You may remember Judd Hirsch from Taxi. Or you could be watching him now on Superior Donuts. Hirsch will open the upcoming summer season at the Dorset Theatre Festival in I’m Not Rappaport, in a role for which he won a Tony for Best Actor. Watch him kibitz like a pro from his Central Park bench.
Rappaport will be followed by Skeleton Crew (the third play in a trilogy, in which foreclosure threatens a family of workers at a Detroit auto plant), Pride and Prejudice (Bennet, Darcy, no further explanation needed), and finally, Ann, written by actor Holland Taylor about the late and truly great Ann Richards, former governor of Texas, known for her razor tongue that famously lamented that George Bush “was born with a silver foot in his mouth.” While Taylor originated the role, Emmy Award winner Jayne Atkinson (House of Cards, Madame Secretary) will portray Richards in the Dorset production.
John Procaccino, Tyne Daly, Tim Daly in Downstairs
Last year the Dorset saw the premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s Downstairs, starring Tyne Daly (Cagney and Lacey on TV, Gypsy on Broadway) and her brother Tim Daly (Madame Secretary), the first time the siblings had ever shared a stage (reviewed here, where I pronounced the production “too good to shelve.”) Following its sold out run at the Dorset, it will next be on the New York City stage in November. The original cast, both Dalys and John Procaccino, will appear.
The Dorset Theater Festival has a long history in Vermont; 2018 marks its 41st season. Season subscriptions are currently available; tickets for individual shows are on sale as of April 1. For further information, check out the Dorset’s website.
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