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2016 SEASON
May 3 - 29   June 14 - July 3
July 19 - Aug 6   Aug 23 - Sept 10
Oct. 4-30

 


Look around, what do you see? During the Playhouse’s presentation of Art/Red in rep, we invite you to explore the relationship between art and the world around you. Where do you see art? How can you create art? What is art?

Here are just a few of the fun receptions, in-depth discussions & hands-on activities that celebrate art: making it, owning it, creating it, believing in it. Hope you will join us!



Calendar of Events






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Phillip Johnson Glass House Gallery
Ongoing - WCP Lobby

To celebrate Red, and the play’s subject Mark Rothko, there will be a photo gallery on loan from the Philip Johnson Glass House in the Playhouse lobby. Rothko and Johnson worked together on many projects including the Four Seasons murals and the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas.

| What do you see?' Community Art Project
Ongoing - WCP Lobby

The Georges Seurat-inspired art piece that was created at our 2016 Season Kick-Off Block Party will be on display in the Playhouse lobby during the run of Art/Red in rep. Take a look - what do you see?

| #ArtIsEverywhere Scavenger Hunt
Ongoing - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Find local works of art around town! Clues will be given on the Playhouse's FacebookInstagram & Twitter feeds. Post your photos with the hashtag #ArtIsEverywhere!

| Taste of Tuesday
May 3 at 6:00pm

Our popular Taste of Tuesday is a subscriber-only event complete with wine tastings, live music, and a sampling of delicious appetizers from one of our incredible local restaurants. Be one of the very first to see the show with this unique subscription package.

Featuring a performance of
RED 
at 7:00pm



| Discussions with Fiona Garland, Westport Art Historian
Multiple dates - WCP's Smilow Lounge (Mezzanine Level)

The Art of ART
May 4, 18, 24 - after the 8pm performance of Art

Is Antrios a real artist or is he based on someone else? What are these all- white paintings about? What constitutes art anyway? After you have seen the play Art, join us to learn more & have your questions answered!

The Art of RED
May 11, 19, & 25 - 7:15 pm, before the 8pm performance of Red

In Red, Mark Rothko and his assistant examine what it means to create great art, which great masters does one build upon and which ones does one tear down. Join us for a pre-show discussion that explores some of the great works and artistic movements mentioned throughout the play.


Fiona Garland
Earned her MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London in 2011, specializing on the art of Venice.  Her passion for art history and the stories it reveals about the artists, their patrons, and society in general has created an avid following for audiences in London and Connecticut.  Teaching in a lively and engaging style, she has guided tours of art galleries and churches exploring London, Venice, and Ghent and across North America.  Ms Garland is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Bellarmine Museum of Art.


| LGBT Night Out
May 5 at 6:30pm

Geared specifically for the lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender community and allies, enjoy mingling with friends, meeting up with colleagues and family, or chatting with someone new.

Featuring a performance of
RED 
at 8:00pm



Series Sponsors: Jill & Alex Dimitrief
Series Corporate Sponsor: US Trust
Series Community Partner: Triangle Community Center




| Sunday Symposium
May 8 after the 3pm matinee

Following the first Sunday matinee performance of each production, special guests take the stage to help place the production in context with illuminating insights about the world of the play.  The Playhouse hosts a wide range of guests, from noted playwrights to academic scholars, for discussions that provide an excellent opportunity to delve into the world of the play

Featuring a performance of
ART 
at 3pm





Panel Discussion: F
rom the Point of View of the Artist
May 9 at 6pm - Westport Arts Center (51 Riverside Ave.)
Free & Open to the Public!

Why do we make art? How do we create it? What allows us to believe in it? Presented at the Westport Arts Center, panelists from WAC, Westport Country Playhouse, Beechwood Arts & more discuss the purpose of art in their fields. Moderated by David Green of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County




Together at the Table
May 10 at 6:30pm

Together at the Table Family Dinner was created as a way to make live theater accessible to more families, and to introduce young audience members to the Playhouse in a warm and informal atmosphere.  Families are invited to enjoy a communal dinner in the Playhouse’s Lucille Lortel White Barn Center/Sheffer Studio (adjacent to the theater) and a casual conversation about the show before attending a performance. 

Featuring a performance of
ART 
at 7pm



Series Sponsor: George A & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee
Made possible, in part, by the Lucille Lortel Foundation




| Open Caption Performance
May 15 at 3pm

Audiences with varying degrees of hearing loss will be able to enjoy the performance while watching an easy-to-read digital screen of the actors' dialogue. The digital screen is placed to the right of the stage and is easily viewed from seats in the house right section of the theater.

Featuring a performance of
RED 
at 3pm 





|
Playhouse Happy Hour
May 19 at 6:45pm

Join us for a pre-show bash on the patio! Enjoy great food, beer, wine and cocktails, plus cool music and fun prizes.

Featuring a performance of
RED 
at 8:00pm



With support from the Burry Fredrik Foundation




|
Thursday Talkbacks
May 19 after the 8pm performance of RED
May 26 after the 8pm performance of ART


Join us for a lively Q&A with the actors from each play. 








| A Day of Art at Dia:Beacon Museum
May 21 at 9:30am

Join WCP's Michael Ross & Terri Smith, Creative Director of Stamford's Franklin Street Works to earn about the art behind Art!

Travel to Dia: Beacon Museum for a guided tour and in-depth look at the work of Robert Ryman, whose aesthetic inspired Art. Experience firsthand the kind of art that has the power to inspire conversation, transform friendships, or expand a person's worldview.

There are only 17 seats available, so please act fast if you'd like to join us! The tour departs from Westport Country Playhouse (25 Powers Court) at 9:30 A.M. You will arrive at Dia: Beacon for an 11 A.M. private tour, followed by lunch and lively conversation at the Dia cafe (lunch not included in ticket price). Return to the Playhouse at 2:30pm.

Ticket price $100 (includes private coach to museum, tour, and Playhouse ticket). Space is limited. RSVP: Aline O'Connor (aoconnor@westportplayhouse.org) or (203) 571-1138.