Playhouse to hold reading
Published 5:16 pm, Thursday, February 14, 2013
Westport Country Playhouse's next Script in Hand play reading will be the romantic comedy "Beau Jest," by James Sherman, on Monday, March 18. It will take place at 7 p.m. at the playhouse, 25 Powers Court.
The play is about Sarah, a young, single Jewish woman whose parents want her to marry a nice Jewish man. To please them, Sarah says she's dating a Jew, although her boyfriend is actually a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant, according to a news release. When her parents insist on meeting him at a dinner party, Sarah decides to hire a Jewish escort to pose as her boyfriend for the evening.
Sherman is the author of many plays, including "The God of Isaac," "Mr. 80%," "The Escape Artist," "Jest a Second!," "From Door to Door" and "The Old Man's Friend."
The director is Anne Keefe, the playhouse's artistic advisor, and casting will be announced soon.
Tickets are $15 for the playreading, $50 for the reading and a post-performance "Meet the Cast" dessert reception in the playhouse's Sheffer Studio.
Call 203-227-4177 or visit www.westportplayhouse.org.