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, presents Mark St. Germain’s award-winning play Camping with Henry and Tom, directed by Christopher Innvar. Camping with Henry and Tom performances begin October 5, 2016, with an opening set for October 9, 2016, running through October 23, 2016.
In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Warren G. Harding took a camping trip together into the Maryland woods to escape civilization; what they couldn’t escape was each other. Inspired by an actual event, Camping with Henry and Tom is an exploration of friendship, politics and leadership—a comedic and dramatic clash of two great minds and one great heart of the twentieth century.
Camping with Henry and Tom features PJ Benjamin as “Thomas Edison” (Broadway: The Wizard in Wicked), Patrick Husted as “Henry Ford” (BSC’s An Enemy of the People), Fisher Neal as “Colonel Starling” (TV’s Person of Interest), and Kevin O’Rourke as “Warren Harding” (WGN America’s Outsiders and HBO’s Boardwalk Empire).
Camping with Henry and Tom features scenic design by David Barber, costume design by Charlotte Palmerlane, lighting design by Scott Pinkney, and sound design by Brad Berridge. Renee Lutz will serve as production stage manager. Casting is by McCorkle Casting Ltd.
Mark St. Germain’s Camping with Henry and Tom premiered Off Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in 1995 featuring John Cunningham, Ken Howard, Robert Prosky, and John Prosky, winning the Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards for Best Off Broadway Play. BSC’s Renee Lutz served as the production stage manager.
The popular Conversations With… series continues with “Politics Then (1921) and Now: So Much Has Changed… Or Has It?,” on Sunday, October 9 at 12:30pm at (Please note new location) the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). Moderated by Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, Playwright Mark St. Germain will discuss the personalities and hubris of presidential candidates in 1921 and how history repeats itself. Free Event. Reservations suggested. Barrington Stage Box Office: (413) 236-8888 or online at www.barringtonstageco.org.
Camping with Henry and Tom is sponsored by Bonnie and Terry Burman and sponsored in part by The Dobbins Foundation & Richard Ziter, MD.
Performances of Camping with Henry and Tom are: Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00pm, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm,with matinees Saturday at 2:00pm and Sunday at 3:00pm. Tickets: $20 – $49. Barrington Stage Box Office: (413) 236-8888 or online at www.barringtonstageco.org.