Westport's Lips Together, Teeth Apart Will Star John Ellison Conlee and Jenn Gambatese

News   Westport's Lips Together, Teeth Apart Will Star John Ellison Conlee and Jenn Gambatese Tony Award nominee John Ellison Conlee, Jenn Gambatese, Chris Henry Coffey and Maggie Lacey will share a rocky holiday weekend in the Westport Country Playhouse production of Terrence McNally's Lips Together, Teeth Apart.

Jenn Gambatese
Jenn Gambatese

Westport artistic director Mark Lamos will helm the production that runs July 12-30. Westport had previously aimed to stage the production two seasons ago, but the planned Broadway revival of the play put restrictions on the rights. When that production was abruptly cancelled last spring, Westport was able to acquire the rights.

Coffey (Resurrection Blues) will play John Haddock, with Conlee (The Full Monty) as Sam Truman, Gambatese (Is He Dead?, Tarzan) as Chloe Haddock and Lacey (Dividing the Estate, Our Town) as Sally Truman.

Here's how Westport describes McNally's play: "In a Fire Island beach house, a brother and sister and their respective spouses gather to celebrate the Fourth of July. With food, cocktails, fireworks and stinging barbs, they fortify themselves against their individual anxieties – and their gay neighbors partying in the houses on either side."

Designing Lips Together, Teeth Apart are Andrew Jackness (scenic design), Candice Donnelly (costume design), Robert Wierzel (lighting design), John Gromada (sound design) and Mark Silence (fight director).

For tickets, visit WestportPlayhouse.

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