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Judd Hirsch will star in the premiere of The Whore and Mr. Moore at the Dorset Theatre Festival in Vermont. The show opens tomorrow. Michael Cristofer, who won the Pulitzer and a Tony Award for his 1977 play, The Shadow Box, wrote the play. We talk with both Hirsch and Cristofer about their careers and The Whore and Mr. Moore.

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Gore Vidal came from a generation of novelists whose fiction gave them a political platform. Norman Mailer ran for mayor of New York City; Kurt Vonnegut became an anti-war spokesman. And Vidal was an all-around critic. His novels sometimes infuriated readers with unflattering portraits of American history.

He also wrote essays and screenplays, and his play The Best Man currently has a revival on Broadway.

The Berkshire Theatre Group is staging the world premiere of Kelly Masterson's, Edith – a play about first lady, Edith Wilson. The show run July 31-Aug. 11. Tony nominee, Jane Atkinson, will star in the title role as Edith Bolling Wilson, with Jack Gilpin as President Woodrow Wilson. We learn more from playwright, Kelly Masterson, and director, Michael Sexton.

The Power of Duff is the second Mainstage of this Powerhouse season. We speak with director, Peter DuBois, and playwright, Stephen Belber.

A Powerhouse Inside Look, The House That Will Not Stand will run in the Susan Stein Shiva Theater July 20-22. We welcome playwright Marcus Gardley, director, Marion McClinton, and actors Harriett Foy and Dennis Parlato.

Mark St. Germain's new play, Dr. Ruth, All the Way, is running on the St. Germain Stage through July 21st. The one-woman show stars Debra Jo Rupp as - who else? - Dr. Ruth.

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