When the Westport Country Playhouse was renovated 20 years ago, the cramped lobby with its distinctive smell was transformed into a large, modern space.
Theater-goers worried that the historic posters lining the wooden walls would be lost.
They’re still there, keeping the Playhouse’s long legacy alive.
The other day, this one caught my eye:
I know nothing about the show, other than famed producer/director George Abbott’s name.
But I was sure intrigued by the ticket prices. The best seat in the house was just $2. For 50 cents, you could sit (I assume) in the balcony, with a post in your way.
“Kill That Story” was staged in 1934. The Playhouse had opened just 3 years earlier. The Depression was still wreaking havoc.
But somehow, residents found the coins, or a couple of dollar bills, to go to the theater.
50 years ago this week: All 3 Westport junior high schools opened their football seasons. Long Lots and Bedford were led, respectively, by veteran head coaches Bob Yovan and Ed Hall. Coleytown’s first-year head coach was Bill Stearns, a Staples High English teacher.
Long Lots Junior High head football coach Bob Yovan (left), assistant Tom Marshall (right), and captains, in the 1970s.
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