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Playhouse announces single tickets on sale for 2013 season

Published 5:19 pm, Thursday, March 7, 2013
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The Westport Country Playhouse has announced that single tickets are now on sale for its 2013 season from late April through October at the playhouse, 25 Powers Court.

The season will open with A.R. Gurney's "The Dining Room," a witty and heartfelt story of the American family and its vanishing traditions set in the dining room. The play, directed by Mark Lamos, the playhouse's artistic director, will be performed from Tuesday, April 30, to Saturday, May 18.

The second play will be "The Show-Off," by George Kelly, a story of a family in upheaval when their youngest daughter becomes engaged to a brash loudmouth, according to a news release. The cast will include Jayne Houdyshell as Mrs. Fisher. Her accolades include a 2006 Tony Award nomination as Ann Kron in Broadway's "Well," by Lisa Kron. Directed by Nicholas Martin, it will be staged from Tuesday, June 11, to Saturday, June 29.

The season will continue with "Loot," a funny send-up of larcenous, lascivious behavior among the English middle-classes by British playwright Joe Orton. Liv Rooth, who appeared at the playhouse in "Suddenly Last Summer" and a script-in-hand reading of "Dial M for Murder," will take on the role of Fay. The play, directed by David Kennedy, the playhouse's associate artistic director, will run from Tuesday, July 16, to Saturday, Aug. 3.

The second world premiere in as many seasons, "Oblivion" is a funny, modern tale of parents, children and the gulf that sometimes exists between them, the release states. It was written by Carly Mensch, a writer for three seasons on Showtime's "Weeds," and will be directed by Mark Brokaw. The play, commissioned by Playwrights Horizons and developed by Steppenwolf Theatre Co., will be performed from Tuesday, Aug. 20, to Saturday, Sept. 7.

The season will conclude with "Room Service," an American farce about a producer and his ragtag bunch of actors who try to raise money for a Broadway show as they scramble to evade their hotel bill. The play, written by John Murray and Allen Boretz and directed by Lamos, will run from Tuesday, Oct. 8, to Saturday, Oct. 26.

Traditional subscriptions continue on sale offering savings, best available seating, restaurant discounts and patron flexibility, including a choice of five-play or seasonal four-play subscriptions. Flex Passes are also on sale, offering date flexibility and many subscriber-only benefits.

For information or tickets, call 203-227-4177 or visit www.westportpayhouse.org.