Former Stamford Mayor (and CT Rep and Senator!) pens new play at Curtain Call


SHADOWS ON THE WALL, a new play by former Stamford Mayor, T. Michael (Thom) Serrani, will be presented as a free reading on Monday night, May 9 in Curtain Call’s Dressing Room Theatre.

Serrani, who also served as a state senator and state representative in CT, set the play at Check Point Charlie over the summer and fall of 1968. This famous crossing point between West and East Berlin – the dividing line between American and Soviet sectors during the height of the Cold War – is the setting for this play which is primarily a dialogue between a young American GI and a Soviet officer.

“I love supporting new works – plays and musicals – and doing presentations like this is the best way for authors to get a feel for how their work is progressing,” said Lou Ursone, Curtain Call executive director. Curtain Call has a history of presenting original works, including the current production of THE LOBBY, also playing in the Dressing Room Theatre through late May.

Directing this reading is Serrani’s long-time colleague, friend, and also former legislator, John Atkin. Atkin – a former CT state senator and representative has directed many shows throughout Fairfield County, but most recently, HAPPY BIRTHDAY at Curtain Call. The cast includes: Ben McCormack, Aaron Newcome. Kevin Thompson and Ursone. “Thom sent me the play to read a while back and I forwarded it to Lou – we both agreed it would be a great opportunity for us all to work on,” said Atkin.

The performance will be held Monday evening, May 9 at 7:00pm in the Dressing Room Theatre, located at The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT. Doors open one half hour before show time. Reservations for this free event may be made by calling 203-461-6358 or online at

Curtain Call was voted Fairfield County’s BEST LOCAL THEATRE GROUP ten years running in the Annual Readers’ Poll of the Fairfield County Weekly and has received similar BEST OF awards from Stamford Plus Magazine and Stamford magazine for 2008 through 2022. Curtain Call received The Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2011 and the ACE Award for Excellence in Arts & Culture from the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County.

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