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Friday, December 27, 2013

WSJ: Westport Playhouse ‘Company of Year’

In a year-end review of the 2013 theater season, The Wall Street Journal today singled out the Westport Country Playhouse as the theater “Company of the Year.”

Drama critic Terry Teachout wrote: “Mark Lamos, who gave up the freelance life to take the helm of Connecticut’s Westport Country Playhouse, has turned a spotty suburban troupe into an artistic powerhouse.

“He led off the season with his own superior staging of Mr. Gurney’s ‘The Dining Room,’ then followed it up with strong revivals of George Kelly’s ‘The Show-Off’(directed by Nicholas Martin ) and Joe Orton’s anarchic farce ‘Loot’ (directed by David Kennedy ).

“Few regional companies are striking so satisfying a balance between familiarity and adventurousness.”


Posted 12/27/13 at 04:05 PM  Permalink


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As a member of the WCP Board of Trustees, I cannot be more proud of the outstanding jobs done by Artistic Director Mark Lamos and Managing Director Michael Ross ... WOW! These guys deserve our thanks for turning a place once thought of as just “summer theatre” into a powerhouse!

I have always maintained that who needs New York theatre when you have such a gold mine right here in our own back yard! Way to go, gentlemen, and Happy New Year!

Posted by mark s. graham on December 28, 2013 at 03:20 PM | #