a season of performances by and for children and young adults, and offers drama classes and summer programs. The theater reaches children and their families in Greater New Britain, Greater Hartford, the Farmington Valley, and throughout Connecticut. NBYT programs include “Kids on Stage!” and “Little Kids on Stage!” productions, the NBYT Teen Company, Stage Performance classes, community outreach programs, and more. NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts. NBYT operates its programs in schools and community spaces throughout Greater New Britain and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.