Shanahan and Maulella Begin Tryst at Westport Aug. 5

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Mark Shanahan and Andrea Maulella star in Karoline Leach's thriller Tryst, which begins performances at the Westport Country Playhouse Aug. 5.

The two-hander, under the direction of Joe Brancato, who staged the 2006 Off-Broadway production, runs through Aug. 23.

Shanahan (The 39 Steps) portrays George Love, who "has a habit of marrying simple, well off women who become inexplicably poor and husbandless the day after their honeymoons. He's come to London to con his next bride into marriage, and happens upon Adelaide (Maulella), a milliner's assistant who is sitting on a small nest egg of 50 pounds. He woos her and two days after they've met, he convinces her to get married that evening and bring the total of her bank account. Once they get to the honeymoon, however, the situation changes, as Adelaide appears to be not such a simple girl. She too has her own agenda in marrying Mr. Love and will try anything to get what she wants."

Designing Tryst are David Korins (scenic design), Alejo Vietti (costume design), Jeff Nellis (lighting design) and Johnna Doty (sound design).

Tickets are available by calling (203) 227-4177 or by visiting WestportPlayhouse.

In its 78-season history, the Westport Country Playhouse — located in Westport, CT — has produced more than 700 plays, 35 of which have transferred to Broadway.

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