Living in Westport, we sometimes get jaded.
We take the beach, Longshore, our schools and our good fortune for granted.
But I’ve never lost my awe of the Westport Country Playhouse.
And once a year — when one of the oldest regional theaters in the country throws its annual open house/block party — I make sure to go.
I love being able to wander the narrow hallways beneath the stage, where 9 decades of head shots honor this remarkable building’s history:
I’m honored to walk through the green room (spiffed up more than a decade ago, thanks to Paul Newman). If those walls could talk!
And I’m awed to stand on the stage — the same one where Henry Fonda, Dorothy and Lillian Gish, James Earl Jones and so many others have appeared.
The block party continues through 7 p.m. tonight. There’s free beer, food trucks, and more.
But be sure not to miss that stage!