2017 – 2018 62nd Season

Westport Community Theatre is pleased to announce our 2017 – 2018 season – our 62nd! We’d like to thank all of the directors who submitted this year – it made the playreading committee’s job extremely difficult! The 2017 – 2018 season is:

September 15 – October 1, 2017: A View From The Bridge, by Arthur Miller – directed by John Atkin. A searing play of personal and family tragedy, this production of one of Arthur Miller’s most acclaimed works takes on new relevance in 2017. A longshoreman by trade, Eddie Carbone is confident of his place in the working-class neighborhood he calls home. That life changes when he agrees to harbor his immigrant cousins. A love affair exposes a dark family secret, and suspicion, jealousy and betrayal soon follow in this passionate drama by one of America’s greatest playwrights.
“An intensely absorbing drama” – New York Daily News

November 24 – December 10, 2017: The Diary of Anne Frank, by Albert Hacket & Frances Goodrich, newly adapted by Wendy Kellelman – directed by Richard Mancini. As one of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed attic, an intensely gifted girl confronts the horrors of her situation with honesty, wit and determination.
“Undeniably moving. It shatters the heart.” – New York Times
“A sensitive, stirring and thoroughly engaging new adaptation.” New York Newsday

February 9 – 25, 2018: Annapurna, by Sharr White – directed by Alexander Kulcsar.
Off-Broadway 2014 hit play! Emma tracks down her alcoholic ex-husband Ulysses to a trailer in the Colorado Rockies where he is living like a hermit. The past is about to catch up with them, but Ulysses has only a vague recollection of it – including the reason she left him twenty years ago. A breathtaking story about the longevity of love.
“A comic and gripping duet…” – San Francisco Chronicle
“…
crisp, sometimes darkly funny, naturalistic…” New York Times

April 13 – 29, 2018: Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz – directed by Ruth Anne Baumgartner. Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a guy with a story walks into a New York City bar and a young couple are caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy story of all.
The play’s lightning flashes come from Dietz’s insights into Americans’ obsession with conspiracies.” Palm Beach Daily

June 8 – 24, 2018: Shakespeare in Hollywood, by Ken Ludwig – directed by Dan Friedman. It’s 1934 and Shakespeare’s most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have materialized on the Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt’s film A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Soon they find themselves in the movie playing (who else?) themselves. The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious comic romp.
“Literary and farcical.. sophisticated and silly.. a delight” – Boston Globe