'I'm Not Rappaport' opens Westport Community Theatre season
Updated 6:17 am, Friday, September 12, 2014
The show is being staged in the Town Hall auditorium, with performances Friday and Saturday evenings and Sundays through Oct. 5.
"I'm Not Rappaport" portrays the lives of two old men and their confrontations with each other and outsiders against the backdrop of New York City's Central Park.
Written by Herb Gardner, the play opened on Broadway in 1985 with Judd Hirsh in the role of the liberal, cranky Jew Nat Moyer and Clevon Little in the role of the cantankerous African-American Midge Carter.
The show won three Tony Awards -- best play, best actor (Hirsch) and best lighting.
Nat and Midge spend their days sitting on a park bench, trying to avoid life in a nursing home while fighting off muggers and solving the problems of the world.
They both mask the realities of aging, sharing tall tales that Nat spins. The comedy touches on society's treatment of the aging, the difficulties dealing with adult children who think they know what is best for their parents, and on the real dangers that lurk in urban areas.
Performances are scheduled Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. A Thursday performance at 8 p.m. is scheduled on Sept. 25.
Tickets are available by visiting www.westportcommunitytheatre.com or calling the box office at 203-226-1983.