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Westport Playhouse Hosts 'Oblivion' Special Events For Teens, Parents

Katie Broad and Aidan Kunze star in the world premiere of “Oblivion” at Westport Country Playhouse.
Katie Broad and Aidan Kunze star in the world premiere of “Oblivion” at Westport Country Playhouse. Photo Credit: Westport Playhouse

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport Country Playhouse will host two special events, “Teen Night” and “Mom’s Day Off,” in conjunction with the World Premiere of “Oblivion,” a provocative new play about parents and teenagers.

The play is written by Carly Mensch, writer for Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” and “Weeds,” and directed by Mark Brokaw, currently helming Broadway’s “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.”

“Teen Night” and “Mom’s Day Off” is geared to kick off the beginning of the busy school year, providing some relief before homework deadlines and afterschool activities take over, according to Tahra Millan, Playhouse director of marketing.

“Teen Night” on Wednesday, Aug. 28, will offer an opportunity for teens who are interested in any aspect of theater to meet in the Playhouse Green Room for pizza and soda at 6:30 p.m., learn about the show, and have an intimate Q&A session with two young actors, Katie Broad and Aidan Kunze, who play 16-year-old friends in the production. Each teen attending will receive one complimentary “Oblivion” ticket and 50% discounted tickets for their guests.

“Mom’s Day Off,” on Saturday, Aug. 31, 3 p.m., and Wednesday, Sept. 4, 8 p.m., will offer tickets at $30. On Saturday, Aug. 31, moms will kick off the performance with a mimosa toast on the Playhouse patio. On Sept. 4, the audience is invited for a lively post-performance salon discussion of the play.

The coming-of-age comedy-drama runs now through Sept. 8.

To reserve tickets for either of the special events, visit http://www.westportplayhouse.org/ or call 203-227-4177.

Please note that the Teen Night promotion is only available through phone orders.

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