The world premiere of Edith, which chronicles the political actions of first lady Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, opens Berkshire Theatre Group's Fitzpatrick Main Stage on August 4 at 8pm. Previews begin July 31 at 8pm and closing is on August 11.
Tickets to Edith are $37-$57, all preview tickets are $37. Contact the Stockbridge Campus Ticket Office at 83 East Main Street, by calling 413-298-5576 or the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444. Tickets can also be bought online at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. Ticket Offices are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain. All plays, schedules, casting and prices are subject to change.
The year is 1919, World War I has ended and President Woodrow Wilson has recently returned to the United States after signing the Treaty of Versailles. When the President suffers a sudden stroke, it is up to his wife, First Lady Edith Wilson, to keep the country from falling to pieces. Challenged by the likes of Henry Cabot Lodge and Joseph Tumulty, Edith's strength and loyalty are tested. However, not even these politicians can destroy her determination and devotion. In this play, we witness the struggle of Edith, a fiercely devoted wife and tough as nails politician, as she battles conspirators, doubters and foreign threats, all in the name of love. With a cast of historical and political heavy weights, Edith presents a side of history, rarely seen; the woman's point of view.
The cast includes Jayne Atkinson as Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, Dan Butler as Thomas Marshall, Jack Gilpin as Woodrow Wilson, RJ Hatanaka as Edmund Starling, Walter Hudson as Henry Cabot Lodge, Peter Rini as Joseph Tumulty, Steven Skybell as Cary Grayson and Samantha Soule as Margaret Wilson.