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Westport Country Playhouse Hosts Free Family Festivities Kickoff Party

Westport Country Playhouse invites the community to a Family Festivities Kick-off Party on Sunday, Nov. 9.
Westport Country Playhouse invites the community to a Family Festivities Kick-off Party on Sunday, Nov. 9. Photo Credit: http://www.westportplayhouse.org/

WESTPORT, Conn. – Westport Country Playhouse invites the community to a Family Festivities Kickoff Party from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9.

Open to the public, the free event will celebrate the Playhouse’s upcoming 2014-15 Family Festivities Series, which begins on Sunday, Nov. 16.

The popular series will feature productions based on children’s classic stories, including “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse,” “The Lightning Thief,” “Dog Loves Books” and “Curious George.”

At the kickoff party, the Playhouse and community partners will host a variety of activities for kids including an opportunity to dress up and pose on the Playhouse stage. Animate My Face will be back this year to help raise funds for the Playhouse, as well as activities by Sportsplex@Fairfield.

From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Jay and Ray will perform children’s favorite hit songs. Free samples from Qdoba, will be offered, along with additional concessions available for purchase.

In addition to information about the upcoming Family Festivities roster of shows, there will be companion books for sale, and special, one-day-only ticket offers.

Family Festivities shows are presented on selected Sundays from November through March, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Opening the 2014-15 series will be “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse,” a charming adaptation of Kevin Henkes' award-winning children's book, on Sunday, Nov. 16. Lilly loves everything about school, especially her cool teacher Mr. Slinger. But when he confiscates her prized possession, a purple plastic purse that plays music, joy turns to misery, testing Lilly’s resolve. Produced by Omaha Theater Company, the show is recommended for ages 4 to 8.

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 website here .

The Wesport Country Playhouse is located at 25 Powers Court in Westport.

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