Westport Country Playhouse Offers Discounted Tickets To First Responders For THOUSAND PINES

Westport Country Playhouse Offers Discounted Tickets To First Responders For THOUSAND PINESWestport 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).

ABOUT Westport Country Playhouse
The mission of Westport Country Playhouse is to enrich, enlighten, and engage the community through the power of professionally produced theater worth talking about and the welcoming experience of the Playhouse campus. The not-for-profit Playhouse provides this experience in multiple ways by offering live theater experiences of the highest quality, under the artistic direction of Mark Lamos; educational and community engagement events to further explore the work on stage; the New Works Circle Initiative, a program dedicated to the discovery, development, and production of new live theatrical works; special performances and programs for students and teachers with extensive curriculum support material; Script in Hand play readings to deepen relationships with audiences and artists; the renowned Woodward Internship Program during the summer months for aspiring theater professionals; Family Festivities presentations to delight young and old alike and to promote reading through live theater; youth performance training through Broadway Method Academy, WCP's resident conservatory program; and the beautiful and historic Playhouse campus open for enjoyment and community events year-round.

Photo: 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

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