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Playhouse Events 

Get the most out of your Playhouse visit by joining us for these special receptions, behind-the-scenes events, and lively discussions. Join in the fun — both before and after the show! 


Taste of Tuesday
Our season subscription series Taste of Tuesday features wine tastings 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 season ticket package. The event begins at 6PM, followed by a 7PM curtain. Please note that Taste of Tuesday is designed to be a tasting only. We strongly recommend eating dinner before the event.

Skeleton Crew: Tuesday, June 4
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin: Tuesday, July 16
Mlima's Tale: Tuesday, October 1
Don Juan: Tuesday, November 5

LGBT Night
Join members of the LGBTQ community and friends for a cocktail party and a show! Your $35 show ticket includes appetizers, drinks, and entertainment. The party starts at 6:30PM; Thursday preview performance starts at 8PM.

Skeleton Crew: Thursday, June 6
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin: Thursday, July 18
Mlima's Tale: Thursday, October 3
Don Juan: Thursday, November 7


Playhouse Happy Hour

New to the Playhouse? Then join us for a pre-show happy hour on the patio! Your $35 show ticket includes food from Fairfield County restaurants, beer and wine tastings, and music. Pre-show party at 6:30PM followed by 8PM show.

Skeleton Crew: Thursday, June 20
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin: Thursday, August 1
Mlima's Tale: Thursday, October 17
Don Juan: Thursday, November 21


Together at the Table
Dinner and a performance for just $10! Together at the Table events make live theater accessible to more families and introduce young audience members to the Playhouse! Families are invited to enjoy a communal dinner starting at 5:30PM and a casual conversation about the show before attending a performance. 
At least one family member must be under the age of 18 for this family event. Please call the box office at 203-227-4177 to purchase your Together at the Table tickets.

Skeleton Crew: Tuesday, June 11
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin: Tuesday, July 23
Mlima's Tale: Tuesday, October 8
Don Juan: Tuesday, November 12

Sunday Symposium
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. Each discussion is followed by an interactive dialogue with the audience.  

All Symposium events are free and open to the public and will begin immediately following the 3PM performance.

Skeleton Crew: Sunday, June 9
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin: Sunday, July 21
Mlima's Tale: Sunday, October 6
Don Juan: Sunday, November 10


Post-Show Events

Opening Night
Purchase a ticket to Opening Night and join the festivities! Celebrate the opening of each 2019 production with a post-show party with the cast and creative team after the 8PM performance.

Skeleton CrewSaturday, June 8
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin: Saturday, July 20
Mlima's Tale: Saturday, October 5
Don Juan: Saturday, November 9

Post-Play Dialogues
If you are hungry for discussion after a thought-provoking performance, you’re in luck. Our Post-Play Dialogues offer audience members the chance to participate in a conversation focused on a topic related to the production and moderated by members of our artistic staff.

Post-Play Dialogues will take place in the Smilow Lounge on the mezzanine level immediately following the first two Thursday evening performances of our season shows and run approximately 30 minutes.

Skeleton Crew: Thursday, June 6 and Thursday, June 13
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin: Thursday, July 18 and Thursday, July 25
Mlima's Tale: Thursday, October 3 and Thursday, October 10
Don Juan: Thursday, November 7 and Thursday, November 14

Backstage Pass
Join us after the second Wednesday matinee performance for a behind-the-scenes look at what makes a play work.

Thursday Cast Talkback
Join us after the third Thursday evening performance of each show for a lively Q&A with actors from the production. The Cast Talkback takes place in Jason Robards Theatre immediately following the performance and typically runs about 20-25 minutes.

Skeleton Crew: Thursday, June 20
Hershey Felder as Irving BerlinThursday, August 1
Mlima's TaleThursday, October 17
Don JuanThursday, November 21

No ticket or RSVP is necessary in order to participate in the Thursday Cast Talkback or Post-Play Dialogues. The discussions are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.