Leigh Katz, left, and Sunny Makwana will perform in the Westport Community Theatre’s new production, “Switzerland,” on the weekends of April 5-21 at Town Hall. / Contributed photo

WESTPORT — “Switzerland,” described as a psychological thriller involving an imagined encounter with a noted mystery writer, will be staged over three weekends, starting April 5, by the Westport Community Theatre.

The two-character drama, by Joanna Murray-Smith, will be performed at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, April 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20, as well as 2 p.m. Sundays, April 7, 14 and 21. There also will be a performance at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11.

The play will be staged in the troupe’s theater in Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave.

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“Switzerland,” set in the Alps in 1994, unfolds when a publisher’s representative visits the home of Patricia Highsmith, the writer known for the novels “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “Strangers on a Train,” among others. 

The publisher’s rep tries to convince Highsmith to write another Ripley novel (in real life, she wrote five novels featuring the character Tom Ripley), but in the play she refuses to write another. However, the visitor won’t take no for an answer and “a deadly and entertaining game of cat-and-mouse ensues,” according to a publicity release.

The play’s two roles will be performed by Leigh Katz and Sunny Makwana. The production is directed by Ruth Anne Baumgartner.

For questions or more information, call the Westport Community Theatre box office at 203-226-1983.