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A Broken Umbrella Theatre In New Haven Tells City History

A Broken Umbrella Theatre In New Haven Tells City History

A Broken Umbrella Theatre production is not a typical theatergoing experience. The New Haven-based ensemble creates fictional, site-specific shows based on real city history. The group has never produced works at the same place twice. "Thunderbolt" in 2009 told a ghost story about a Westville pirate in a dark Edgewood Park tunnel. "Play with Matches" in 2011 told the story of Ebenezer Beecher, inventor of the automated matchstick machine, in a Blake Street warehouse across the street from where Beecher once ran Diamond Match Co. Each show location in A Broken Umbrella's five-year history has been chosen with care by the approximately 30 ensemble members, says...

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