If you're looking for something to do this weekend, check out the Westport Community Theater's production of "Mauritius," a play written by Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Theresa Rebeck. She's best known as a writer/producer for "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" and "NYPD Blue."
"Mauritius," directed by Lynne Bolton, is the story of two estranged half-sisters who inherit a book of stamps after the death of their mother. But this isn't just any old book of stamps: It's a rare collection that might be worth a fortune. And in Mauritius, an island off the coast of Madagascar famous for two of the rarest stamps in the world, this rare find is something everyone wants to get their hands on.
"The story is intriguing and suspenseful and very tightly written, with no excess language or scenic distractions," Bolton said in a statement. "It's like a rollercoaster ride from beginning to end and it's a very clever, satisfying ending."
Closing this weekend, there is a performance at 8 Saturday night and at 2 p.m. Sunday. The show stars Westport resident Ammie Brown, Will Jeffries of Bethel, Robyn Maitland of New Fairfield, Bobby Pavia of Stamford and Tom Petrone of Norwalk.
Tickets are $14 to $20. Groups of 10 or more get a $2 per ticket discount. There is a special "Student Rush" discount 15 minutes before all performances for students of all ages with valid student identification cards. For reservations and information, contact the Box Office at 203-226-1983. For directions to the theater, visit the Westport Community Theater website .
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