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The Weston Playhouse commemorates its 76th year of bringing community-based theatrical and cultural performances. It is located in the heart of Weston, Vermont, particularly on 12 Park Street.

Considered as Vermont?s longest operational professional theater, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company (WPTC) was founded in 1935 at the height of the Great Depression. Raymond Austin, a Weston-born architect, successfully transformed a church for the dramatics club of the town. Upon its completion, the Boston Globe aptly gives the theater an attractive moniker ? the most beautiful theater in New England. In 1937, it captivated the attention of director Harlan Grant, who invested in producing the WPTC?s first summer stock season. It featured a blossoming young actor by the name of Lloyd Bridges.

The company prospered well, serving as the stepping stone of such brilliant artists as Christopher Lloyd and John Lee Beatty, a Tony award-winning designer. As it continued to flourish, a late-night show known as The Cellar was introduced and a restaurant annexed the building. The community that surrounded the Weston Playhouse withstood numerous catastrophic events including the war-tainted summers of the mid 1940s, the raging fire that damaged the original Greek Revival structure in 1962, and the inevitable floods that became the catalyst of replacing it in 1973 and again in 1976.

For fifty years, Walter Boughton was the second producer of the theater. Upon his death, Producing Directors Steve Stetter, Malcolm Ewen, and Tim Fort, reorganized the company to a non-profit one.

The company just purchased a 5-acre farmstead in Weston and is in the process of developing it into a center for play enhancement. Nowadays, Weston Playhouse is expanding and bettering its threshold by constructing an air-conditioned restaurant, its first orchestra pit, and putting up an advanced system for fire safety.
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