STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford resident Lou Ursone is set for the lead in "Fiddler on the Roof" beginning Friday as the Kweskin Theater's 2013 season comes to a close. The show is presented by Curtain Call, a nonprofit community-based theater company.
The show will run Nov. 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30, as well as Dec. 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13 and 14, with evening performances at 7:30 p.m. There are also many Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m, though most Sundays are already sold out.
"For more than 100 performances in the Mulberry Street series of plays, I have played the patriarch of an Italian immigrant family with children questioning their heritage and traditions. I have often referred to that character as an Italian Tevye, so I am thrilled to play this role for the first time," Ursone said in a statement.
Area residents may have seen Ursone on the Kweskin stage in "1776" as John Adams or "La Cage Aux Folles" as Albin/Zaza. His other recent area performances have been leading roles with Summer Theatre of New Canaan and The Carriage House Theatre in Norwalk.
The production team includes Ridgefield residents Gordon and Karen Casagrande as director and choreographer, respectively. Music direction is by Greg Chrzczon of Stamford, set design is by Peter Barbieri, Jr. (Norwalk) costumes by Megan Latte Ormond (Stamford), and lighting design by Scott Borowka of Astoria, NY. The stage management team is headed up by Jan Ursone with Jeff Bianco, Stephen Kelly and John Zimmerman assisting.
The show includes 36 area performers, including actors from Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Easton, Redding, Ridgefield, Southport, Westport, Weston, Rye, N.Y. and Tuckahoe, N.Y.
Tickets are $29 for adults, $22 for senior citizens and $14.50 for students/children. Discounted five, seven and ten-ticket Flex Passes are also available and offer significant savings.
The box office phone number is 203-461-6358. Tickets are also available online.
"Fiddler on the Roof" is set in the little village of Anatevka, where Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.