Cast Set for Doug Hughes-Directed Husbands at Westport, July 29 Aug. 14

News   Cast Set for Doug Hughes-Directed Husbands at Westport, July 29 Aug. 14
The cast has been announced for Moliere's The School for Husbands, the second and final attraction of the Westport Country Playhouse's abbreviated two-play "on the road" 2004 season.

Tony-nominated Frozen director Doug Hughes will guide Andrew Weems as Sganarelle, Henry Strozier as Ariste, Maggie Lacey as Isabelle, Mia Barron as Léonor, Danielle Ferland as Lisette, Joe Delafield as Valère, Wayne Kasserman as Ergaste, Paul Blankenship as a Magistrate and Louis Rosen as a Notary.

It will be the first directing assignment for the busy Hughes since he earned his first Tony nomination, and a homecoming for Lacey, who starred in the Westport production of Our Town, both at the Playhouse and later on Broadway.

Husbands will play July 29-Aug. 15.

The storied Playhouse is spending 2004 waiting for its classic barn-theatre home to be modernized and renovated. Its summer shows will be presented at Westport's temporary home at The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts.

* As previously announced, Sterling K. Brown, Michael Emerson, and Ciarán O'Reilly will make up the trio of characters in Frank McGuinness' Beirut-set hostage drama Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, the opening attraction in the Westport season.

Ethan McSweeny will direct the piece. Emerson, a Broadway veteran of The Iceman Cometh and Hedda Gabler, makes his Westport debut. O'Reilly, an Irish Repertory Theatre regular Off-Broadway, appeared at WCT in The Streets of New York, a production that originated at Irish Rep.

In Someone, which played briefly on Broadway a decade back, an American, an Irishman, and an Englishman are imprisoned in Lebanon. While holed up, they form unlikely bonds. Dates are June 24 through July 11.

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