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“Stuff I See” Photo Display at Stratford Library


Nicole Irene Shakespeare Theatre Photography on Exhibit through July

An exhibit of original photographs by Stratford’s Nicole Irene is the current art exhibit at the Stratford Library.  The exhibit, entitled “Stuff I See” by Nicole Irene, includes both color and black and white photography with a focus on Stratford’s former Shakespeare Theatre.  It is free and open to the public.

A resident of Stratford since 2002, Nicole lived in the Shakespeare Theatre neighborhood for many years, walking her dog on the grounds of the storied structure.  While walking she captured the “stuff I see”, from the building and The Poet statue, to the vast nature surrounding the Theatre, the beauty in that area never ceased to amaze her.

The Library exhibits highlights the theatre and its surroundings and includes the devastating fire on January 13th, 2019, when the theatre was a victim of arson.  Nicole Irene adds, “I have heard some say “it was just an old building and an eyesore”, but I believe it was much more than that.  I believe it stood as a reminder of a time and people we should not forget.  It is and always will be a part of Stratford’s history as well as a part of many heartfelt memories.”

Viewing hours for “Stuff I See” are: Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.- 8p.m. and Friday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m..  The display is located in the Main Lobby of the Stratford Library and will continue through July 30th.

For further information, call the library’s Public Relations and Programming Office at:  203.385-4162 or visit:


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