Dr. Ruth, John Rando, et al. Slated for Barrington Stage Company's 2012 Season
At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Stage 2, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the complete season of performances that will take place in Downtown Pittsfield in the Mainstage, Stage 2 and Youth Theatre venues in 2012.Single tickets will go on sale February 15. Mainstage Flex Passes and Stage 2 Passes are on sale now by calling 413-236-8888 or online at www.barringtonstageco.org.
Performances for the previously announced Mainstage production season opener Fiddler on the Roof will be from June 13 through July 14. The press opening is Sunday, June 17 at 5pm.
Fiddler will be directed and choreographed by Gary John LaRosa with music direction by Darren R. Cohen. LaRosa, a Fiddler on the Roof veteran performer and director/choreographer, makes his BSC debut.
Fiddler on the Roof, the Tony Award-winning musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Joseph Stein, based on characters and stories created by Sholom Alecheim, features one of the most beloved scores in the history of the American theatre - "Tradition," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "Sunrise, Sunset," and "Far from the Home I Love." Fiddler tells the universal tale of Tevye, the milkman, who tries to hold on to 'tradition' as the world around him and his family changes in the Little Village of Anatevka.
Fiddler on the Roof is sponsored by Berkshire Bank and Cranwell Resort.
The Price, winner of the Tony Award for Best Play in 1968, Arthur Miller's acclaimed drama is directed by Julianne Boyd and will star BSC returning artist Jeff McCarthy (Mack and Mabel, Follies, Sweeney Todd). Performances of The Price are from July 19 through August 4, with a press opening on Sunday, July 22 at 5pm.
Estranged brothers converge at their father's home to sort through a lifetime's worth of belongings. A Russian Jewish antique dealer comes to give them the best deal possible, adding humor and wisdom to the task at hand. This funny and deeply moving Arthur Miller classic explores family tensions and the price we pay for the decisions we make in life.
The Price is sponsored by Rhoda Herrick.
John Rando, who directed last season's musical hit Guys and Dolls, returns to Barrington Stage to helm the 1945 British comedy See How They Run by Philip King. Performances are from August 9 – 26, with a press opening on Sunday, August 12 at 5pm.
Barrington Stage Company's fall production will be the New England premiere of one of the 20th century's greatest novels, William Golding's Lord of the Flies, adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams. Lord of the Flies will be presented on the Mainstage from October 3 through 21. The press opening is Sunday, October 7 at 3pm.
A coming-of-age adventure story begins with a group of English school boys stranded on an island and ends with them as savages, playing life and death games. Lord of the Flies has been named one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century by TIME Magazine and ranked #25 out of 100 on the Modern Library 100 Best Novels list.
Director Aaron Posner (BSC's My Name is Asher Lev) returns to direct Stage 2 Season Opener
Aaron Posner, adapter/director of last season's hit production of My Name is Asher Lev, returns to direct the 2012 BSC Stage 2 Season Opener – the New England premiere of Lungs by Duncan Macmillan. Performances are May 23 through June 10, with a press opening on Sunday, May 27 at 3pm.
A couple negotiates sex, parenthood, and responsibilities large and small in Duncan Macmillan's intimate drama about chance, change and consequence.