Westport Country Playhouse was built in 1930 by the Langers, who were established successful theater producers. In 1990 the Playhouse became a Historic Place on the Connecticut State Register. In 2015 some of the interesting shows to see are The Liar, And the Nightingale Sang and Love and Money. There are also tons of Family Festivities and Student Matinees.
The Langers whom were established successful theater producers and who lived in Weston, CT wanted a little quieter, not so sophisticated place outside of New York City to create a resident acting company.Their plan was to experiment with new plays and perform reinterpretations of the classics. In 1930 they purchased a red barn in an Apple Orchard in Westport, CT. A well respected Broadway set designer was hired to transform the barn into a red and gold toy Victorian theater. The stage was built to mimic the Broadway Times Square Theater on 42nd Street in New York City.
The Westport Country Playhouse closed during World War II. In the 1940’s the Playhouse was remodeled to expand orchestra seating capacity. Then there was a Restaurant built next to Playhouse, which made it a very desirable evening out. In 1990 the Playhouse became a Historic Place on the Connecticut State Register.
In 2015 some of the interesting shows to see are The Liar, And the Nightingale Sang and Love and Money. There are also tons of Family Festivities and Student Matinees.
Check up the Westport Country Playhouse website for more information and upcoming events!
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