Houdyshell, a Tony Award nominee for Well and Follies, will play Mrs. Fisher in Kelly's comedy The Show-Off, about a family thrown into upheaval when their daughter falls for a loudmouth. Nicholas Martin will direct the June 11-29 production.
Rooth, who stood-by in the role of Vanda in Broadway's Venus and Fur and currently stars in David Ives' All in the Timing Off-Broadway, will portray Fay in Joe Orton's farce Loot, which will be directed by David Kennedy July 16-Aug. 3. The play centers on two bankrobbers on the run.
Additional casting for Westport's 2013 season will be announced in the coming months.
When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.