Barrington Stage Company Update
Casting Announced for World Premieres
By: BSC - Jul 19, 2021
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), announces complete casting for the World Premiere productions of Boca by Jessica Provenz (July 30-August 29 at the BSC Production Center, 34 Laurel Street) and Sister Sorry by Alec Wilkinson (August 13-29 at the Boyd-Quinson Stage, 30 Union Street)
Boca, a collection of short comedies about seniors in the Sunshine State and directed by Ms. Boyd, will feature Gilbert Cruz (TV: “The Walking Dead: World Beyond,” “Pose”), April Ortiz (Broadway: In the Heights; Film: Father of the Bride, The Majestic), Debra Jo Rupp (BSC: The Cake; Dr. Ruth, All the Way, TV: “That ‘70s Show”), Kenneth Tigar (BSC: 10x10 New Play Festival, Uncle Vanya; Broadway: Fish in the Dark), Peggy Pharr Wilson (BSC: America v2.1, 10x10 New Play Festival) and Robert Zukerman (BSC: If I Forget, 10x10 New Play Festival).
In Boca, we follow a group of retirees who, between rounds of golf, bridge and Botox, can be found bickering, gossiping and living it up like they’re teenagers all over again.
Sister Sorry, loosely based on a stunning true crime confession, and directed by Richard Hamburger (Japanoir, Curse of the Starving Class), will star Jennifer Van Dyck (Broadway: Hedda Gabler, Dancing at Lughnasa; TV: “The Good Wife,” “Madam Secretary”) and Christopher Sears (BSC: Lord of the Flies; Public Theatre: Gently Down the Stream).
In the early 1990s in New York City, a conceptual artist (Van Dyck) invites the public to confess their crimes anonymously — via an answering machine. One caller (Sears) captures her attention with a stunning and unbelievable confession, which quickly unravels into a suspenseful and thrilling adventure. Based on a true story, Sister Sorry is inspired by Alec Wilkinson’s “The Confession,” originally published in The New Yorker.
BSC’s 2021 Season also features Eleanor (July 16-August 7 at the Boyd-Quinson Stage), by Mark St. Germain (BSC and Off Broadway: Freud’s Last Session), starring Tony Award winner Harriet Harris (BSC: Sweeney Todd, Broadway: Thoroughly Modern Millie) and directed by Henry Stram, and the world premiere of A Crossing (September 23-October 17 at the Boyd-Quinson Stage), a timely new dance musical co-conceived by BSC Associate Artist Joshua Bergasse (BSC: The Royal Family of Broadway, On the Town; Broadway: On the Town) and Mark St. Germain, with book by St. Germain, music and lyrics by award-winning songwriter Zoe Sarnak (Secret Soldiers, Empire Records), created in association with Calpulli Mexican Dance Company and directed and choreographed by Bergasse.
“The Berkshires are back! It feels wonderful to be presenting an actual season again,” said Julianne Boyd. “Critics and audiences cheered for our opening productions of Chester Bailey and Who Could Ask For Anything More?, both of which extended their runs. Eleanor, starring the great Harriet Harris, is now in performance, and I am delighted to bring these two wildly different world premieres – the outrageous hijinks of Boca, and the thrilling intrigue of Sister Sorry – to our stages.”
The outdoor tent also features the following concerts by a stunning array of Broadway stars:
- I Promise You a Happy Ending (July 24): Broadway vet and BSC leading man Jeff McCarthy (BSC: Mack & Mabel, Man of La Mancha, Sweeney Todd; Broadway: Beauty and the Beast), will sing some of the most popular and beloved songs he’s performed throughout his years in the theatre.
- Joshua Henry Live (August 16): Join three-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry (Carousel, The Scottsboro Boys, Violet) for a soulful evening of music from Broadway to Motown.
- Legally Bound (August 23): Broadway’s Orfeh and Andy Karl (Broadway: Legally Blonde, Pretty Woman, Saturday Night Fever) have had an impressively long run as one of Broadway’s best couples. The sexy, funny and enormously talented duo will tear through an eclectic mix of pop, rock, rhythm and blues, and showtunes that is sure to excite and delight.
Pricing for the 2021 summer season is $35–$85 for the outdoor venue productions, $35–$79 for the Boyd-Quinson Stage, $35–$100 for all concerts.
Preview performance tickets for all shows are $35. Bundles of tickets (three or more) can be purchased at a 20-25% discount. Please call the box office for more information. Single tickets can be purchased by calling 413-236-8888 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.