“I’m Not Rappaport!” by Herb Gardner opens Friday, September 19

September 19 – October 5, 2014

I’m Not Rappaport!


by Herb Gardner

Directed by Lester Colodny

"I'm Not Rappaport" at Westport Community Theatre

Fred Tisch and David Tate in “I’m Not Rappaport,” Westport Community Theatre

Fridays, September 19, 26 and October 3 at 8:00 PM

Saturdays, September 20, 27 and October 4 at 8:00 PM

Sundays, September 21, 28 and October 5 at 2:00 PM

Thursday, September 25 at 8:00 PM

Saturday, August 2 at 8:00 PM

Westport Community Theatre
Westport Town Hall
110 Myrtle Avenue
Westport, CT 06880

The author of A Thousand Clowns, one of WCT’s memorable productions, brings another set of memorable characters to the stage. I’m Not Rappaport! takes place under a bridge in Central Park, New York City, where two octogenarians meet regularly, determined to fight off all attempts to put them “out to pasture.” Nat is a cantankerous old-time radical whose daughter is urging him into the old folk’s home. Midge is an apartment superintendent who spends his days in the park hiding in the past and from his disgruntled tenants. Together, their cantankerous relationship is a blend of absolute comic genius and pathos, producing a powerful, complex evening of theatre.

I’m Not Rappaport! won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1985 – so it is fitting that it is being directed by Emmy award winner Lester Colodny. Tour-de-force performances are given by stars Fred Tisch and David Michael Tate (making his WCT debut); the outstanding cast features Deborah Burke, Melody Cochran, Rick Stewart and Jeffrey Wyant. Produced by Donna Wyant and Joan Lasprogato, the talented crew includes Stage Manager Ron Dobey, Set Designer Dave Eger, Costume Designer Mary Kulcsar, and Lighting Designer Jeff Klein.

"I'm Not Rappaport" at Westport Community Theatre

Fred Tisch, Deborah Burke, David Tate

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Westport Community Theatre is located at Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue in Westport. For directions to the theatre, go to the “Directions” tab above. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM, and the Thursday following opening weekend at 8:00 PM.

Westport Community Theatre’s mission is to produce memorable evenings of quality theatrical productions at affordable prices; for 59+ years, non-profit Westport Community Theatre has strived to be a “community within a community,” defining all that the town of Westport, Connecticut is about.


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