By Michael Gioia
29 Sep 2013
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli (BSC's Muckrakers, Lord of the Flies, The North Pool), the co-production with Vermont's Dorset Theatre Festival (Dina Janis, artistic director) continues through Oct. 13.
The cast features Carol Halstead (The Best Man) as Bev/Kathy, Clea Alsip (Long Wharf Theatre's The Killing of Sister George) as Betsey/Lindsey, Kevin Crouch (His Girl Friday at Connecticut Reperatory Theatre) as Jim/Tom/Kenneth, Lynnette R. Freeman (A Raisin in the Sun at the Arkansas Reperatory Theatre) as Francine/Lena, Andy Lucien (The Last Seder at Theater Three) as Albert/Kevin, Greg Jackson (Off-Broadway's Duet!) as Karl/Steve and Remi Sandri (BSC's The North Pool) as Russ/Dan.
Inspired by A Raisin in the Sun, according to BSC, "Clybourne Park's two acts are set 50 years apart. Act One takes place where the 1959 A Raisin in the Sun leaves off: with a white couple selling their home to a black family and causing uproar among their neighbors. Act Two takes place fifty years later with a black family selling the house to a white family who believe in urban gentrification – or do they?"
The production is designed by Narelle Sissons (sets), Barbara A. Bell (costumes), Michael Giannitti (lights) and Ryan Rumery (sound). Marjorie Ann Wood is the production stage manager.
A talkback with the cast will follow the Oct. 3 performance at 7 PM.
The Boyd-Quinson Mainstage is located at 30 Union Street in Pittsfield, MA. For more information and tickets, call (413) 236-8888 or visit BarringtonStageCo.org.