DORSET, Vt. -- Dorset Theatre Festival presents Neil Simon's classic romantic comedy "Barefoot in the Park" as the third show in their summer season.
"This is a great comedy for our community. It's funny but it also has a lot of heart. It's romantic and appeals to audiences of all ages," Artistic Director Dina Janis said.
The production will be directed by DTF resident director Jenn Thompson, co-artistic director of the Actors Company Theatre in New York City, and a local favorite for her past DTF productions, "Noises Off" and "Boeing-Boeing." The stellar cast includes Tony Roach, who has appeared in "The Men at Primary Stages" and "You Can't Take it With You" at TACT; Lesley Shires who recently performed at TACT in "Happy Birthday;" Geoffrey Wade, most recently seen in the Weston Playhouse's production of "Educating Rita;" and Amelia White, a local favorite remembered for her roles in "Noises Off," "Boeing-Boeing," and "Deathtrap," who recently appeared in the acclaimed Broadway production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," starring Scarlett Johanssen.
Joining them is reknowned actor Evan Thomspon, whose Broadway credits include "Ivanov" and "An American Daughter," familiar to local audiences for his role in "Noises Off," and local favorite Tom Ferguson, who has previously appeared on the DTF stage in the New Play Reading Series workshop production of "The Bay of Fundy" by Sherry Kramer.
"Barefoot in the Park" will run July 25 through Aug.10 at Dorset Theatre Festival. Evening performances at 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and select Tuesdays, Matinees at 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and select Sundays. For tickets: 802-867-2223, dorsettheatrefestival.org.