Barrington to Present MacDermot’s Human Comedy and Germain’s Collyer Brothers

News   Barrington to Present MacDermot’s Human Comedy and Germain’s Collyer Brothers
Galt MacDermot and William Dumaresq’s rarely produced Broadway musical The Human Comedy will be presented this summer at the Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA.

Julianne Boyd will direct the production, which will run June 21-July 15 on the Barrington’s MainStage.

The Human Comedy features music by MacDermot, libretto by Dumaresq and is based on the William Saroyan novel. The musical, according to the Barrington website, “relates the joys and sorrows of small town life as seen through the eyes of young telegraph messenger Homer Macauley.”

The Human Comedy premiered at Off-Broadway’s Public Theater before moving to Broadway’s Royale Theatre for a brief run, March 20-April 15, 1984. Directed by Wilford Leach, the cast included Josh Blake, Anne Marie Bobby, Gordon Connell, Leata Galloway, Stephen Geoffreys, Don Kehr, Bonnie Koloc, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Daniel Noel and Rex Smith.

Prior to The Human Comedy, the Barrington will offer Mark St. Germain’s The Collyer Brothers at Home and Period Piece May 17-28. The Collyer Brothers “brings to life the compelling and darkly funny tale of withdrawal, suspicion and eccentric bravado that pits two personalities against the march of time,” while Period Piece “features two veteran character actors desperately competing for the spotlight.”

Subscriptions for the Barrington's upcoming season are currently available by calling (413) 229-2076. Visit for more information.

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