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Jayne Atkinson, Jefferson Mays Set for Stage Struck at Westport Country Playhouse

Jefferson Mays
Jefferson Mays

Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays, who will soon be on Broadway in The Best Man, and Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson will co-star in the comedy/thriller, Stage Struck, by Simon Gray, a Script in Hand playreading at Westport Country Playhouse, on Monday, March 12, 7pm.

Stage Struck is about an ex-stage manager (Mays) who now keeps house for his bread-winning actress-wife (Atkinson) while amusing himself with various sexual adventures. He is a thoroughly happy man until his wife informs him, based on a psychiatrist’s advice, that she is throwing him out and cutting him off. He plans revenge on his wife and the psychiatrist, drawing on his stagecraft expertise and delving into his old bag of theatrical tricks.

The cast also includes Michel Gill and Doug Stender. Part of Winter at the Playhouse, the reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse artistic advisor.

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