Chris Noth Stars in American Buffalo at Berkshire Fest Beginning July 26

News   Chris Noth Stars in American Buffalo at Berkshire Fest Beginning July 26
 
Chris Noth will play the role of frustrated petty thief Teach in the Berkshire Theatre Festival's summer staging of David Mamet's American Buffalo.

The "Law & Order" and "Sex and the City" star will share the stage with James Frangione and Sean Nelson. Anders Cato directs. Dates are July 26-Aug. 13.

Noth has starred on Broadway in The Best Man.

Mamet's 1976 Obie Award-winning play, American Buffalo, originally opened at Chicago's Goodman Theater. The story involves a trio of third-rate crooks who plan the theft of a coin collection. The play established Mamet's reputation when it ran on Broadway in 1977 with a cast that featured Robert Duvall, John Savage and Kenneth MacMillan. It was revived by Al Pacino at Circle in the Square in 1981. A 2000 Off-Broadway revival at Atlantic Theatre Company starred William H. Macy as Teach. Recently, plans for a Broadway revival starring Laurence Fishburne as Teach, and with Daniel Sullivan directing, were announced, but the production later stalled.

The BTF Main Stage season is completed by Souvenir, the two-hander about famed coloratura Florence Foster Jenkins, which recently played an extended run at the York Theatre Company. Judy Kaye will re-create her Off Broadway performance. Vivian Matalon will direct the Aug. 17-Sept. 3 run.

The Unicorn Theatre is currently showing Ron Hutchinson's Rat in the Skull, about an IRA terrorist and his interrogator, and starring Jonathan Epstein. BTF is located in Stockbridge, MA. For information, call (413) 298-5536.

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