Blythe Danner
(© Tristan Fuge)
Blythe Danner
(© Tristan Fuge)
Keir Dullea will host a script-in-hand reading of Leonard Gershe's Butterflies Are Free, at the Westport Country Playhouse, on Monday, June 7 at 7pm. Mark Shanahan will direct.

Blythe Danner will play the over-protective mother; Jonathan Groff will be the self-reliant sightless man; Betty Gilpin will perform as the kooky free-spirit who tries to help him break from his mother's smothering influence; and Andrew Grusetskie will portray the playboy director who threatens their new-found love.

WCP originally staged Butterflies Are Free 40 seasons ago, starring Danner and Dullea. The comedy transferred to Broadway, where it ran over three years, earning Danner a Tony Award.

Tickets are $15, and will go on sale Thursday, May 13, 12 noon. To purchase, call 203-227-4177, or visit www.westportplayhouse.org.