Westport's Lips Together..., With John Ellison Conlee, Jenn Gambatese, Begins July 12

News   Westport's Lips Together..., With John Ellison Conlee, Jenn Gambatese, Begins July 12
Tony Award nominee John Ellison Conlee, Jenn Gambatese, Chris Henry Coffey and Maggie Lacey share a rocky holiday weekend in the Westport Country Playhouse production of Terrence McNally's Lips Together, Teeth Apart beginning July 12.

Jenn Gambatese
Jenn Gambatese

Westport artistic director Mark Lamos stages the production that will continue through July 30. McNally's Master Class is currently being revived on Broadway by Manhattan Theatre Club. He has also penned the books for Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Full Monty. His numerous plays include Love! Valour! Compassion! and The Lisbon Traviata.

Coffey (Resurrection Blues) plays 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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