L-R: Kelly McAndrew and William Ragsdale in “Thousand Pines,” written by Matthew Greene, directed by Austin Pendleton, at Westport Country Playhouse, now playing through November 17. (203) 227-4177. www.westportplayhouse.org. Photo by Carol Rosegg/contributed
Westport Country Playhouse is offering $15 tickets to First Responders to attend the world-premiere drama, “Thousand Pines,” playing now through November 17. Written by Matthew Greene, and directed by Austin Pendleton, the production is a story of common humanity, healing, and forgiveness. First Responders include police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and healthcare professionals. First Responders’ discounted tickets are available only by calling the Playhouse box office at 203-227-4177.
“Thousand Pines” takes place in the wake of a tragedy at a junior high school. As three families gather months later, on Thanksgiving Day, they are united in their determination to move forward. The play contains mature themes/language.
A series of special events surrounding the production include panel discussions, guest speakers, post-show talkbacks, and an art exhibit. A full schedule is available at westportplayhouse.org.
Performance schedule is Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 2 and 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Special series include Sitter Sunday (November 11), Open Captions (November 11), Backstage Pass (November 14), Playhouse Happy Hour (November 15), and Thursday TalkBack (November 15).
“Thousand Pines” is made possible with support from CT Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts. Production Partners are Stephen Corman; and Carole Hochman and Stan Green.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.westportplayhouse.org, or call the box office at (203) 227-4177, toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Stay connected to the Playhouse on Facebook (Westport Country Playhouse), follow on Twitter (@WCPlayhouse), and on YouTube (WestportPlayhouse).