June groundbreaking set for restoration of Stony Creek Puppet House / Stony Creek Theatre

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A historic building will undergo a restoration process in Branford.

On June 6th, the Legacy Theatre is set to break ground on the restoration of the Stony Creek Puppet House / Stony Creek Theatre.

At one time, the building served as the theatrical home for iconic actor, director, producer and writer Orson Welles and his Mercury Players.

The performance center will have seating for 127 people once the restoration is complete.

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“This has been a journey filled with ups and downs, patience, perseverance, and most of all, support from our friends. It is truly exciting to see the shovel break the ground!” Stiefel Williams, Chair of the Board of Legacy Theatre, said.

A groundbreaking ceremony on June 6th at 10:00 a.m. is open to the public. The event will be held at the theatre site at 128 Thimble Island Road.


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