It’s back . . . and that’s a good thing! The Westport Country Playhouse at 25 Powers Court is kicking off their 2015 season with a Kick-off Party that goes down next Saturday, 4/11, from 4-7. Bodega, Christophe’s Crepes, Lobstercraft, and Skinny Pines Pizza will all be on hand with their trux and will be ready to feed the hell out of ya! In addition, Beaver Beer will be on hand with tastings of their beer and even Shake Shack will be getting in on the action with free frozen custards. And, to make it even more chill, David and Chenot will be playing some live music to help set the mood.
But, it’s not only about eating at the Block Party (but, for us, that’s what we think about first, right?), there are also other things going on like a backstage experience tour, games, activities, a scavenger hunt, and prizes. In addition, there will be a very special promotion for their upcoming season that includes 25% off single tickets, subscriptions, and flex passes. This year they will be showing The Liar by David Ives from May 5-23, And a Nightingale Sang by C.P. Taylor from June 9-27, Love and Money by A.R. Gurney from July 21-August 8, Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn from August 25-September 13, and Broken Glass by Arthur Miller from October 6-24.
Entry is free, though the food that you purchase at any of those fine food trucks costs extra. We hope that you can make it to this great event and support a local gem that keeps the arts alive in Connecticut.
For more information, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport, visit http://www.westportplayhouse.org, or use the Playhouse App or mobile website. Stay connected to the Playhouse on Facebook (Westport Country Playhouse), follow on Twitter (@WCPlayhouse), view Playhouse videos on YouTube (WestportPlayhouse) or get an insider’s peek on The Playhouse Blog (www.theplayhouseblog.org).
About Westport Country Playhouse
Westport Country Playhouse, named Theater Company of the Year by The Wall Street Journal, is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, professional theater under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos and management leadership of Michael Ross. The Playhouse creates five live theater experiences, produced at the highest level, from April through October. 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 and Script in Hand play readings. In addition, businesses and organizations are encouraged to rent the handsome facility for their meetings, receptions and fundraisers.
As an historic venue, Westport Country Playhouse has had many different lives leading up to the present. Originally built in 1835 as a tannery manufacturing hatters’ leathers, it became a steam-powered cider mill in 1880, later to be abandoned in the 1920s. Splendidly transformed into a theater in 1931, it initially served as a try-out house for Broadway transfers, evolving into an established stop on the New England straw hat circuit of summer stock theaters through the end of the 20th century. Following a multi-million dollar renovation completed in 2005, the Playhouse became a state-of-the-art producing theater, preserving its original charm and character.
Today, the not-for-profit Westport Country Playhouse serves as a cultural resource for patrons, artists and students and is a treasure for the State of Connecticut. There are no boundaries to the creative thinking for future seasons or the kinds of audiences and excitement for theater that Westport Country Playhouse can build.
For more information or tickets, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Tickets are available online 24/7 at http://www.westportplayhouse.org. Stay connected to the Playhouse on Facebook (Westport Country Playhouse), follow on Twitter (@WCPlayhouse), or view Playhouse videos on YouTube (WestportPlayhouse).