Fairfield Museum and History Center will hold an exhibition celebrating Fairfield County's regional theaters called "Bravo! A Century of Theatre in Fairfield County" from late September through mid-March.

The exhibit will begin with a gala fundraising preview honoring actor Christopher Plummer, playwright A.J. Gurney, director Mark Lamos and costume designer Jane Greenwood on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the museum, 370 Beach Road.

The six-month display, which will highlight the Westport Country Playhouse, the White Barn Theatre and the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre and Academy, will open to the public Sunday, Sept. 25.

The exhibit, guest curated by Martha S. LoMonaco, professor of visual and performing arts at Fairfield University, will include interactive stations showing behind-the-scenes stage production and an array of costumes, props, photographs and manuscripts. It will also present a who's who of stage artists such as Katharine Hepburn, Alfred Drake, Morris Carnovsky, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Christopher Plummer, James Earl Jones, June Havoc, Robert Ryan and Bert Lahr.

The museum will also offer a slate of public education programs related to the exhibit, where visitors may participate in activities, presentations and performances at the museum and at partnering institutions.

Financial supporters of the exhibit include the Connecticut Humanities Council, The Graham Foundation of Connecticut Inc., The Lucille Lortel Foundation, the Betty R. and Ralph Sheffer Foundation, Fairfield University, Still River Editions and private individuals.

For information on the exhibit, its programs and the opening gala, visit www.fairfieldhistory.org or call 203-259-1598.