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2020 Script in Hand Playreadings
Co-Curated and Co-Directed by Anne Keefe and Mark Shanahan

Script in Hand is the Playhouse's play reading series by professional actors who catapult the audience’s imagination without benefit of scenery or costumes. Hear incredible scripts come to life for just $20 per ticket!


Miracle on South Division Street
By Tom Dudzick

February 24, 2020 at 7PM

Miracle on South Division Street is a comedy about a family, faith and adjusting to life’s surprises. The Nowaks of Buffalo always thought they were special, ever since Clara’s father, an immigrant from war-torn Poland, had a miraculous vision in his barbershop. But 65 years later, Clara’s youngest has stopped going to church, her son is dating a Jewish girl, and a deathbed confession causes a family legend to unravel with unexpected results.

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MEET THE CAST

Alison Cimmet
Beverly

Westport Country Playhouse: Romeo and Juliet, She Loves Me. Broadway: Gary, Amelie, She Loves Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Bonnie and Clyde, Baby It’s You!, and A Tale of Two Cities. Other regional/off-Broadway: John Guare’s 3 Kinds of Exile at the Atlantic Theater, My Wonderful Day at Two River Theater Company, Les Miserables at North Carolina Theatre, the Witch in Fiasco Theater Company’s Into the Woods at the Old Globe, and the new off-Broadway play Party Face at City Center II. TV: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Blacklist,” “Ray Donovan,” “Evil,” “Dickinson,” “Younger,” “Bull,” “Deadbeat,” “The Good Fight,” and “Are We There Yet?” Film: Tramps New World, Chasing Taste, March!, and The Big Sick. Graduate of Brown University. Member of The Actors Center. Founder of Bonfire Theatre Group. For more, check out www.AlisonCimmet.com.

Pamela Dunlap
Clara

Westport Country Playhouse: 
Love and Money, The Absence of a Cello. Native New Yorker and bi-coastal actress, Ms. Dunlap is a veteran of 40-plus years working in Film, TV, and Theatre. Pamela was most recently seen on stage in the OSF production of ROE by Lisa Loomer, directed by Bill Rauch at the Arena Stage and Berkley Rep. She has created roles on Broadway, off Broadway, off-off Broadway, and regional theatres from Maine to Los Angeles. Pamela was a member of Circle Repertory’s acting company, and created the role of Agnes in A.R. Gurney’s final play Love and Money at Westport Country Playhouse and Signature Theatre in New York. Well-known for recurring on “Mad Men” as Pauline Francis, Betty Draper’s nightmare of a mother-in-law. Rolling Stone named her one of the series’ most memorable characters. Pamela is also fondly remembered as Lilly the Bar Maid at the Regal Begal in Three’s Company. Other favorite recurring roles are Dianne on HBO’s “Doll and Em,” Gilda Rockwell in “Commander in Chief,” and Judge Dolan in “Bluebloods.” Notable film work includes The Goldfinch, The Kitchen, The Changeling, I am Sam, and The War of the Roses.

Patrick Halley
Jimmy

Patrick Halley happily makes his Westport debut. His work has been seen Off-Broadway and at many of the country’s major resident theaters, including: Alliance Theatre, Cleveland Play House, The Pearl Theatre Company, Baltimore Center Stage, Denver Center Theatre Company, Pioneer Theatre Company, Syracuse Stage, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Astoria Performing Arts Center, White Heron, Theatre Squared, Mill Mountain, Kitchen Theatre Company, and four seasons with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. TV credits include “Law & Order: SVU,” “Difficult People,” and commercials for Google, US Cellular, and Humira. Patrick is a Bucknell graduate and native of Poughkeepsie, NY.
www.patrickhalley.com

Amelia Pedlow
Ruth

Westport Country Playhouse debut. Off-Broadway: 
Intelligence (NYTW‘s NEXT DOOR Series); The Metromaniacs, 'Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Red Bull); Pride & Prejudice (Primary Stages; World Premier by Kate Hamill); The Liar, The Heir Apparent (Classic Stage Company); You Never Can Tell (The Pearl). Regional: Dear Jack, Dear Louise (Arena Stage; World Premier by Ken Ludwig); Doubt (Studio Theatre); Love’s Labours Lost (The Folger); Playing with Fire (The Guthrie); Fortune (The Hanger); Pride & Prejudice, The General from America (Hudson Valley Shakes); Red Velvet, The Metromaniacs (The Old Globe); The Metromaniacs, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Ether Dome (La Jolla Playhouse, Hartford Stage, and The Huntington); The Glass Menagerie, Hamlet, The Liar (Denver Center); Legacy of Light (Cleveland Playhouse); Diary of Anne Frank (Virginia Stage Company). TV: The Good Wife,” “Blue Bloods,” “Shades of Blue,” “The Blacklist.” BFA The Juilliard School.


Upcoming Performances

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March 23

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April 27

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November 16

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December 14


Script in Hand Memberships

Memberships for the Script in Hand Series are $125 each, and include tickets for all five readings prior to public sale. 2020 membership renewals are currently underway. New memberships are on sale now!

For more information call the box office at (203) 227-4177
Regular box office hours Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 6PM


The Script in Hand Playreading Series is sponsored by Michele and Marc Flaster
with support from the White Barn Program of the Lucille Lortel Foundation.


All dates, titles, and artists subject to change