Little Theatre Of Manchester To Host Lecture On Famed Actor William Gillette And His Castle

The Little Theatre of Manchester (LTM) announces Paul Schiller will deliver a lecture on the life of William Gillette and his East Haddam, Connecticut, castle on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Cheney Hall. This lecture is free and open to the public.

  • Guests will have an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation

Schiller of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) will give an hour-long presentation on William Gillette-a Connecticut-born actor, playwright, and stage director most famous for his stage portrayal of Sherlock Holmes-and on one of Connecticut's largest tourist attractions, the iconic Gillette Castle. This program is in conjunction with LTM's February production of Ken Ludwig's THE GAME'S AFOOT.

Schiller has worked for the Connecticut DEEP as a Seasonal Interpretive Guide at Gillette State Park since 2013, providing engaging and informative tours to castle visitors. Mr. Schiller has spoken about the castle on local radio stations such as iCRV in Ivoryton and 94.9FM and on NBC Connecticut, NESN's 'New England Boating', and WFSB's 'Better Connecticut'. Schiller is currently the Vice President of the Friends of Gillette Castle State Park, an all-volunteer non-profit that supports the park through preservation, conservation, and education.

LTM's production of Ken Ludwig's THE GAME'S AFOOT will run February 1 to February 17 at Cheney Hall in Manchester, Connecticut.

For more information call the box office at 860-647-9824 or visiting

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