Movie Menu: Mildred Pierce, Apollo 13, Silver Linings Playbook, Gone Girl, Working Girl and more

Troupe du Jour is a community improvisational group based in Redding.

  Ready for the New Year? And the resolutions that can change the months ahead? This week, movies on television and cable also celebrate the potential of new commitments and aspirations. Check out what’s available to enjoy at home. Friday, Dec. 29 Mildred Pierce (1945) Joan Crawford resolves to create a better life for herself and her daughters in this movie adaptation of the novel by James Cain. Savor this Oscar-winning performance. 6 p.m., TCM   Apollo 13 (1995) Tom Hanks commits to make it home in this thrilling recreation of the journey of a doomed space flight to the … Read more

On Stage: Opening, continuing and future

OPENING The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Thurs., Oct. 26 – Nov. 12, The Dressing Room Theater, 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Directed by Gordon Casagrande of Ridgefield and features Scott Ferrara and Tom Petrone of Wilton and Peter Barbieri Jr. of Fairfield. Tickets $32. Info: curtaincallinc.com. Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks’ musical comedy, Oct. 27-Nov. 11, Wilton Playshop, Lovers Lane theater, Wilton. Directed by Mat Young. Info: wiltonplayshop.org. Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport, continues 87th season with Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Oct. 31-Nov. 19. Performances: Tues., 7 p.m., Wed., 2 and 8 p.m., Thurs. and Fri., … Read more

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