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“Room Service" To Open At Westport Country Playhouse

The cast for the Westport County Playhouse production of "Room Service," which opens this month.
The cast for the Westport County Playhouse production of "Room Service," which opens this month. Photo Credit: Courtesy Westport County Playhouse

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The comedy "Room Service" is coming to the Westport County Playhouse.

The show is about a "producer and his ragtag bunch of cohorts who try to raise money for a Broadway show as they scramble to evade their hotel bill," according to a press release from the Westport County Playhouse. The play was written by John Murray and Allen Boretz and directed by Mark Lamos. The production opens Tuesday and runs through Oct. 27.

“The freshness and combustible energy of ‘Room Service’ is a testament to the brilliance of the craftsmen who created it many decades ago,” said Lamos in the release. “The sheer energy and muscularity of the writing, its speed and pacing, the way it tells its crazy but classic story-- all these aspects of the play astonish me. Not many American plays of the 1930s, especially comic ones, still feel so vibrantly alive, or so real, so immediate.”

The “Room Service” cast includes Broadway's David Beach, Broadway's Jim Bracchitta, Eric Bryant, Westport's Donald Corren, Westport's Michael McCormick, Richard Ruiz, Broadway's Ben Steinfeld, Hayley Treider, Westport's Frank Vlastnik, Peter Von Berg and Zoë Winters, according to the release.

Director Mark Lamos has directed many plays at Westport Country Playhouse since 2008, winning the 2013 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for his direction of “The Dining Room,” according to the release.

"His extensive New York credits include 'Our Country's Good,' for which he received a Tony Award nomination," representatives said in the release. "A former artistic director at Hartford Stage, he received the 1989 Tony Award for the theater's body of work. He was awarded the Connecticut Medal for the Arts as well as honorary doctorates from Connecticut College, University of Hartford, and Trinity College."

The show runs from Oct. 8 to 27,  and the performance schedule for “Room Service” is 8 p.m. Tuesday, 2 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Single ticket prices start at $30.

For more information or tickets, residents are asked to 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 in Westport. Tickets are also available online 24/7 at the Westport County Playhouse website .

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