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Week of July 16, 2017

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Sunday

July 16

  • 1:15 pm Lawn Talk: Where Storms are Born

    Sunday Lawn Talks

    Jul 2-Aug 20

    Front Lawn

    Arrive early for Sunday matinee performances to hear artists, special guests, and WTF staff delve into the rich themes of WTF productions. Bring your own picnic or stop by concessions! All Sunday Lawn Talks begin at 1:15pm. No reservations required. Specific speakers and topics will be updated below as information becomes available. July 2 - The…

  • 2:00 pm The Roommate (Closing)

    The Roommate

    by Jen Silverman Directed by Mike Donahue

    Jun 27-Jul 16

    Main Stage

    NEW PLAY Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson and Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Jane Kaczmarek star in this absorbing comedy about self-discovery. Empty-nested and alone in her Midwestern home, Sharon (Merkerson) takes on a roommate, Robyn (Kaczmarek), who has just arrived from New York City. Before she has even unpacked,…

  • 2:00 pm Where Storms Are Born

    Where Storms Are Born

    by Harrison David Rivers Directed by Saheem Ali

    Jul 12-23

    Nikos Stage

    WORLD PREMIERE Mourning the loss of her elder son Myles (LeRoy McClain), Bethea (Myra Lucretia Taylor) tries to help her younger son Gideon (Christopher Livingston) through his grief. But as revelations surrounding Myles' incarceration and death emerge, both mother and son must decide whether to fight or let go. With wit and empathy, this play…

  • 7:00 pm Where Storms Are Born

    Where Storms Are Born

    by Harrison David Rivers Directed by Saheem Ali

    Jul 12-23

    Nikos Stage

    WORLD PREMIERE Mourning the loss of her elder son Myles (LeRoy McClain), Bethea (Myra Lucretia Taylor) tries to help her younger son Gideon (Christopher Livingston) through his grief. But as revelations surrounding Myles' incarceration and death emerge, both mother and son must decide whether to fight or let go. With wit and empathy, this play…

Monday

July 17

  • 7:00 pm Fellowship Project

    Fellowship Projects

    Jul 17-Aug 15

    Directing Studio

    Each year, WTF awards the prestigious Bill Foeller and Boris Sagal Directing Fellowships to two up-and-coming directors, challenging them to create ambitious work in collaboration with writers, designers, and members of the WTF Non-Equity Company. The 2017 Bill Foeller Directing Fellowship is awarded to Estefania Fadul. The 2017 Boris Sagal Fellowship/Drama League Residency is awarded…

  • 11:00 pm Fellowship Project

    Fellowship Projects

    Jul 17-Aug 15

    Directing Studio

    Each year, WTF awards the prestigious Bill Foeller and Boris Sagal Directing Fellowships to two up-and-coming directors, challenging them to create ambitious work in collaboration with writers, designers, and members of the WTF Non-Equity Company. The 2017 Bill Foeller Directing Fellowship is awarded to Estefania Fadul. The 2017 Boris Sagal Fellowship/Drama League Residency is awarded…

Tuesday

July 18

  • 7:00 pm Fellowship Project

    Fellowship Projects

    Jul 17-Aug 15

    Directing Studio

    Each year, WTF awards the prestigious Bill Foeller and Boris Sagal Directing Fellowships to two up-and-coming directors, challenging them to create ambitious work in collaboration with writers, designers, and members of the WTF Non-Equity Company. The 2017 Bill Foeller Directing Fellowship is awarded to Estefania Fadul. The 2017 Boris Sagal Fellowship/Drama League Residency is awarded…

  • 7:30 pm Where Storms Are Born (Talkback)

    Where Storms Are Born

    by Harrison David Rivers Directed by Saheem Ali

    Jul 12-23

    Nikos Stage

    WORLD PREMIERE Mourning the loss of her elder son Myles (LeRoy McClain), Bethea (Myra Lucretia Taylor) tries to help her younger son Gideon (Christopher Livingston) through his grief. But as revelations surrounding Myles' incarceration and death emerge, both mother and son must decide whether to fight or let go. With wit and empathy, this play…

  • 11:00 pm Fellowship Project

    Fellowship Projects

    Jul 17-Aug 15

    Directing Studio

    Each year, WTF awards the prestigious Bill Foeller and Boris Sagal Directing Fellowships to two up-and-coming directors, challenging them to create ambitious work in collaboration with writers, designers, and members of the WTF Non-Equity Company. The 2017 Bill Foeller Directing Fellowship is awarded to Estefania Fadul. The 2017 Boris Sagal Fellowship/Drama League Residency is awarded…

Wednesday

July 19

  • 7:30 pm The Clean House (First Curtain)

    The Clean House

    by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Rebecca Taichman

    Jul 19-29

    Main Stage

    2005 PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST Two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Atkinson and Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht leads the cast in this heartfelt comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. Lane (Atkinson), an accomplished physician, discovers that her sister Virginia (Hecht) — not her Brazilian housekeeper Matilde (Guenia Lemos) — has been cleaning her home every…

  • 7:30 pm Where Storms Are Born

    Where Storms Are Born

    by Harrison David Rivers Directed by Saheem Ali

    Jul 12-23

    Nikos Stage

    WORLD PREMIERE Mourning the loss of her elder son Myles (LeRoy McClain), Bethea (Myra Lucretia Taylor) tries to help her younger son Gideon (Christopher Livingston) through his grief. But as revelations surrounding Myles' incarceration and death emerge, both mother and son must decide whether to fight or let go. With wit and empathy, this play…

Thursday

July 20

  • 2:00 pm Where Storms Are Born

    Where Storms Are Born

    by Harrison David Rivers Directed by Saheem Ali

    Jul 12-23

    Nikos Stage

    WORLD PREMIERE Mourning the loss of her elder son Myles (LeRoy McClain), Bethea (Myra Lucretia Taylor) tries to help her younger son Gideon (Christopher Livingston) through his grief. But as revelations surrounding Myles' incarceration and death emerge, both mother and son must decide whether to fight or let go. With wit and empathy, this play…

  • 7:30 pm The Clean House (Celebration)

    The Clean House

    by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Rebecca Taichman

    Jul 19-29

    Main Stage

    2005 PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST Two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Atkinson and Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht leads the cast in this heartfelt comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. Lane (Atkinson), an accomplished physician, discovers that her sister Virginia (Hecht) — not her Brazilian housekeeper Matilde (Guenia Lemos) — has been cleaning her home every…

  • 7:30 pm Where Storms Are Born

    Where Storms Are Born

    by Harrison David Rivers Directed by Saheem Ali

    Jul 12-23

    Nikos Stage

    WORLD PREMIERE Mourning the loss of her elder son Myles (LeRoy McClain), Bethea (Myra Lucretia Taylor) tries to help her younger son Gideon (Christopher Livingston) through his grief. But as revelations surrounding Myles' incarceration and death emerge, both mother and son must decide whether to fight or let go. With wit and empathy, this play…

  • 10:30 pm Late-Night @ The Log

    Late-Night @ The Log

    Jul 20-Aug 5

    The Log (78 Spring St)

    "WTF is happening at The Log tonight" is both the question AND the answer of the summer! After sold-out events last season featuring Jill Kargman, Tom Fontana, Susie Essman, and more, LATE-NIGHT @ THE LOG is back to serve up edgy "you-had-to-be-there" performances from Festival guest artists. Each night features someone new in an intimate,…

Friday

July 21

  • 3:00 pm Fridays@3

    Fridays@3

    Jul 7-Aug 18

    The Clark Auditorium (225 South St)

    WTF’s Fridays@3 reading series is a renowned program for the development and discovery of new work! Many Festival productions started as Fridays@3 readings, including this season’s Where Storms are Born and Actually. Spend the afternoon up close and personal with a play in development, read by brilliant actors! All Fridays@3 readings take place at The…

  • 6:00 pm Backstage Tour

    Friday Backstage Tours

    Jul 7-Aug 11

    Main Stage Lobby

    Take a forty-five-minute behind-the-scenes tour of the Festival and learn how our shows go from page to stage. Visit the prop and costume shops and more, and see the Festival from a whole new perspective! July 7, 2017 July 21, 2017 August 11, 2017 All tours depart at 6pm from the Main Stage Lobby FREE…

  • 8:00 pm The Clean House

    The Clean House

    by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Rebecca Taichman

    Jul 19-29

    Main Stage

    2005 PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST Two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Atkinson and Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht leads the cast in this heartfelt comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. Lane (Atkinson), an accomplished physician, discovers that her sister Virginia (Hecht) — not her Brazilian housekeeper Matilde (Guenia Lemos) — has been cleaning her home every…

  • 8:00 pm Where Storms Are Born

    Where Storms Are Born

    by Harrison David Rivers Directed by Saheem Ali

    Jul 12-23

    Nikos Stage

    WORLD PREMIERE Mourning the loss of her elder son Myles (LeRoy McClain), Bethea (Myra Lucretia Taylor) tries to help her younger son Gideon (Christopher Livingston) through his grief. But as revelations surrounding Myles' incarceration and death emerge, both mother and son must decide whether to fight or let go. With wit and empathy, this play…

  • 10:30 pm Late-Night @ The Log

    Late-Night @ The Log

    Jul 20-Aug 5

    The Log (78 Spring St)

    "WTF is happening at The Log tonight" is both the question AND the answer of the summer! After sold-out events last season featuring Jill Kargman, Tom Fontana, Susie Essman, and more, LATE-NIGHT @ THE LOG is back to serve up edgy "you-had-to-be-there" performances from Festival guest artists. Each night features someone new in an intimate,…

Saturday

July 22

  • 3:30 pm The Clean House

    The Clean House

    by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Rebecca Taichman

    Jul 19-29

    Main Stage

    2005 PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST Two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Atkinson and Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht leads the cast in this heartfelt comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. Lane (Atkinson), an accomplished physician, discovers that her sister Virginia (Hecht) — not her Brazilian housekeeper Matilde (Guenia Lemos) — has been cleaning her home every…

  • 3:30 pm Where Storms Are Born

    Where Storms Are Born

    by Harrison David Rivers Directed by Saheem Ali

    Jul 12-23

    Nikos Stage

    WORLD PREMIERE Mourning the loss of her elder son Myles (LeRoy McClain), Bethea (Myra Lucretia Taylor) tries to help her younger son Gideon (Christopher Livingston) through his grief. But as revelations surrounding Myles' incarceration and death emerge, both mother and son must decide whether to fight or let go. With wit and empathy, this play…

  • 8:00 pm The Clean House

    The Clean House

    by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Rebecca Taichman

    Jul 19-29

    Main Stage

    2005 PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST Two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Atkinson and Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht leads the cast in this heartfelt comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl. Lane (Atkinson), an accomplished physician, discovers that her sister Virginia (Hecht) — not her Brazilian housekeeper Matilde (Guenia Lemos) — has been cleaning her home every…

  • 8:00 pm Where Storms Are Born

    Where Storms Are Born

    by Harrison David Rivers Directed by Saheem Ali

    Jul 12-23

    Nikos Stage

    WORLD PREMIERE Mourning the loss of her elder son Myles (LeRoy McClain), Bethea (Myra Lucretia Taylor) tries to help her younger son Gideon (Christopher Livingston) through his grief. But as revelations surrounding Myles' incarceration and death emerge, both mother and son must decide whether to fight or let go. With wit and empathy, this play…

  • 10:30 pm Late-Night @ The Log

    Late-Night @ The Log

    Jul 20-Aug 5

    The Log (78 Spring St)

    "WTF is happening at The Log tonight" is both the question AND the answer of the summer! After sold-out events last season featuring Jill Kargman, Tom Fontana, Susie Essman, and more, LATE-NIGHT @ THE LOG is back to serve up edgy "you-had-to-be-there" performances from Festival guest artists. Each night features someone new in an intimate,…

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