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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Milford Literacy Center Presents a Play

The Literacy Center of Milford announces that it will present “The Boy Who Fell into a Book” written by Alan Ayckbourn, at the Milford Fine Arts Theatre located at 40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, Ct. 
Through the generosity of Director Karen Quinn-Panzer and her husband Frank Panzer, owners of  Village Vogue Boutique, the production will promote literacy and raise money for the center. The two-act play features Kevin, a young boy who loves to read.  One night, he reads himself to sleep and dreams of meeting his hero, Rockfist Slim, a fictional detective with a knack for sarcasm and adventure. As Kevin and Rockfist attempt to find their way home, they encounter a number of book characters that they must deal with in order to survive their journey. This fun comedy will challenge your imagination and tickle your funny bone. 
The auditions attracted many talented adults and children from our area. Here’s the cast of characters:
Kevin - Dante DiFederico, Stratford, Ct
Rockfist Slim - Kurt Lauer, Cold Springs, NY
Monique - Cynthia Robinson, Monroe, Ct
Little Red Riding Hood - Lia Burrows, Milford, Ct
Rumpelstiltskin - Jimi Wright, Milford, Ct
Baby Woobly - Kailey Loewenberg, Milford, Ct
Mummy Woobly/Queen - Kathy Jo Loewenberg, Milford, Ct
Pawn/Jennet - Melinda Costello, Milford, Ct
Red Gareth/Ebenezer/Daddy Woobly/ Headless Monk - Nick Kaye, Bethel CT
Voice of Dad/Brunt/Bishop/Wolf - Frank Panzer, Milford, Ct
The play is sponsored by the Junior Woman’s Club of Milford, staunch supporter and founder of The Literacy Center of Milford. Tami Jackson, Executive Director of the Literacy Center is pleased with the first-time event for the center. “We are so fortunate to have people who care about literacy enough to donate their time and expertise to make this happen. Special thanks to Karen and Frank for coming to us with this great idea and to The Junior Woman’s Club for their generous sponsorship.” 
Four shows are scheduled at The Milford Fine Arts Theatre:
Saturday April 28, 7pm 
Sunday April 29, 2pm Matinee and 6pm Evening Show
Friday May 4, 7 pm 
Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children (12 and under). Tickets can be purchased at Village Vogue Boutique located at 163 N. Broad Street, Milford or at The Literacy Center of Milford, 16 Dixon Street, Milford (203) 878-4800. For more information visit or contact Joe Meade at (203) 988-5700 or by email at


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