Christopher and Hutchison to Star in Barrington's Trumbo

News   Christopher and Hutchison to Star in Barrington's Trumbo The Barrington Stage Company's production of Christopher Trumbo's Trumbo will feature Thom Christopher and Brian Hutchison.

Both actors have previously been seen at the Massachusetts venue: Christopher in A Picasso and Hutchison in Wonder of the World.

Trumbo will play the theatre's mainstage Feb. 14-24 with an official opening Feb. 16. Julianne Boyd, the artistic director of the Barrington, will helm the production. Christopher Trumbo's work is an homage to his father, the legendary screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who penned "Spartacus," "Roman Holiday," "Exodus," "Papillion" and "Johnny Got His Gun."

The play, according to press notes, is set in 1947 when Dalton Trumbo "stood up to the House Un-American Activities Committee and was thrown into prison and blacklisted as one of the infamous 'Hollywood Ten.' . . . [It is a] fascinating, funny, yet chilling retelling of one man's struggle to defend his freedom, his family and his livelihood during the McCarthy era."

The Barrington season will also include I Am My Own Wife (May 21-June 8), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (June 11-July 12), Richard Greenberg's The Violet Hour, directed by Rob Ruggiero (July 17-Aug. 2), and Noel Coward's Private Lives, directed by Julianne Boyd and starring Christopher Innvar (Aug. 7-24).

The Barrington's Musical Theatre Lab, which is under the direction of Tony-winning composer Finn, will kick off its third season with Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Inspired by Chris Van Allsburg's book, the musical, which will run June 18-July 5, features book and direction by Joe Calarco. Additional Musical Theatre Lab productions will be announced at a later date. The Barrington Stage Company's Youth Theatre will present a new version of Seussical this summer. The Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty musical will run July 16-Aug. 17 and will feature direction and choreography by Christine O'Grady with musical direction by Brian Usifer.

The Barrington Stage Company is located at 30 Union Street in Pittsfield, MA. Tickets for Trumbo are now on sale by calling (413) 236-8888 or by visiting www.barringtonstageco.org.