Post A Selfie; Win A Playhouse Prize

Westport Country Playhouse opens the 2016 season with productions of “Art” and “Red.” To raise awareness — of their shows, and art in general — they’re sponsoring an #ArtIsEverywhere scavenger hunt.

As the hashtag suggests, the promotion is social media-driven.

The first 5 clues will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (both @WCPlayhouse) this Saturday (April 9) at 10 a.m. The 6th is available at the Playhouse season kickoff block party later on Saturday (4 p.m.).

The first 5 people or teams to post selfies with each item of art to Twitter and/or Instagram feeds (@WCPlayhouse #ArtIsEverwyhere) win. Grand prize is a $100 gift certificate to Positano Ristorante, and 2 tickets to an opening night show. The next 4 finishers get a pair of tickets to a 2016 production. You must be present at the block party to win!

Standing on the venerable Westport Country Playhouse stage is a rare treat. Anyone can do it Saturday (4-7 p.m.), at the block party/open house.

Standing on the venerable Westport Country Playhouse stage is a rare treat. Anyone can do it Saturday (4-7 p.m.), at the block party/open house.

Art scavenger hunts continue through April and May, with clues on social media several times a week.

You can also take photos of your own idea of what art is to you, and submit them for a display in the lobby. Use the Twitter and Instagram hashtags noted above.

Pssst — here’s a preview of one of the first clues:

If you were looking for a book about an evil queen
Or witches, warlocks, knights and knaves, or princesses who preen
You’d walk along these stacks in search of some good fairy tale
But look inside and you may find a big clay dragon scale
A sculpture’s taking shape amongst the literary arts!
Come here and join the makers — we all get to play a part.

About Saturday’s family-friendly Playhouse block party (April 9, 4-7 p.m.): Enjoy food trucks, prizes, kids’ activities, special ticket offers, and fascinating backstage tours (including dressing rooms!). Admission is free, and everyone is welcome. For more information, click here.

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