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Westport Country Playhouse Celebrates 80 Years

WESTPORT, Conn. – Turning 80 is no small feat. And to help the Westport Country Playhouse celebrate its 80th birthday on Wednesday, the first selectman proclaimed June 29 as "Westport Country Playhouse Day" in town.

State Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, D-136th District, was also on hand during the Wednesday morning birthday celebration to present a proclamation from Gov. Dannel Malloy. A champagne toast was made, and a cake replica of the playhouse was donated by Westport's CakeSuite.

The playhouse opened June 29, 1931, with a production of "The Streets of New York," starring Dorothy Gish.

In photo: from left, managing director of the Westport Country Playhouse Michael Ross, playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg and Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff.

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