Bob Dishy, Jeffrey DeMunn, Lizbeth Mackay and Harris Yulin make up the cast of the new, James Naughton-directed production of Arthur Miller's The Price, which opened at the Williamstown Theatre Festival's main stage Aug. 18 and will end its run Aug. 29.
The Price tells of two feuding brothers, a policeman who spent much of his life tending to his father and handling family affairs, and a doctor who achieved great success by detaching himself from familial responsibilities. Estranged for many years, the siblings are brought together again to dispose of their late father's estate.
Naughton, a Williamstown mainstay for over two decades, directed Charles MacArthur's Johnny on a Spot at the festival two seasons back. Better known as an actor, he won Tonys for City of Angels and Chicago, and, last season, brought his cabaret act Street of Dreams to Off-Broadway.
Yulin was most recently seen on the Broadway stage in The Diary of Anne Frank. His handiwork as a director was at Primary Stages, where his production of Conor McPherson's This Lime Tree Bower recently closed.
Bob Dishy's many credits include Broadway's The Goodbye People and Damn Yankees. Jeffrey DeMunn was seen Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in Gun-Shy and has appeared on Broadway in Spoils of War and K2. Lizbeth Mackay has appeared in the recent Broadway productions of The Heiress and Abe Lincoln in Illinois. The WTF 1999 season draws to a close Aug. 29. The WTF 1999 season draws to a close Aug. 29. The summer's roster -- a particularly starry one, even for the routinely starry Massachusetts fest - featured Gwyneth Paltrow as Rosalind in As You Like It; "Friends" star David Schwimmer in The Glimmer Brothers, a new play by Warren Leight; Ethan Hawke in a revival of Tennessee Williams' expressionistic classic Camino Real; and Bebe Neuwirth and Roger Rees in a Rees-directed The Taming of the Shrew. Also on offer were the latest by John Guare (Chaucer in Rome) and Kenneth Lonergan (The Waverly Gallery).
At least one 1999 Williamstown show will find its way to New York in the coming season: The Roundabout Theatre Company has already slated Leight's Glimmer Brothers.
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