Westport's 2012 Season to Include Chad Beguelin Premiere and Into the Woods

News   Westport's 2012 Season to Include Chad Beguelin Premiere and Into the Woods The Westport Country Playhouse has added the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama A Raisin in the Sun, The Year of Magical Thinking and a world premiere by Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin to its 2012 season.

Mark Lamos
Mark Lamos Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

As previously reported, Westport will open its season May 1-19, 2012, with the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical Into the Woods. Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos will stage the co-production with Baltimore Center Stage.

Following will be Joan Didion's Year of Magical Thinking, starring Tony nominee Maureen Anderman (Richard III, Seascape, The Lady from Dubuque). It will run June 12-30, 2012.

Molière's Tartuffe, staged by David Kennedy and translated by Richard Wilbur, will fill the July 17-Aug. 4, 2012, slot.

Lamos will also stage the world premiere of Harbour, by Tony Award-nominated Wedding Singer lyricist and book co-author Beguelin, which will run Aug. 28-Sept. 15, 2012.

Here's how the premiere is billed: "When 15-year-old Lottie and her ne’er-do-well mother Donna drop in unannounced on the beautiful Sag Harbor home of Donna’s brother Kevin and his new husband Ted, all the usual tensions quickly bubble to the surface. Then Donna reveals she’s pregnant, does not know the father, and would like her brother to raise the child—and all hell breaks loose. The bonds between kith and kin are tested in this alternately biting, touching and hilarious new comedy about the constantly shifting nature of the meaning of family."

The final production will be Lorraine Hansberry's classic drama about an African-American family, A Raisin in the Sun, which will close the season Oct. 9-Nov. 3, 2012.

Subscriptions are currently available. Single tickets will go on sale March 6, 2012. For tickets, visit WestportPlayhouse.

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