Westport Playhouse -The Understudy

08/14/2018 to 09/01/2018

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-4177.

"The Understudy," written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by David Kennedy (2017 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Director of a Play), will run August 14 – September 1. Audiences mob the theater when a Hollywood action star takes the Broadway stage in a recently discovered play by Franz Kafka. But what if he can't go on? Enter Harry, the understudy, a journeyman actor who has the chops but not the résumé. This hilarious look at life backstage gets even crazier when Harry reunites with the stage manager (his ex-fiancée) and dukes it out with the film star as obstacles mount and tensions rise.

Westport Playhouse -Man of La Mancha

09/25/2018 to 10/13/2018

25 Powers Court, Westport, CT Phone: 203-227-4177.

"Man of La Mancha," written by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, and directed by Mark Lamos, will be staged September 25 – October 13, 2018. Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and based on Cervantes' masterpiece, this "Impossible Dream" comes to life in an imaginative journey with Don Quixote as he tilts at windmills and battles for good and the love of his fair maiden Aldonza.