Scott Schwartz
Scott Schwartz
Westport Country Playhouse's new artistic director Mark Lamos will direct his first production for the Connecticut-based theater, That Championship Season, to run August 25-September 12.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, and New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the play takes place at a reunion of a high school basketball coach, now retired, and four members of the team that he guided to the state championship 20 years earlier.

In related news, Scott Schwartz, the director of Westport Country Playhouse's current production of tick, tick...BOOM!, will participate in the theater's Sunday Symposium, following the June 28 matinee performance.

Written by Jonathan Larson, the musical is about a young artist on the verge in New York City. The cast includes Wilson Cruz, Colin Hanlon, and Pearl Sun. The symposium, which is geared to provide in-depth insights and observations about the production, followed by an interactive dialogue, will be moderated by David Kennedy.

For more information, visit www.westportplayhouse.org.