Parsons, Dishy, McGrath Star in Williamstown's Invention, Beginning July 16

News   Parsons, Dishy, McGrath Star in Williamstown's Invention, Beginning July 16 Bob Dishy, Matt McGrath, Lisa Benavides, Adam Rothenberg and Estelle Parsons heed the direction of Nicholas Martin in the Williamstown Theatre Festival's presentation of Mother of Invention by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros, beginning performances on the Nikos Stage July 16. The run continues to July 27.

Parsons plays an alcoholic mother with no sense of self. Benavides is a 15-year-old girl obsessed with her breasts and older men. And Dishy is an old man who's been dying for 10 years. Together with a cop, a poet and an Equadorian maid, they populate the play by Gersten-Vassilaros, who co wrote with Theresa Rebeck Omnium-Gatherum, soon to come to Off Broadway.

Martin is the artistic director of Boston's Huntington Theatre Company and a frequent Williamstown visitor.

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The remaining Williamstown schedule, at a glance, runs as follows:

Main Stage:
Landscape of the Body, July 9-20
Under Milk Wood, July 23-Aug. 3
Travesties, Aug. 6-17
An Enemy of the People, Aug. 20-24 Nikos Stage:
Mother of Invention, July 16-27
The Lake, July 30-Aug. 10
The Chekhov Cycle, Aug. 12-17