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WTF HAPPENED IN 2016


Season

Building upon the Festival’s sixty-two-year history of creating excellent work, our 2016 season featured an exhilarating combination of artistic risk-taking and achievement.  Marisa Tomei opened the season in a “buoyant, memorable, inventive, and striking” production (New York Times) of Tennessee Williams’ The Rose Tattoo, with a performance that Observer called “a one-woman fireworks display.”  After critically acclaimed runs at WTF,... Read More

Cost of Living

June 29 - July 10 Nikos Stage
2016 Season

By Martyna Majok
Directed by Jo Bonney
With Rebecca Naomi Jones, Gregg Mozgala, Wendell Pierce, Katy Sullivan

World Premiere Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney directs the world premiere of Martyna Majok’s play about four very different people, in four very different circumstances, each trying to get by. Eddie (Wendell Pierce), an unemployed truck driver, reunites with his ex-wife Ani after she suffers a devastating accident. John (Gregg Mozgala), a brilliant and witty doctoral student, hires over-worked Jess (Rebecca... Read More

Romance Novels for Dummies

July 20 - July 31 Main Stage
2016 Season

By Boo Killebrew
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
With Justin Long, Emily Lyons, Ashley Austin Morris, Connie Ray, Andrew Weems, Mary Wiseman

World Premiere Sisters Liz and Bernie couldn’t be more different: Liz is a good, Southern stay-at-home mom; Bernie is a flailing actress smoking and swearing her way through New York City. But when Liz is suddenly widowed, she and her young daughter move in with Bernie to start again. While Bernie challenges all of Liz’s assumptions about life, love and... Read More

Poster Boy

July 27 - August 7 Nikos Stage
2016 Season

Music and Lyrics by Craig Carnelia
Book by Joe Tracz
Movement by Danny Mefford
Directed by Stafford Arima
With Jerry Dixon, Katie Lee Hill, Jose Llana, Ned Riseley, Taylor Trensch, Levin Valayil, Stephen Wallem, Noah Zachary

World Premiere Inspired by actual events surrounding the 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi, a college student who brought national attention to cyber-bullying, Poster Boy is a new American musical by Tony Award-nominated composer Craig Carnelia and playwright Joe Tracz. A community of gay men in an online chat room come together to discover what drove one of their own to take... Read More

And No More Shall We Part

August 10 - August 21 Nikos Stage
2016 Season

By Tom Holloway
Directed by Anne Kauffman
With Jane Kaczmarek, Alfred Molina

American Premiere Obie Award-winner Anne Kauffman directs Tony and Emmy Award-nominee Alfred Molina and Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominee Jane Kaczmarek in this intense and intimate drama by Australian playwright Tom Holloway. When Pam (Kaczmarek) becomes terminally ill, she and her husband Don (Molina) must face the most difficult decision yet in their long and loving marriage. With passion, fear, strength... Read More

Juno and the Paycock

August 13 - August 17 Main Stage
1974 Season

Author: O'Casey, Sean
Director: Brown, Arvin

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