Westport Country Playhouse to Hold Dear Brutus Symposium July 10

News   Westport Country Playhouse to Hold Dear Brutus Symposium July 10 The Westport Country Playhouse will present the symposium "Illusions and Second Chances" July 10 in connection with its production of J. M. Barrie's Dear Brutus.

The panel will take place at 5:30 PM, after the 3 PM July 10 matinee of the show. It is free and open to the public. Symposium guest speakers will be Toni Dorfman, director of undergraduate theatre studies and associate professor of theatre studies at Yale University; and Lois Spivak, Ph.D, a psychologist and sex therapist with a private practice in Woodbridge. They will lead a discussion of the Shakespearean illusions and references in Dear Brutus, and how second chances in relationships work out in the real world.

The play's title comes from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves."

In addition to the symposium, a talkback is scheduled for July 21.