By Robert Simonson
15 Aug 2004
|Photo by Carol Rosegg|
Leaving the same day as Dreyfuss will be Eric Stoltz, who plays Simon Able, Elizabeth Berkley as Mrs. Truckle, and Rene Auberjonois as Jethro Crouch. Bronson Pinchot, now playing Lawyer Craven, will take over the role of Simon Able. Jason Kravits ("The Practice," "The Stepford Wives") will take Pinchot's place as Craven. Richard Libertini will become the new Jethro Crouch
Meanwhile, Rachel York, the current Miss Fancy, will jump to the role of Mrs. Truckle on Aug. 17, and Carol Kane ("Taxi") will become the new Miss Fancy.
Larry Storch replaced Peter Scolari as the Police Chief on Aug. 3.
The production officially opened on April Fool's Day, after previews from March 13, and a Boston tryout Feb. 20-March 7.
The story mirrors that of Ben Jonson's Volpone, a British classic which is seldom produced in the U.S. In it, a miserly rich man pretends to take to his deathbed with the idea of gleefully tricking out of their fortunes every vulture and opportunist who is trying to become his heir.