Burton, Fitzgerald, Martin, Wilkof Lead Starry Midsummer at Williamstown

News   Burton, Fitzgerald, Martin, Wilkof Lead Starry Midsummer at Williamstown Kate Burton, Christopher Fitzgerald, John Bedford Lloyd, Andrea Martin, Jessica Stone and Lee Wilkof will head the impressive cast of the new staging of Shakespeare's fantastical comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, due to grace the Williamstown Theatre Festival's Main Stage July 14-25.

Nicholas Martin will direct the cast, which also features Dashiell Eaves, Kathryn Hahn, Jon Patrick Walker, David Lansbury, Jennifer Van Dyck, Jeremy Shamos, Jonathan Fried, Brooks Ashmanskas, Rod McLaughlin and Sam Breslin Wright.

Williamstown regular Burton will play Queen Titania to Lloyd's Oberon. The four star-crossed young lovers will be played by Stone (Hermia), Demetrius (Walker), Eaves (Lysander) and Helena (Hahn). The Rude Mechanicals will be led by Wilkof's Peter Quince, Martin's Robin Starveling and Shamos' Bottom. The puckish Fitzgerald, who is taking a break from his role in Wicked to visit the Berkshires fest, will play Puck.

The 2004 festival schedule runs as follows:

Main Stage:
Cabaret & Main, June 24-July 10
A Midsummer Night's Dream, July 14-25
Design for Living, July 28-August 8
The Cherry Orchard, Aug. 11-22

Nikos Stage:
The Water's Edge, June 23-July 4
Rodney's Wife, July 7-18
R Shomon, July 21-Aug. 1
Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams , Aug. 11-22 The Festival Box Office at the Adams Memorial Theatre will open on June 15 at 11 AM. Tickets may be purchased beginning June 15 by calling (413) 597 3400, or by visiting the box office in person. Mail orders received prior to June 15 will be processed before the Box Office officially opens to the public.

For the latest updates on casting and events, or to receive a season brochure by mail, patrons are encouraged to visit WTF's official website at www.WTFestival.org.