Josh Hamilton and Jessica Hecht will star in a June 30 reading of Neena Beber's new play Jump Slash Cut at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Both Hamilton and Hecht were seen on New York's Off-Broadway scene this past season, Hamilton in The Waverly Gallery and Hecht in Lobster Alice.
Maria Mileaf, who piloted Lobster Alice at Playwrights Horizons, will direct. Dave Simonds rounds out the cast.
True to its three-person cast, Jump is the story of a love triangle, and involves a filmmaker who decides to document his best friend's struggle with manic depression. Beber's plays have been read at Williamstown twice before. Among her titles are Thirst, A Common Vision, Tomorrowland and Misreadings.
The reading will take place at 3 PM. For more information, call (413) 597 3399.
--By Robert Simonson