The is hosting “Parallel,” a one-act play festival, this weekend, Friday and Saturday, July 15-16, with shows starting at 8 p.m.
The festival, which is free to the public, is being produced in cooperation with Milford’s Eastbound Theatre.
This is the third year that the Westport Community Theatre has hosted the event, which makes for a great evening at the end of the week on Friday, or following the on Saturday. Last year’s festival played to a full house.
Here’s a rundown on the five productions being presented:
“Communion” opens with two women arranging refreshments for a church function, reflecting on some momentous changes at their church, and comparing how their husbands are responding. The play was written by Dave Carley of Toronto, Canada, and will be directed by Luke Lynch of Stratford. “Communion” features Sue O’Hara of Fairfield and Fran Cappelli of Milford.
“The Four Senses of Love” shows how two people with unique handicaps find love despite, and even because of, their differences. The play was written by Arthur Jolly of Medford, OR, and will be directed by Robert Watts of Milford. “The Four Senses of Love” features Adam Loewenbaum of Hamden and Rachel Rothman-Cohen of Milford.
“The Day that Brando Died” finds two old friends waiting to play tennis, and discovering a previously unknown connection from their past. The play was written by Lawrence DuKore of New York, NY, and will be directed by Dean Kyburz of Stratford. “The Day that Brando Died” features Manny Lieberman of Westport and Larry Greeley of Wilton.
“The Promise” examines complex family relationships and issues as a daughter tries to convince her aging mother that it is time to move to an assisted living community. The play was written by Joan Anderson and Dorothy Sanders of Fort Worth, TX, and will be directed by Mike Shavel of Stratford. “The Promise” features Virginia Lity of Bridgeport, Rosanne Nelson of Fairfield, and Ann Finateri-Laist of New Haven.
“Maybe in Another Universe” reveals unexpected, cataclysmic, and hilarious consequences of a one-night-stand. The play was written by Stacie Shellner of Pomona, CA and will be directed by Brian Michael Riley of Bridgeport. “Maybe in Another Universe” features Ryan Hendrickson of Stamford and Marissa McInereney of Prospect.
For more information contact the box office at Westport Community Theatre at (203) 226-1983 or visit www.westportcommunitytheatre.com.