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Weston 101

A Pre-Season Primer

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s Weston 101 is back for its third year to prime theatregoers for an exciting, expanded 2018 season. Hosted by Weston Director of Education/Artistic Associate Piper Goodeve, this pre-season backstage pass is a multi-media event series taking you behind the scenes and more!

Live Engagement Events

Two live 101 events are scheduled for February 27 and March 13 at Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm. Join us for screenings of two special films related to our summer shows and hosted by Goodeve and Producing Artistic Director Steve Stettler. Reservations are strongly recommended.

February 27 @ 7 PM

In celebration of our upcoming summer production of WEST SIDE STORY and of composer Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, join us for a special movie screening. In this 1985 documentary, produced by the BBC, Bernstein conducts Kiri Te Kanawa, Tatiana Troyanos, Jose Carreras, and Kurt Ollmann in the most masterful recording of WEST SIDE STORY, and tells his own stories about the piece along the way. After the film, stay for stimulating discussion and community!

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March 13 @ 7 PM

Join us for a special screening of the 1973 Paramount Pictures release of A DOLL'S HOUSE, starring Anthony Hopkins and Claire Bloom, based on Henrik Ibsen’s classic play. See where Nora leaves off before you meet her again in our summer production of A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2. Stay for stimulating discussion and community!

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Weston 101 Video Segments

These sneak peek, behind the scenes interviews drop throughout the spring on our YouTube and Facebook channels, are posted here on the website, and distributed via email (click here to add your name to our mailing list!) Each 101 video includes an introduction to the play and playwright(s), and interviews with cast members or the creative team.

A recommended list of supplemental material for further reading, watching, and listening is available below! Click on the titles to view the lists and be sure to click on the image below to visit our sponsor, Northshire Bookstore, to purchase any of the materials. Love what you learned? Come see the production this summer!

Our Town reading list

West Side Story reading list

Million Dollar Quartet reading list

Anne of Green Gables reading list

Fun Home reading list

A Doll's House, Part 2 reading list

Two Trains Running reading list