Thesps star in upcoming Classic Stage show

John Douglas Thompson will join Dianne Wiest in Classic Stage Company’s upcoming production of “The Forest.”

Thompson has been riding a wave of good buzz since his recent well-reviewed perfs in Off Broadway revivals of “Othello” and “The Emperor Jones.”

Alexander Ostrovsky’s 19th-century comedy “The Forest” centers on a couple of vagabond thesps who pose as gentry and crash a manor estate.

CSC a.d. Brian Kulick directs an adaptation by Kathleen Tolan. Production begins perfs April 23 ahead of a May 6 opening.

Currently playing at CSC is the org’s well-received staging of “Venus in Fur.”

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