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Westport Country Playhouse

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Address: 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880
Phone Number: 203.227.4177
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Description: Reimagining itself in recent years, Westport Country Playhouse is rapidly...
Reimagining itself in recent years, Westport Country Playhouse is rapidly emerging as a nationally recognized professional theater. Under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos and management direction of Michael Ross, the Playhouse creates five live theater experiences, produced at the highest level, from April through November. Its vital mix of works---dramatic, comedic, occasionally exploratory and unusual---expands the audience’s sense of what theater can be. The depth and scope of its productions display the foremost theatrical literature from the past---recent as well as distant---in addition to musicals and premieres of new plays. During the summer, the Playhouse is home to the Woodward Internship Program, renowned for the training of aspiring theater professionals. Winter at the Playhouse, from November through March, offers events outside of the main season---Family Festivities presentations, Script in Hand play readings and a Holiday Festival. In addition, businesses and organizations are encouraged to rent the handsome facility for their meetings, receptions and fundraisers
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Westport Country Playhouse

Fabulous venue, shows and talent abundant. A definate place to go if visiting Westport. Because of Joanne Woodward the Playhouse has been saved.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Westport, Connecticut, United States
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Westport, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Fabulous venue, shows and talent abundant. A definate place to go if visiting Westport. Because of Joanne Woodward the Playhouse has been saved.

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Wilton, Connecticut, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The plays so far this year have been up and down as were last year's. I know that they need variety but some turn into yawners

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The facility has been revamped since the last time we went. Very comfortable and worth going back to.

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Weston, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

excellent facility and they often have food tasting along with the play. Read advertising to find. Plays are uneven and tend to be older ones. Acting is professional and well done

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Pepperell, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I made my first visit to the area and decided to take in a play. I was extremely impressed. The website allows you to see what the view will be from the seats you've selected. The staging and acting were top notch and the play was thoroughly enjoyable. If I return to this area I will definitely attend another production.... More 

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new canaan ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Thhis legitimate theater, backed by Westport residents Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, consistently puts on outstanding plays. The auditoriium was renovated a few years ago; seats and sight lines are better. Subscriptions are available at the beginning of each season. The parking lot is large enough. Definitely worth going to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been going for over 20 years. Infract we are going again tonight. The productions are always professional and usually great. Every once in a while it is just good. Since Joanne Woodward got involved it has reached new levels of success. The building was redone a few years back but it is definite 'Summer Stock" with great productions.

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Weston, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The productions are wonderful. The theater is just the right size.For a local Playhouse,it is a very fine season. There is a new Italian restaurant opening right on the grounds in a few weeks.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Comedy, drama, an occasional musical, programs for children, script-in-hand readings, Westport Playhouse has it all. A world class theater with world class actors, playwrights, and directors. Subscribers for the regular season get special perks but you can buy individual tickets if you prefer. When you go, take a look at the impressive wall of past production posters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The westport playhouse has been a staple of westport for decades. The productions are always first rate but whether you enjoy the production can often depend on your taste and the type of theatre you prefer. Since the ground up renovation a few years ago The facility is a great blend of modern construction and comfort with a traditional historic... More 

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Additional Information about Westport Country Playhouse

Address: 25 Powers Court, Westport, CT 06880
Phone Number: 203.227.4177
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westport
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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