Westport Country Playhouse Press Release
Westport Country Playhouse, closed since March 2020 due to the pandemic, will kick off its 90th anniversary by bringing patrons back to its Jason Robards Theater for a one-night-only virtual production of the new comedy, “Tiny House,” screened on a large screen mounted above the stage. The in-person screening will take place on Tuesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. The virtual production will also be available on demand, from June 29 to July 18. “Tiny House” was filmed using digital technology in early spring when pandemic security concerns and social distancing prevented production of a live show.
Exactly 90 years ago to the day, the Playhouse first opened when Weston residents Lawrence Langner and his wife Armina Marshall founded the historic theater on June 29, 1931. Since then, the Playhouse has produced more than 800 pieces, some of which have been transferred. on Broadway.
Tickets for the in-person screening on June 29 are $ 20; general admission, seats on a first come, first served basis. All clients in person will attest to being fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or willing to provide a time-stamped negative PCR test result within 36 hours of the time of performance. Covid-19 health and safety protocols, including capacity restrictions and mask wearing, will be followed.
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Current virtual show ticket holders who wish to attend the screening in person instead can redeem their tickets by calling the Playhouse box office at 203-227-4177.
In “Tiny House,” fireworks fly as family, friends and quirky neighbors gather for a 4th of July barbecue in the secluded and secluded mountain paradise of a young urban couple. The comedy is written by Michael Gotch and directed by Mark Lamos, artistic director of Playhouse.
The duration of “Tiny House” is approximately 100 minutes, including an intermission between the two acts. Suitable for ages 14 and up. More information about “Tiny House” on: https://www.westportplayhouse.org/show/tinyhouse/
The 2021 season of the Playhouse continues with “Doubt: A Parable”, the Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-winning drama written by John Patrick Shanley and directed by David Kennedy, associate artistic director of the Playhouse, from November 2 to 21. Two HD video productions from the Playhouse Archives will be released on demand, starting with the musical ‘Man of La Mancha’ (2018), from August 23 to September 5, and one to be determined, from September 13 to 26. Script in Hand readings will run from October 19 to December 24 and 14 – 19; titles to be announced. All Playhouse 2021 events are listed on: https://www.westportplayhouse.org/whats-on/
The sponsor of the 2021 season is the Eunice and David Bigelow Foundation. The production sponsor is Barbara Samuelson. The media sponsors for the 2021 season are Moffly Media and WSHU public radio.
All play titles, artists, dates and formats are subject to change.
To purchase tickets, visit westportplayhouse.org, call the box office at (203) 227-4177 or email [email protected] Stay connected to the Playhouse on Facebook (Westport Country Playhouse), follow it on Twitter (@WCPlayhouse) and on YouTube (WestportPlayhouse).