Atkinson, Countryman, Rupp, et al. Set for The Butcher of Baraboo
The play is a black comedy about Valerie (Rupp), a female butcher whose husband has gone missing. Everyone suspects she played a hand in his disappearance -- most notably, her nosy sister-in-law (White) who also happens to be the town's sheriff. And Valerie's daughter (Atkinson), a drug-pushing pharmacist, may know more than she lets on.
The show's creative team includes Beowulf Borritt (sets), Andrea Lauer (costumes), Jeff Croiter (lighting), and Ryan Rummery (sound). Ivey, a two-time Tony Award winner for acting, recently directed Fugue at the Cherry Lane Theatre.
For the Festival's second production, Jeremy Dobrish will direct Josh Tobiessen's Election Day, a dark comedy about the price of political (and personal) campaigns. The show runs from July 16-August 25, with an opening slated for August 1.