'Wonder Years' Dad and Son Reunite in Westport's Wendell and Ben

News   'Wonder Years' Dad and Son Reunite in Westport's Wendell and Ben Dan Lauria and Fred Savage, who for years played opposite each other as father and son in the popular television series "The Wonder Years," are reuniting on stage in Wendell & Ben, which begins performances at the Westport Country Playhouse June 29.

Dan Lauria and Fred Savage, who for years played opposite each other as father and son in the popular television series "The Wonder Years," are reuniting on stage in Wendell & Ben, which begins performances at the Westport Country Playhouse June 29.

The comedy, by W.M. Whitehead and Warren Press, pits a Gentile father (Lauria) against nice Jewish boy (Savage) who is dating his daughter. Wendell & Ben originated with the Playwrights Kitchen Ensemble of Los Angeles, a group founded by Lauria and Richard Zavaglia in 1989. Lauria was looking for the right actor to play the young man when he thought of his former juvenile co-star. The role marks the stage debut for the now-grown Savage, who is the star of the sitcom "Working." Zavaglia directs.

Following its run at Westport, where it will play until July 11, Wendell & Ben will travel to the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA (July 13-25). A spokesman at Westport Country Playhouse said that as of yet there were no plans to take the play to New York.

For information of Wendell & Ben, call (203) 227-4177.

-- By Robert Simonson

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