WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport residents Deanna Hartog and Samantha Pattinson will perform in the Westport Community Theatre production of Neil Simon's "They're Playing Our Song."
"I was first introduced to the Westport Community Theatre as a child, when my parents performed in plays," says stage manager Hartog. "While I sat backstage and watched rehearsals, I became enthralled with live theatre."
Hartog has performed in various community theater productions and wrote and performed the one-act play "A Flicker of Light" for the semi-finals of the New York New Works theatre festival.
Pattinson moved from London to Westport five years ago and witnessing the Staples players in a recent performance reignited her passion for theatre.
The production opens Sept. 18. Performances will run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Oct. 11. There will be a Thursday performance on Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. and an extra matinee on Oct. 10 at 2 p.m.
Westport Community Theatre is at 110 Myrtle Ave.
"It's got great music, a good story by Neil Simon, and everything a good musical should have," said director Kevin Pelkey. "Most of all, it is fun and a slice of history from great American songwriting, without any political message or anything heavy."
Tickets are $28 or $26 for seniors or students. To purchase tickets, visit westportcommunitytheatre.com or call (203)-226-1983.
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