WESTPORT — Westport Country Playhouse has received a $10,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation for general operating support of the nonprofit organization’s 2017 season. The nationally recognized professional theater serves an estimated annual audience of 60,000.

Fairfield County’s Community Foundation promotes philanthropy as a means to create change in Fairfield County, focusing on innovative and collaborative solutions to critical issues impacting the community. Individuals, families, corporations and organizations can establish charitable funds or contribute to existing funds.

Westport Country Playhouse’s 2017 season, playing now through Nov. 19, features five plays that cover a wide variety of theater worth talking about, from writers whose works are considered stage classics, as well as from contemporary voices.