November 03, 2011 through November 23, 2011
Westport Country Playhouse
Tween, Teen, Adult
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Westport Country Playhouse, which opened as a barn theatre in an apple orchard in 1931. Staff will share stories about the playhouse's history, the actors who graced the stage and the role that the Playhouse contributed to the American stage. Explore the spaces where scenery, sets and costumes are designed and constructed and view miniature set models on display.To reserve your seat, call 203-259-1598 or register online at www.fairfieldhistory.org
Address: 25 Powers Court
Westport, CT 06880
About Westport Country Playhouse
The Westport Country Playhouse is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, professional theater under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos and management leadership of Michael Ross.
The mission of Westport Country Playhouse is to enrich, enlighten, and engage our community through the power of professionally produced theater worth talking about and the welcoming experience of our Playhouse campus.
Originally built in 1835 as a tannery manufacturing hatters’ leathers, it became a steam-powered cider mill in 1880, later to be abandoned in the 1920s. Splendidly transformed into a theater in 1931, it initially served as a try-out house for Broadway transfers, evolving into an established stop on the New England straw hat circuit of summer stock theaters through the end of the 20 th century. Following a multi-million dollar renovation completed in 2005, the Playhouse became a state-of-the-art producing theater, preserving its original charm and character.