2017 Season

The Roommate

June 27 - July 16 | Main Stage

by Jen Silverman
Directed by Mike Donahue

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, Robyn challenges everything about Sharon’s way of life. Book clubs, 80s pop music, and the occasional shared toke complicate their unlikely but enduring relationship, even as they venture into dangerous territory. Mike Donahue directs Jen Silverman’s new play which celebrates unexpected re-invention later in life.

The Roommate runs approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes with no intermission.

 

The Clean House

July 19 - July 29 | Main Stage

by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Rebecca Taichman

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 day. Though never close, suddenly the sisters find themselves enmeshed in each other’s lives and in Matilde’s great passion for Portuguese jokes. Tony Award winner Rebecca Taichman directs this expressive and lyrical comedy about learning to live with life’s mess.

The Clean House runs approximately 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission.

A Legendary Romance

August 3 - August 20 | Main Stage

Music and lyrics by Geoff Morrow
Book by Timothy Prager
Directed by Lonny Price

NEW MUSICAL

Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lonny Price directs an intimate new musical by composer/lyricist Geoff Morrow and book writer Timothy Prager that delivers us to the intersection of loyalty, love, and ambition. Back in 1950, film producer Joseph Lindy (Jeff McCarthy) was on top of the world, making hit after hit with the love of his life and leading lady, Billie Hathaway (Lora Lee Gayer). Nearly four decades later, retired and forgotten, he must approve for release a version of his abandoned, cinematic masterpiece, an autobiographical film now altered irrevocably by a young producer. Haunted by the choices he made years ago, Joseph’s story hangs in the balance as he reconstructs the film, his memory and, ultimately, his legacy.

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The Model American

June 28 - July 9 | Nikos Stage

by Jason Kim
Directed by Danny Sharron

WORLD PREMIERE 

In 2017, what does it take for an immigrant to achieve the American Dream? With humor and humanity, playwright Jason Kim (HBO’s “Girls”) explores this question in his timely world premiere play directed by Danny Sharron. Young, Latino, gay and unapologetically ambitious, Gabriel (Hiram Delgado) arrives in New York seeking work, friendship, love and mentorship. But, before he can move forward, he must honestly determine if he is running toward success or away from what he left behind. Developed at WTF under the auspices of the Bill Foeller Fellowship Program in 2016, The Model American asks: what is the price we are willing to pay for a new life?

The Model American runs approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes with no intermission.

Where Storms Are Born

July 12 - July 23 | Nikos Stage

by Harrison David Rivers
Directed by Saheem Ali

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 reminds us of the courage and resilience it takes to chart a better way forward for the ones we love. Saheem Ali directs this world premiere play by 2016 WTF Playwright-in-Residence Harrison Davis Rivers.

Where Storms Are Born runs approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.

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MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW

July 26 - August 6 | Nikos Stage

by Halley Feiffer
Directed by Trip Cullman

WORLD PREMIERE

You’ve known Olga, Masha, and Irina for nearly 117 years. But this summer, they are, like, unhappy for reals. Obie Award winner and Drama Desk nominee Trip Cullman directs Outer Critics Award nominee and Theater World Award Winner Halley Feiffer’s world premiere: a contemporary adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters. As our heroes search for meaning in their work and love lives — all the while dreaming of their dear Moscow — we are invited to examine our own existential longings and unrequited yearnings. Feiffer’s bold, unapologetically millennial, and bitingly comedic spin on this Russian classic newly reacquaints us with the emotional contours of the beleaguered and beloved Prozorov family. You totes don’t want to miss it!

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Actually

August 9 - August 20 | Nikos Stage

Co-World Premiere with Geffen Playhouse
by Anna Ziegler
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz

CO-WORLD PREMIERE WITH GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE, RANDALL ARNEY – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 

Amber (Alexandra Socha) and Tom (Joshua Boone) are freshmen at Princeton University, where their experiences so far have only two things in common: drunken parties and a desire to fit in. But when they meet, their common experience becomes anything but, and their moral mettle is put to the test. Lileana Blain-Cruz directs Anna Ziegler’s deeply felt and relevant world premiere play about intimacy and responsibility, power and provocation, privilege and protocol.

Actually is produced in association with Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director, Barry Grove, Executive Producer.

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Calendar of Events

Week of July 23, 2017

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Sunday

July 23

  • 1:15 pm Lawn Talk: The Clean House

    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 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…

  • 2:00 pm Where Storms Are Born (Closing)

    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 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…

Monday

July 24

  • 7:30 pm Make Someone Happy with Kelli O’Hara

    Make Someone Happy with Kelli O’Hara

    Jul 24

    Main Stage @ 7:30PM

    Join us on Monday, July 24 for this one-night-only benefit concert supporting musical theatre development at WTF, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara! Established as one of Broadway's contemporary leading ladies, Kelli O’Hara (The King & I, The Bridges of Madison County, Far from Heaven at WTF) returns to Williamstown Theatre Festival for an unforgettable, one-night-only benefit concert. Hailed…

Tuesday

July 25

  • 7:30 pm The Clean House (Talkback)

    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…

Wednesday

July 26

  • 2:00 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…

  • 7:30 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…

  • 7:30 pm Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow (First Curtain)

    MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW

    by Halley Feiffer Directed by Trip Cullman

    Jul 26-Aug 6

    Nikos Stage

    WORLD PREMIERE You’ve known Olga, Masha, and Irina for nearly 117 years. But this summer, they are, like, unhappy for reals. Obie Award winner and Drama Desk nominee Trip Cullman directs Outer Critics Award nominee and Theater World Award Winner Halley Feiffer’s world premiere: a contemporary adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters. As our heroes search for meaning in their work and…

Thursday

July 27

  • 2:00 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…

  • 7:30 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…

  • 7:30 pm Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow (Celebration)

    MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW

    by Halley Feiffer Directed by Trip Cullman

    Jul 26-Aug 6

    Nikos Stage

    WORLD PREMIERE You’ve known Olga, Masha, and Irina for nearly 117 years. But this summer, they are, like, unhappy for reals. Obie Award winner and Drama Desk nominee Trip Cullman directs Outer Critics Award nominee and Theater World Award Winner Halley Feiffer’s world premiere: a contemporary adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters. As our heroes search for meaning in their work and…

  • 10:30 pm Late-Night Cabaret

    Late-Night Cabaret

    Jul 13-Aug 12

    The Log (78 Spring St)

    The stars come out at night in Williamstown! WTF's legendary LATE-NIGHT CABARETS showcase the virtuosic talent of Festival artists – from the brightest stars of stage and screen to up-and-coming members of WTF's Non-Equity and Apprentice companies! These exhilarating evenings of ensemble and solo performances are a highlight of the Festival and sell out every…

Friday

July 28

  • 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…

  • 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 Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow

    MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW

    by Halley Feiffer Directed by Trip Cullman

    Jul 26-Aug 6

    Nikos Stage

    WORLD PREMIERE You’ve known Olga, Masha, and Irina for nearly 117 years. But this summer, they are, like, unhappy for reals. Obie Award winner and Drama Desk nominee Trip Cullman directs Outer Critics Award nominee and Theater World Award Winner Halley Feiffer’s world premiere: a contemporary adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters. As our heroes search for meaning in their work and…

  • 10:30 pm Late-Night Cabaret

    Late-Night Cabaret

    Jul 13-Aug 12

    The Log (78 Spring St)

    The stars come out at night in Williamstown! WTF's legendary LATE-NIGHT CABARETS showcase the virtuosic talent of Festival artists – from the brightest stars of stage and screen to up-and-coming members of WTF's Non-Equity and Apprentice companies! These exhilarating evenings of ensemble and solo performances are a highlight of the Festival and sell out every…

Saturday

July 29

  • 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 Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow

    MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW

    by Halley Feiffer Directed by Trip Cullman

    Jul 26-Aug 6

    Nikos Stage

    WORLD PREMIERE You’ve known Olga, Masha, and Irina for nearly 117 years. But this summer, they are, like, unhappy for reals. Obie Award winner and Drama Desk nominee Trip Cullman directs Outer Critics Award nominee and Theater World Award Winner Halley Feiffer’s world premiere: a contemporary adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters. As our heroes search for meaning in their work and…

  • 8:00 pm The Clean House (Closing)

    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 Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow

    MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW MOSCOW

    by Halley Feiffer Directed by Trip Cullman

    Jul 26-Aug 6

    Nikos Stage

    WORLD PREMIERE You’ve known Olga, Masha, and Irina for nearly 117 years. But this summer, they are, like, unhappy for reals. Obie Award winner and Drama Desk nominee Trip Cullman directs Outer Critics Award nominee and Theater World Award Winner Halley Feiffer’s world premiere: a contemporary adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters. As our heroes search for meaning in their work and…

  • 10:30 pm Late-Night Cabaret

    Late-Night Cabaret

    Jul 13-Aug 12

    The Log (78 Spring St)

    The stars come out at night in Williamstown! WTF's legendary LATE-NIGHT CABARETS showcase the virtuosic talent of Festival artists – from the brightest stars of stage and screen to up-and-coming members of WTF's Non-Equity and Apprentice companies! These exhilarating evenings of ensemble and solo performances are a highlight of the Festival and sell out every…

Box Office

We want your Festival experience to be easy and enjoyable.  Here are some answers to common questions.

Hours (June)

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday – 11am – 4pm

Hours (July-Aug)

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 8pm
Sunday – 11am – 7pm

Group Rates

For Main Stage performances, groups of 15-49 receive a 20% discount, 50-99 people receive a 25% discount and groups of 100 or more receive a 30% discount per ticket off the full ticket price. Subject to availability. For more information, please call 413.458.3253.

General Rush Tickets

General Rush tickets are $20 for plays, $25 for musicals and are subject to availability. Rush tickets may be purchased, if available, two hours prior to each performance at the Box Office. WHEN YOU COME TO THE BOX OFFICE WINDOW YOU MUST SAY THAT YOU WISH TO PURCHASE RUSH TICKETS. Limit two rush tickets per person, CASH ONLY. Rush ticket discount cannot be combined with any other offer and is subject to ticket availability.

Student Rush Tickets

Student rush tickets are $15 for plays, $20 for musicals and are available beginning two hours prior to curtain for every performance. Limit one ticket per person; students must show a valid student ID; ticket must be purchased in person at the Box Office; CASH ONLY. Subject to availability.

Processing Charges

Tickets purchased by telephone, mail, or online are subject to a $3 processing charge per ticket. Bundle purchasers pay one $5 processing charge per bundle. Groups pay one $15 processing charge per order. Single tickets purchased in-person at the WTF Box Office are not subject to processing charges.

Recording Devices

All cameras and recording devices are strictly forbidden inside the theatre. Please check them with the House manager before entering the theatre.

Refund Policy

All sales are final. There are no refunds. Program and casting subject to change. If you find you are unable to use your tickets, please consider returning them to the Box Office and receive a tax-deductible receipt.

Exchange Policy

Tickets may be exchanged up to 48 hours prior to the performance you cannot attend and can be exchanged for a different performance of the same production only, based on availability. A $3 per ticket fee will be charged in addition to any applicable ticket upgrade costs. Refunds will not be made on exchanges into a lower-priced performance or seating area. Your new tickets will be held at the Box Office. Please have your tickets in hand when calling the Box Office to arrange the exchange.

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates are available throughout the year in any denomination and make wonderful birthday, holiday, or thank you gifts. To order, call 413.458.3253.

Parking

Ample free parking is available in lots across the street from the ’62 Center and in a free parking garage behind the ’62 Center, accessible from Whitman Street, just off of Route 7.

Accessibility for Persons with a Disability

The Main Stage and Nikos Stage are both wheelchair accessible. When ordering tickets, please note if your party includes someone with limited mobility.

Sound Enhancement System

For performances on the Main Stage and Nikos Stage, portable sound enhancement devices are available at no charge for the hearing impaired. Headsets must be reserved when ordering tickets, but reservations will only be held until 15 minutes before the performance time.

Latecomers

Performances start on time; latecomers will be seated at the House Manager’s discretion.

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