"Downstairs" by Theresa Rebeck, at Dorset Theatre Festival in 2017. Pictured: Tim Daly and Tyne Daly. (Photo by Gerry Goodstein)

Dorset Theatre Festival Announces 2018 Summer Season

The season will feature works by Herb Gardner, Dominique Morisseau, Kate Hamill, and Holland Taylor.

DORSET, VT.: Dorset Theatre Festival has announced its 2018 summer season, featuring four productions.

“Last year was such a fantastic season for us, and I’m so excited that enthusiasm for the festival is continuing to grow,” said producing director Will Rucker in a statement. “The 2018 season is proof that Dorset, Vt., is a destination not only for our audiences but for today’s top theatrical talent.”

The season will kick off with Herb Gardner’s I’m Not Rappaport (June 21-July 14), about a retiree who tells outrageous tales to his octogenarian friend each afternoon on bench in Central Park. Judd Hirsch will star.

Following will be Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew (July 19-Aug. 4), about a makeshift family of autoworkers at an auto plant in Detroit during the Recession.

Next will be Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice (Aug. 9-25), adapted from the novel by Jane Austen, about a young woman facing pressures from her family and society to secure a suitable marriage.

The season will conclude with Holland Taylor’s Ann (Aug. 29-Sept. 1), about Texas govern Ann Richards, whose passionate commitment enriched the lives of her family, friends, and followers. Jayne Atkinson will star.

Also part of the programming will be the Dorset Theatre Festival’s Pipeline Series, featuring four new works in process.

Founded in 1976, the Dorset Theatre Festival creates theatre for a diverse, multi-generational community.