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Now Playing At The Library

In 1931, Broadway producers and Weston residents Lawrence Langner and his wife Armina Marshall transformed an old red barn into the Westport Country Playhouse.

Now 80 years old, the iconic establishment is honored with a display at an even older institution:  the Westport Library.

Downstairs — across from the River of Names tiles — posters, photos and memorabilia celebrate 8 decades of entertainment, enlightenment and education.

Included is a shot from the 1st-ever show:  “The Streets of New York,” starring the legendary Dorothy Gish (and the long-forgotten Rollo Peters).

Only a tiny smidgen of stuff is on view.  To see more — including a show — go to the Playhouse itself.

A scene from the first-ever play: "The Streets of New York."

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