New Britain Youth Theater Presents “The Gnome” Apr 20th to 22nd

“What do a lemon tree, a dank closet, and a nine-headed dragon have in common?” asks the New Britain Youth Theater (NBYT). “All three are important to the plot of New Britain Youth Theater’s new original comedy “The Gnome”!”

“The Gnome” features the talents of nineteen children, ages six to twelve. The family-friendly comedy will be presented at Holmes Elementary School, at 2150 Stanley Street.

The Theater says that “The Gnome” is a story, “Based on a lesser known fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm and adapted by Matthew Austin and Anthony DePoto,” who also wrote the Youth Theater’s plays, “Unlocked,” and “Penny and the Pirates.” The Theater says that the script is packed, “with comedy styles from vaudeville to slapstick to improv, and allusions to comedy legends from the Three Stooges to Monty Python.”

The Theater will present the play on,

  • April 20th at 7:00pm
  • April 21st at 7:00pm
  • April 22nd at 2:00pm

Admission is $13 for adults and $11 for children, students and seniors. Tickets are available by calling the Theater at 860-515-8115 or by visiting

The New Britain Youth Theater says that it is, “a professionally-run community and educational theater for children and teens. NBYT produces a season of performances by and for children and young adults, provides educational programming to schools in and around New Britain, and offers drama classes and individual coaching and lessons.”

NBYT was named “Best Children’s Theater” by Connecticut Magazine, which said that,

After putting on three shows in its inaugural season in 2010-11, the New Britain Youth Theater has grown more ambitious each year. What started as, essentially, an after-school program has blossomed into a professionally run community and educational theater.

The Youth Theater has ongoing registration for its spring and summer programs. These include springtime classes include and introductory and intermediate acting class and an improv class. The Theater has also announced a new program funding by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain for children of all physical, intellectual and emotional abilities. Information about these programs are also available by calling the Theater at 860-515-8115 or by visiting