“Please Sir, I want some more!”

The cast of Wilton Children Theater‘s Oliver! will be hosting a food drive for the Wilton Food Pantry this Sunday, March 11, from 2-4 p.m. at Comstock Community Center.

The protagonist of their show, Oliver Twist, is a 9-year-old orphan living in Victorian England. Born into dreadful conditions in a workhouse, a hungry Oliver has the audacity to ask for more gruel, saying, “Please Sir, I want some more.” and is promptly shown the door!

The cast and crew wanted to do their bit to help people living with food insecurity in the 21st century, and are asking members of the public to stop in to Comstock with donations of provisions for the food pantry this Sunday.

Members of the 54-person cast will be on hand. These talented 4th-8th graders will serenade donors with songs from the show, including familiar classics like “Food, Glorious Food” and “Consider Yourself.” In addition, for every item that donated, donors will receive a raffle ticket and be entered into a drawing to win a pair of front row seats for the show! Five winners will be drawn at random at 4 p.m. LIVE on Wilton Children’s Theater’s Facebook page. (Anyone who wins and already has tickets will be upgraded and given a ticket-rice refund.)

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Tickets to the show cost $12 apiece and will also be available for purchase during the food drive. Show times are Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 17 at 4 p.m., and Sunday, March 18 at 2 p.m., at Middlebrook School Auditorium.

The pantry is appreciative of any donations, but is in particular need of:

Cold cereal (not Cheerios)
Pasta sauce
Coffee
Tea
Peanut butter
Strawberry jam

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Pancake mix and syrup
Juice boxes

Non-food items that would be appreciated are:

Paper towels
toilet paper
Kleenex
Toothpaste
Toothbrushes
shampoo
Conditioner
body wash and soap
deodorant for both men and women