Colin, Buckley, Essandoh, Daly, Long and Oder Will Be Part of 2010 Williamstown Theatre Festival

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Margaret Colin, Candy Buckley, Ato Essandoh and Tim Daly will star in John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation at the Williamstown Theatre Festival this July. Casting has also been revealed for the world premiere of Mat Smart's Samuel J. and K.
Margaret Colin and Tim Daly
Margaret Colin and Tim Daly Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Anne Kauffman (This Wide Night, The Thugs) will direct the main stage production of Guare's Olivier Award-winning play that will run July 14-25.

The cast features Colin (Old Acquaintance, "Gossip Girl"), Buckley (Bernarda Alba), Essandoh (Death of a Salesman,"Blood Diamond") and Daly ("Wings," "Private Practice"), as well as Clea Alsip, Lauren Blumenfeld, Michael Bradley Cohen, Ned Eisenberg (Awake and Sing), Julian Gamble (The Seagull), Daniel Hartley (A Flea in Her Ear), Lucas Kavner, Ben Mehl, Tom Nelis (Enron), James Joseph O’Neil (Present Laughter), Dominic Spillane and Ariel Woodiwiss.

Designing Six Degrees will be Antje Ellermann (scenic design), Miranda Hoffman (costume design), David Weiner (lighting design) and Fitz Patton (sound design).

According to Williamstown, "One evening can alter the course of many lives. Into a Manhattan couple's nightly discussions of art deals and dinner reservations, a charismatic stranger arrives with stories of a famous father and promises of walk-on roles in 'Cats: The Movie.' Could he possibly be for real?"

Smart's Samuel J. and K., which runs July 7-18 on the Nikos Stage, will feature Justin Long ("Jeepers Creepers") and Owiso Odera (Romeo and Juliet). WTF artistic associate Justin Waldman will direct the premiere. "Samuel J. surprises his adopted brother, Samuel K., with a trip back to his birth country of Cameroon for college graduation—but Samuel K. has no desire to face a place and a past that abandoned him. This hard-charging play challenges the traditional definitions of family and asks if a place we’ve only imagined can become home overnight," press notes state.

Designing the production are Adam Stockhausen (scenic design), Nicole Jescinth Smith (costume design), Marcus Doshi (lighting design) and Bart Fasbender (sound design).

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