estport Country Playhouse is now in its ninth decade of producing a summer season and entering its fourth season under artistic director Mark Lamos, who was appointed to that position in February 2009. While performances are scheduled year round, the official theater season runs from May 1 through Nov. 3. The first play of the season is Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods, which runs through May 26 and is being directed by Mr. Lamos. Maureen Anderman of Weston will be featured in Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, June 12-30, directed by Nicholas Martin. That will be followed by the Molière farce, Tartuffe, directed by David Kennedy. The Playhouse will present the world première of Harbor, a comedy by Chad Beguelin; Mr. Lamos will direct the play about a dysfunctional, yet loving family, Aug. 28-Sept. 15. The 2012 season will close with Lorraine Hansberry’s classic play, A Raisin in the Sun, which will be directed by Phylicia Rashad, Oct. 9-Nov. 3. The Playhouse also presents children’s productions regularly and has a popular “Script in Hand” play reading series. Special events to enhance appreciation of productions are also regularly scheduled.
The Westport Country Playhouse is at 25 Powers Court, off the Post Road (Route 1). Single tickets for season shows are $25 to $65. Box office is 203-227-4177 or westportplayhouse.org.