July 31 - August 17 | Main Stage
In her Festival debut, Broadway legend Chita Rivera embodies Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world, who returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth. The locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but the carefully plotted renewal she offers carries a dreadful price. Sardonic and morally complex, The Visit asks: What can your heart afford? Featuring Festival favorite Roger Rees and helmed by Tony Award-winning director John Doyle, this incendiary musical is one of the last collaborations between the incomparable John Kander and Fred Ebb, with a book by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally and choreography by the legendary Graciela Daniele.
James & Virginia Giddens
with additional support from
The Mackintosh Foundation
“DON’T DELAY: motor, hitchhike, or bike it up to the picture postcard Berkshires pronto, and see this UNFORGETTABLE PRODUCTION of The Visit before it gets to Broadway.” NY OBSERVER
“BRAVE AND PERSUASIVE…an essential visit for anyone who cherishes the rare and endangered species of the Broadway musical goddess” THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A PASSIONATE HEART beats inside The Visit, for all its formal innovation and chilly beauty.” BOSTON GLOBE
“Director John Doyle…has filled [The Visit] with MASTERLY THEATRICAL INVENTION AND STYLE.” BERKSHIRE EAGLE
“a haunting, emotionally bracing production…alternately THRILLING and, given the material, chilling.” ALBANY TIMES UNION
“CHITA RIVERA…lives up, and this understates the case, to her status as a legend.” TALKIN’ BROADWAY
“ROGER REES gives a powerful and complex performance” VARIETY
“The stuff that cult musicals are made of.” TROY RECORD
“You will leave the theater surprised that you are in the country and not Times Square because you’d swear you just saw the season’s most buzzed-about Broadway show.” RURAL INTELLIGENCE
Today, 19 departments came together to film this year’s lip dup. It was BEAUTIFUL. #comingsoon
WTF’s Non-Eq company wowed audiences a few weeks ago in The Fellowship Play, MAD FOREST. They are about to do it again in THE DIXON… Read More
In honor of tonight being the last opening night of the season, here is a picture of PigPen Theatre Co. Their show, THE OLD MAN… Read More
Our Company Photographer, Paul Fox, caught PigPen Theatre Co. during rehearsal for THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON. Gorgeous, isn’t it?
The Old Man and the Old MoonThe Old Man and the Old Moon
By PigPen Theatre Co.
Directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co.
August 6 - August 17 | Nikos Stage
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July 12 - August 9 | Main Stage Lobby @ 10:30am
’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
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