Subscriptions are now available for the Westport Country Playhouse's 82nd season from May through November.

Subscription renewals can be purchased online for current subscribers, and those who renew by Friday, Sept. 2, will be entitled to a gift. Five-play subscriptions, starting at $150, will be available for new subscribers beginning Oct. 11; four-play subscriptions, Pick 3 Plans, FlexTix and group sales will be available starting Jan. 3. Single tickets will go on sale March 6.

"The five extraordinary plays that we have chosen for 2012 constitute as thrilling and ambitious a season as Westport Country Playhouse has tackled in some time," Mark Lamos, the playhouse artistic director, said in a director. "We're creating a season of theater worth talking about."

The season, which will include a musical, a comedy, a world premiere and two dramas, will open with "Into the Woods" from May 1 to 19. The musical based on the book by James Lapine with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim will be directed by Lamos.

"The Year of Magical Thinking," based on the National Book Award-winning memoir by author Joan Didion, will play June 12 to 30. The drama chronicles the author's grief and ultimate renewal after the unexpected death of her husband and the illness of her only child. The play will feature actress Maureen Anderman.

"Tartuffe," a social satire written by Molière, translated by Richard Wilbur and directed by David Kennedy, the playhouse associate artistic director, will play July 17 to Aug. 4.

"Harbor," a world-premiere comedy written by Tony Award-nominated Chad Beguelin and directed by Lamos, will run Aug. 28 to Sept. 15. When 15-year-old Lottie and her mother Donna drop in unannounced on the Sag Harbor home of Donna's brother Kevin and his new husband Ted.

"A Raisin in the Sun," a drama by Lorraine Hansberry, will play Oct. 9 to Nov. 3. It tells the story of the Youngers, a black family in 1950s Southside Chicago, and their quest for the American dream.

For information or tickets, call the box office at 203-227-4177, or visit the playhouse, 25 Powers Court. Tickets are available at www.westportplayhouse.org.