The 90-minute, one-woman monologue was penned by Rhoda Lerman. Lerman adapted the stage production from her book, "Eleanor: A Novel." Eleanor will initially run through Aug. 30 on the Berkshire Theatre Festival's Unicorn Stage and reopen Sept. 25, playing Thursdays-Sundays, through Nov. 9.
Stephen Temperley stages the production described as an "intimate portrait of the First Lady [that] reveals her private struggles and offers a distinctly feminine look at politics, power, and war. She and her husband changed America forever. They lifted our society at a time when all appeared hopeless."
Norment has appeared on Broadway in A Touch of the Poet and Plenty. Among her stage credits are the world premiere of The Clean House at Yale Rep, as well as No End of Blame, Sganarelle, Cloud Nine, Third and Homebody/Kabul. On screen Norment has been seen in "Law & Order," "Mad About You," "L.A. Law" and "St. Elsewhere."
The creative team for Eleanor includes scenic designer R. Michael Miller, costume designer Tracy Christensen and lighting designer Thom Weaver.
For a detailed performance schedule for Eleanor and tickets, call the BTF box office at (413) 298-5576 or visit www.berkshiretheatre.org.