Playhouse exhibit at Westport Library
Published 6:55 am, Saturday, May 7, 2011
Westport Public Library has an exhibit in its first-floor Riverwalk display case titled "Westport Country Playhouse Turns 80."
The exhibit, highlighting the playhouse's early years, its renovation in 2003 to 2005, and its recent seasons, runs through July 31 in conjunction with the playhouse's 80th birthday on June 29.
In 1930, Broadway producers and Weston residents Lawrence Langner and his wife, Armina Marshall, turned an old red barn into the Westport Country Playhouse. The following year, the playhouse opened with a production of "The Streets of New York," starring Dorothy Gish, beginning a tradition that has continued over the next eight decades of producing plays with some of the great theater stars of the day.
For more information, check the library's website, www.westportlibrary.org, or call 203-291-4800