Karen Ziemba to Star in Regional Dinner Party

News   Karen Ziemba to Star in Regional Dinner Party Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will star in a production of Neil Simon’s The Dinner Party this summer at Vermont’s Oldcastle Theatre Company.

Ziemba, who is currently in rehearsals for the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s production of The Threepenny Opera — she will play Lucy Brown there — will star as Mariette in Simon’s comedy of marriage and divorce, July 25-Aug. 9 at the Vermont theatre. A spokesperson for the production confirmed the casting. Ziemba will co-star opposite fellow actor (and husband) Bill Tatum; the remainder of the cast includes Tim Foley, Paul Falzone, Cyndi Logan and Daryl Kenny. Karen Ziemba won a Tony Award portraying the Wife in Susan Stroman's Contact. She has also starred on Broadway in Chicago, Steel Pier, Crazy for You and 42nd Street, and her Off-Broadway work includes a Drama Desk Award-winning performance in And the World Goes 'Round as well as roles in I Do! I Do!, 110 in the Shade and The Most Happy Fella. She also headlined the City Center Encores! presentation of Pajama Game.

Set in a Parisian restaurant, The Dinner Party played Broadway’s Music Box Theatre Oct. 3, 2000-Sept. 1, 2001. Directed by John Rando, the company included Len Cariou, Veanne Cox, Penny Fuller, Jan Maxwell, John Ritter and Henry Winkler.

The Oldcastle Theatre Company is located in Bennington, Vermont. Tickets for the production may be purchased by calling the theatre’s box office at (802) 447-0564. For more information, visit www.oldcastle.org.