Two-Headed Begins Berkshire Theatre Festival Run July 25

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Julie Jenson's exploration of Mormon life, Two-Headed, plays the Berkshire Theatre Festival July 25-Aug. 18.
Julie Jenson's Two-Headed begins performances.
Julie Jenson's Two-Headed begins performances. Photo by Kevin Sprague

Berkshire's Unicorn Theatre houses the production, with Marc Geller directing a cast that includes Corinna May and Diane Prusha. Two-Headed marks the Berkshire Theatre Festival debut for both actresses. Two-Headed, according to production notes, "depicts forty years in the lives of two Utah women in the late 1800's. Their friendship is traced as each finds her place in an intolerant, patriarchal Mormon society and the polygamy it espouses. Julie Jensen defines the term 'two-headed' as the act of keeping secrets and denying truths."

The design team for Two-Headed comprises scenic designer Aaron P. Mastin, costume designer Dennis Ballard, lighting designer Frank DenDanto III, composer Daniel Denver and sound designer Craig Kaufman.

Playwright Julie Jenson has won numerous awards, including the Kennedy Center Award for New American Plays (White Money), the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work (The Lost Vegas Series) and the LA Weekly Award for Best New Play (Two-Headed). In 2000 Two-Headed was included in the volume "Best Plays by Women."

To purchase tickets, contact the BTF Box Office at (413) 298-5576 or visit www.berkshiretheatre.org.

Corinna May and Diane Prusha star in the Berkshire Theatre Festival's production of <i>Two-Headed</i>.
Corinna May and Diane Prusha star in the Berkshire Theatre Festival's production of Two-Headed. Photo by Kevin Sprague
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