Berkshire Fest Announces 2007 Season with Plays by Shaw, Williams and McNally

News   Berkshire Fest Announces 2007 Season with Plays by Shaw, Williams and McNally Berkshire Theatre Festival's 2007 season this summer will include a number of revivals of well-known plays, including One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest starring Randy Harrison ("Queer as Folk") as Billy Bibbit.
Randy Harrison stars as Tom in The Glass Menagerie.
Randy Harrison stars as Tom in The Glass Menagerie.

Jonathan Epstein will play Randall Patrick McMurphy in Dale Wasserman's adaptation of Ken Kesey's novel, which will begin July 10, open July 13 and end July 28 in the Main Stage. Rick Cleveland has written and will perform his new work My Pal George in a workshop production in the Unicorn Theatre directed by Eric Simonson, which begins previews July 3, opens July 4 and ends July 21. The play is a maybe true, maybe not account of Cleveland's friendship with George W. Bush and is a sequel of sorts to Cleveland's My Buddy Bill about President Clinton. Cleveland has written for "The West Wing" and "Six Feet Under."

Casting for other shows is still pending.

Two-Headed by Julie Jensen, which will be directed by Marc Geller in the Unicorn, will begin July 25, open July 26 and end Aug. 18. The play is abut 40 years in the lives of two Utah women in the late 1800's.

Terrence McNally's Love! Valour! Compassion!, directed by Anders Cato, will begin June 19, open June 22 and end July 7 on the Main Stage.

Paul Osborn's Morning's at Seven, directed by Vivian Matalon, will also be on the Main Stage, beginning July 31, opening Aug. 3 and ending Aug. 11.

George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession, directed by Cato, begins Aug. 14, opens Aug. 17 and ends Sept. 1, also on the Main Stage.

The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams and directed by Eric Hill will begin May 24, open May 25 and end June 30 in the Unicorn.

Also in the Unicorn will be Willy Russell's Educating Rita, beginning Aug. 21, opening Aug. 22 and ending Oct. 20. The director is to be announced.

The festival will include a number of family programs as well. For more information visit www.berkshiretheatre.org.

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