Burton, Martin, Fitzgerald Dream On at Williamstown, July 14-25 | Playbill

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News Burton, Martin, Fitzgerald Dream On at Williamstown, July 14-25 Kate Burton, Christopher Fitzgerald, John Bedford Lloyd, Andrea Martin, Jessica Stone and Lee Wilkof will head the impressive cast of the new staging of Shakespeare's fantastical comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, due to grace the Williamstown Theatre Festival's Main Stage July 14-25.

Nicholas Martin will direct the cast, which also features Dashiell Eaves, Kathryn Hahn, Jon Patrick Walker, David Lansbury, Jennifer Van Dyck, Jeremy Shamos, Jonathan Fried, Brooks Ashmanskas, Rod McLaughlin and Sam Breslin Wright. Williamstown regular Burton will play Queen Titania to Lloyd's Oberon. The four star-crossed young lovers will be played by Stone (Hermia), Demetrius (Walker), Eaves (Lysander) and Helena (Hahn). The Rude Mechanicals will be led by Wilkof's Peter Quince, Martin's Robin Starveling and Shamos' Bottom. The puckish Fitzgerald, who is taking a break from his role in Wicked to visit the Berkshires fest, will play Puck.

This may be the last time in some years that Williamstown regular Burton will be able to take part in a summer season at the theatre. Her husband, WTF producer Michael Ritchie, leaves the Berkshires post after this year, heading for a job as artistic director of the Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group, overseeing the Mark Taper Forum, the Ahmanson Theatre and the new Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.

The 2004 festival schedule runs as follows:

Main Stage:
A Midsummer Night's Dream, July 14-25
Design for Living, July 28-August 8
The Cherry Orchard, Aug. 11-22

Nikos Stage:
Rodney's Wife, July 7-18
R Shomon, July 21-Aug. 1
Dedication or The Stuff of Dreams , Aug. 11-22

For information, call (413) 597-3400 or visit WTF's official website at www.WTFestival.org.

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