OCT 31 - NOV 19




SCRIPT IN HAND


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.






Talkback
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. 
  
   


Encountering Shakespeare

Saturday, November 18 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Westport Library 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.





Online:
Dramaturgical Content
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


• NORWALK COMMUNITY COLLEGE
• DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES, FAIRFIELD UNIVERISTY

• TEAM WESTPORT 
• PROJECT EJABA
• WESTPORT CINEMA INITIATIVE
• WESTPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY

| Audience Reflection 
Tuesday July 19-August 6

The Smilow Lounge 
Westport Country Playhouse.

Free and open to the public after every performance except: Saturday, July 23; Sunday, 
July 24; Sunday, July 31; Wednesday, August 3 (2:00 pm performance); and Thursday, August 4

Join WCP staff and fellow audience members for provocative questions and enlightened dialogue 
about the production and the significant social and political themes it addresses. 

| Audience Reflection 
Tuesday July 19-August 6

The Smilow Lounge 
Westport Country Playhouse.

Free and open to the public after every performance except: Saturday, July 23; Sunday, 
July 24; Sunday, July 31; Wednesday, August 3 (2:00 pm performance); and Thursday, August 4

Join WCP staff and fellow audience members for provocative questions and enlightened dialogue 
about the production and the significant social and political themes it addresses. 

| Audience Reflection 
Tuesday July 19-August 6

The Smilow Lounge 
Westport Country Playhouse.

Free and open to the public after every performance except: Saturday, July 23; Sunday, 
July 24; Sunday, July 31; Wednesday, August 3 (2:00 pm performance); and Thursday, August 4

Join WCP staff and fellow audience members for provocative questions and enlightened dialogue 
about the production and the significant social and political themes it addresses. 



PRODUCTION SPONSORS
Czekaj Artistic Productions
Barbara and John Samuelson
Barbara and John Streicker


PRODUCTION PARTNERS
Carol and Peter Seldin
   CORPORATE PRODUCTION SPONSORS
   

  
    CORPORATE PRODUCTION PARTNERS











EDUCATION SPONSOR
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