People with British accents are funnier than people without. It's a known fact. The British farce Loot opens at Westport Country Playhouse on Tuesday, a comedy set in mid-1960s London revolving around two young thieves who rob a bank next door to a funeral home and then hide in a coffin to escape the law. Inspector Truscott is on the case however, and he'll do whatever he needs to catch them. Pretty classic stuff here. Very British.
Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, (203) 227-4177. Tue., 8 p.m. Wed., 2 & 8 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 8 p.m. Sat., 3 & 8 p.m. Sun., 3 p.m. July 16-Aug. 3. $30 and up. westportplayhouse.org