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Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand Heads to Westport Country Playhouse

Buyer and Cellar and a reimagined Camelot also join the theater's 2016 season.

Usman Ally and Justin Kirk in the New York Theatre Workshop production of Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand.
(© Joan Marcus)

Westport Country Playhouse has announced the lineup of productions set for its 86th season, spanning from May-October 2016.

The season will open with two Tony Award-winning plays staged in repertory. Yasmin Reza's Art, translated by Christopher Hampton, and John Logan's Red will alternate daily, offering performances from May 3-29. Artistic director Mark Lamos will helm the two productions, both of which explore the theme of creating art.

Next will be Jonathan Tolins' hit one-man comedy Buyer and Cellar, about an out-of-work actor from Malibu who gets a job working in Barbra Streisand's basement mall. Performances will run from June 14-July 2.

Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand will follow with a run from July 19-August 6. The story follows a futures trader who finds himself kidnapped in Pakistan, and playing the market is his only path to escape. Playhouse associate artistic director David Kennedy will helm the production.

What the Butler Saw, a comedy written by Joe Orton and directed by John Tillinger, will then run from August 23-September 10.

A reimagined version of Lerner and Loewe's classic musical Camelot, written by David Lee (Frasier, Cheers), will close out the season with a run from October 4-22. Lamos will direct.

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