Then, in a major late-summer coup, Hollywood star Christopher Lloyd (Taxi, Back to the Future) heads back to the Playhouse stage in the leading role of Arthur Miller's timeless classic, Death of a Salesman, beginning Aug. 26. This Tony and Pulitzer winner is the story of Willy Loman, a travelling salesman who fights changing times and the acceptance of his own failings in order to claim his family's right to the American Dream. Weston's production will play to both general and school audiences through Sept. 10.
Weston is proud to present its first World Premiere, The Oath, from July 8 to 25 on its 90-seat second stage. Based on a true story by Khassan Baiev with Ruth and Nicholas Daniloff and adapted by Gavin Broady, this one-man show is the unforgettable wartime tale of a brave Chechen doctor whose belief in the Hippocratic Oath placed both his own life and family's fortunes in jeopardy. Ian Barford (Broadway's August: Osage County) stars.
From Aug. 12 to 29, it's time to snap your fingers to the beat. The Off-Broadway smash The Marvelous Wonderettes will grace the WPTC OtherStage. This delightful, cotton-candy-colored musical takes a trip down Memory Lane with hits from the 50s and 60s like "Lollipop," "Lipstick on Your Collar" and "It's My Party." Enjoy the comic hijinks and 4-part harmonies of a group of girlfriends who decide to entertain on the eve of their senior prom and again at their 10th high school reunion. The Marvelous Wonderettes is a "feel good" show not to be missed.
The Weston Playhouse Young Company will perform another classic show for young audiences in Weston and on tour through local communities from June 24 to July 11. Theatre goers of all ages can enjoy Seussical TYA, a one-hour version of the Broadway musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss and performed by Weston's talented Young Company of undergraduate musical theatre majors. Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's enchanting musical brings beloved characters like the Cat in the Hat, Horton and Yertle the Turtle to life in a heart-warming story with memorable songs. Suitable for audiences of all ages, performance times and prices are specially designed to accommodate families with children ages five and up.