Westport Announces Truncated Season of McGuinness and Moliere

News   Westport Announces Truncated Season of McGuinness and Moliere The Westport Country Playhouse, which will present an abbreviated two-play "on the road" season in 2004 as it waits for its classic barn-theatre home to be modernized and renovated, has divided its summer between the classic and the contemporary.

Frank McGuinness' Beirut-set hostage drama Someone Who'll Watch Over Me comes first, beginning June 24 for a run through July 11. Ethan McSweeny directs.

Next and last is Moliere's The School for Husbands, directed by the busy Doug Hughes (The Beard of Avon, Frozen, Engaged). It will play July 29-Aug. 15.

Both shows will be presented at Westport's temporary home at The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts. No casting has been announced.

"Between the two plays, we'll take a detour with an Arts and Film Festival," said artistic director Joanne Woodward. "The programming offers a tour of the kind of special events we plan to present year-round in the future at our renovated Playhouse."

The not-for-profit Westport Country Playhouse will re-open in 2005, its 75th anniversary. For 2004 subscription information, call (203) 226-0153. For a complete 2004 season schedule and directions to the various temporary venues visit www.westportplayhouse.org.