May 12, 2 -4 pm, Donation: $10
For reservations, call: 203-222-1424
Meet at the White Barn Theatre, Newtown Turnpike
(corner of Cranbury Road) From Westport, take Route 33 to Newtown Turnpike.
Join us for a one of kind opportunity to peek inside the legendary White Barn Theatre founded by renowned Westport actor and impresario, Lucille Lortel. First opened in 1947, Lortel and husband Louis Schweitzer transformed an old horse barn into a showcase for daring plays and new playwrights, composers, actors, directors and designers. It went on to become one of the greatest American experimental theaters of the second half of the twentieth century.
This special tour will be led by former White Barn general manager Mark Graham, accompanied by British stage designer Peter Ling. In addition to the tour of the Theatre and grounds – where Lortel’s private residence still stands – the event will include a reading followed by refreshments in the garden. Please meet at the White Barn Theatre, on Newtown Turnpike (near the corner of Cranbury Road).