River Island

Make your reservation now for this special, live reading of River Island, my new, full-length play featuring James Naughton and his daughter Keira Naughton playing father and daughter, along with Maria Tucci and an awesome cast, in what Susan Granger of SCG Syndicate calls a “family dramedy, rich in atmosphere, packed with surprises.”

If you have made a donation through paypal or by check, your name will be at the front desk.

Happy Hour donors: Happy Hour runs from 6 to 7.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Fairfield Theatre Company

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Reading at 7:30 p.m.

90 minute performance, no intermission.

Reserve your seat!


James Naughton

Known for his extensive career in movies, t.v. and theatre, James Naughton has won two Tony awards for Chicago and City of Angles. His Broadway credits include directing Arthur Miller’s The Price, and Our Town starring Paul Newman. He appeared in the movies The Paper Chase, The Good Wife and First Wives Club, has been a reoccurring character on many television series, and performed in his one-man cabaret show, Street of Dreams.

Keira Naughton

Keira recently appeared in Ken Ludwig’s new play The Gods of Comedy at the McCarter, heading soon to the Old Globe. On Broadway, Keira acted in The Rivals, Dance of Death, and Three Sisters. Off-Broadway:  These Paper Bullets, The Jammer (both Atlantic Theater Co.), Hunting & Gathering, and others. TV credits include The Exorcist on Fox, Body of Proof, 3 Lbs, Law & Order: SVU, Sex & The City. Founding member of of New Neighborhood and songwriter with The Petersons.  www.keiranaughton.com

actressMaria Tucci

Maria Tucci has had a long career on and off-Broadway. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 1967 for her performance in The Rose Tattoo. She also played Koula in the 2015 mini-series, The Slap.

Sonnie Brown

Actress Sonnie Brown has had many t.v. and movie roles, including The Nannie Diaries, The Bourne Legacy, Don Jon, as well as Law & Order: SVU, Person of Interest and Blue Bloods. She’s also a baker, and runs SonBobs Cookies and Cakes Cafe in Astoria, Queens.

Scott Bryce


Scott has had an extensive career on Broadway, TV and film. Seen as Sen. Robert Arons in the world premiere of The Harassment of Malloy and as Walt Disney in Small World, Scott has guest starred on dozens of TV series including: ER, Sex in the City,  Law and Order SVU, Gossip Girl, 30 Rock, Showtime’s Homeland, Chicago P.D., CBS’ hit Person of Interest, Popular, Blue Bloods, and The Good Fight.  He played recurring roles on Murphy Brown and Facts of Life. Scott was twice nominated for a Best Actor Emmy Award for his work on As The World Turns.  In July, he co-starred in the independent feature Not Waving But Drowning.  Behind the camera, he is an award-winning producer/director, and co-produced Frederick Douglass-From Slavery to Freedom for CPTV.  He gives back to his community as a teacher and director in the After School At the Klein program in partnership with New Paradigm Theater.

Chris Bolan

Chris Bolan has had a career both on and off-Broadway, and has performed as an actor with many top regional theater companies in the United States and Canada, while also working in film and television. He recently finished directing his feature documentary, Extra Innings, based on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Directed by Jenna Stern

Known primarily for her work in the Law & Order franchises, Jenna Stern has played Judge Barth on Law & Order: SVU for the past 7 years.  Her episodic TV work includes Bull, Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, The Sopranos and the recurring  Ambassador Caspi in House of Cards (S3). Her Broadway debut was in Elephant Man with Billy Crudup and Kate Burton. 

Co-produced by Carole Schweid

Carole Schweid grew up dancing and opened on Broadway in the original cast of A Chorus Line. She runs Play with Your Food, the popular lunchtime play-reading series, and is the author of Staged Reading Magic.


We’re asking for $20 donations to cover the costs of this awesome Live Theatre event in downtown Fairfield, Connecticut.  To reserve your seat, and to make a donation, click on the PayPal link below.

We’re offering two other suggested donations, $40 for a seat and an invitation to the preshow happy hour, and the $100 Patron’s Circle donation, for an assigned seat and invitation to the preshow reception. Your donation will help us do a reading in New York City. We’ll keep everyone in the loop as we take our next step in NYC.

Note: If you encounter any problems with Paypal, please send me an email at Elizabeth5000@optonline.net or telephone me at 203 349-0069.

Basic donation to the April 9 reading of River Island

We will thank you for your donation of $20 with one general admission seat.


Reading of River Island and pre-show happy hour

We will thank you for a $40 donation with a seat and an invitation to the pre-show reception, which runs from 6-7 p.m.


Patron’s Circle Donations

We’ll thank Patron’s Circle donors with an assigned seat in the first two rows, an invitation to the pre-show reception.


Can’t make it donation

If you can't make the reading, but want to contribute to our journey.


If you have any questions, send an email to Elizabeth Keyser, or call
(203) 349-0069.

Fairfield Theatre Company is conveniently located in downtown Fairfield, steps away from the Metro North train, Fairfield Station. 70 Sanford Street.