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Playhouse to hold reading

Published 5:16 pm, Thursday, February 14, 2013
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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.