'Hunger Games' Actress Leads Westport Country Playhouse Script Reading

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Film and TV actress Lynn Cohen will star in a reading of the play "Crossing Delancey" at the Westport Country Playhouse on Monday, Dec. 9. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Westport Country Playhouse will present a "Script In Hand" reading of the romantic comedy "Crossing Delancy" on Monday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

The reading will feature Lynn Cohen as Bubbie. Cohen portrays Mags in the blockbuster film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and is also known for her roles in HBO's "Sex and the City" and Steven Spielberg's "Munich."

In “Crossing Delancey,” Isabel is a modern young woman who lives alone and works in a bookstore. When she is not pining after a handsome author, she is visiting her grandmother in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. This delightfully nosy old lady and her friend the matchmaker have found a ‘good catch’ for Isabel – Sam, the pickle vendor.

Director Anne Keefe served as artistic director of Westport Country Playhouse with Joanne Woodward in 2008, and as associate artistic director from 2000-2006, also with Woodward. She co-directed with Woodward the Westport Country Playhouse production of “David Copperfield,” and directed many Script in Hand play readings.

Other actors in the comedic story are Ari Brand (Westport Country Playhouse’s “The Diary of Anne Frank,” Broadway’s “The Neil Simon Plays,” Off-Broadway’s “My Name Is Asher Lev”) as Sam; Kieran Campion (Westport Country Playhouse’s “Journey’s End,” “David Copperfield,” and several Script in Hand playreadings, Broadway’s “Our Town,” “The American Plan”) as Tyler; Dana Steingold (Westport Country Playhouse’s “Into the Woods” as Little Red Ridinghood, and two Script in Hand play readings, Broadway/National Tours of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”) as Isabel; Cheryl Stern (Westport Country Playhouse’s “ Into the Woods,” Script in Hand playreading of “Beau Jest,” Broadway’s 2010 Tony Award-winning “La Cage aux Folles”) as Hannah; and Ronald Cohen (New York’s “Artist Descending a Staircase,” “Henry IV Part One,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Twelfth Night”) reading stage directions.

Tickets to the reading are $15 each.

For more information or tickets, call the box office at 203-227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit the Westport Country Playhouse website.

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