This fall, the Playhouse kicks off its eighth annual
educational and community engagement initiative,
with the production of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
We have teamed up with a
host of community partners to bring the public an
array of exciting events, most free-of-charge!
Legendary directors in conversation! Jack O'Brien (three-time Tony winner and former Artistic Director of the Old Globe Theater), Oskar Eustis (Artistic Director of the Public Theater and Shakespeare in the Park), and Evan Yionoulis (Obie winner and professor at Yale School of Drama) will join Playhouse Artistic Director Mark Lamos (Tony nominee and Lortel Award winner) and Shakespeare scholar Milla Riggio in an intimate discussion on the Playhouse stage.
Sunday Symposium: A Conversation with Renowned Shakespeare Scholar Marjorie Garber
Sunday, November 5, after the 3:00 pm performance
Marjorie Garber, renowned Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University and author of Shakespeare After All and Shakespeare and Modern Culture, will share her insights into Western literature’s most enduring love myth.
Thursday, November 16, after the 8:00 pm performance
Join associate artist Annie Keefe and technical director RJ Romeo for a discussion about the challenges and joys inherent in bringing Romeo and Juliet to life on the stage.
Together at the Table
Tuesday, November 7, 5:30 pm
Discount ticket price of $10 includes dinner and the show; must attend as a family group (with student-age children).
Recommended for ages 14 and up
Together at the Table Family Dinners allow families to enjoy a communal dinner in our rehearsal barn and a casual conversation about the production before attending a performance. This program aims to make live theater accessible to more families and to introduce young audience members to Westport Country Playhouse in a warm and informal atmosphere.
Saturday, November 18 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
20 Jesup Road, Westport CT
Join us for a morning and afternoon of events dedicated to the life and work of William Shakespeare, including a 1:00 pm reading by Ronald Wimberly, author of The Prince of Cats, a hip-hop retelling of Romeo and Juliet. Wimberly is an artist who works primarily in design and narrative. He is also an accomplished cartoonist, having designed several graphic novels as well as shorter works for DC/Vertigo, Nike, Marvel, Hill and Wang, and Dark Horse.
Read our program notes and Study Guide for the production.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS
- The Acting Company
- Norwalk Community College
- Housatonic Community College
- Westport Library
Czekaj Artistic Productions
Barbara and John Samuelson
Barbara and John Streicker
Carol and Peter Seldin
CORPORATE PRODUCTION SPONSORS
CORPORATE PRODUCTION PARTNERS
The Graham Foundation of Connecticut, Inc.
EDUCATION INITIATIVE MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM
The David & Geri Epstein Private Foundation
and the National Endowment for the Arts