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BSC Press Director Charlie Siedenburg, 551-655-0968
EMMY AWARD-WINNER MARG HELGENBERGER
STARS IN BARRINGTON STAGE 20th ANNIVERSARY SEASON OPENER
THE OTHER PLACE BY SHARR WHITE
DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER INNVAR
MAY 21 – JUNE 14
(PITTSFIELD, MA) Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, is proud to announce Emmy Award-winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger will star in the Berkshire premiere of Sharr White’s The Other Place, kicking off BSC’s 20th Anniversary Season, from May 21 through June 14 on the St. Germain Stage, directed by BSC Associate Artist Christopher Innvar.
In The Other Place, Juliana Smithton (Helgenberger) is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man, and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present, and the elusive truth about Juliana boils to the surface.
Currently featured in the new CBS TV series, Intelligence, Marg Helgenberger is best known for her role as Catherine Willows in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She won an Emmy for her break-out role of K.C., a hard-bitten prostitute who catered to Vietnam War soldiers, in the series China Beach. She also was George Clooney’s love interest in a multi-episode arc of the TV series ER. Marg starred as Patsy Ramsey in the highly rated CBS miniseries, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town based on the best-selling book about the unsolved murder of Jon Benet Ramsey. She played opposite Julia Roberts as a chemical exposure victim in the award-winning movie Erin Brockovich, and has also appeared in Tootsie, Steven Spielberg’s Always, Species, and In Good Company.
Sharr White’s The Other Place received its world premiere Off-Broadway at MCC Theatre, and subsequently received its Broadway premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club with Joe Mantello directing and starring Laurie Metcalf. Sharr White’s other plays include Annapurna, Sunlight, Six Years, and Achilles in Sparta.
Director Christopher Innvar recently performed in Sharr White’s new play The Snow Geese at Manhattan Theatre Club opposite Mary Louise Parker. Innvar directed The Whipping Man, starring Clark Peters, and Mark St. Germain’s The Collyer Brothers at Home, in addition to plays in the 2013 and 2014 10X10 New Play Festival. Equally at home on stage, Innvar has starred in BSC’s Much Ado About Nothing, The Crucible, A Streetcar Named Desire, Private Lives, Ring Round the Moon, The Importance of Being Earnest, Cyrano, and The Game.
Additional casting and design team will be announced shortly.
The Claudia and Steven Perles Family Foundation are the lead sponsors. The Other Place is also sponsored in part by Dr. Art and Terry Wasser.
The Other Place will be presented at the St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. Performances of The Other Place are Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 4pm, and Sunday at 3pm. There will be an additional matinee Thursday, June 12 at 4pm. Press Opening: Sunday, May 25 at 3pm. Tickets start at $40. Low priced previews May 21 and May 22 are $15. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Barrington Stage Box Office at 413-236-8888 or visit www.barringtonstageco.org. The Box Office is located at 30 Union Street, Pittsfield.
About Barrington Stage Company
Barrington Stage Company, a professional award-winning Equity regional theatre located in the heart of the Berkshires, in Pittsfield, MA, was co-founded in 1995 by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd. Barrington Stage’s mission is three-fold: to present top-notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to find fresh, bold ways to bringing new audiences into the theatre—especially young people. Barrington Stage garnered national attention in 2004 when it workshopped, and premiered William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin’s musical hit The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which later transferred to Broadway, where it won two Tony Awards. In 2009/2010 Barrington Stage produced the world premiere of Mark St. Germain’s Freud’s Last Session, which later moved Off-Broadway and played for two years. St. Germain’s Becoming Dr. Ruth (which premiered at BSC as Dr. Ruth, All the Way in 2012) played Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre in fall 2013. Barrington Stage was voted “Best Live Theatre” by The Berkshire Eagle readers in 2011 and 2012 and was named “Best Theatre Company” in Metroland’s Best of the Capital Region 2009-2012.
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