By Robert Simonson
28 Jul 2004
|Photo by Silver Jade Deutch|
Performances begin July 28 for a run through Aug. 8. Gregory Boyd directs.
Tom Bloom, Jack Gilpin, Sarah Hudnut, Tom Lacy, Kathy McCafferty and Kristine Nielsen fill out the cast of Coward's tale of bad behavior and romance within one ultra-sophisticated, self-involved trio of bohemians.
Coward wrote the play as a vehicle for himself and his friends, Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. The show was slightly scandalous in its day for its intimations of libertine living and an assumed menage a trois. A 2001 Broadway revival, directed by Joe Mantello, and starring Alan Cumming, Jennifer Ehle and Dominic West, was criticized for sensational touches and overemphasizing the sexual undertones of the piece.
Tomei, known for her Oscar-winning turn in "My Cousin Vinny," appeared most recently on Broadway in Salome: The Reading. Her WTF credits include Rocket to the Moon and The Rose Tattoo. The Naked Angels Theater Company member has also frequented the stage in Tony Kushner's Slavs!, Waiting For Lefty, What the Butler Saw , Demonology and Broadway's Wait Until Dark.
Weber, well known from the television series "Wings," succeeded Matthew Broderick in the Broadway production of The Producers. Scott put in some stage appearances in New York and in the regions during the early '90s, among them Long Day's Journey Into Night, Pericles, On the Bum and Hamlet. Lately, he has concentrated on film. Recent credits include "Roger Dodger," "The Secret Life of Dentists" and "The Spanish Prisoner."
The 2004 festival schedule runs as follows:
Design for Living, July 28-August 8
The Cherry Orchard, Aug. 11-22
R Shomon, July 21-Aug. 1
Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams , Aug. 11-22
For information, call (413) 597-3400 or visit WTF's official website at www.WTFestival.org.