VT's Dorset Theatre Festival Announces The Kaufman Collection

News   VT's Dorset Theatre Festival Announces The Kaufman Collection The renowned Dorset Theatre Festival, located in Dorset, VT, will launch the first installment of its latest project, The Kaufman Collection, this summer.

As part of The Kaufman Collection, the Dorset Theatre Festival will present one of the late playwright's works each summer for the duration of artistic director Carl Forsman's tenure with the festival.

The premiere production of The Kaufman Collection will be George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly's Dulcy, running July 19- Aug 5.

According to press notes, "the comedy follows the exploits of Dulcinea Smith during one weekend, as she attempts to help her husband Gordon save his fake-pearl business. Unfortunately for Gordon, Dulcy has a knack for getting into trouble, like an early prototype of 'I Love Lucy.'"

Best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning collaborations on Of Thee I Sing (written with Morrie Ryskind) and You Can't Take It With You (written with Moss Hart), Kaufman's comedies and musicals appeared on Broadway for more than 20 consecutive years in the 1920's-40's.

The cast for Dulcy includes Mark Alhadeff, Cheryl Lynn Bowers, Phillip Clark, Teddy Coluca, Kelly Deadmon, Ben Hollandsworth, Alexis Hyatt, D.H. Johnson, Saxon Palmer, Thomas Jay Ryan and Brit Whittle. Carl Forsman directs. The third production of the Festival's summer season is designed by Nathan Heverin (set), Theresa Squire (costumes), Josh Bradford (lights) and Daniel Baker (sound).

Dorset Theatre Festival's season also includes Talley's Folly (running through July 15); the classic thriller Sleuth will close the season, Aug. 9–25.

The Dorset Playhouse is located at 104 Cheney Rd, Dorset, VT 05251. Tickets are available by calling (802) 867-5777.

For further information on Dorset Theatre Festival, please visit www.dorsettheatrefestival.org.