Tucked just off the busy thoroughfare of the Post Road in Westport behind unassuming shops and offices sits a true Connecticut gem – the Westport Country Playhouse. The iconic red barn theater has played host to a veritable who’s who of stage and screen and has enriched the cultural fabric of Fairfield County since the 30’s.
Famous faces from Henry Fonda, Susan Sarandon, Lynn Redgrave, Christopher Plummer and local legend Paul Newman, have dazzled and delighted audiences for decades. But as with many major productions, it’s behind-the-scenes where some of the real magic happens. Enter Don Quatrella.
Quatrella has been a stalwart volunteer at the Playhouse since 2005. He began as an usher and now you’ll see him in the role of waiter, bartender and auction volunteer at fundraisers, too. Quatrella is, in fact, something of a Playhouse institution, said Director of Development Kathryn Gloor.