Will Rogers Will Be
The Show-Off at Westport Playhouse
Drama Desk Award nominee Will Rogers will join Tony Award nominee
Jayne Houdyshell for the Westport Country Playhouse production of George Kelly's The Show-Off, which will begin previews June 11.
Nicholas Martin will direct the June 11-29 production that features Houdyshell ( ) as Mrs. Fisher, with Rogers ( Follies, Well Golden Age, The Submission) as Aubrey Piper, the titular show-off.
Completing the cast are Clea Alsip (
The Killing of Sister George) as Amy Fisher, Mia Barron ( ) as Clara Hyland, Nat DeWolf ( The Coast of Utopia ) as Mr. Gill, Robert Eli ( Take Me Out ) as Frank Hyland, Tartuffe Adam LeFevre ( Devil's Disciple, Mamma Mia!) as Mr. Fisher, Karl Baker Olson as Joe Fisher and Marc Vietor ( Present Laughter, ) as Mr. Rogers. Grey Gardens
According to Westport, "Set in 1920s Philadelphia, the title character in
The Show-Off is Aubrey Piper, a blowhard, a first-rate annoyance, and a shameless liar - a show-off of the worst kind. He also happens to be marrying into the Fisher family, forcing the Fishers to learn to cope with this human oddity who has blustered his way into their lives."
Design team includes scenic designer
Alexander Dodge, costume designer Gabriel Berry, lighting designer Philip Rosenberg and sound designer Drew Levy.
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