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Chaplin Films and Orchestra Set for Dec 27 at Playhouse

Classic Charlie Chaplin silent films with their original scores performed by a live orchestra are scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 27, at the Westport Country Playhouse.

Planned are a 2 p.m. showing of one Chaplin film, “The Kid,” which Playhouse officials say is appropriate for ages 10 and older, and a 7 p.m. showing of “The Kid,” followed by Chaplin’s “The Adventurer.”

The films are to be accompanied by Rick Benjamin’s Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, heard on “Main Street, U.S.A.” at Disneyland, Disney World and Euro Disney.

The films are being presented by ARTS in the House, a co-presentation by Westport Country Playhouse and Westport Arts Center (WAC).

Tickets are $20 for the 2 p.m. show and $20 to $30 for the 7 p.m. presentation. Officials note that Playhouse subscribers and WAC members receive $5 off per ticket at the 7 p.m. show.

For further information or tickets call the Playhouse box office at 203-227-4177 or visit http://www.westportplayhouse.org, or call the WAC at 203-222-7070 or visit www. westportartscenter.org

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