Behind the Scenes at Darien Men’s Association

DARIEN — Broadway director Moritz von Stuelpnage, will reveal how a passion and an idea — against all odds — became a stage production and tell what it takes to create a hit show on Wednesday at the Darien Men’s Association.

Von Stuelpnage will touch on how the feast-or- famine economics and the cut-throat politics of the industry work from the inside.

He originally hails from Darien and Greenwich. Von Stuelpnage is an award-winning, internationally recognized theater director based in New York City. His recent Broadway revival of Noel Coward’s comic play, “Present Laughter,” garnered three Tony Award nominations.

The talk will start at 10:45 a.m. DMA meetings take place at the Darien Community Association, 274 Middlesex Road. Guest passes are available at the membership deskoutside the meeting room . Men 50 and older are welcome to become members. For information, contact Ray Meurer at 203-856-4155 or

Beach permits for sale

DARIEN — The Darien Parks and Recreation Department is selling 2018 park permits and boat launch stickers.

The permit stickers allow entrance into Weed and Pear Tree Point beaches and are available to Darien residents and taxpayers. Stickers may be purchased at or at the Darien Town Hall, Room 110.

2017 permits are valid through May 31. Beach security guards will be on duty starting April 16 at Weed Beach and May 25 at Pear Tree Point Beach.

A valid permit is required for entrance to the beaches starting on these dates.

For information, call Parks and Recreation at 203-656-7325. The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for residents.