Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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Will Present Irish Comedy Chapatti at Westport Community Theatre
Westport Community Theatre, 110 Myrtle Avenue

Performances of CHAPATTI are:

Friday, June 7 at 8 P.M.

Saturday, June 8 at 8 P.M.

Sunday, June 9 at 2 P.M. (matinee)

Thursday, June 13 at 8 P.M.

Friday, June 14 at 8 P.M.

Saturday, June 15 at 8 P.M.

Sunday, June 16 at 2 P.M. (matinee)

Friday, June 21 at 8 P.M.

Saturday, June 22 at 8 P.M.

Sunday, June 23 at 2 P.M. (matinee – final performance)

Stratford’s Square One Theatre and the Westport Community Theatre join forces in presenting Square One’s celebrated 2017 production of Chapatti. Playwright Christian O’Reilly’s mutts and felines pave the way for an unlikely common ground between two pet owners, offering a heart-warming and delightful Irish comedy with just the right mix of charm, intensity, humor, poignancy and surprising twists.

Chapatti follows the unexpected intersection between two middle-age singletons – Betty, a lonely widow with 19 cats, and Dan, a bereaved gentleman who lives only for his beloved dog, Chapatti (named for Dan’s favorite Indian dish). Watching Betty and Dan hurt, heal and ultimately come to terms with their lives and each other is truly a rich, wonderful experience. According to one critic, “I’ve seen a hundred love stories; still, I insist that Chapatti is often fresh and even innovative. And I admit that I can’t think of another recent work that’s so touched my heart.”

“Chapatti will soon become a staple in theatres the world over. Smiles, laughter and a few tears may be shed, but audiences will never forget the beauty and poignancy of this tender story about two people who learn how to love again.” (ChicagoTheatreReview.com) “It leaves you cheering for these two characters’ hard-won moments of happiness.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

The cast of Chapatti features two of Square One and Westport Community Theatre audience favorites, Lucy Babbitt (Stratford) and Al Kulcsar (Fairfield), directed by Stratford’s Tom Holehan.

LUCY BABBITT’s Square One Theatre credits include: Agnes of GodMotherhood Out Loud, The Winslow Boy, Irenas VowThe ClearingNot Waving, Cahoots and Two Rooms among othersHer area theatre credits include productions at Westport Community TheatreThe Players at Putney Gardens,Little Theatre of Newtown, among others. She is the recipient of Square One Subscriber Awards for Outstanding Actress (The Clearing, Motherhood Out Loud) and Outstanding Cameo Performance (Distracted, The Winslow Boy).

AL KULCSAR’s Square One credits include The Outgoing TideFreuds Last SessionDeadly MurderSouthern ComfortsART, Moonlight & Magnolias, Match, Talking Heads, Inherit the Wind, Later Life, The Countess, The Shop at Sly Corner, Twelve Angry Men, Three Viewings, The Heiress, Camping with Henry & Tom, Two Rooms and The Business of Murder. His regional/New York Theatre credits include Theatre Artists Workshop, Crystal Theatre, Town Players of Newtown and Westport Community Theatre. He has won Square One Subscriber Awards as Outstanding Actor (The Outgoing TideFreud’s Last Session, Southern ComfortsMoonlight & Magnolias, The Business of Murder, The Shop at Sly Corner, Camping with Henry & Tom) and Outstanding Featured Actor (Later Life). He is also the recipient of Square One Theatre’s “Outstanding Contribution” Award (2015).

The Connecticut Critics Circle hailed this production of Chapatti with “WOW! Babbit is dead-on perfection and Kulcsar offers us a tormented soul that we can easily embrace.”

Single Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for senior citizens & students.

Tickets may be purchased

  • By phone: Box Office at 203.226.1983
  • Online: www.wct.com
  • In person: at box office 60 minutes prior to each performance

There will be post-performance talkbacks with the actors and director following each Sunday performance of Chapatti.

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