WCT NEWS! Mark your calendars for our special fundraising cabaret, Swing Into Summer
Friday, May 31 at 7:00 PM
$40 per person
Cabaret-style seating in the elegant Westport Women’s Club
Evening of classic songs, set to music by Bob Lasprogato’s Uptown Jazz,
and Borscht Belt comedy brought to you by some of Westport Community Theatres’s favorite performers.
Enjoy wine courtesy of DIAGEO, desserts customized by Cindy’s Sous Chefs, plus a selection of non-alocoholic beverages and coffee – and of course you’re welcome to bring your own refreshments or dinner.
Reservations at the Westport Community Theatre Box Office – 203-226-1983
Benefitting the installation of an enhanced audio system at Westport Community Theatre.
We close this very successful season with Frost / Nixon, the type of play that WCT does so well – and we’re so pleased to bring one of the first productions of this play to the Connecticut stage! We’re also excited to welcome back director Bob Johnson, who has directed some of WCT’s most memorable productions over the past 20 years including Copenhagen, Everything in the Garden, and Requiem for a Heavyweight.
Frost / Nixon is probably best known for its 2008 award-winning film treatment – which only came as a result of the play’s award-winning runs in London and New York. Riveting, compelling, funny, thought-provoking – and historical – the plot revoloves around British talk-show host David Frost, who has become a lowbrow laughing-stock – and Richard M. Nixon, who has just resigned the United States presidency in total disgrace over Vietnam and the Watergate scandal. Determined to resurrect his career, Frost risks everything on a series of in-depth interviews in order to extract an apology from Nixon. The cagey Nixon, however, is equally bent on redeeming himself in his nation’s eyes. In the television age, image is king, and both men are desperate to out-talk and upstage each other as the cameras roll. The result is the interview that sealed a president’s legacy.
“Structured as a prize fight between two starkly ambitious men in professional crisis, Frost / Nixon makes it clear that the competitor who controls the camera reaps the spoils.” —NY Times
“…a thoroughly modern Shakespearean tragedy…Peter Morgan has given us a behind the scenes look at a well-publicized event, and used his imagination to create a riveting entertainment…most notably, the midnight phone call from an inebriated Nixon to Frost that, like a show stopping song in a musical or an outstanding opera aria, has the audience bursting into applause.” —CurtainUp
“…ripe entertainment…The cheerily oblivious limey lightweight and the brooding, mortally wounded political animal: Austin Powers vs. Macbeth.” —Washington Post
“…nails the political, media and cultural fever of that era…” —AisleSay.com
Frost / Nixon runs June 7 – 23, Fridays and Saturdays June 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8:00 PM, Sundays June 9, 16 and 23 at 2:00 PM and Thursday, June 13 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $18 – $20. WCT offers a senior discount of $2 at all performances, groups of 10 or more enjoy a $2 per ticket discount, and a special “Student Rush” discount is available 15 minutes prior to performances for students of all ages with a valid student identification card. Call the Box Office at (203) 226-1983 or click the reserve-tickets tab above to book online.
A few of our favorite photos from previous shows…
Westport Community Theatre’s mission is to produce memorable evenings of quality theatrical productions at affordable prices; for 56+ years, non-profit Westport Community Theatre has strived to be a “community within a community,” defining all that the town of Westport, Connecticut is about.