TheatreWorks New Milford will play host to the East Coast premiere of “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence” by Jethro Compton Sept. 16 at 8 p.m.

Following opening night, the play will be staged Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Oct. 8, as well as Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.

The drama is set in the days of the Wild West and based on the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson.

The cast includes Gary Cook of Shelton, Jonathan Ross of Thomaston, Mark Feltch of Newtown, Ali Bernhardt and John Bolster of New Milford, and James Dietter, Francis A. Daley and Tom Libonate of Danbury.

The play is under the direction of Richard Pettibone of New Milford.

Tickets are $23 for reserved seating. Students and military personnel with ID will be admitted for $18. Senior citizens are invited to a free dress rehearsal Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. And a pay-what-you-can-night will be held on Sept. 22 at 8 p.m.

The theater is located at 5 Brookside Ave., but parking is behind the Catherine E. Lillis Administration Building off East Street.

For more information and reservations, visit or call 860-350-6863..