Published on October 25th, 2020 | by Staples Soccer0
This Wednesday: Staples Livestream Comes To Remarkable Theater!
No spectators — not even parents — will be allowed at Wednesday’s varsity match at Norwalk High School.
It will be livestreamed, of course. And — in a huge first for any Staples sport — the game will be shown on the Remarkable Theater’s remarkable huge screen in the Imperial Avenue parking lot.
It’s one of the last events of the season for Westport’s favorite new entertainment venue. Since opening in June during the pandemic, it’s provided cinematic entertainment for thousands of Westporters. Cars park in socially distanced spots, but there’s a great spirit of togetherness.
The Remarkable Theater is a win for everyone — including people with disabilities. They’re employed in a number of capacities there.
The October 28 livestream will be provided by GKess Films, which has done a great job for the Wreckers all season long. Robert Brickley (former Connecticut High School Player of the Year at Wethersfield High, University of Connecticut star, and son of longtime Staples soccer supporter Neil Brickley ’71) and Tom Henske (former Wrecker assistant coach, and 3-time national champion as a University of Virginia goalkeeper) will augment the commentary of WWPT-FM announcers. Brickley and Henske earned great praise for their insights on previous Staples broadcasts this year. Remarkable Theater-goers can hear the audio on their car radios (90.3 FM).
Alumni support has been crucial for this year’s livestreaming series. The Norwalk match will be sponsored by the seniors on the 1969 state champion squad. They donated funds in honor of teammate Mark Brickley — the former Union College star and media relations director for the New York Cosmos. He was Neil Brickley’s brother, and Robert Brickley’s uncle.
Gates open for tailgating at 5:45 p.m. The match begins at 7 p.m. Click here (https://remarkabletheater.org) and scroll down to reserve a ticket (there is a limit on the number of vehicles allowed). There is no charge – but a donation to defray the theater’s costs (which are substantial) can be made on the website.
“This has been a different season, in so many ways,” says head coach Dan Woog, referring to a number COVID-related changes and alterations. “Through it all, our players, coaches, parents and fans have been great. We always tell our guys, ‘You’re doing things that have never been done before.’ This livestream at the Remarkable Theater will be at the top of any list.”
PS: Can’t make the Remarkable Theater showing? Watch the livestream at home: http://vimeo.com/event/321995.