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We're currently sponsoring a Story Contest called “If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother!” 

Do you have a heartwarming or humorous anecdote about your mother? Playland Productions is currently accepting submissions for short, personal essays about the person you call “Mom.”  Anyone can submit, and the winning entries will be read aloud by veteran actors at Ana’s Kitchen in West Simsbury, on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th. If selected, you do not have to be present at the event to have your story read.  

Here are the Guidelines:

- We’re looking for true stories about your mother; no fiction, please. 

- We’re looking for a good mix of stories: heartfelt and poignant, entertaining and humorous.

- Aim for about 500 words (that’s about one page, single-spaced). Shorter is great, and nothing over two pages, please. 

- Submissions will be accepted via email at [email protected] until April 1st. Please write “Story Contest” in the subject line, include your full name and phone number in the body of the email, and attach your essay, preferably as a PDF document. Please do not include your name or contact info in the document itself, and don’t forget to give your essay a title! 

- The winning entries will be announced on Wednesday, April 12th, via Playland Production’s Facebook page. 

- Winning entries will get two readings by veteran actors, at two events on Mother’s Day, ticketed separately, and priced differently: a Buffet Brunch at noon, and a Cheese & Crackers Reception at 3:00 p.m., both BYOB events. Both events will take place at Ana’s Kitchen in West Simsbury.

- All winning entrants will be invited to the 3:00 Reception, free of charge, and are also welcome to purchase tickets to the Brunch, until the event is sold-out. Tickets to both events are open to the general public and will go on sale on Wednesday, April 12th. 

- As always, please feel free to email us at [email protected], and visit for more information. 





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Wine with Winnie

Apr 21 - Apr 23, 2023