Westport Country Playhouse theater-goers have enjoyed one of the most entertaining, thought-provoking and exciting seasons ever. One more production remains: “From the Mississippi Delta,” next month.
But the creative team is already looking ahead to 2023. The 5-show season — the historic Playhouse’s 93rd — includes a musical, a thriller, a comedy and a classic.
The season — which returns to 3-week runs after a condensed 2-week schedule this year, and with more 7 p.m. curtains — opens April 11 with “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” The sassy song-and-dance tribute to jazz great Fats Waller won 5 Tony Awards in 1978.
Then comes a reimagining of “Dial ‘M’ for Murder,” with even more surprises and twists than in the legendary Alfred Hitchcock film of blackmail and revenge.
A world premiere modern translation and adaptation of “Antigone” follows. Especially resonant today, the drama explores the nature of power and resistance, as a determined young woman defies a tyrannical king.
The season concludes with “School Girls, or, The African Mean Girls Play.” It’s a comedy about the universal similarities — and glaring differences — faced by teenage girls around the globe.
A fifth production has not yet been finalized.
Ticket information will be available soon at the Playhouse website.