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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

June Moon

July 2 - July 13 Main Stage
2014 Season

By Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman
Directed by Jessica Stone

Earnest and gullible young lyricist Fred Stevens boards a train in Schenectady bound for the Big Apple, determined to make a name for himself in the thriving Tin Pan Alley scene. However, the life he’s imagined is rife with seductive distractions — namely dames — that threaten to derail his dream of penning the next big ditty. Both bitterly funny... Read More

Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A

June 30 - July 11 Main Stage
2010 Season

Author: Shevelove, Burt and Larry Gelbart, Stephen Sondheim
Director: Stone, Jessica
The Romans are coming! With a nod and a wink to Plautus, director Jessica Stone helms an all-male troop of actors into the comic fray with this fresh, "old" take on American master and Pulitzer Prize winner, Stephen Sondheim's raucous musical classic. With Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald leading the charge as Pseudolus, a slave who must win his freedom by... Read More

What is the Cause of Thunder?

July 22 - August 2 Nikos Stage
2009 Season

Author: Haidle, Noah
Director: Waldman, Justin
After 27 years on the same soap opera, Ada is starting to confuse her art and her life. But after so many years of acting, her art is her life. Haidle’s poignant comedy brings us the hilarity of day-time drama alongside the harsher, but often equally funny, realities of life. Festival Artistic Associate Justin Waldman directs this world-premiere.

Beyond Therapy

June 11 - June 22 Nikos Stage
2008 Season

Author: Durang, Christopher
Director: Timbers, Alex
Former Boris Sagal Directing Fellow Alex Timbers returns to direct.

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