Westport Country Playhouse

Sir, no; his indignation derives itself out of a very competent injury

All I know is what they said in a press release issued late this afternoon: Due to a serious injury to an actor, Westport Country Playhouse has canceled tonight’s performance (Friday, October 14th) of Twelfth Night, or What You Will. Patrons holding tickets are asked to please contact the Playhouse Box Office at 203-227-4177 to … Continue reading »

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Only Six Nights Until Twelfth Night

I won’t always be posting video ads for shows, but this short promo for Westport Country Playhouse’s forthcoming production of Twelfth Night is rather process-oriented, and I’m always fascinated by how director Mark Lamos does his Shakespeare. He’s got a magical ability to get ensemble casts to uniformly grasp the bard’s meter and scansion so … Continue reading »

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The Suddenly Last Summer Review

Suddenly Last Summer By Tennessee Williams. Through Sept. 10 at Westport Country Playhouse. Directed by David Kennedy. Scenic design by Narelle Sissons. Costume design: Ilona Somogyi. Lighting design: Matthew Richards. Original music/Sound design: Fitz Patton. Performed by Liv Rooth (Catharine Holly), Annalee Jefferies (Mrs. Venable), Lee Aaron Rosen (Dr. Cukrowicz), Charlotte Maier (Mrs. Holly), Ryan … Continue reading »

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Westport Country Playhouse Knows What It’ll Be Doing For Over a (Magical) Year from Now

The Westport Country Playhouse hasn’t yet opened the final two shows in its current season (Suddenly Last Summer Aug. 23-Sept. 10 and Twelfth Night Oct. 11-Nov. 5), and they’re already announced their full slate for 2012. How quaint, to follow a calendar-year season schedule rather than the school-year model preferred by most regional theaters. But … Continue reading »

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My Lips Are Sealed

Lips Together Teeth Apart opened last night at Westport Country Playhouse. The 1991 Terrence McNally vacationing-couples tragicomedy continues its Fire Island fireworks through July 30. I’ll be reviewing the production for the Fairfield County Weekly; that review will be out Wednesday. Rather than risk repeating myself here, you can tide yourself over for a few … Continue reading »

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Into the Woods

Westport Country Playhouse announced last week that it’s staging a new production of Sondheim’s Into the Woods in May of 2012. The WCP season follows the calendar year rather than the school- year model which so many other regional theaters prefer. The theater’s 2011 season is just about to begin, with Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy … Continue reading »

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