Brooks Ashmanskas and Kristine Nielsen Stoop to Conquer, Starting July 27 at Williamstown

News   Brooks Ashmanskas and Kristine Nielsen Stoop to Conquer, Starting July 27 at Williamstown
Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer, starring Brooks Ashmanskas, Richard Easton, Kristine Nielsen and Paxton Whitehead, begins performances July 27 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Brooks Ashmanskas
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Former Williamstown artistic director Nicholas Martin directs the comedy that will officially open July 28 and run through Aug. 7.

The principal cast includes Ashmanskas (Present Laughter; Promises, Promises) as Tony Lumpkin, Easton (The Coast of Utopia, Invention of Love) as Sir Charles/Diggory, Nielsen (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Mrs. Hardcastle and Whitehead (The Importance of Being Earnest) as Mr. Hardcastle.

They are joined by Mia Barron (The Coast of Utopia) as Miss Hardcastle, Michael Cohen (Six Degrees of Separation) as Roger, Holley Fain (Present Laughter) as Miss Constance Neville, Emily Simoness (A Streetcar Named Desire) as Maid, JD Taylor as Thomas, Jon Patrick Walker (High Fidelity) as Charles Marlow, Jeremy Webb as George Hastins and Mike Weiser as Landlord/Jeremy.

According to Williamstown, "Pranks and hijinks abound in this raucous 18th - century comedy of big costumes, big sets, big hair, and even bigger laughs. Two well-bred young men arrive at the country estate of Mr. Hardcastle, intending to woo his daughter Kate and her cousin Constance, but when local mischief-maker Tony Lumpkin plays a practical joke on the city slickers, the Hardcastle household is launched into a dizzying, deliciously preposterous romp of mistaken identity."

The She Stoops to Conquer design team includes David Korins (set design), Gabriel Berry (costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design) and Drew Levy (sound design).

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