Pageant Play Opens at Berkshire Theatre Festival July 5

News   Pageant Play Opens at Berkshire Theatre Festival July 5
Pageant Play, about the world of child beauty pageants, officially opens at the Berkshire Theatre Festival July 5.

Mark Setlock and Mathew Wilkas, who co-wrote the play, also star in the outrageous insider look at child contestants, stage mothers and the coaches who lead them to the crown. Performances began July 1 and will continue through July 26.

Setlock portrays in-demand pageant coach Bobby with Wilkas as his partner Bob, a pageant coach "with a special flair for choreography and hair." Joining the playwright-actors are Daiva Deupree (Two Girls for Five Dollars) and Jenn Harris (Modern Orthodox), who portray ruthless rival pageant mothers.

Martha Banta stages Pageant Play, which has a creative team that includes set designer Luke Hegel-Cantarella, costume designer Jessica Risser-Milne, lighting designer Thom Weaver and sound designer Bart Fasbender.

Setlock is known for writing and starring in Fully Committed, co-written with Becky Mode. He has also penned the script for Wonderful Life, the stage adaptation of the holiday film "It's A Wonderful Life." Wilkas has appeared Off-Broadway in Far and Away and in the PS 122 staging of Carrie.

Tickets, priced $19.50-$44, are available by phoning (413) 298-5576 or by visiting

Today’s Most Popular News:

Blocking belongs
on the stage,
not on websites.

Our website is made possible by
displaying online advertisements to our visitors.

Please consider supporting us by
whitelisting with your ad blocker.
Thank you!