Nearby Groups Offer Summer Theatre Fare

In addition to the Cambridge Drama Festival productions in Sanders Theatre, numerous other dramatic offerings will take place during the summer at nearby spots.

The Group 20 Players at Wellesley's Theatre-on-the-Green have already begun their season, which will run into September and will feature such worth-while plays at Goethe's "Faust," Shakespere's "The Tempest," and revised version of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge."

On a less pretentious level are the productions to be given by the Tufts Arena Theatre in Medford. The actors there will present some rather off-the-beaten-track shows, including W.O. Somin's "Assassination," a political murder; Anatole France's "The Man Who Married a Dumb Wife;" and the New England premiere of Alejandro Casona's "The Jaracanda Tree."

In Boston's New England Mutual Hall, changing casts will offer one-week stands of varying fare, such as "The Chalk Garden" with Lillian and Dorothy Gish.