Happenings Down The Hill: Theater Performances at Eastern Feb. 21-24

Eastern theater

Willimantic, CT, is notable for its theater and burgeoning artistic scene, with galleries sprinkled along Main Street and two theaters on Main Street.  However, a block off of Main Street lies another venue, this featuring the students and staff of Eastern Connecticut University.  A recent press release offered some details about an upcoming production.

The Theater Program and Drama Society at Eastern Connecticut State University will present to the public a version of the classic Greek comedy The Birds during the weekend of February 21 – 24, with evening performances, some unusual late morning showings, as well as evening and matinee performances.  For ticket information and performance times, call 860-465-5123 or email brodiee@easternct.edu.  You can also consult the website  www.easternct.edu/performingarts/theatre. All performances are in the Harry Hope Theater.

The playwright Aristophanes, the writer of the original play, is the most famous of the Greek playwrights to compose comedies, breaking the mold and standard set by tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.  This version of the play is adapted by Walter Kerr.  The play is directed by theater professor Ellen Faith Brodie.

This article is written by Peter Leeds, a real estate agent with CG Real Estate in North Windham.  Peter also serves as athletic director and soccer coach at Parish Hill Middle / High School in Chaplin.  That said, he insists that he is Peter Leeds NOT JUST The Sports Guy.  He is in fact Peter Leeds CT Real Estate.  He can be reached at 860-377-4433 or peter@cgrealestate.net.  Still a relative newcomer to the town, Peter Leeds has lived in Willimantic for more than three decades and is a fan of and cheerleader for the little city of Willimantic and the town of Windham as well.


In answer to some questions that may be asked by students or staff of the University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University, and / or Quinebaug Valley Community College, Willimantic is not just the frog bridge town.  It is one of the four communities that comprise the town of Windham:  The villages of Windham Center, North Windham, and South Windham and the city of Willimantic.  Willimantic is also famous as “Romantic Willimantic” and for its Boom Box Parade and Victorian Days Home Tours.  It is also home of one of the few brew pubs in Connecticut (Willimantic Brewing Company) and one of the very few storefront food co-ops (Willimantic Food Co-op).  It is also a city of four bridges, including Garden on the Bridge, the Willimantic Footbridge (the longest single span east of the Mississippi), and of course, Thread City Crossing (aka the frog bridge).

The real estate company that Peter Leeds works for, CG Real Estate, is a rapidly expanding independent real estate firm, with offices in North Windham, Salem, and Berlin.  CG Real Estate is one of Connecticut’s most successful short sale experts.  CG Real Estate agents also are expert in assisting students or staff of the University of Connecticut, Eastern Connecticut State University, and / or Quinebaug Valley Community College with their home sale or purchase or finding just the right rental to suit their needs.

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