Heaven Or Hell? Hartford Stage Gave Visitors The Choice!

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horns2Things were a little bit naughty and a little bit nice Saturday at the Hartford Stage’s “Party In The Paint Shop 4” thanks to its “Horns & Halos” theme.

Held at its Murphy Road paint shop where sets and scenery are built, the place literally went to hell thanks to some red-hot decorations and special effects that had guests sure they had gone “down under” for the evening.

And in between the oversized see saw where a seductively costumed devil and a white-as-driven-snow costumed angel went back and forth on the merits of good and evil and the aerialists that gave diners a reason to look heavenward there were a lots of costumed guests who were festively  putting their best, or their worst foot forward.

horns5Given the theme, the night begged the question, what was the most angelic or most devilish thing you have done in life so far?

horns3For co-chairwoman Patty Willis, it had to do with pint-sized petty larceny.

horns7“I was about 10 and got a Barbie doll that had a brunette bubble-style hairdo,” said Willis,  decked out in feathers and her best “angel wear” as she began her confession. “I really wanted the Barbie with the blonde pony tail so I stole the head off a doll that had that hairstyle.”  

horns11And as far as co-chairwoman Marge Morrissey, who was flaming hot in her red costume for the night?

“I hitchhiked to Trinity from Russell Sage when I was in college to see my boyfriend,” she admitted.

horns9Besides angel and devil wear, there was also “plastic wear” when it came to fashion for the night.

Hartford Stage managing director Michael Stotts kept his evening wear pretty traditional until you got to his bow tie. It was made of Lego blocks.

hornsBut back to confessions.

Cromwell resident Jomarie Pipolo good-naturedly bragged of the most angelic things she has done is taking care of her elderly parents.

And her most devilish?

“Making their life hell from time to time,” she laughed.

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