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Westport Country Playhouse Receives $15K Grant

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WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport Country Playhouse has received a $15,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation for general operating support of the non-profit organization’s 2016 season.

The nationally recognized professional theater serves an estimated annual audience of 60,000. “Westport Country Playhouse is profoundly grateful for the support of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation for our 2016 Season,” said Michael Ross, playhouse managing director. “This vital funding will allow us to continue to produce world-class theater, offer a broad array of enhanced programming, and serve as a cultural gathering place for the entire region. As a non-profit theater, it is only with the support of organizations like Fairfield County’s Community Foundation that the Playhouse can offer everyone the opportunity to be transported by the power of live theater.”

Westport Country Playhouse’s five-play 2016 season includes:

  • “Art” by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton; and “Red” by John Logan from May 3 to 29.
  • The recent Off-Broadway comedy hit, “Buyer and Cellar” by Jonathan Tolins playing June 14 to July 2.
  • Another recent Off-Broadway piece, “The Invisible Hand,” by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar will run July 19 to Aug. 6, directed by David Kennedy, playhouse associate artistic director.
  • Joe Orton’s sexy comedy, “What the Butler Saw,” offering a little blackmail, and a lot of innuendo, will play from Aug. 23 to Sept. 10, directed by John Tillinger.
  • Lerner and Loewe’s “Camelot,” will run October 4 to 22, directed by Mark Lamos.

For Westport Country Playhouse information, call the box office at 203-227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse at 25 Powers Court, off Route 1 in Westport.

Tickets are available online at their website . Stay connected to the Playhouse on Facebook, Twitter (@WCPlayhouse), YouTube (WestportPlayhouse) or get an insider’s peek on The Playhouse Blog.

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