Westport Playhouse to screen movie bio of Orton
Updated 7:27 pm, Wednesday, July 3, 2013
The film, "Prick Up Your Ears," will be shown at 4 p.m. at the playhouse, 25 Powers Court. There is no fee, but reservations should be made by calling the playhouse box office at 203-227-4177.
David Kennedy, the playhouse associate artistic director and director of the Westport production of "Loot," will introduce the film. An informal discussion will follow the screening.
Orton lived from 1933 to 1967. The film explores the relationship between Orton and his lover, Kenneth Halliwell, who were both writers. When Orton's star began to rise, but Halliwell's fortunes faltered, their relationship began to disintegrate. Halliwell eventually murdered Orton.
The recipient of three nominations from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, as well as a Golden Globe nomination, "Prick Up Your Ears" won the award for Best Artistic Contribution at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.
For more information, visit westportplayhouse.org.