Maxwell and Chamberlain to Star in Virginia Woolf at Berkshire Theatre Fest; Season Announced

News   Maxwell and Chamberlain to Star in Virginia Woolf at Berkshire Theatre Fest; Season Announced
 
The Berkshire Theatre Festival has announced the line-up of productions for its 80th anniversary season.

Mainstage productions will include George Bernard Shaw's Candida (June 17-July 5) under the direction of Anders Cato; Karen Zacarias' The Book Club, starring Tom Story (July 9-19); and Tara Franklin, Eric Hill and Walter Hudson in Robert Bolt's Tony-winning A Man for All Seasons (July 22-Aug. 9).

The mainstage offerings will culminate in the Berkshire Theatre Festival production of Edward Albee's Tony Award-winning drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Two-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell and Golden Globe winner Richard Chamberlain will star under the direction of Martin A. Rabbett (Aug. 12-Sept. 6).

BTF's Unicorn Theatre will present Harold Pinter's The Caretaker (May 22-June 28), with James Barry and Jonathan Epstein starring in the sinister comedy under the direction of Eric Hill. Following will be the world premiere of Pageant Play, penned by Matthew Wilkas and Mark Setlock. Wilkas and Setlock appear in their work, which will also feature Daiva Deupree and Jenn Harris (July 1-26).

David Adkins and Randy Harrison will star in Beckett's Waiting for Godot, directed by Anders Cato (July 29-Aug. 3); and Rhoda Lerman's Eleanor: Her Secret Journey will play an ongoing engagement on the Unicorn stage from Aug. 26-Nov. 9.

Berkshire Theatre Festival will also offer productions for young theatregoers, including two works by E. Gray Simons III: Hercules (July 25-26) and Around the World in 80 Days (Aug. 6-23). A production of Lionel Bart's musical Oliver! (Sept. 11-13) will also be presented as a benefit for local arts education organizations. Tony Award winner Judy Kaye and husband David Green will take to the Unicorn stage Oct. 12 in A Very Special Evening with Judy Kaye and David Green. A cocktail reception will precede an evening of favorite tunes from the couple.

The Berkshire Theatre Festival season wraps up with the holiday return of its third annual production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (Dec. 11-30).

For a detailed performance schedule and tickets, call the BTF box office at (413) 298-5576 or visit www.berkshiretheatre.org.

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