Veteran’s Day is a holiday that Westport hardly celebrates. More like “hurriedly observes” — if that.
Next Wednesday, things change.
This Veteran’s Day, the Westport Country Playhouse and Westport Arts Center team up to honor our vets. Noted actor Brian Dennehy hosts a Playhouse presentation of “Letters Home” — a dramatic production of actual letters written by US troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In the Playhouse lobby, the WAC will install an exhibition. “Daily Exchanges: US Soldiers in Iraq — The Ordinary in Images” features photographs and videos depicting the everyday life of troops serving in war.
Staples grad Spencer Platt — a world-renowned photojournalist – will be represented in the exhibit.
A reception and guided tour of the art exhibit begins at 6 p.m. next Wednesday, followed by “Letters Home” at 7.
A panel discussion follows the play. Afterward, curator Terri Smith and artist/veteran Paul Kaiser will comment on the exhibition.
(Tickets to “Letters Home” are $15 for the general public, $10 for veterans. Call 203-227-4177, or click here. For more information on the exhibition, call 203-222-7070, or click here. The art exhibition will also be on display in the Playhouse lobby on Thurs., Nov. 12 from 1-6 p.m., and Fri., Nov. 13 from noon-6 p.m.)