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| Nov & Dec Playreadings

| The Mixed Up Fairy Tale
| A Very Electric Christmas
| Biscuit
| Twinkle Tames a Dragon
| The Cat in the Hat
| Pete the Cat

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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.

| Social Security
By Andrew Bergman
November 14th at 7:00pm

David and Barbara are a married couple who are art dealers.  Their domestic tranquility is shattered upon the arrival of the wife’s goody-goody nerd of a sister, her uptight CPA husband and her Archetypal Jewish Mother.  They are there to try to save their college student daughter from the horrors of living only for sex.  The comic sparks really begin to fly when the mother hits it off with the elderly artist who is the art dealer’s best client! 

From Annie Keefe
WCP Associate Artist & Script in Hand Series Curator
“SOCIAL SECURITY is a play I rediscovered by looking at the wonderful collection of posters scattered all over our theater. The Playhouse did this play in 1988, a couple of years after it was on Broadway. When I picked up the script to read it, I realized I knew all of the original actors and the director, so I was able to envision every detail. And boy, did I laugh. My generation cares for both our children and our parents and things can get complicated, and very relatable!”

| Collected Stories
By Donald Margulies
Monday, December, 12th at 7:00pm

The conflict between the established artist and the adulatory fan who becomes a protégé, disciple, colleague and friend – and finally threatening rival – is one of those great topics.  It resurfaces in Donald Margulies’ provocative play.  Margulies is literate, intellectually stimulating, and able to create characters of both dramatic and human interest. A story of what happens when the student surpasses the teacher, by cannibalizing the teacher’s own life story.

From Annie Keefe
WCP Associate Artist & Script in Hand Series Curator
“I’m a huge fan of Donald Margulies work. I find these characters immensely complicated and satisfying.”

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

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

Script-in-Hand Playreading Series Partners

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

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.