Friday, July 18, 2003
Community PicnicӔ Set for Monday in Winslow Park; Special Event at Playhouse
If you dont have plans for Monday evening, July 21, head to Westport’s Winslow Park for a “community picnic” and then a special event at the adjacent Westport Country Playhouse.
This is the fifth annual picnic organized by park enthusiasts as a way to show off one of the townҒs premiere open spaces. It is located at the intersection of Post Road East and Compo Road North.
Organizers, who include Winnie Balboni, Kitty Graves, Hope Hageman, and Lisa Shufro, advise attendees to bring a dish to share around as well as something to sit on, to eat with, and to drink.
Also on Monday, Westporters are invited to a special event following the performance of The Old Settler,Ӕ the latest offering at the Westport Country Playhouse.
A new group called TEAM Westport will a host a special talk backӔ session with director Tazewell Thompson and cast of the play by the late John Henry Redwood.
The Old Settler,Ӕ starring Brenda Thomas and Tina Fabrique, is the story of two middle-aged sisters living together in an apartment in 1940s Harlem. They are reminded of the importance of family following the visit of a handsome Southern gentleman.
Redwood, whose other notable work, No Niggers, No Jews, No Dogs,Ӕ has also been widely produced in recent years, died last month in Philadelphia at the age of 60.
TEAM is an acronym for Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism.