Bring your spouse/SO and enjoy an entertaining evening of professional live theatre at CT’s nationally-recognized cultural landmark, The Westport Country Playhouse. We’ll kick off the evening with a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception with CEO colleagues in the VIP suite. Michael Ross, the engaging & charismatic Playhouse Managing Director, will briefly discuss the ins & outs of the theatre business. Afterward, plan to be entertained by the uproarious comedy Things We Do For Love by Playhouse favorite Alan Ayckbourn. This promises to be a fun, fascinating and entertaining special event.
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- 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Mingling Reception with Talk by Michael Ross, Managing Director of the Westport Country Playhouse
- 8:00 pm: Play - "Things We Do For Love"
BIO - MICHAEL ROSS
Michael Ross joined Westport Country Playhouse as Managing Director in February 2009. He served since 2002 as managing director of CENTERSTAGE in Baltimore, the award-winning State Theater of Maryland. Previously, Michael was Managing Director of Long Wharf Theatre (1997-2002), where he was on the producing team for the commercial transfer of the Pulitzer Prize winner, Wit. He was also general manager, and business and box office manager at Hartford Stage (1986-1996). Michael served as program officer/project director at National Arts Stabilization, and worked with Baltimore Opera Company and Alley Theater, Houston. Michael has consulted in fundraising, board development and strategic planning for theaters nationwide, including Kansas City Repertory Theatre, SITI Company, Wilma Theater, Trinity Repertory Company and Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. He has been a panelist for programs hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group and New England Foundation for the Arts, among others, and was an adjunct professor in Yale University School of Drama Theater Management Program.
Things We Do For Love
By Alan Ayckbourn Directed by John Tillinger
Love will make you crazy. In this uproarious comedy by Playhouse favorite Alan Ayckbourn, fastidious Barbara's orderly, but solitary world is thrown into chaos when the arrival of her longtime friend Nikki and her fiancé ignites unexpected and violent passions. Replete with trademark Ayckbourn touches, this wickedly funny play will have you questioning just how sane any of us really are when it comes to love.