Idiot Replaces The Lake at Williamstown Theatre Festival

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Michael Isaac Connor's Berkshire Village Idiot will replace Frank D. Gilroy's The Lake on the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s schedule.

Williamstown producer Michael Ritchie announced the change had been made due to "scheduling conflicts." Directed by Barry Edelstein, Berkshire Village Idiot — a one-man solo show written and performed by Connor — will play the Festival July 30-Aug. 10. A semi-autobiographical story, Village Idiot concerns the rebellion of a Catholic teenager, son of a Vietnam veteran, who becomes increasingly fascinated with Judaism. The play was recently nominated for an L.A. Weekly Award, and the Williamstown production will feature sets by Derek McLane and lighting by Russell Champa.

Playwright-performer Michael Isaac Connor began his career as a stand-up comedian. In his new one-man show, Connor plays multiple characters, including his mother and father, a crazy aunt, the village thug, a priest and the family dog.

Berkshire Village Idiot will be performed at the 96-seat Nikos Theatre, adjacent to the Main Stage Theatre at Williams College. Tickets are priced at $21 and $23 and are available by calling (413) 597-3400.

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