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“Back to Summer Theater”

Westport Country Playhouse
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Westport
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Owner description: Reimagining itself in recent years, Westport Country Playhouse is rapidly emerging as a nationally recognized professional theater. Under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos and management direction of Michael Ross, the Playhouse creates five live theater experiences, produced at the highest level, from April through November. Its vital mix of works---dramatic, comedic, occasionally exploratory and unusual---expands the audience’s sense of what theater can be. The depth and scope of its productions display the foremost theatrical literature from the past---recent as well as distant---in addition to musicals and premieres of new plays. During the summer, the Playhouse is home to the Woodward Internship Program, renowned for the training of aspiring theater professionals. Winter at the Playhouse, from November through March, offers events outside of the main season---Family Festivities presentations, Script in Hand play readings and a Holiday Festival. In addition, businesses and organizations are encouraged to rent the handsome facility for their meetings, receptions and fundraisers
Reviewed 15 October 2013

We had been subscribers for many years. Then the old playhouse was taken down and a new one built. The Newman's felt the need for a change. It was horrible!!! No more light summer farces; dark socio-political dark plays.
Out goes the new creative director.
Now we are heading back to the rich heritage.
We've seen three productions this summer, the best of which was "Loot."
The last show is a remake of a Marx Bros movie, Room Service. Very entertaining.
We are back! You too should come.
Good sight lines, Un-amplified audible speech, even in the rear balcony.

Thank datawest20
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

The last play of the season is a 1920s play that works today. While the first act dragged a little, the reward was in the second and third acts. This farce, which was the basis of the Marx Brothers movie, was funny and well-acted and directed. The ending puts a cap on the whole fun evening. Theatergoers should not leave early. I particularly liked the performance of the lead actor. I would recommend the play to everyone who wants a good laugh.

Thank RcikS
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Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

My husband and I very much enjoyed our recent visit to the Westport Playhouse. The grounds were lovely with beautiful gardens and outdoor seating. This was a friendly comfortable theater experience!

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Reviewed 5 September 2013

The Westort playhouse is a gem that just gets better all the time. Oblivion provoked so many ideas and a great discussion. The acting was on a Braodway level. This theater should not be missed... There is always a production for everyone each season. This season was a winner!

Thank Joan P
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Come early to park close to the theater if you find walking a problem, but come! Peruse the inside flyers of past offerings. See a play. And look at what they are offering as Community Service offerings for one of the best afternoons spent there was an explanation of how the fights in plays are done so they look real but no one gets hurt.

Thank Travelwaves
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