Weaver, Campbell, Davidson, Lowell Added to Berkshire Season

News   Weaver, Campbell, Davidson, Lowell Added to Berkshire Season
Brian Weaver will play the title character Tommy Flowers in the Berkshire Theatre Festival's rare staging of Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone?, one of Terrence McNally's lesser-known, early works, playing June 28-July 22.
Amelia Campbell will play Hanna Jelkes in The Night of the Iguana.
Amelia Campbell will play Hanna Jelkes in The Night of the Iguana.

The show will be directed by E. Gray Simon III on the festival's smaller Unicorn Stage. The show is described as "alternately zany and slightly vulgar one minute and tender and touching the next...a biting comedy about alienated youth."

In other casting news, Amelia Campbell will play Hannah Jelkes in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana (Aug. 1–12), Jack Davidson will play Dr. Hamilton Adams in Tina Howe's Coastal Disturbances (July 11-29), and Scott Lowell will play Scoop Rosenbaum in Wendy Wasserstein's The Heidi Chronicles (Aug. 15–Sept. 2).

Campbell, recent seen in Tryst at The Promenade Theater Off-Broadway, replaces the previously announced Robin Weigert, who dropped out for a movie role. Linda Hamilton, who kicked some cyborg butt in "Terminator" and "Terminator 2," will star in the Aug. 1-12 staging of the Williams' classic. Anders Cato directs the tale of a group of outcasts, including a defrocked minister, trapped in a Mexican hotel. Garret Dillahunt also stars.

Jack Davidson joins the previously reported Jeremy Davidson and Annie Parisse—who plays assistant district attorney Alexandra Borgia in television's "Law & Order"—in Coastal Disturbances. It will run July 11-29. Mark Nelson directs.

The romantic drama takes place on a Massachusetts beach and explores the growing relationship between a quirky photographer and a handsome lifeguard. The original Broadway production starred Tim Daly and the then-unknown Annette Bening. It ran for nearly a year and is the only Howe play ever to reach Broadway. Scott Lowell co-stars with Kate Jennings Grant, who will essay one of the most famous female roles of the past 20 years when she plays the title character in The Heidi Chronicles. Grant appeared in David Auburn's Proof for six months of the Broadway run. She also appeared on Broadway in Wasserstein's An American Daughter. Off-Broadway credits include Radiant Baby and Between Us.

The production will be the most significant New York-area mounting of the period piece (action takes place from the late '60s to the mid-'80s) since the show first played Broadway in the late '80s.

The Berkshire season commenced May 25 with Kushner's adaptation of Corneille's The Illusion.

The Main Stage season began with Peter Shaffer's historical romp through the life of Mozart, Amadeus, directed by Eric Hill, starting June 20.

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