Sunday in the Fjord with Stockmann: Patinkin Is Williamstown's Enemy, Aug. 20-24

News   Sunday in the Fjord with Stockmann: Patinkin Is Williamstown's Enemy, Aug. 20-24
Mandy Patinkin, in a rare dramatic role, heads the cast of the Williamstown Theatre Festival revival of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, directed by Gerald Freedman.
Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin

Annalee Jeffries, T. Scott Cunningham, Larry Pine and Peter Maloney complete the cast. Christopher Hampton penned the adaptation. The production's short run is Aug. 20-24. Patinkin—of Evita and Sunday in the Park with George fame—is rarely seen on stage these days, aside from his solo concerts. He will play Dr. Thomas Stockmann, the put-upon and tragically idealistic community leader in Ibsen's timeless attack on mob will and irresponsibility. In the play, he warns his town of the potentially dangerous nature of the local hot spring—the town's main tourist industry. Instead of being thanked for his industry and ingeniousness, he is attacked as an agitator and villain—even by his brother Peter, the local mayor.

Pine played Dr. Dorn in the celebrated Meryl Streep-Kevin Kline The Seagull that Mike Nichols staged in Central Park. He has also starred on Broadway in Bus Stop at Circle in the Square and the 1985 revival of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, and Off-Broadway in Mizlansky/Zilinsky and The Designated Mourner.

Cunningham's many Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Design for Living, The Eros Trilogy, Love! Valour! Compassion! and Fit to Be Tied. Maloney has played supporting roles in Six Degrees of Separation, Dinner at Eight, Our Town and Arcadia.

Jefferies acted at Hartford in the recent production of The Night of the Iguana. On Broadway she appeared in The Wake of Jamie Foster.

For information and a brochure, call (413) 597-3399.

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