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Hear some incredible scripts come to life for just $20 per ticket!

The Script in Hand Playreading Series is curated by Anne Keefe, Playhouse Associate Artist.  She co-directed with Joanne Woodward the Playhouse production of David Copperfield, directed readings of And Then There Were None, Harvey, Bedroom Farce and A Song at Twilight, and appeared in A Holiday Garland and a reading of Arsenic and Old Lace.  She is a former Westport Country Playhouse Artistic Director.

| Scotland Road
Monday, February 8th at 7:00pm

“A study in self-identity, a Gothic psychological thriller,and most of all – pure entertainment!"
– Recorder

“Hatcher has not just written a mystery. He actually probes who we really are inside."
– Cincinnati Post


A mysterious woman with a secret. A rational man desperate to believe. A shared obsession. A locked room, some twists, some turns. An iceberg. The Titanic.

From Annie Keefe
“There are certain topics that continue to fascinate long after the actual fact. The Titanic has always been one of those for me. There have been at least two films, a couple of Broadway musicals (The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Titanic), and this fascinating play on the subject. Part mystery thriller, part sci-fi drama, pure entertainment. This should give our audience something to talk about on the ride home!”

| The Cocktail Hour
Monday, March 14th at 7:00pm

The Cocktail Hour is as funny and moving as The Dining Room
… it could be the best play he has done so far."
– The New Yorker

“A deliciously funny and also occasionally touching evening!"
– New York Post


John, a playwright, returns to his family’s house, bringing with him a new play which he has written about them. His purpose is to obtain their permission to proceed with production, but his wealthy, very proper parents are cautious. They are disturbed by the bluntness of modern plays. Their confrontation takes place during the ritual of the cocktail hour, and as the martinis flow so do the recriminations and revelations, both funny and poignant. With unfailing warmth and humor, they manage to convert pained resignation into cautious but hopeful anticipation.

From Annie Keefe
“I was reminded of this lovely play by Playhouse favorite, A.R. Gurney, during our gala honoring him in 2014, when we did a brief scene as part of the evening. The popularity of last season’s Love and Money called it to mind again. I think it will touch the audience in many of the usual Gurney ways, but also give them things to laugh about and relate to.”

Script-in-Hand Playreading Series Sponsors
Michele & Mark Flaster

Script-in-Hand Playreading Series Partners
Ann Sheffer & Bill Scheffler
Script-in-Hand Playreading Corporate Sponsor

The series is supported in part by the White Barn Program of the Lucille Lortel Foundation.

Header Photo: Mia Barron & Jayne Houdyshell (The Show-Off). Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Script in Hand Header Photo: Maria Tucci, Matthew Amendt, David Margulies, Lenny Wolpe, Nicole Lowrance, Frances Sternhagen in Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro. Photo by Dave Matlow.