For ten years, David Bailey played Russ Matthews on TV's "Another World." Now he's taken on another world entirely -- that of live theatre -- by playing Henry Ford in Mark St. Germain's comedy-drama, Camping With Henry and Tom. Directed by Danny Gidron, Camping started previews Oct. 28, opened Oct. 31 and ends its scheduled run Nov. 21 at Foothills Theatre Company in Worcester, MA.
Based on an actual event, the play is a speculation about what might have been discussed in the Maryland woods when Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and President Warren G. Harding went on a camping trip in the summer of 1921. Camping won three Lucille Lortel Awards, including outstanding play of the season, when it played in New York in 1995.
Joining Bailey, who also had a featured role as Charles "pond scum" Kincaid on "Kate and Allie," are Edwin J. McDonough (as Thomas Edison), Foothills artistic director Michael Walker (as Warren Harding), and Bob Dolan (as a secret service agent).
Tickets ($18-$25) are available by calling the box office at (508) 754 4018. Foothills Theatre Company is located on the Courtyard off Commercial Street in Worcester. Next up, Dec. 2-Jan. 2, 2000: The Paisley Sisters Christmas Special.
-- By David Lefkowitz
& Christine Ehren