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Danny & Donna are Getting Married and YOU’RE INVITED!

Charlotte Hungerford Auxiliary Dinner Theater Fundraiser

You’re invited to witness the wildest wedding the nutmeg state has ever seen and all for the benefit of the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital! Aspen Productions will proudly present Torrington, CT (May 2015) –  Want to go to a wedding without having to buy the couple a wedding gift? The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) is offering the ultimate in dining and entertainment. They proudly announce the hit comedy production, For Better & For Worse Comedy Wedding, on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Torrington Country Club.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets are $60 per person.  The sit down dinner will be chicken saltimbocca and a cash bar. For more information and to purchase tickets contact Susan Cook at 860-482-4456, Colleen Platt at 860-459-5116, Barbara Gleason at 860-489-7145 or Lindsay Miller at 860-567-9500.

For Better & For Worse Comedy Wedding is a hilarious interactive dinner theatre presentation. The show is produced by AspenDream Productions of Burlington, CT. For Better & For Worse Comedy Wedding was written, produced, and directed by Executive Director, Janice Luise-Lutkus, a native of Torrington. “The fun begins immediately entering the room and never stops from there. It’s a complete night of entertainment. “You’ll dance, dine, and be delighted.” said, Luise-Lutkus. “We are thrilled to do this fundraiser in my home town and to raise funds for such a worthy cause.” Named the longest running dinner theater company in Connecticut, AspenDream Productions™ is now in its eighteenth year.  AspenDream Production shows and murder mysteries  have appeared in 72 cities throughout New England, performed for over 12,000 guests, and raised half a million dollars for charities. 
The wedding is centered on the character of the notorious “Uncle Franco”, the head of the mob.  He is the life (and maybe the death of the party) and his ex-wife Stella. There are fifteen characters that dance, sing, and entertain. All feature professional actors from all over CT. A number of the actors are from Litchfield County, so don’t be surprised if you recognize a few of the faces.   Some of the memorable personalities include Father O’Flasky, Luigi “the Squeegee” Vendetta, Sal Manila, Sophia I’llCastratya, and Mario “One Minute” Mancini. The interactive dinner-theater are shows in which you, the audience, actually play the roles of Uncle Franco’s family or friends. “You’ll dance, you’ll sing, you’ll have the time of your life.”
Wear your favorite mob garb or the craziest wedding attire you can come up with. Bring your camera to take photos of the celebrities, and mobsters. This all inclusive evening of entertainment will be something you and your friends will be talking about for many years to come. For more information please visit: 

Book Early…Avoid the Mob


About Charlotte Hungerford Auxiliary

The CHH Auxiliary formed in 1916 has been a significant source of physical and financial aid to the Hospital.  The CHH Auxiliary has over four hundred volunteer members who assist in raising money for CHH and the community through dues, donations, volunteering at the gift shop, and assisting with a variety of events including an annual fashion show and holiday promotions and sales.

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 1000,000 residents of Litchfield and Northwest Connecticut.  One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health.  Visit

Photo courtesy of Sybill Haggard Chamberland

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