To commemorate Veterans Day, Westport Country Playhouse's next Script in Hand play reading will be the comedic and moving story of men at war, "Mr. Roberts" on one-night-only, Monday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. As an emblem of veteran remembrance, yellow ribbons will be distributed to audience members.
Winner of the 1948 Tony Award for Best Play, "Mr. Roberts" is a rowdy, realistic saga of a group of American sailors aboard the Navy cargo vessel Reluctant in the Pacific towards the end of World War II. The crew is suffering from deadly boredom and Lt. Doug Roberts wants nothing more to get off this ship into the fighting. To win a much needed liberty for the crew, Roberts makes a bargain with the captain that turns the crew against him and makes his desire to leave even more urgent.
"I can't think of a better play to present for our Veterans Day Script in Hand," Director Anne Keefe said in a release. "This play has everything -- drama, comedy, and wonderful parts for a great group of actors."
The next Script in Hand play reading will be for the romantic comedy, "Crossing Delancey" on Dec. 9.
Tickets for Script in Hand play readings are $15.
For more information or tickets, call the box office at 203- 227-4177; toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court. Tickets are also available online at www.westportplayhouse.org.