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Berkshire festival spotlights revivals

'Woolf,' 'Godot' to highlight event

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Revivals of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” with Richard Chamberlain as George, and “Waiting for Godot,” with Randy Harrison, plus two new works highlight the 80th summer season of the Berkshire Theater Festival in Stockbridge, Mass.

Chamberlain will star opposite Jan Maxwell in Edward Albee’s “Woolf,” running Aug. 12-Sept. 6 in the four-show main stage series, helmed by Martin A. Rabbett.

Also in the lineup: George Bernard Shaw’s “Candida,” staged by Anders Cato (June 17-July 5); Karen Zacarias’ new comedy “The Book Club Play,” with Tom Story (July 8-19); and Robert Bolt’s “A Man for All Seasons,” starring Eric Hill and Tara Franklin and directed by Richard Corley (July 22-Aug. 9).

Harold Pinter’s “The Caretaker,” with Jonathan Epstein and James Barry, opens BTF’s Unicorn Theater series, helmed by Hill (May 22-June 28).

Also included are the world premiere of “Pageant Play,” a new comedy about child pageants by Matthew Wilkas and Mark Setlock (July 1-26); and Samuel Beckett’s “Godot,” starring Harrison and David Adkins and staged by Cato (July 29-Aug. 23). Rhoda Lerman’s solo show “Eleanor: Her Secret Journey” will play through the fall (Aug. 29-Nov. 9).

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