Photo Flash: SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU and THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE at Berkshire Theatre Festival

Performances begin TONIGHT for the Berkshire Theatre Group production of Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang. Directed by Matthew Penn, the cast features Harriet Harris, Anna O'Donoghue, Tom Story, Matthew Sullivan and Ariana Venturi. Performances will continue through August 31 at The Unicorn Theatre/The Larry Vaber Stage (6 East Street, Stockbridge, MA). Opening Night is Saturday, August 18 at 8:00pm.

Written by Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang, the comedic double feature, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor's Nightmare is an absurdly hilarious evening of theatre. Featuring Tony Award-winner Harriet Harris (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Phantom Thread, Frasier; BTG: Arsenic and Old Lace) as Sister Mary Ignatius, Tom Story (BTG: The Glass Menagerie, Camelot, The Heidi Chronicles) and Matthew Sullivan (The Roads to Home; BTG: Arsenic and Old Lace). Hailed as "consistently clever" by The New York Times when it first opened in 1981, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You and The Actor's Nightmare are still bitingly witty satires on the psychology of belief and belonging.

This farcical production is directed by Emmy Award-nominated Matthew Penn(Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, Orange is the New Black, Sopranos, The Beauty Queen of Leenane). Matthew Penn grew up at Berkshire Theatre, as he is the son of former Berkshire Theatre Festival Artistic Director and Tony Award-winner, Arthur Penn (Bonnie and Clyde). Matthew says, "Berkshire Theatre was my first experience around the magic of theatre. It was the confluence of both family and dear family friends coming together to create some memorable theater with the Berkshire Theater at the center."

For additional information, please visit the website at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

Photo Credit: Emma K. Rothenberg-Ware

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Photo Flash: SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU and THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE at Berkshire Theatre Festival
Matt Sullivan and Ariana Venturi in The Actor's Nightmare

Photo Flash: SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU and THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE at Berkshire Theatre Festival
Harriet Harris in Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You

Photo Flash: SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU and THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE at Berkshire Theatre Festival
Harriet Harris in Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You

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