Richard Chamberlain returns to the Berkshire Theatre Festival for the season's second production, the American premiere of acclaimed Canadian novelist and playwright Timothy Findley's The Stillborn Lover.
The play is set in 1972 Canada where Harry Raymond, a career diplomat and the ambassador to Russia, has been recalled to a safe house under suspicion of murdering a young male prostitute in Moscow. His wife Marian is sinking into Alzheimer's, his best friend is betraying him and his daughter is confused about who her real father is underneath all his impervious, uptight, pin-striped restraint. Perched on the far edge of denial, Harry is confronting the painful reality of his stillborn life. Martin Rabbett directs this tense, literate mystery, a superb drama and an unforgettable and forbidden tale of love.
There is a Talk-Back performance on Monday, July 14.