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Theater review

Design elements in 'Hapgood' solid, but urgency isn’t conveyed

Jake Weber plays Kerner and Kate Burton stars as the title character in Williamstown Theatre Festival’s “Hapgood.”
Jake Weber plays Kerner and Kate Burton stars as the title character in Williamstown Theatre Festival’s “Hapgood.”
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“Who is what and which is who? No one’s always what they seem to be.” Ah, a puzzle! Simple to solve, isn’t it? Sort of a “Jane” Bond film noir, Tom Stoppard’s “Hapgood,” staged at Williamstown Theatre Festival, cleverly mixes Cold War spy drama with particle physics and quantum mechanics. Elizabeth Hapgood: On nights and weekends, self-obsessed rugby mom of 11-year-old prep school student Joe, but by day MI-5 chief operative. Private phone line on ...


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