Broadway Actors Explore Things We Do for Love, Beginning Tonight at Westport

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19 Aug 2014

Geneva Carr
Geneva Carr
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The Westport Country Playhouse's production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Things We Do for Love begins performances Aug. 19.

Directed by Tony Award nominee John Tillinger, the production will continue through Sept. 7.

“I'm so happy to present the work of two men who have given countless evenings of joy and laughter to our audiences over the years: playwright Alan Ayckbourn and director John Tillinger,” said Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director, in an earlier statement. “John has a special gift for releasing the bubbles of inanity, comic helplessness, pain and humanity in the champagne bottles that are Ayckbourn's brilliantly funny comedies. And Things We Do for Love is one of his richest and most surprising.”

The cast includes Geneva Carr as Barbara, Matthew Greer as Hamish, Sarah Manton as Nikki and Michael Mastro as Gilbert.

In Things We Do for Love, press notes state, "fastidious Barbara’s orderly, but solitary world is thrown into chaos when the arrival of her longtime friend Nikki and her fiancé ignites unexpected and violent passions. Replete with trademark Ayckbourn touches, this wickedly funny play will have the audience questioning just how sane anyone really is when it comes to love."



Due to "mature content," the production is recommended for audiences ages 16 and older.

The design team includes James Noone, scenic design; Laurie Churba, costume design; Paul Miller, lighting design; and Scott Killian, sound design.

For more information, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or toll-free at (888) 927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Tickets are also available by visiting www.westportplayhouse.org.