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A Song at Twilight - Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT, USA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
A Sng at Twilight -Gordana Rashovich, Nicholas Carriere, Brian Murray at Westport Country Playhouse = By EricksonWe attended the opening night of the Noël Coward play, A Song at Twilight at the Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Connecticut. The play directed by Mark Lamos, starring Broadway Veterans Mia Dillon, Brian Murray, and Gordana Rashovich, with Yale School of Drama Graduate Nicholas Carrière runs until May 17, 2014. The 2014 season, which marks the 84th season of performances at the Westport Country Playhouse, looks to be another stellar season of solid line-ups with plays A Song at Twilight, Sing For Your Shakespeare, Nora, Things We Do For Love, and Intimate Apparel. We cannot wait to experience the rest of the 2014 season!

 

Noël Coward's play, A Song at Twilight, set in a luxurious hotel in Switzerland in 1965 is an insightful and retrospective look into past lives and secrets kept. It invites the audience to not just look at how things appear on the surface, but rather to peer deeper as the plot unfolds one layer at a time.

A Song at Twilight - Brian Murray, Mia Dillon - photo by Erickson
A Song at Twilight
Brian Murray, Mia Dillon

Witty, fast-paced, humorous, and often acerbic dialogue keeps the play deftly moving along under the directorship of Mark Lamos, Artistic Director of the Westport Country Playhouse, and the set design is pitch perfect.

Brian Murray delivers a commanding performance as the highly renowned and esteemed writer Sir Hugo Latymer, now in the twilight years of his life, as does Mia Dillon who delivers a convincing performance at his German-born wife, Lady Hilde Latymer, his former secretary and who has been married to him for the past 20 years, and Gordana Rashovich who does justice to the part of the former mistress of his youth who returns for a visit and forever changes how the surface now appears. Broadway veterans all, they clearly make their indelible mark on the last play that Noël Coward wrote. Yale School of Drama Graduate Nicholas Carrière as the waiter Felix, rounds out the ensemble with his charm and delightful dialogue filled with innuendo.

A Song at Twilight - Gordana Rashovich, Brian Murray - photo by Erickson
A Song at Twilight
Gordana Rashovich, Brian Murray

A Song at Twilight is a play that leaves audiences reflective after the performance and invites further conversation to discuss the play. Bravo!

The Cast of: A Song at Twilight

Actor 
Character 
Mia Dillion 
Hilde Latymer 
Brian Murray 
Sir Hugo Latymer 
Gordana Rashovich                  
Carlotta Gray 
Nicholas Carrière 
Felix 

A Song at Twilight runs until May 17, 2014. For information on the play or to purchase tickets, please call the box office at 203-227-4177 or call the toll-free number at 888-927-7529, or visit them on the website at www.WestportPlayhouse.org.

A Song at Twilight - Gordana Rashovich, Nicolas Carrierre, Brian Murray  - photo by Erickson
A Song at Twilight
Gordana Rashovich, Nicolas Carrière, and Brian Murray

The Westport Country Playhouse Box Office is open during Performance Days Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 pm until 8:30 pm, Saturday from 11:00 am until 8:30 pm, Sunday from 11:00 am until 3:30 pm, and is closed on Monday. Non-Performance Days, the Box Office is open Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm, and is closed on Monday.

The Westport Country Playhouse named as "Theatre Company of the Year" in December 2013 by The Wall Street Journal, opened in the 1930s in a transformed 1835 cow barn, which has, and continues to attract, a "who's who" of prominent actors. Looking at the framed posters of past shows that line the lobby walls was like entering an encyclopedia of the arts. A few of the many renowned actors who have appeared on the stage there include Ethyl Barrymore, Dorothy and Lillian Gish, Tallulah Bankhead, Gloria Swanson, Don Ameche, Hume Cronin and Jessica Tandy, Jane Fonda, Danny Aiello, Blythe Danner, Jill Clayburgh, Richard Dreyfus, Whoopi Goldberg, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Redgrave, Gene Wilder, and Westport residents Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman.

"Westport Country Playhouse, a not-for-profit theater, serves as a cultural nexus for patrons, artists and students and is a treasured resource for the State of Connecticut.  There are no boundaries to the creative thinking for future seasons or the kinds of audiences and excitement for theater that Westport Country Playhouse can build."

For information on upcoming events and other performances, please visit the website: www.WestportPlayhouse.org.

Upcoming Performances

Play 
Dates Running 
A Song at Twilight by Noêl Coward 
April 29 - May 17, 2014 
Sing For Your Shakespeare by Wayne Barker,
Mark Lomas, Deborah Grace Winer 
June 3 - 22, 2014 
Nora by Ingmar Bergman 
July 15 - August 2, 2014 
Things We Do For Love by Alan Ayckbourn                  
August 19 - September 6, 2014
Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage 
October 7 - November 3, 2014 

Westport Country Playhouse  
25 Powers Court
Westport, Connecticut  06880
United States
Box Office:    +1-203-227-4177
Toll-Free:      +1-888-927-7529
Fax:              +1-203-454-3239
Box Office:   +1-203-227-4177
Website:      
www.WestportPlayhouse.org
Facebook:   
www.Facebook/WestportCountryPlayhouse

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