STAMFORD, Conn. – The Avon Theatre will welcome Stamford native and actor Treat Williams at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for a special screening of his film, “The Congressman.”
Williams was born in Stamford, raised in Rowayton and went to the Avon Theatre himself as a kid.
In "The Congressman," disgruntled and iconoclastic Maine Congressman Charlie Winship (Treat Williams) has reached a crossroads in his life both personally and professionally. After he publicly refuses to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening of the morning session, he finds himself in the spotlight of a major media backlash and gaining increasing criticism from the public. His sense of honor blinds him to the fact that he has real enemies. His own Chief of Staff, Jared (Ryan Merriman), is in league with Laird Devereaux (George Hamilton), a corrupt former congressman and lobbyist.
Retreating to a small remote island in his district to deal with a fishing scandal growing into a small civil war, Charlie begins to regain some perspective after meeting the local people and witnessing the challenges they have come together to struggle against. Through the example of the rugged and self-reliant constituents fighting to save their way of life, the Congressman once again begins to find purpose and faith in himself and his country.
Carte blanche tickets are free, members are $7, students and seniors are $9 and nonmembers are $12. To purchase tickets, click here , call the business office at 203-661-0321 or visit the box office during showtimes.
The Avon Theatre is located at 272 Bedford St., Stamford.