Bob Dishy, Jeffrey DeMunn, Lizbeth Mackay and Harris Yulin make up the cast of the new James Naughton-directed production of Arthur Miller's The Price, which opens at the Williamstown Theatre Festival's main stage Aug. 18 for a run through Aug. 29.
The Price tells of two feuding brothers, a policeman who spent much of his life tending to his father and handling family affairs, and a doctor who achieved great success by detaching himself from familial responsibilities. Estranged for many years, the siblings are brought together again to dispose of their late father's estate.
Naughton, a Williamstown mainstay for over two decades, directed Charles MacArthur's Johnny on a Spot at the festival two seasons back. Better known as an actor, he won Tonys for City of Angels and Chicago, and, last season, brought his cabaret act Street of Dreams to Off-Broadway.
Yulin was most recently seen on the Broadway stage in The Diary of Anne Frank. His handiwork as a director can be seen at Primary Stages, where his production of Conor McPherson's This Lime Tree Bower is still playing.
Bob Dishy's many credits include Broadway's The Goodbye People and Damn Yankees. Jeffrey DeMunn was seen Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons in Gun-Shy and has appeared on Broadway in Spoils of War and K2. Lizbeth Mackay has appeared in the recent Broadway productions of The Heiress and Abe Lincoln in Illinois. The remaining season schedule, which draws to a close Aug. 29, runs as follows:
The Main Stage:
The Price (Aug. 18-29), Arthur Miller's play about family loyalty and responsibility, directed by James Naughton.
The Waverly Gallery (Aug. 11-22), Kenneth Lonergan's new play about an 85-year-old Greenwich Village gallery owner who, while failing mentally, refuses to retire, directed by Scott Ellis (Steel Pier).
WTF will also present several cabaret acts and play readings.
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