The White Barn Theatre, the 54-year old Westport, Connecticut institution, will run July 13-Sept. 1 this summer and feature the talents actress Melissa Errico, choreographer Donald Saddler and director playwright Carey Perloff.
Errico, the star of such Broadway shows as High Society and My Fair Lady, will perform "A Film Noir Cabaret," Aug. 10-12. The show will spotlight the music, lyrics and musical direction of Joshua Pearl.
Aug. 3-5, meanwhile, will bring the world premiere of The Colossus of Rhodes by Carey Perloff. Perloff is better known as the artistic director of San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre. Loy Anderson will direct.
Concluding the season Aug. 31-Sept. 2 will be Sheba, a new musical based on the William Inge play Come, Back Little Sheba by Clint Ballard and Lee Goldsmith. Leslie B. Cutler will direct and Donald Saddler, currently starring in Follies on Broadway, will do the choreography.
The remainder of the season runs as follows: • The Day on Which a Man Dies by Tennessee Williams, directed by Arthur Storch, July 13-15
• I Knock at the Door by Sean O'Casey, adapted by Paul Shyre, directed by Stuart Vaughan, July 20-22
• "A Dance Festival Weekend," July 27-29
• Sacco And Vanzetti, an opera by Marc Blitzstein and Leonard Lehrman, Aug. 17-19
• Sad Hotel by Tom Foley, Aug. 24-26
The White Barn Theatre is located at 452 Newtown Turnpike in Westport, Connecticut. For information call (203) 227-3768.
—By Robert Simonson