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