Baker, Hecht, McLaughlin Are Top Girls in Williamstown, July 20-31

News   Baker, Hecht, McLaughlin Are Top Girls in Williamstown, July 20-31 Becky Ann Baker, Jessica Hecht and Ellen McLaughlin are some of the Top Girls when that Caryl Churchill play begins a new production at the Williamstown Theatre Festival July 20.
Jessica Hecht
Jessica Hecht

Jo Bonney directs the piece, which runs until July 31. The play groups together famous women from different ages, who compare notes at a fantasy dinner party.

Reiko Aylesworth is Lady Nijo/Win, Becky Ann Baker (Titanic, Assassins) plays Isabella Bird/Joyce/Mrs. Kidd, Brienin Bryant portrays Waitress/Kit/Shona, Jessica Hecht ( After the Fall, Julius Caesar) is Marlene, Ellen McLaughlin (Angels in America, Blue Window) essays Pope Joan/Louise, and Elizabeth Reaser fills the role of Patient Griselda/Nell/Jeanine.

Jo Bonney has directed such recent New York shows as Fifth of July and Living Out.

Tickets may be purchased by calling (413) 597-3400, or by visiting the box office in person.

The remaining WTF 2005 season, in brief, is as follows:

Main Stage Season:


  • Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, directed by Jo Bonney, July 20 31
  • On the Razzle by Tom Stoppard, directed by David Jones, Aug. 3-14
  • Bus Stop by William Inge, directed by Will Frears, Aug. 17-28 Nikos Stage Season:


  • Create Fate by Etan Frankel, July 13-24
  • The Sugar Syndrome by Lucy Prebble, directed by Maria Mileaf, July 27-Aug. 7
  • Tough Titty by Oni Faida Lampley, Directed by Charles Randolph Wright, Aug. 10-21